SPOKANE GYMNASTICS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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2024 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

PE for Tiny Tots – 45 minute class – 12 – 36 months – A structured, coach-led class with parent interaction. Students learn basic gymnastics skills, including rolls, jumps, and balance. An encouraging, creative, and fun environment where toddlers are introduced to following directions, taking turns, and social development.

PE for Tiny Tots Bumble Bees – 45 minute class – 2 – 3 years old – Bumble Bees is by the recommendation of a Spokane Gymnastics coach, typically for children 24 months and older. A structured, coach-led class with parent assistance, but where students learn to work independently of their parent, and follow direction from another adult, the instructor. Ideal for children almost ready to transition to an independent Preschool Gymnastics class.

Preschool Gymnastics – 45 minute class – 3 – 5 years old – Fundamental gymnastics elements taught in a fun, fast-paced class focusing on the development of strength, balance, agility, coordination, and flexibility. Students also are learning the social skills necessary to work in a group and interact independently of their parents (who are invited to watch from the viewing area.)

Preschool Parkour Gymnastics – 45 minute class – 3 – 5 years old – Putting the fun in the fundamental parkour! Kids love climbing, jumping, and rolling on and off obstacles, while at the same time burning energy and learning how to fall and land safely. Students also learn basic gymnastics on structured rotations of all events.

Preschool Gymnastics Bizzy Bees – 45 minute class – 4 – 5 years old – Registration in this class is by recommendation of the coach, and most students have completed a session (or more) at the preschool gymnastics level. A solution for preschool-age children who need more challenge and can follow directions, are ready to work more independently and are on their way to Level 1 skills.

Preschool Ninja Zone – 45 minute class – 3 – 5 years old – Ninja Zone embraces children’s energy and ignites their confidence through a fusion of Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Obstacle Course Training, and Freestyle Movement. Obstacle course skills taught in an active and fast-paced class, along with an introduction to basic gymnastics skills and structured rotations. Students are taught a progression of tumbling skills, plus jumping, leaping, and climbing elements in the 800 s.f. ninja room! Ninja Zone uniform (additional fee) is required for all Ninja students.


Level 1 (Co-Ed Classes) – 55 minute class – 5 – 12 years old – An introduction to progressive gymnastics with a focus on Tumbling, Vault, Uneven Bars and Balance Beam, Parallel Bars, High Bar, Vault, Floor, Pommel Horse, and Rings. “Stingers” is a class for children 8 and older. Skills are still consistent with the level, but they are limited to specific ages. “Jumpers” is an advanced Level 1 class for students who have already mastered many fundamental skills but need more progress before moving up to Level 2. Registration in the “Jumpers” class is by recommendation of the coach, and most students have completed a session (or more) at the preschool gymnastics level. 

What is the difference between the various level 1 classes?
Standard level 1 classes – open to all beginning gymnasts, boys and girls, ages 5 to 14 years old.

Builder Bees – A level 1 class that is specifically for students who are 4 to 7 years old. Not specific to skill level.

Stingers – A level 1 class that is specifically for students who are eight years old and older. Not specific to skill level.

Jumpers – An advanced level 1 class for students who are close to moving up to level 2, but who have a few required skills to master. This class is by coach recommendation and open to all ages.

Level 2 – 55 minute class – 5 – 12 years old – A progression from introductory gymnastics where students have mastered basic positions and elements and have learned the correct terminology of the skills. Students at this level can modify elements and make corrections.

Level 3 – 85 minute class – 7 – 14 years old – An advancement from beginning gymnastics for students progressing into intermediate skills. Gymnasts will learn more challenging elements, focus more on strength, flexibility, proper form, and start learning to memorize and string together several skills for routines. 

Level 4 – 115 minute class – 7 – 14 years old – An advanced intermediate level class where gymnasts learn handsprings and flips on the floor, handsprings over the vault, and specialized skills on all events. 

Level 5+ – 115 minute class – 7 – 14 years old – An advanced level instructional class for gymnasts who have mastered intermediate skills and are focused on twisting elements, forward, back, and aerial tumbling, challenging vaults, and complex routines. 

Ninja Zone – 55 minute class – 5 – 11 years old
Options of level 1, 2 or 3 class, based on skill – A fusion of Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Obstacle Course Training, and Freestyle Movement. Ninja sport includes combinations of flips, rolls, and kicks that are designed to help improve total body coordination, build strength, and improve agility. Obstacle course skills taught in an active and fast-paced class, along with an introduction to basic gymnastics skills and structured rotations on the Vault, Bars, Balance Beam, and Rings. Students are taught a progression of tumbling skills, plus jumping, leaping, and climbing elements in the 800 s.f. ninja room! Beyond skill, this class teaches self-confidence, discipline, impulse control, responsibility, and instinctual safety. Ninja Zone uniform (additional fee) is required for all Ninja students.

TNT – Trampoline and Tumbling Level 1 – 55 minute class 6 – 14 years old
Trampoline and Tumbling (TNT) provides an opportunity for gymnasts who have a passion for the sport of gymnastics but do not want to focus on bars, beam, rings, and pommel horse. Athletes learn the proper shapes, air awareness, and a progression of tumbling skills.

TNT – Trampoline and Tumbling Level 2 – 85 minute class 6 – 14 years old
An intermediate class focusing on perfecting basic tumbling elements and introducing amplifications to skills. In all levels of TNT, athletes learn air awareness, progressive tumbling skills, strength, and coordination, as well as flipping and twisting safely.

TNT – Trampoline and Tumbling Level 3 – 115 minute class 6 – 14 years old
An advanced class focusing on complex skills on the trampolines and with tumbling. Students also focus on body control and memorization, and putting multiple skills together; within the element of one skill, or with a sequence of skills, with one bounce in between.

Parkour Level 1 – 55 minute class – 5 – 14 years old – Introduction to safety, basic techniques for jumping, vaulting, climbing and swinging. Special emphasis on falling drills, safely bailing skills, and landing. Students learn the parkour-specific terminology, and train in the main gym, in addition to 800 s.f. parkour specific room with wooden obstacles with bars. “Parkour Firecrackers” classes are a designed for students as young as five who are ready for this level and the class is limited to students ages 9 and younger.
Parkour Level 2 – 55 minute class – 6 – 14 years old – Focuses on mastery of elements, adding speed, momentum, and connecting skills. Students in this intermediate level class learn more complex techniques and maneuvers for navigating obstacles.

Parkour Level 3 – 85 minute class – 8 – 18 years old – An intermediate level class where students learn to apply mastered skills confidently and safely, and there is an emphasis on skills involving height and acro elements. Students train in the main gym, on the Ninja Jackal, with various obstacles, including salmon ladder, and in the 800 s.f. parkour specific room with wooden obstacles with bars.

Parkour Level 4 – 115 minute class – 8 – 18 years old – An advanced class where more technical skills are practiced with the intention of moving them outside of training to the practical application of various environments, including urban settings and parks.

Tricking Level 1 (Co-Ed) – 55 Minutes – 6 – 14 years old
Introduction to a large mixture of movements which include: Taekwondo, tumbling, Capoeira, breakdancing, and some elements of Parkour: however it is a non-combative sport. Through these different styles of movement, students will learn to create and execute their favorite tricks.

High School Gymnastics (Co-Ed) – 55 Minutes – 12 – 17 years old – This class is designed for those who are wanting to continue their gymnastics careers through their off seasons, prepare for some new skills, or learn gymnastics for their first time. This is an open-ended class that is tailored to the individual and their goals. Taught by some of our more experienced coaches, this class is prepared to teach all ranges of skills. This is a great class for any gymnast in or near high school!

Adult Gymnastics – 115 minute class -18 and better – This class is affectionally described as perfect for the “has-beens” (those who used to do gymnastics) and the “wannabees” (those who never had the opportunity to do gymnastics as a child). This class includes instruction based on the goals and abilities of the participants, and structured lessons on all events (Women: Vault, Beam, Bars, Floor; Men: Floor, Vault, High Bar, Parallel Bars, Rings, and Pommel Horse) plus independent practice.


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