Our Senior Beginner Girls class is a one hour-long introductory class. Senior Beginner, age 8 years and older, provides a fun and safe introduction to gymnastics. This class will begin focusing on the 4 Olympic events: vault, bars, beam and floor.
Your child’s coach will take the girls through floor and uneven bars rotations each week. Every other week they’ll get to do balance beam, and tumble trak. The kids will also do some strength exercises and enjoy a game or pit time!
Our 3 different beginner classes are divided by age. Coaches put greater focus on learning about the names of positions and skills in this class. Senior Beginners will learn how and why certain positions make a skill easier to learn. We expect them to recall the names of skills, which ones they enjoy and which one’s they would like to do more often. These girls will use larger mats and the competitive equipment for a more suitable challenge.
The girls spend about 3 minutes on each skill station before switching to the next station. At this age they are ready to start spending more time on one skill and make conscious adjustments. We encourage the older classes to demonstrate stations for their peers. This is an opportunity for them to practice leadership, take instruction and perform in front of others.
Senior Beginner Girls focus on skills such as forward and backward rolls, bridge, kickover, cartwheel, round-off, handstand, timber fall, passé and scoop walk, tuck jump, and pull over. The girls will continue work on their freeze!!! finishing position, as well as how to jump to the high uneven bar safely. When the girls have mastered these Beginner and Intermediate level skills they will be recommended for Advanced Girls.
If this class sounds like a good fit for your child you can sign up today. Stop by the gym or click on the register button on the right. If you missed the start of the session, don’t worry we pro-rate for mid-session sign ups.