Gymnastics

The gymnastics program at the Buehler YMCA offers a wide range of gymnastics classes for 2 year olds all the way to teens. You can find all class descriptions and other gymnastics information below:

 

How to register

To register, select the appropriate class based on the descriptions and expectations for that class. If the child has recently been in our gymnastics program, please refer to their most recent report card. If you do not have a report card, please schedule an evaluation with the Gymnastics Coordinator, Megan Schulze, mmschulze@ymcachicago.org.

Session Dates
Winter (7 weeks) 1/7/19-2/24/19
Spring 1 (7 weeks) 2/25/19-4/14/19
Spring 2 (7 weeks) 4/15/19-6/2/19

No classes 4/21/19 or 5/27/19

Full refunds will only be guaranteed if requested a week prior to the start of the session. Refunds due to illness or extenuating circumstances will be evaluated on an individual basis; documentation is typically required. All Make-ups must be scheduled through the program coordinator and are not guaranteed. Make-ups must be done within the session that the missed class occurred.

 


Buehler YMCA Gymnastics

Preschool

Parent/Child Gymnastics (ages 2-3, boy and girls)

An introductory class to develop strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness while learning gross motor skills for gymnastics. All equipment is introduced. Parents or caregivers are required to participate with their children. Click here to register.

Tiny Tykes Gymnastics (ages 3-4, boy and girls)

An introductory class for preschool-age children ready to develop coordination, body awareness and gross motor skills while working on listening skills, social skills and following directions. Children will use all gymnastics equipment. Curriculum is progressive with a different gymnastics position and concentration each week. Click here to register.

Advanced Tiny Tykes Gymnastics (age 4, girls)

This class is for the girl who is more advanced in skill, strength, flexibility and social skills. Must have taken a minimum of four sessions of Tiny Tykes and have an instructor recommendation to be eligible for this class. Click here to register.

 


Buehler YMCA Gymnastics

Boys Youth Gymnastics

Gymnastics Young Beginner Boys (ages 5-6)

Boys will learn all gymnastics events in levels 1 and/ or 2 in a group of their peers. Click here to register.

Gymnastics Boys Levels 1, 2 & 3 (Ages 6-12)

We'll focus on strength development, body positions and gymnastics skills on all of the boys' apparatus. We also work on listening skills and socialization within the group setting. Level selection for registration should be based on their most previous report card. If you do not have a report card, please schedule an evaluation with our Gymnastics Coordinator at 847.410.5129. Click here to register.

Advanced Boys (Ages 6-12)

This class will be open to boys who have completed at least four consecutive sessions of Boys Levels 1-3 and receive an instructor recommendation. Boys are welcome to schedule a free evaluation for placement in this class. Click here to register.

 


Buehler YMCA Gymnastics

Girls Youth Gymnastics

Gymnastics Young Beginner Girls (ages 5-6)

Girls will learn all gymnastics events in levels 1 and/ or 2 in a group of their peers. Click here to register.

Gymnastics Level 1 Girls (ages 6-12)

Little or no experience in gymnastics needed for this introductory girls class. Girls will learn body positions, handstands, cartwheels, forward and backwards rolls and other basics on the apparatuses. Click here to register.

Gymnastics Level 2 Girls (ages 6-12)

Girls in this class should have had some instruction in gymnastics and be able to pass a Level 1 evaluation. Girls will start learning backbends, pullovers on bars, and basic vault and beam skills. Click here to register.

Gymnastics Advanced Level 2 Girls (ages 6-12)

Must have permission from instructor to be eligible for this intensified girls Level 2 class. Click here to register.

Gymnastics Level 3 Girls (ages 6-12)

Must be able to pass a Level 2 evaluation to be eligible for this class. Girls will be learning walkovers, handsprings, skills on the high bar, more advanced vault skills and start taking their floor skills to beam. Click here to register.

Gymnastics Advanced Girls (ages 8-12)

Girls must have passed a Level 3 evaluation and/ or have permission from the Gymnastics Director to be eligible for this class. Click here to register.

Coed Tumbling

This class will include youth and teens to make sure we capture those beginning tumblers as well as veteran tumblers. This class is open to all levels. Instruction will be modified to fit each individual's needs and goals. Make-up classes for all levels will only be considered on an individual basis. Click here to register.

 

 


Buehler YMCA Gymnastics

Middle School & Teen Gymnastics

Coed Tumbling (ages 10-18)

We include both youth and teens to make sure we help beginning and veteran tumblers. Instruction will be modified to fit each individual's needs and goals. Click here to register.

Teen Gymnastics (Ages 13-18)

A coed gymnastics class open to all teens. Instruction will be modified to suit each individual's needs and goals. Perfect for teens who have always wanted to try gymnastics, as well as high school gymnasts who want a little extra practice. Click here to register.

 


Private Lessons

Do you need extra practice on those final skills to move up? Private lessons are a great way to focus on a particular skill or to just gain more confidence while in the gym. To schedule, contact the Gymnastics Office at 847.410.5213.

 


USAG Competitive Gymnastics Team

This team begins with our pre team and goes through all USAG levels in both the Junior Olympic and XCEL programs. Entry to this team is by invite only. The team competes in USAG meets as well as YMCA league meets. USAG is the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in the United States designated by the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Gymnastics Federation. For more information about USA Gymnastics, visit usagym.org.

 

Twisters Team

The Buehler YMCA's Twisters Gymnastics Team is an invite-only introductory gymnastics team. This team is for young gymnasts who exhibit extraordinary focus, coachability, flexibility and strength at an early age. For more information on our gymnastics teams, please contact our Gymnastics Director at 847.410.5226.

 


Open Gym

We offer open gym every Friday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Open gym is for all ages. Anyone 5 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Coaches are present to keep an eye on safety.

 


Gymnastics Birthday Parties

Gymnastics Birthday Parties are available to children ages 3-12. All children participating must be potty trained. These two hour parties will include 1 hr of Gymnastics fun and instruction as well as 1 hr use of a party room.

 


Questions? Not Sure What Class to Register For?

We offer free evaluations to help you find the right class. Call, email, or stop by to schedule your FREE evaluation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Buehler YMCA Gymnastics program you may please feel free to contact the Gymnastics Director or the Gymnastics Coordinator.

Nancy Gutierrez, Gymnastics Director
nagutierrez@ymcachicago.org
847-410-5226

Megan Schulze, Gymnastics Coordinator
mmschulze@ymcachicago.org

 

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