Gymnastics

Welcome to the Glen Ellyn Park District Gymnastics program. Classes, located in the Gymnastics Center at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, are a fun way for boys and girls to learn basic gymnastic skills under the supervision of trained professionals. Gymnastics improves strength, balance, and flexibility while helping children build self-confidence and new skills. From Parent/Tot to our competitive tumbling team, our coaches and staff strive to give each student superior instruction in a fun and enjoyable manner.

Gymnastics Class Descriptions

Parent/Tot Gymnastics (Age: 18-36 Months)

This fun-filled parent/tot play time program introduces your child to the exciting world of gymnastics. Parent/Tot class features balls, hoops, circles & parachute play in addition to the gymnastics equipment. Parent involvement is the key to this class. Please no siblings.

Tiny Tumblers (Age: 3)

This introductory gymnastics class helps develop gross motor skills and body awareness and teaches self-confidence while having fun. A variety of gymnastic and tumbling stations will be set up each week to introduce your gymnasts to the basic skills used in this sport. Children must be able to attend class without a parent present.

Preschool (Age: 4-5)

A variety of gymnastics and tumbling stations will be set up each week to introduce your gymnast to the basic skills used in this sport. Children must be able to attend class without a parent present.

Kindergarten (Age: 5-6)

This class was designed to help refine and develop the gross motor skills taught in previous classes. A higher skill level of gymnastics stations will be set up each week to increase strength, flexibility and coordination.

Pre-Developmental (Age: 6-8)

The focus of this slightly advanced program will be on floor exercise, springboard skills, bars, and beam. Stretching and conditioning for muscle tone will be included.

Developmental (Age: 7-12)

This class is a continuation of Pre-Developmental Gymnastics. Participants will build upon their learned skills to master new maneuvers on floor, bars, beam, and springboard. Class will also include stretching, apparatus skills, and conditioning in a safe and controlled atmosphere.

Tumbling (Age: 7-14)

Tumbling 1: No skills required. Start out learning the proper way to perform handstand, cartwheels, & more. Participants will build on their skills each session.

Tumbling 2: Participants must posses basic skills such as; cartwheel, round-off, forward/backward rolls, handstand, and bridge.

Grasshoppers Tumbling Team (Age: 5-14)

The Glen Ellyn Grasshoppers Tumbling Team focuses solely on tumbling and will compete in meets through the Illinois Park District Gymnastics Conference. Click here to learn more about the program.