Ages 6–18 years

Basic to advanced gymnastics skills

Fine and gross motor skills

Choreography

Use of all Olympic Events AND Trampoline

Character Development

Fun!

About Our Girls Recreational Program

Discover Gymnastics offers a challenging gymnastics program based on instruction of proper technique and training methods. We provide a safe and enjoyable environment for the girls to learn and participate in a sporting activity.

The girls recreational program is designed to introduce the sport of artistic gymnastics to girls ages 6 and older. The students will learn skills on each of the four Women’s Olympic events (Uneven Parallel Bars, Balance Beam, Vault, and Floor Exercise). Additionally, students will have some introduction to trampoline, dance and choreography. Target class ratios are 8 students to 1 teacher.Discover Gymnastics offers a challenging gymnastics program based on instruction of good technique and appropriate training methods.

We provide a safe and enjoyable environment for the girls to learn and participate in a sporting activity. Skill level charts are posted in several areas of the gym so our students are enabled to set goals for themselves. Parents are encouraged to also monitor their child’s progress. Since gymnastics is a non-elimination activity, participation enables the child to feel successful at each level as she progresses through our program at her own pace. The only competition is within oneself– striving to excel at each and every class.

Classes Offered

The Girls Recreational Class Program is divided into 4 different classes. First, the classes are divided into age groups. Students within the designated age groups tend to have similar interests, and aptitudes for learning. Then, within the age groups the girls are divided by ability. Discover Gymnastics follows the progression guidelines established by USAG, the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. The skills that are mastered by the student determines the Level into which the student falls. Level 1 is the beginning Level. This continues through Level 10. The final step (Olympic Level) is called the Elite Level.

Level 1 Girls 6+

Level 1 recreational classes are 1 hour and 10 minutes in duration. This class is designed as an orientation/introduction to gymnastics. The kids learn how to perform basic gymnastics skills and body shapes (tuck, pike, straddle, hollow, arch, straight body) on each gymnastics apparatus. For girls, that includes vault, bars beam, and floor. Additionally Level 1 students will receive instruction on the trampoline and tumble trak, and in strength and flexibility activities to develop spacial orientation body control. Level 1 is intended to be one semester only.

Prep 2 Girls 6+

Prep 2 is an extension of level 1 curriculum. Regardless of a child’s natural ability, students who have completed Level 1 are at least a full step ahead of a new student trying gymnastics for the very first time. The students build upon what was learned in their first 20 week session as a Level 1, and begin to refine existing skills and perform more complex gymnastics skills. We anticipate that students spend only 1 semester in the prep 2 class.

Level 2 Girls 6+

Level 2 recreational classes are for students who have completed both level 1 and prep 2. After two full semesters of instruction, we anticipate that Level 2 students have a good understanding of the basics and are capable of learning many new skills on each apparatus. One semester at level 2 should prepare the student for advancement to Prep 3.

Girls Prep 3

Prep 3 classes are 1 hour and 30 minutes in length. Like all skilled activities, more time at the task improves performance. With an hour and a half, students are able to spend more time on each event and further develop their skills and their strength. Students are likely to spend at least one or two full semesters at this level. If you attend twice per week, students will advance much more quickly. The next step for Prep 3 students is the level 3 class

Please call to enroll for these invitational classes at 713-680-0045.

Girls Level 3

Level 3 classes are 2 hours in duration. Level 3 is also considered an invitation only class. Instructors at Prep 3 are able to advise each student when they are ready to advance to the Level 3 program.

Please call to enroll for these invitational classes at 713-680-0045.