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TUSCARAWAS COUNTY YMCA

DOVER, OH

GYMNASTICS

Welcome to Tuscarawas County YMCA Gymnastics Gymnastics Team
Below is a description of all our classes and programs. For pricing, session dates and class days/times please click the Program Guide button to the right.

Gymnastics Coordinator
Terri Miller terri@tuscymca.org

Gymnastics Progressive Levels

Beginner Rollers

Ages 4-6 - Gymnasts who have completed Tumbletots and are ready to try more organized gymnastics classes for preschool aged gymnasts. Focus is on more advanced skills and rotating to all events.

Rollers
Ages 5 and up – beginner level gymnastics on all equipment. Form and fundamentals are strongly reinforced. Gymnasts will learn basic skills on all events with drills and stations to teach body shape and awareness.

Swingers
Ages 5 and up- beginner-intermediate skills for the gymnast who has mastered Rollers. Strong emphasis on technique and form. Builds on the progressions of beginner levels. New skills are introduced on each event.

Flippers
Intermediate level class for gymnasts who enjoy progressive levels. Builds on Swingers level with a strong focus on tumbling and events. Must have completed Swinger level skills to register.

Twisters - Pre Team Level
Ages 6 and up - Intermediate to advanced skills to gain readiness for team. This level will work on level 3 team skills. The focus is on strong gymnastics and building independent work ethic to ready gymnasts for team.

OTHER SEASONAL OFFERINGS for School Age Gymnasts (Please Check Program Guide for Current List of Gymnastics/Tumbling/Cheer Classes)

Tumbling Level 1
Basic tumbling for beginners. Introduces basic body shapes, fundamentals of tumbling, and progressions for confidence and strength using drills and stations.

Tumbling Level 2
Intermediate tumbling skills introduced leading to back handsprings. This level will teach good foundations and techniques to progress to power tumbling. Some drills and stations are used to achieve solid form.

Tumbling Level 3
Advanced tumbling for the power tumbler. This class teaches form, good technique, and stresses safety. Tucks, layouts, fulls, are stressed in this level. Tumble trak and stations are an important part of this class.

Middle School Tumbling
Combination of the above levels.

Cheer Tryout Practice
Includes jumps, tumbling, and cheer tryout help. Led by qualified Cheer instructors. Get great cheer advice and instruction to help you on your way for tryouts in March! Not just tumbling, but work on form and technique for all aspects of cheer.

High School Cheer Tumbling
Get your tumbling passes for tryouts. Work back handsprings, tucks, layouts, and front tumbling. Don't wait until tryouts to get your skills, start early and plan ahead.

Preschool Levels

Preschool Playtime (18 months-4 years)
Just like it sounds. A 45 minute open gym time for you to spend playing indoors in our gymnastics gym. No instruction, just free play for you and your kiddos. Stations and obstacle courses are set up each week to utilize and create imaginative worlds.

KIndergym (ages 2-4)
Enjoy a 45 minute instructor lead gymnastics class with your child. Locomotive skills, listening skills, interaction with other children, the perfect class to help ready your child for preschool. Parent participation is a must. Obstacle course fun and introduction to the world of gymnastics.

Let’s Get Ready to Tumble (3 year olds)
Your child’s first venture into “big kid” classes without mommy or daddy. A half hour of obstacle course fun to teach gymnastics readiness. Basic obstacle course work and age appropriate activities are taught.

Tumbletots (ages 4-5)
Your little gymnast will learn beginner level gymnastics, how to follow directions, and work independently. We encourage your little one to work hard and have a winning attitude. Gymnastics takes perseverance and practice. We teach locomotive skills, body shapes, and basic skills on all equipment. Stations are introduced to work fundamentals and teach good form and technique. A fun filled class for young beginners

Mini Elite
For the little gymnast who has mastered the beginner levels of Tumbletots and is ready to work at stations and drill independently. Higher level skills are introduced with emphasis on form and technique. Must have instructor approval to register for this class.

Private Lessions

Call for appointment, 330-364-5511 ext. 321

Please see our Program Guide for pricing.

Semi-Private Lessons Available
(No more than 2 Gymnasts at a time)

Gymnastics Team

A great opportunity for gymnasts who are ages 8 to 18, have previous gymnastics experience, and have the competitive spirit.

Competitive Season
September through May. Practices are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for two and a half hours (4:30-7:00 PM)

6 - 8 meets a year usually on Saturdays

Team Coaches

Gabe Young
Nancy Smith
Jessica Baker

Gymnastics Coordinator
Terri Miller terri@tuscymca.org

We put safety first

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Law (“Lindsay’s Law”) Signature Page

On March 14, 2017, Lindsay’s Law became effective in Ohio. This new law addresses Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in youth athletes. SCA is the leading cause of death in student athletes 19 years of age or younger. SCA occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. This cuts off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. SCA is fatal if not treated immediately.

The new law applies to youth sports organizations, which is defined as any public or nonpublic entity that organizes an athletic activity in which the athletes are not more than 19 years old and are required to pay a fee to participate in the athletic activity or whose cost to participate is sponsored by a business or nonprofit organization. The law applies to youth athletes who wish to practice for or compete in athletic activities organized by a youth sports organization.

Before a youth athlete in an athletic activity, the athlete must submit to the youth sports organization a form signed by the athlete and the parent, guardian, or other person having care or charge of the athlete stating that they have received and reviewed a copy of the guidelines regarding sudden cardiac arrest. A completed form must be submitted each year for each athletic activity in which the student or athlete participates.

Both the form and guidelines to provide to the athlete and parent are available for download at http://www.odh.ohio.gov/landing/Lindsays-Law.aspx.

Coaches also have the following specific responsibilities under the law:

1. Annual completion of the required SCA training course approved by the Ohio Department of Health. This training is available at http://www.odh.ohio.gov/landing/Lindsays-Law.aspx.

2. Preventing the following students from participating in athletic activities until the coach receives written clearance by a licensed health professional: (a) A youth whose biological parent, sibling, or child has previously experienced SCA, and (b) any youth athlete that experiences syncope or fainting before, during, or after a practice, scrimmage, or competitive play.

3. Removing from an athletic activity a youth athlete who faints or passes out before, during, or after the activity. Before returning to the activity, the youth athlete must be seen by a health care professional and cleared in writing.

The health care professionals who may evaluate and clear youth athletes are a physician (MD or DO), a certified nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist, or certified nurse midwife.

The youth sports organization must establish a penalty for any coach that fails to comply with the above requirements.

As in the concussion law, the law provides that a youth sports organization or official, employee, or volunteer of the organization, including a coach, generally is not liable in damages in a civil action for injury, death, or loss to person or property allegedly arising from providing services or performing duties required by the bill. The immunity from liability does not apply if the act or omission constitutes willful or wanton misconduct.

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