Gymnastics Center & Cheerleading

Enrich the spirit, mind, and body at the Old Colony YMCA Middleboro Gymnastics Center!

The Old Colony Y Middleboro Branch gymnastics center offers Preschool, Youth, and Adult programs. The new center has all four Olympic gymnastics apparatus which include (bars, beam, floor and TAC/10 vaulting table). We also provide preschool equipment, stations and much more for all to enjoy! For the more skilled gymnasts, our NEW equipment will allow for a competitive and successful gymnastics experience. Join in and enrich the spirit, mind, and body with gymnastics!
 

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    Andrew Kelly, Associate Executive Director
    (508) 947-1390, akelly@oldcolonyymca.org

    Christina Fedele, Cheer Coordinator
    Cfedele@oldcolonyymca.org 

    Kim Curtis, Lead Pre-school Gymnastics Instructor
    KCurtis@oldcolonyymca.org 

    Classes and descriptions

    Me & My Tumbler

    (1-3 yrs)

    (45 mins.)

     

     
    Parent and child class. Parents and their little ones experience the world of movement and gymnastics. Supervised by an instructor, parents bond with their child in preparation for classes on their own. Includes structured activities & open gym time.

    Tumble Weeds

    (3-4 yrs)

    (45 mins.)

     

     
    Children are ready for classes on their own! Me and My Tumbler session recommended before entering this class (not required.) Class will focus on the basics of gymnastics through the use of drills and stations. Learn the importance of taking turns, following directions, and being respectful to others in a fun and safe atmosphere.

    Tiny Tumbler

    (4-5 yrs)

    (45 mins.)

     

     

    Learn flexibility, basic gymnastics skills and get familiar with gymnastics terminology. Class prepares  children for more advanced preschool classes. Class structure and gymnastics technique will be  emphasized.

    Rising Stars

    (5-6 yrs)

    (45 mins.)

     

     

    An advanced preschool program. Basic gymnastics skills and proper use of the apparatus taught as well as strength, flexibility and technique necessary to perform gymnastics skills.

    Boys Superhero
    Training 

    (4-6 yrs)

    (45 mins.)

     

     

    This class is designed for boys who love to run, jump, swing, hang and leap around the house! Hone those superhero skills in our superhero gymnastics class. Boys will learn how to use their bodies in a safe and fun atmosphere.

    Family Open Gymnastics

    (6 & under)

     

     

     

    This is unstructured time for families and kids ages 6 and under to enjoy the gymnastics center and practice skills they learn during class together. Parent supervision is required, however we will have a qualified staff member on hand to be sure safe spotting techniques and safe play are practiced. Please see our open gymnastics schedule for times/days offered. Family open gymnastics time will also be offered  during our open houses and during special events.

     

    Rollers

    (USAG Level 1)

    (6-8 yrs)

    (45 mins.)

     

     
     
    This is a beginner class that focuses on understanding class structure, basic gymnastics terminology and flexibility. Skills learned at this level include: forward roll, backward roll, beam leg kicks, front supports and pullovers.

    Rollers Advanced

    (6-8 yrs)

    (45 mins.)

     
     
    This class is by invitation only. The class will focus on preparing the gymnast for our Pre-team. We will focus on the strength and flexibility needed for a successful gymnastics experience on our pre-team and team. We will also emphasize correct body shaping as well as basic skills required for pre-team.

    Swingers

    (USAG Level 1 & 2)

    (8-12 yrs)

    (45 mins.)

     
     
    This class is for children who can perform “Roller” skills unassisted. Skills learned at this level include: Beam- mounts, dismounts, jumps. Bars- pullover, back-hip circle, shoot off. Floor- handstand, cartwheel, bridge, bridge kick-over. Vault- straight jumps, straddle jumps, squat-on.

    Kippers

    (USAG Level 3)

    (6 & up)

    (45 mins.)

     

     
    This class is for little gymnasts who can demonstrate “Swinger” level skills. This class will retain previous learned skills in addition to learning more difficult ones. Skills worked on in this level include: Beam- split leaps, mounts, dismounts. Bars- shoot-through, front-hip circle, casts. Floor- backhand spring with spot, back walk-overs, round-off. Vault- squat-on, donkey kicks.

    Pre-team

    (6 & up)

    (1.5 hours, twice a week)

     

     

    Pre-team members have mastered the previous levels. Gymnasts will continue to learn more difficult skills at their own pace. Skills in this level may include: Beam- side handstands, rolls, dismounts. Bars- swings, leg cuts, front and back hip circles. Floor- backhand spring, handstand forward rolls and front limbers. Vault- hurdle to handstand and squat on, front handspring drills. Also, memorization of routines will be introduced to prepare gymnasts for competitive gymnastics.

    Adult Gymnastics

    (16 & up)

    (45 mins.)

     

     

    Adult Gymnastics is specifically for athletes 16 years and older. It doesn't matter if you're a complete beginner or an ex-gymnast, as long as you want to spend some time in the gym. Gymnastics is also a great cross-training sport to help improve with performance in ALL other sports. In this all-around goal oriented class designed for men and women you will enjoy all apparatus. YMCA Adult Gymnastics also provides stretching and conditioning time so you can get stronger and more flexible.

    Tumble Time

    (6-12 yrs)

    (45 mins.)

     

     
    Tumble Time is designed to teach tumbling basics, focusing on flexibility, strength and body awareness. Skills learned include: handstands, rolls and handspring drills. As participants learn the basics they will progress to series tumbling such as round-off’s and back handsprings. Perfect for cheerleaders and anyone who wants to improve their tumbling technique this class will utilize our new spring floor and training aids.

    Open Gym

    (6 & up)

    (1 hour)

     

     

    Open Gym is for participants who want extra practice and time spent in the gym. If you are sixteen or six, this one hour time spent in the gym should be focused on learning/practicing new and existing skills. Under the supervision of a gymnastics instructor athletes will be able to work on their own, as well as get the spotting and coaching they need to excel. Warm-up and stretching should be done before any physical activity on the apparatus. Time can also be used to do strength and conditioning to better performance.

     

    *Please see our updated gymnastics schedule for days/times of when classes are offered.
    *If you have any questions about placement for your child please contact the Andrew Kelly. Demonstration of
    skills for placement may be required.
     
     

    The Y Preschool Gymnastics Program

    The Y preschool gymnastics program allows boys and girls ages 1-6 years to experience the world of gymnastics. This progressive program will allow children to begin gymnastics classes with a parent in our Me and My Tumbler class (ages 1-3). Help children learn the basics of gymnastics independently in our Tumble Weeds class (ages 3-4). Develop skills and confidence in our Tiny Tumbler program (ages 4-5). Excel in our more advanced classes in the Rising Stars (ages 5-6). Our goal is that children and their parents have a fun, positive, and exciting experience in our preschool gymnastics programs at the Middleboro YMCA.


    The Y Youth Gymnastics Programs (K - 8th grade and up)

    The Y youth gymnastics program is created to be both recreational and instructional and to incorporate age-appropriate conditioning for the strength and flexibility needed for the sport. Gymnasts follow specific progressions and guidelines for proper skill development on each of the Olympic events. Participation helps develop agility, strength, balance and flexibility. For gymnasts safety appropriate gymnastics attire is required.


    Special Events and Programs in the Gymnastics Center

    Be sure to check out our Tumble Time class perfect for cheerleaders and extra practice in the basics and progressions of tumbling, as well as our Flip Fest Gymnastics Vacation Camps throughout the year. From complete beginners to competitive gymnastics we strive to work with each individual to achieve a successful experience.

     

    OCY Middleboro Gymnastics Team

    The Gymnastics Team follows the USA Gymnastics rules and routines. We compete in the MA and NH YMCA Gymnastics League and compete against other Y’s and gyms throughout the year. This program is by invitation only, please contact Andy for more details at 508-947-1390 or AKelly@oldcolonyymca.org


    Gymnastics Birthday Parties

    Interested in a Gymnastics Birthday Party? Let us do the work as you enjoy watching your child jump, play and swing around the gym with his/her friends. For more information on gymnastics parties - see downloadable pdf file on birthday parties on the right of this webpage. Sign up today - dates are limited!


    What should my child wear?

    Preschool class kids should wear comfortable and fitting clothing.  Sweatshirts, t-shirts, sweatpants, shorts, and leotards are fine.  Youth class kids should wear a leotard for girls, although not required.  No jewelry should be worn.  Kids will be barefoot in the gym.  No buttons, jeans, or zippers on clothing.  Tie back all hair when possible!

     

    Cheerleading

    OCY BLITZ ALL-STARS CHEERLEADING

    We also offer cheerleading and tumbling classes for ages 4-16. The Old Colony YMCA Blitz All-Stars are our competitive cheerleading team that compete locally and throughout MA. We also offer tumbling and developmental cheer programs for a less competitive atmosphere. For more information please contact Christina Fedele, Program Coordinator, Cfedele@oldcolonyymca.org.


     

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    Old Colony Y - Middleboro Branch(63 Items)
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    13632 13632 - Sports Classes: Kids Workout - KWO w/ Zach Saturday Nov 4, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Signup
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    14040 14040 - Sports Classes: Basketball Instructional - Youth Basketball Skills & Drills Friday Nov 3, 2017 - Dec 22, 2017 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Signup
    13631 13631 - Sports Classes: Kids Workout - KWO w/ Zach Friday Nov 3, 2017 - Dec 22, 2017 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM Signup
    13630 13630 - Sports Classes: Kids Workout - KWO w/ Caleb Thursday Nov 2, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM Signup
    13635 13635 - Sports Classes: Running-Youth - Kids Running Club w/ Jenn Wednesday Nov 1, 2017 - Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Signup
    13629 13629 - Sports Classes: Kids Workout - KWO w/ Jodie Tuesday Oct 31, 2017 - Dec 19, 2017 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM Signup
    13633 13633 - Sports Classes: T.N.T. - TNT w/ Caleb Monday Oct 30, 2017 - Dec 18, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Signup
    13634 13634 - Sports Classes: T.N.T. - TNT w/ Zach Saturday Oct 30, 2017 - Dec 18, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Signup
    13835 13835 - Sports Classes: BOKS - BOKS Tuesday, Thursday Oct 10, 2017 - Dec 14, 2017 07:55 AM - 08:40 AM Signup

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