Gymnastics

Gymnasts explore trampoline, bars, beam, vault and floor. The final class includes a gymnastics exhibition where each gymnast shows off skills learned on each apparatus for family and friends. Learn more about scholarships here.

Division Info

Key:
Appropriate for children who walk independently.
Appropriate for children who use an assistive device.
Appropriate for children who walk independently.

Parent & Me

Introduces basic gymnastics techniques.

Division Requirements

  • Must have a disability that limits participation in mainstream sports
  • Parent or guardian must participate with child at each program
Typically offered
Winter Spring Summer Fall
Duration
6-8 weeks
Age
18 months to 5 years
Program Fee
$70

Requirements

  • Children who require mobility assistance may participate

Champions

Unlike other divisions, coaches in the Champions division will take sensory breaks between structured tasks as needed by each class. We strive to provide 1:1 volunteer assistance as the gymnasts work to progress individual skills with direct guidance from our gymnastics instructor. This class focuses on gymnastics techniques.

Division Requirements

  • Must have a disability that limits participation in mainstream sports
  • Requires extra attention due to any behavioral or sensory diagnosis
  • Needs help to follow directions and stay on task during group activity
Typically offered
Winter Spring Summer Fall
Duration
6-8 weeks
Age
5-18 years
Program Fee
$70

Sport Requirements

  • Children must be able to walk independently or with minimal assistance

Allstars

Volunteers help children progress their individual skills with direct guidance from the gymnastics instructor. Course will focus on teaching gymnastics techniques including trampoline, bars, floor routines, vault and beam.

Division Requirements

  • Must have a disability that limits participation in mainstream sports
  • Must be able to follow directions and stay on task during group activity without assistance
  • May need help completing activities due to physical or intellectual needs
Typically offered
Winter Spring Summer Fall
Duration
6-8 weeks
Age
5-18 years
Program Fee
$70

Sport Requirements

  • Children must be able to walk independently or with minimal assistance

SA Premier

Children who have participated in an 8-week Allstars Division gymnastics program may be appropriate for an SA Premier team. Depending upon skill level, gymnasts will compete on the HUGS team or the Gold team. The teams practice weekly throughout the year to prepare for local and out-of-state competitions.

Division Requirements

  • Athlete may have a physical or intellectual disability
  • Successful tryout or recommendation by staff
  • Possess the skill and desire to compete at a higher level
  • Must be able to comprehend and retain rules and skills, and then build upon them from week to week
  • 1:1 support is not provided, so must be able to train, compete, function in a group setting and follow the coach’s directions without volunteer assistance
Typically offered
Winter Spring Summer Fall
Duration
6-8 weeks
Age
6-21 years
Program Fee
Monthly fee based on practices and competitions

Vault Requirements

  • Must be able to independently run to springboard and jump with 2 feet off springboard onto mat

Bar Requirements

  • Must be able to independently swing from low or high bar and have front support on low bar (modified)

Balance Beam Requirements

  • Must be able to independently walk sideways and forward on low balance beam as well as walk on medium or high beam with coaching staff without resistance

Floor Requirements

  • Must be able to independently perform a forward roll, handstand (modified), cartwheel (modified) and maintain balance on single foot

Gymnastics FAQs

  • Is this a structured class or open-gym format?

    Gymnastics curriculum for Kinetic Kids requires structured participation and rotation among apparatuses. Children enrolling in the gymnastics setting must be willing to rotate with the class to the various stations within the sport. Gymnastics is not an open-gym format.

  • What if my child has Down Syndrome?

    All children diagnosed with Down Syndrome are required to have a Atlanto-Axial screening performed by their physician annually. Children with Atlanto-Axial instability ARE NOT appropriate for our Gymnastics program, please speak with a Kinetic Kids representative if you have questions.

  • What if my child has a VP shunt?

    Children with VP shunts may not be appropriate for some aspects of Kinetic Kids gymnastics programs. Participants MUST specify VP shunts on Medical Release in order for proper precautions to be implemented.