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 GYMNASTICS CLASSES


Our students learn...

Independence: How to be responsible for and help themselves.
Problem Solving and Decision Making:  How to think through their challenges to make mature, responsible decisions.
Persistence: How to overcome even the largest obstacles through perseverance and believing in themselves.
Positive Esteem & Positive Self–image:  Self–respect and internalize self–worth from accomplishing their planned goals
We believe building these qualities through gymnastics achievement enhances a child’s resiliency and ability to excel in any sport or any situation.

In our gymnastics programs, you’ll see children performing at accomplished levels of gymnastics and those performing at fundamental levels. Our emphasis is not on who’s the fastest, the strongest or the best, but on the adventure of growth and learning.

We use gymnastics achievement to inspire your child to enjoy learning.  Not just in gym class but at home, at school, whether they’re climbing a tree or doing math homework—learning is life’s highest adventure!

Here we believe that for a child to embrace physical education as an integral part of their lifestyle, it must be challenging, it must be intriguing and it must be fun! The essential ingredient of “fun” increases a child’s learning retention and makes any learning situation engaging and memorable.

Preschool Gymnastics 

Parent & Tot

Caterpillars (Newborn):

This class was designed to focus mainly on sensory processing, development of gross and fine motor skills, setting the foundation for coordination and strength development, and reinforcing the loving bond between parent and child. It is a 30 min. Annual registration must be paid but Caterpillars is a tuition free class.

Butterflies (New Walkers):

Using equipment and circuits designed specifically for little ones, this class works on gross motor skills in a playful, socially enriched gymnastics environment. Classes are based on progressive lesson plans and learning objectives are met through repetition, encouragement and recognition.

Bumblebees (2 Years-3 Years):

This class introduces children to the dynamic sport of gymnastics. We channel all that energy into an organized, structured program featuring the tumble floor, beam, trampoline, bars, and vault. While they are learning gymnastics, they are also learning about counting, colors, ratios, proportions, consequences, music, cooperation and much more!

Bouncing Bears - Age 3

Bouncing Bears are coed gymnastics classes for 3 year old children. While participating in class, children learn fundamental movement, basic tumbling, develop balance, social and listening skills, hand and eye coordination, and large motor skill development in a fun inviting environment.

Leaping Lions - Age 4

Leaping Lions is a gymnastics class where children will begin learning fundamental tumbling, swinging and supports on bars, balance skills, simple motor skills,  listening and social skills, and basic shapes for gymnastics.  Children will develop confidence while improving strength and flexibility.

In class preschoolers work on skill building equipment and circuits that enhance learning and discovery in an engaging atmosphere that is safe and fun.

Girls Recreational Gymnastics

Twirling Tigers - Age 5 Girls

The Twirling Tigers program is a transition class for young girls from our preschool program.  Girls begin to put together more complex skills through learning basic body positons and shapes.  Students will develop coordination and strength on all four Olympic events including vault, bars, beam, and floor.  Class also includes instruction on tumble track and trampoline in a fun atmosphere with age appropriate drills and circuits to enhance skill development and interest.  There are three levels for students to pass off during the kindergarten year.

Girls Basic

The girls basic class is for the novice beginner who has no gymnastics experience.  Students will learn body positions, shapes, safety skills, and develop strength and coordination to develop a solid foundation to progress.  Coaches will use skill building equipment and circuits on each event to progress in a positive environment.

Girls Beginner

This class is for those girls who have some gymnastics experience and have already mastered basic skills on each of the 4 women's events, vault, bars, beam, and floor. Students will also learn how to combine simple skills and combinations to put together in a sequence. Class curriculum also includes instruction on trampoline and tumble track. 

Girls Advanced Beginner

Girls registering in Adv Beginner Class should have mastered the level 1 skills on each gymnastics apparatus.  The curriculum builds strength and shapes to perform beginning flight elements on floor and using circling skills on bars. 

This class is one hour in length and may be taken once a week however it is recommended for the best results to take at least two times a week.

Example of beginning tumbling flight skill: Round-off, front handspring; Circling skill: stride circle, sole circle

Girls Intermediate

Those girls enrolling in intermediate classes should have mastered the level 1 skills.  In the curriculum, girls will begin to learn round-offs and do bridge work on floor, circling  skills on bars, and more complex balance on the beam.  At each level there is always emphasis on increased strength and flexibility.

Although not required it is advised for girls to take two classes per week for better mastery of skills.  This class is 1:15 in length.

Boys Recreational Gymnastics

Pouncing Panthers - Age 5 Boys

Pouncing Panthers is a basic gymnastics class designed to help the preschooler transition from the preschool program.  The class will include an introduction to all the boys events, basic tumbling, and trampoline.  Young boys will learn basic gymnastics body positons and shapes and set a foundation for more advanced skills as strength, flexibility, and coordination are developed.

Boys Basic

This class is built for the beginner to intermediate level gymnast, teaching the basics necessary to acquire new skills on all six gymnastics events: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar. The class allows for children to improve their sense of balance and coordination while developing flexibility and strength necessary to advance in gymnastics. 

Boys Beginner

This class is built for the intermediate level gymnast with some experience, geared towards building upon the basics to acquire new skills on all six gymnastics events: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar. This class allows for children to develop core-strength and control, as well as flexibility and endurance necessary to progress in gymnastics. Advancement upon coach recommendation only.

Boys Advanced Beginner

This class is built for the advanced level gymnast with experience, geared towards building strength and more complex skills on all six gymnastics events: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and horizontal bar. This class allows children to develop core-strength and control, as well as flexibility and endurance necessary to progress in gymnastics.

Boys Intermediate

This class is built for the intermediate level gymnast with some experience, geared towards building upon the basics to acquire new skills on all six gymnastics events: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar. This class allows for children to develop core-strength and control, as well as flexibility and endurance necessary to progress in gymnastics. Advancement upon coach recommendation only.

Pre-Competitive Girls

To be placed in one of our Pre-Competitive Classes, your child must be evaluated by our coaching staff. 

Rainbow Pink

Rainbow Pink is for the youngest gymnast and is for little girls who have advanced physical development for their age. All participants must be toilet trained and if they cannot use the washroom by themselves we ask the parent to not leave during class.  The curriculum includes:

  • Social Behaviors: taking turns, learning to make lines, rotating through a circuit, listening skills, following instructions
  • Large muscle and motor skill development and
  • Basic shapes for skill development
  • Basic Dance skills
  • Strength and flexibility development that is age appropriate

Rainbow Purple

Rainbow purple is for those preschool girls who are advanced and ready to move and learn at an accelerated pace. Along with continuing to learn good class social behaviors students at this age begin to learn skills on all the gymnastics apparatus as well as trampoline. Curriculum includes:

  • Social Behaviors
  • Large muscle and motor skill development
  • Basic dance skills and exercises
  • Strength, flexibility, and shaping
  • Skill development on each gymnastics apparatus
  • Develop basic strength and balance skills

Rainbow Blue

Rainbow Blue is an advanced class that is for those girls who have already mastered basic skills and strength on each event.  Girls should already be able to kick to handstand, do a backward roll, pull over and cast on the bar, and show good posture in balance positions on beam.  The length of this class may not be appropriate for some little girls. Curriculum includes:

 

  • Strength, Flexibility, and shaping
  • Simple dance complexes and skills
  • Skill development on each event
  • TOPs physical ability skills

 

Those girls who are physically and mentally ready may move to level 2 team from this program.  If they can not handle the training hours they may move to the Rainbow Gold class

Pre-Competitive Boys

To be placed in one of our Pre-Competitive Classes, your child must be evaluated by our coaching staff. 

Boy's Pre-Team

Men's Gymnastics is a great builder of strength, agility, and mental focus.  The pre-team boys program begins to develop the qualities and physical abilities needed for men's competitive gymnastics.  Boys work on developing basic shapes and strength for all of the men's events; Floor, pommels, rings, vault, parallel bars, and horizontal bar.

In addition to learning fundamentals and shapes for each event a great deal of emphases is stressed on strength, developing flexibility and responsibility. 

Women's Competitive

To be placed in one of our Competitive Classes, your child must be evaluated by our coaching staff. 

Junior Olympic

The USA Gymnastics (USAG) Junior Olympic program was developed with the belief that all athletes, regardless of their potential, must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. The program allows the gymnast to advance at her own pace. 

Alpha Gymnastics has competitive Junior Olympic teams for girls in compulsory levels (Levels 2-5), optional levels (Level 6-10) and TOPS. Our teams compete at USAG sanctioned competitions. Our coaches at Alpha Gymnastics are extremely experienced and knowledgeable.

To be placed on one of our girls’ JO competitive gymnastics teams, your child must be evaluated by our coaching staff. To schedule an evaluation or to obtain additional information about Alpha Gymnastics Competitive Program, please contact us.

Phone: 425-486-7429
Email: colleenl@alphagymnasticswa.com

Xcel Gymnastics Team

The Xcel Program is a national USA Gymnastics program designed to offer a fun and affordable competitive experience outside the traditional (USAG) Jr. Olympic Program. It is open to a variety of ages, abilities, and commitment levels, and is perfect for those who want to enjoy the benefits that gymnastics has to offer while having more flexibility than the Jr. Olympic program. The Xcel program is ideal for not only entry-level gymnasts, but also older gymnasts that are looking for a fun way to stay in shape and be involved in the sport.

Some of the reasons a gymnasts might chose the Xcel program over the Jr. Olympic program are:

  • They want to continue to participate in other sports or activities and cannot be in the gym for the number of hours that the Jr. Olympic program requires.
  • They have a passion for the sport of gymnastics, but do not have the desire of being a Level 10 or elite gymnast.

There are five divisions in the Xcel program: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. Each division has required skills for each routine.

Phone: 425-486-7429
Email: info@alphagymnasticswa.com

Men's Competitive

To be placed in one of our Competitive Classes, your child must be evaluated by our coaching staff. 

JUNIOR OLYMPIC

The Alpha Men’s Program is dedicated to developing international elite gymnasts.  Our objectives are to identify and develop gymnasts through the high-performance pathway with athletes coming from across the state of Washington for intensive training under an expert team of coaches anywhere from 4 - 30 hours per week.

The Men’s Gymnastics Team offers a program catered towards every phase of an athlete’s development from Junior Olympic Developmental Squads, Junior Elite Development as well as the Senior Squad Program.  Assessments can be requested by coaches, families or athletes directly.  If a placement is offered within the program all athletes train at our 12,000 sq. foot state of the art facility.