The pre-athlete program is designed by Canadian Olympic Team coaches, Paul ApSimon and John Hawes and former US silver medal winning Olympic Team coach Michael Pederson. This program will focus on establishing a vast array of fundamental movement skill along with the ABC’s (Agility, Balance, and Coordination) learnt in a regular gymnastics program.
Mini TRYumphets 1 (Co-ed) - Ages 3.5-4.5
Nationally certified coaches lead each class through our exclusive curriculum. Physical literacy rapidly develops using our unique combination of Just-for-Kids gymnastics equipment. Pre-athlete gymnastics classes are a great way for little ones to master new social skills and interact with each other. Development of social skills is still of high importance at this age. Partner activities are introduced, as well as relays and group games with multiple tasks.
Circuit stations at this age may involve three steps per task at each station. For example, pick a foam number out of a bucket, set it on the mat, perform a V-sit and count the number out loud, return the foam number to the bucket.
Throughout the class the teacher encourages problem solving and creative thinking. Longer skill combinations are introduced to this age group. With expert supervision and playful environment, it’s a great way for them to have fun and establish the foundation of a healthy, active lifestyle.
Mini TRYumphets 2 (Co-ed) - Ages 4.5-5.5
This is often the first class that a child will take without the assistance of a caregiver!
Nationally certified coaches lead each class through our exclusive curriculum. Physical literacy rapidly develops, using our unique combination of kid’s gymnastics equipment. Development of social skills is still of high importance at this age. Partner activities are introduced as well as relays and group games with multiple tasks.
Progressions of challenging skills for vault, bars, beam, tumbling, and trampoline are presented to the 4 year olds. The coach may "spot" the child during skill performance for safety and learning purposes. Safety is foremost in the teacher's mind with all the age groups.
With an increased attention span and improved strength and flexibility, gymnastics skills are acquired more easily at this age. Improved listening skills accelerate the learning process.