Youth Gym & Gymnastics

From toddlers through teens, your child can find a place in our comprehensive gymnastics program. Our classes provide a strong foundation for competitive gymnastics, as well as, other sports. In addition to being fun, gymnastics increases both agility and coordination. The Connection offers classes for all ages including parent/child, preschool and school-age for children in our state-of-the-art gymnastics facility. Our gym is also home to the State, Regional, and National Champions, the Summit Summies! Equipment in our facility includes balance beams, uneven bars, vault, spring floor, Tumble Trak and more.

Our gymnastic instructors are USAG professional members and are safety certified.

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IN-PERSON YOUTH CLASSES

All families will be required to electronically sign a one-time waiver prior to participating in Connection programs. Members received an email on 10/6/20 with their unique barcode to sign the waiver electronically. If you did not receive your barcode, please email angela.johnson@theconnectiononline.org. Once you have your barcode, click here to fill out the waiver electronically.
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Please make sure all your contact information is updated in Daxko, including a cell phone number in case we need to contact you during class.

Please note that as required by the state of NJ, masks must be worn at all times, including during class. Please also bring your own water in a water bottle as our water fountains have been shut off.

Class sizes will be limited to ensure adequate social distancing.

DROP-OFF

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the class start time.  It is important to be on time as we will not be able to wait outside once the class has begun.
  • Enter the parking lot, drive up to the main entrance and remain in your car.
  • Before the child exits the car, a staff member will ask health screening questions and conduct a temperature check with a touchless thermometer.
  • The children will gather as a group outside near the main entrance.
  • Adults will not be permitted to wait in the building while the class is in session.

PICK-UP

  • Please arrive at the time the class is scheduled to finish.  Stop near the Gym and Warrior Classes Sign, remain in the car and a staff member will escort your child to your car.
  • If your child is being picked up by someone other than a parent, we must have the names of those drivers in advance.
Gymnast on parallel bars Gymnastics on beam  Jr. Warrior Gym Challenge

PARENT/CHILD CLASSES

All Parent/Child classes will take place outside. We will schedule a make-up class should we need to cancel due to bad weather.

  • Little Movers | ages 1-3
    Join your child as they develop balance and coordination, while having fun with new friends!
  • Tiny Tumblers | ages 2-3
    Teacher led, parent-assisted class offering an introduction to gymnastics. Class also includes brief circle time and fun movement activities.

PRESCHOOL CLASSES

All students must be potty trained and out of pull-ups and diapers to attend preschool classes.

  • Gym Antics | ages 3–4
    This is the perfect introduction to gymnastics for the young independent preschooler. Instruction will focus on gross motor skill development through use of all gymnastic apparatus. Additional activities may include songs, games, obstacle courses, themes and more.
  • Hot Shots | ages 4-6
    By teacher recommendation only. Advanced preschool/kindergarten gymnastics class. Focus on strength and flexibility, as well as skill development on all apparatus.
  • Jr. Warrior Gym Challenge |ages 4-5
    Specialized warrior challenge activities for the preschooler to develop strength, agility, balance and confidence in a FUN filled environment. Equipment used will include obstacle courses, rock wall, ropes, cargo net and more.
  • Mini Warrior Gym Challenge | ages 3-4 
    Specialized warrior challenge activities for the preschooler to develop strength, agility, balance and confidence in a FUN filled environment.
  • Preschool Gymnastics | ages 4–5
    Introduction to gymnastics. Flexibility, strength, balance and gross motor skills are developed through activities and instruction on all apparatus.
  • Gym Kidz | ages 4–6
    Introduction to gymnastics. Flexibility, strength, balance and gross motor skills are developed through activities and instruction on all apparatus.

SCHOOL AGE THROUGH TEEN CLASSES

  • Acro-Tumbling I | ages 6+
    Tumbling and acrobatic skill class for beginner students to introduce and develop basic skills. Use of floor exercise mat and tumble track. Great for dancers and cheerleaders. This class will not participate in the dance recital.
  • Acro-Tumbling II| ages 8+
    By director recommendation only. Continuation of skill development beyond the basics for tumbling and acrobatics. This is for students who have developed proficiency in basic tumbling skills and for Dance Team members. Students can choose to participate in the dance recital.
  • Jr. Warrior Gym Challenge |ages 5-7 
    Specialized warrior challenge activities for the preschooler to develop strength, agility, balance and confidence in a FUN filled environment. Equipment used will include obstacle courses, rock wall, ropes, cargo net and more.
  • Gym Kidz | ages 4-6
    Introduction to gymnastics. Flexibility, strength, balance and gross motor skills are developed through activities and skills on all apparatus.
  • Junior Girls’ Gymnastics | ages 6-8
    Basic gymnastics class that focuses on skill development on all apparatus using progressions. Strength and flexibility training will also be incorporated.
  • Advanced Junior Girls’ Gymnastics | ages 6-8
    Advanced gymnastics class for our Jr Gymnasts that will focus on skill development, strength & flexibility.
  • Girls’ Gymnastics | ages 8-10
    Basic gymnastics class that focuses on skill development on all apparatus using progressions. Strength and flexibility training will also be incorporated.
  • Advanced Girls’ Gymnastics | ages 8+
    By teacher recommendation only.
    Advanced gymnastics class that will focus on skill development, strength & flexibility. Requirements: back hand spring, cartwheel on beam, pull over, back hip circle, sole circle on bars.
  • TOPS Gymnastics
    By director recommendation only. 
    Our Tops class is for young gymnasts who demonstrate ability and interest to spend more time in the gym while developing higher level gymnastic skills with increased focus and attention to detail. Additional time will be spent on development of strength and flexibility.
  • Tween Tumblers | ages 9+
    Beginner to intermediate gymnastics class for girls 9 and up that incorporates all gymnastics events including vault, bars, beam, floor and tumble track. Focus on skill development on each apparatus. Flexibility work and strength will also be incorporated.
  • Warrior Gym Challenge – Foundations | ages 7+
    This coed class will focus on the foundations of Warrior challenge activities and will use a variety of specially designed Warrior equipment to include obstacle courses, rock wall, ropes, warped wall, cargo net and more to provide an opportunity to develop strength, agility, and confidence in an atmosphere of challenge and fun.
  • Summies Club Team | ages 8+
    By director recommendation only. A recreational “team experience” for participants who are dedicated and show a desire to be part of a gymnastics team. This program will provide more flexibility in regard to commitment as compared to our competitive team program. Competitive routines will be developed on all four events. There will be an option to participate in low pressure meets at an additional expense.

*Note to Parents:
Our instructors will work to the ability of each child. For the best results and most improvement and development, gymnasts should stay in the same class for all four sessions. If a gymnast needs to be moved to a different class based on their abilities, the instructor will notify the parent.