Recreational Levels 1-4
Girls recreational classes are for beginner gymnasts to skilled gymnasts.
These classes teach gymnastics skills correctly in a safe environment, all with a professional instructor.
Gymnasts are evaluated 3 times during a 10 week session. Gymnasts will pass their level once they have mastered the “must master” skill for their level AND is at 90% for the rest of the skills in their level. It is completely normal for a gymnast to repeat levels, these skills take time to master. Required skills and gymnast evaluations can be found in your Parent Portal account.
Vault: Pop-up (no hands!)
Bars: Pullover w/ mat, 3 casts in a row, forward roll, 3 second bent arm hang.
Beam: Jumps, Lunges, and getting comfortable on various beam heights.
Floor: Forward roll to stand, backward roll on wedge, cartwheel, handstand, step down to lever.
Vault: Pop Up (straight legs, no hands!)
Bars: Pullover (must master to pass), back hip circle, shoot through, 3 glide swings.
Beam: Jumps, Kicks, and pivots. Gymnasts will become more comfortable on the high beams.
Floor: Handstand roll down, straight arm backward roll, running cartwheel, round-off, bridge kick-over off mat, back bend.
Vault: Front Handspring flat back (w/ little spot)
Bars: Glide swing from standing, swinging with re-grip, stride circle OR front hip circle, back hip circle.
Beam: Handstand on low beam, 90 degree split jump on high beam.
Floor: Round-off rebound, handstand to bridge, back handspring on wedge without spot (must master this skill to pass level 3), bridge kick-over on floor.
Vault: Front Handspring, Half-On.
Bars: Glide kip, tap swing, squat on, high bar dismount.
Beam: Cartwheels, handstands, walk-overs, leaps, jumps, and turns.
Floor: Round-off back handspring, front handspring, front/back walkovers, front tuck, back tuck on tumbl trak.
*Beyond Recreational Level 4, gymnasts have the opportunity to compete for Granite City Gymnastics. Please see website or ask us for options!
Off-Season High School/Middle School Classes
We run an off-season training program for girls who compete for their high school teams. This class runs until the start of high school season. The high school group trains without the interruption of other classes, and an opportunity to touch on all four events. Working with trained, experienced and professional instructors, gymnast can confidently learn new skills in their off-season.
Preschool Classes (choose class according to age)
At Granite City Gymnastics, we offer a variety of preschool classes at flexible times. We have an exclusive preschool area, and small class sizes to fully enhance your child's experience at the gym. Our "Theme of the week" provides a fun learning environment. Whether you child will stick with it or not - gymnastics has continued to be a great sport for preschool age kids.
Parent Tot Classes
This class is for toddlers 24+ months with the guidance of their Mommy/Daddy/Grandma/Grandpa/etc. It's a high energy, fun-filled, half-hour class, with time spent on the obstacle courses in the preschool gym.
This class is 45 mins long and designed for an independent3-4 year-old. Children will spend time in the preschool gym learning basic gymnastics terms and positions. They will be working on strength, balance and coordination, as well as building confidence.
This class is recommended to 4-5 year-olds who are ready for a bit of a challenge. all the fun of a preschool class plus fifteen more minutes! Kids will spend the hour in the preschool/recreational gym area working on performing basic gymnastics skills such as forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, pullovers and jumps!
By coaches recommendation only. This class is for those fearless kids that just simply need more! It is run more like a recreational Level 1 class, spent in the "Big Gym," learning to perform basic skills on all four events - all at the pace of a preschooler.