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GYMNASTICS

The Gymnastics Program has been an integral part of Poulsbo Parks & Recreation since the City took over the Recreation Center in 1995. Our gymnastics program builds the flexibility, balance, and strength that participants can use in any sport – not just gymnastics! Participants learn about perseverance, patience, trusting others, managing risk, and countless other life skills!

Poulsbo Parks & Recreation takes pride in our gymnastics classes, instructors, and facility at the Recreation Center and at Breidablik Elem.(Currently not available due to COVID). Classes are offered to youth as young as 18 months up to 18 years old, providing a variety of classes for your child’s needs. Please read the class descriptions below.

Our recreational gymnastics program builds confidence in its participants in an encouraging, safe, and non-competitive environment. Our recreational gymnasts learn to love the sport of gymnastics and watch their skills progress at their own paces. Recreational gymnastics classes serve everyone from parent and child classes through level four of the gymnastics progression. Classes are offered Monday through Saturday.

Who’s teaching? Delaney Gallagher, Kris Goodfellow, Leah Lovely, Wren Mason Todd, and Jo Van Horn.

IMPORTANT COVID information:  Masks must be worn at all times inside the building and in class. Participants and spectators will have their temperature checked and will be asked to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer prior to class beginning. All gymnastics mats will be disinfected between classes. Instructors will wear masks for the entirety of the class.

Look for PARENT TOT and NINJAS to return in 2022.​

IMPORTANT GYMNASTICS INFORMATION FOR THOSE WITH CHILDREN AGES 4 & 6:

Parents, we want your child to be successful in the class you choose for them, and you are the best judge of your child’s ability to focus and follow directions. Most classes have an age option, for example:

  • Tumbling Tots, Ages 3-4 and Kindergym, Ages 4-6.

If your child is 4, has not already been introduced to a structured class, is high energy, and/or is unable to stay focused for very long, please register them for Tumbling Tots. If they are 4, are in preschool, and can stay focused on tasks, then please register them for Kindergym.

  • Kindergym, Ages 4-6 and Leveled classes, Ages 6-10.

If your 6-year-old has never done gymnastics, is tired after being in all-day kindergarten, and/or has trouble focusing, please register them for Kindergym.  The Leveled gymnastics class maybe frustrating for them.

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PARENT-TOT GYMNASTICS

RETURNING IN 2022

AGES 18 MO-3 YRS:  normally 4 week sessions, meeting weekdays, once per week

Fun free-time in the gymnastics room; children and their parents can work on their motor skills in a safe and playful environment. This class is child-led with little structure, allowing parents and tots access to all gymnastics equipment for lots of fun and exploration. Parent participation is required, and siblings are not allowed to participate unless they are registered for the class.

TUMBLING TOTS

AGES 3 & 4:  3-week sessions for fall, meeting weekdays, once per week

Students will be introduced to the basic skills of gymnastics in a fun and fast-paced environment. Focus is on developing coordination, strength, balance, and flexibility. We will also develop social skills such as how to take turns, how to follow directions and how to work with others. This is a fully structured class, but parent participation is encouraged if necessary.

LIL’ NINJAS

RETURNING IN 2022

AGES 3-5: normally 4 week sessions, meeting weekdays, once per week

Great class for those not yet ready to focus on a more structured gymnastics class.

This action-packed class has participants tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses. Work on speed, agility, and strength in this fun and physical class. Students will be challenged to push themselves to train like Ninja Warrior competitors. Class is fast-paced and great for those high energy kids who are not ready to focus on a skills-based gymnastics class. Recreation Center Gym.

​BEGINNING KINDERGYM

AGES 4-6: 3-week session for fall, meeting weekdays or Saturday, once per week

Students will be introduced to basic tumbling skills, balance beam & bar work, vaulting technique, rings, and rope.  Class focus is on coordination, strength, and spatial awareness.

 

​HOT SHOTS (ADVANCED KINDERGYM)

RETURNING IN 2022

AGES 4-6:  normally 4 week sessions, meeting weekdays, once per week.  Some classes will be offered twice a week.  Watch the schedule!

For students who have completed beginning Kindergym and have been placed by the instructor. Class will expand gymnastics work and is for kids ready to focus on skill technique. Class held at Breidablik Elementary.

Please let us know if you are interested in attending class twice per week during the summer.

LEVEL 1: BEGINNING REC GYMNASTICS

AGES 6-10:  3-week sessions for fall, meeting weekdays or Saturday, once per week

Students will be introduced to basic tumbling skills, balance beam & bar work, vaulting technique, rings, and rope. Class focus will be on strength, flexibility, and confidence building. All classes held at the Recreation Center for fall.

LEVEL 2: INTERMEDIATE GYMNASTICS

AGES 6-10:  3-week sessions for fall, meeting weekdays, once per week

Students will need approval to move into this continuation class. Students move to a better equipped gymnastics gym to help build on skills. Tumbling and dance on spring floor, uneven bar work, low & high beam, and vaulting. Additional focus on strength and flexibility.  Class held at the Recreation Center for fall.

LEVEL 3: ADVANCED GYMNASTICS

AGES 6-11:   3-week sessions for fall, meeting weekdays, once per week

Kris Goodfellow.  For the serious student looking for more than just a recreation level gymnastics class. Students will master skills learned in Level 1 and Level 2, while learning more advanced skills. An emphasis will be placed on skill connection and technique. Skills include glides on bars, cartwheel on the low beam, roundoff rebound, and back handsprings on the floor. Focus will be on building skills and routines that may lead to competition. Classes held at the Recreation Center for fall.

LEVEL 4: PRE-TEAM

CLASSES WILL RETURN IN 2022.

AGES 6-10

Kris Goodfellow. Classes will be held in the High School Gymnastics Team Gym at Breidablik Elementary for the serious student looking for more than just a rec level gymnastics class. This class continues to work on advanced gymnastics skills including hurdle to front handspring on the vault, glide kip, cartwheel and roundoff dismount on beam, front walkover, and roundoff back handsprings. Focus will be on building skills and routines that may lead to competition.

MIDDLE / HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS

CLASSES WILL RETURN IN 2022.

AGES 11-18:  normally 4 week sessions, meeting weekdays, once per week

This class is excellent for all levels, from first timers to those just wanting to keep up their skills for the high school team. Former NK gymnast Junko Ketch will monitor drills, skills, and conditioning. Class coached by NKHS coach Kris Goodfellow after May 25 due to WIAA rules.  Classes will be held at Breidablik Elementary in the High School Gymnastics Gym. Open to both NK and Kingston team gymnasts.

MINI CAMP FOR MINI GYMNASTS

HOLIDAY SESSION AVAILABLE!

AGES 4-6                                         3 CLASSES per session

Gymnastics Staff. Three days of gymnastics fun! This camp is for boys and girls with little or no gymnastics experience. Camp will cover tumbling, balance beams, bars, vault, rings, and a small art project. A snack will be provided. Please make sure we are aware in advance of campers with special needs or food allergies. Recreation Center Gym.

​GYMNASTICS CAMP: ALL LEVELS

AGES 6-10                                       3 CLASSES per session

HOLIDAY SESSION AVAILABLE!

Gymnastics staff. Kids new to gymnastics will be introduced to basic tumbling skills, dance, balance beam & bar work, and vaulting technique. Experienced gymnasts will be grouped by skill level to continue growth and skill development. Campers will also play games, have snack, run obstacle courses and have a ton of fun!  Recreation Center Gym.