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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 and instructors. Classes are offered to youth as young as 18 months up to 11 years old, providing a variety of classes for your child’s needs. Please read the class descriptions below. Summer session is shortened to 3 weeks.

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 pace. Recreational gymnastics classes serve everyone from parent and child classes through level three of the gymnastics progression. Classes are offered Monday through Saturday.

Who’s teaching? Ashlyn Allen, Leah Lovely, Delaney Gallagher, Ginger Silfies, Wren Mason Todd, Jo Van Horn.  Class assistants, Clara Glasgow and Marina Sannes.

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Gymnastics: Ages 4 – 6 years

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 3-4 and Kindergym 4-6. If your child is 4, has not already been introduced to a structured class, has high energy, and cannot 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. 
  • The same applies to kids age 6. Kindergym 4-6 and Leveled classes 6-10. If your 6 yr old has never done gymnastics, is tired after being in all-day kindergarden, or has trouble focusing, please register them for Kindergym.  The Leveled gymnastics class may be frustrating for them. 

MINI & ME GYMNASTICS (FORMERLY PARENT-TOT GYMNASTICS)

Ages 18 months – 3 years

Children and their grown-ups can work on their motor skills in a safe and playful environment. This is a loosely structured class with an Instructor present for circle time, modified stretches, and ideas of things to do with your little gymnast. However, this class is child-led allowing access to all gymnastics equipment for lots of fun and exploration.  Adult participation is required, and siblings are not allowed to participate unless they are registered for the class.

TUMBLING TOTS

Age 3 & 4 years

Students will be introduced to the basic skills of gymnastics in a fun and fast-paced environment. The 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 class is fully structured, but parent participation is encouraged if necessary.

LIL’ NINJAS

AGES 3-5 years

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 years

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)

AGES 4-5 years

For gymnasts and 4 and 5 who have completed beginning Kindergym several times and have been placed by the instructor. Class will expand gymnastics work and is for kids ready to focus on skill technique. Kids age 6 should register for Level 1 gymnastics.

Gymnastics: Ages 6- 10 years

Parents of 6-yr-olds. – choose the best level for your child’s success.
Kindergym is a great choice if they are a young 6, never done gymnastics or any structured class before.  If they are close to age 7, and already participated in Kindergym or level 1 classes then the leveled gymnastics camps are a better choice. 

LEVEL 1: BEGINNING REC GYMNASTICS

AGES 6-10 years                                                                                

Students will be introduced to basic tumbling skills, balance beam & bar work, vaulting technique, rings, and rope. Class focus will be on body awareness, strength, flexibility, and confidence-building

LEVEL 2: INTERMEDIATE REC GYMNASTICS

AGES 6-10 years       

Class for students who know how to do bridges and cartwheels and know body positions. Skills will build on Tumbling and dance, bar work, low & high beams, and vaulting. Increased focus on strength and flexibility.   

Level 3: ADVANCED GYMNASTICS

Ages 6-11 years 

For the serious student looking for more than just a recreation level gymnastic 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, cartwheels on the low beam, roundoff rebound, and back handsprings on the floor. The focus will be on building skills and routines that may lead to competition.  

LEVEL 4: PRE-TEAM

AGES 6-10 years

*CLASSES ARE ON HOLD UNTIL WE CAN RETURN TO THE BREIDABLIK ELEM. GYM*

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. The focus will be on building skills and routines that may lead to competition.

MIDDLE / HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS

AGES 11-18 years

*CLASSES ON HOLD UNTIL WE CAN RETURN TO THE BREIDABLIK ELEM. GYM*

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. Classes will be held at Breidablik Elementary in the High School Gymnastics Gym. Open to both NK and Kingston team gymnasts.

Gymnastics: Summer Camps

Parents of 6-yr-olds. – choose the best camp for your child’s success.
Mini camp is a great choice if they are a young 6, never done gymnastics or any structured class before.  If they are close to age 7, and already participated in Kindergym or level 1 classes then the leveled gymnastics camps are a better choice. 

TUMBLING TOTS SUMMER CAMP

Ages 3-4 years

3 classes

3 days of tumbling tots are offered in 1 week to help accommodate summer schedules. Same course curriculum as the weekly class but also includes a short break in the action and then back to all the gymnastics fun!

MINI GYMNASTICS CAMP        

Ages 4-6 years

 3 classes 

Gymnastics Staff. Three days of gymnastics fun! This camp is for boys and girls with little or no gymnastics experience. The camp will cover tumbling, balance beams, bars, vault, rings, and a small art project. Campers will need to bring a snack and water bottle with their name on it. 

LEVELED GYMNASTICS CAMP   

Ages 6-10 years        

3 classes 

Gymnastics Staff. Three days of gymnastics fun! This camp is for boys and girls of all levels of experience. The camp will cover tumbling, balance beams, bars, vault, and rings. Gymnasts will need to bring a snack and a water bottle with their name on it.