One of the objectives in 360's preschool program is FUN! Parents sometimes fail to realize the importance of fun in a learning environment. People often feel that when fun is present, learning is not. Nothing could be further from the truth. While fun is incorporated in all of our lesson plans, our preschool program is centered on the things that a child needs to be a successful athlete: Strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and body awareness. All this while having FUN!
Our preschool gymnastics program is for children walking - 5 years of age. This program will give students their first look at gymnastics and physical fitness. Our instructors have the knowledge and experience to instruct children in a positive atmosphere that helps develop not only skills, but self-confidence too! Each class is designed to teach specific progressions safely and allows children to move at his/her own pace.
Our preschool program is divided into three separate age groups. At this young age, we believe that these age divisions are necessary for the optimum learning environment.
The playful Parent / Tot class is where gymnastics begins. It is centered on age appropriate development movements. This program has strong emphasis on beginning socialization and encourages group involvement. Gross motor motion skills are emphasized. And it's LOTS of FUN!
No Parent needed. In this class we discover all the great things gymnastics has to offer! The emphasis is on structured independence. This class will keep your child running, skipping, hopping and jumping. We incorporate gymnastics, music and dance to help your child begin to understand their bodies' capabilities. All this and they are learning that GYMNASTICS IS FUN!
4 and 5 Year Olds are able to explore in class that is slightly more skill oriented. Gradually the emphasis shifts from gross motor motion to a system of gymnastics progressions. This is the way we prepare the child physically and mentally for our recreational program. Still fun? ABSOLUTELY!
Our recreational programs are for children ages 5 and up. The classes are designed to benefit each child's skill level both physically and mentally. Safety is our number one priority which is why 360 places such emphasis on proper progression of skills. We want gymnasts to feel the empowerment of athletics and to be able to achieve small successes throughout their gymnastics experience.
The classes are high energy programs that place large emphasis on proper form, technique skill progression....and FUN!
Gymnasts in these classes will be introduced to the basic core of skills on all four Olympic apparatus (vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise). They will also get experience on two Olympic size trampolines as well as our 35-foot long trampoline called a Tumble Trak.
Proper stretching technique and strength training will provide a great foundation for continued progression. Fun? ABSOLUTELY!
The Breakthough classes are specially designed for the recreational gymnast who is ready for more of a challenge. The advanced class is for returning students or students with prior gymnastics experience and have attained a certain level of skill development.
The Transcend program is designed to help familiarize your gymnast with the skills necessary to join our Xcel Team Program. This class will focus on the strength and flexibility needed as well as building up their skill level as they progress to more difficult skills.
This is a great opportunity for any gymnast in our recreational program who is interested in becoming more involved with the sport and potentially join the competitive side of gymnastics.