KINETICS
 

What is "Kinetics"?
Kinetics is the term that refers to bodies in motion.

A Message to Parents
Brain growth is stimulated by use for children ages two to six with completion of development by the age of seven. A program of physical activity into a child’s life can strongly influence the process of brain growth and neurological organization. The classes offered by the Kinetics Department are specifically designed to stimulate intellectual growth as well as physical development. Our program ensures that each child gets the opportunity to achieve his or her potential.

Don't miss out on our Holiday Fun! Sign up at the Welcome Center or use the links below.

  • Back Handspring Clinic (ages 5+, and must be able to do a round off and back walkover) - December 5, 1:30PM to 3:00PM
  • Tots On Top (ages 2-5, must be potty trained) - December 15 & 16, 9:00AM to 12:00 PM
  • Holiday Tumbling (ages 5+) - December 30, 9:00AM to 4:00PM (Pack a lunch, swimsuit, and a towel)
ACROBATIC-GYMNASTICS CLASSES

Acrobatic-Gymnastics is a competitive partner sport combining the strength, flexibility and technical precision of gymnastics with the grace and musicality of dance as well as the trust and camaraderie of a dedicated partnership. Acro favors body control in various positions, both on the ground and in the air. For this reason, the sport is included in the training program of pilots, astronauts, and parachutists. Acrobatic-gymnastics is fun for athletes of any age and athletic ability.  This sport requires athletes of all ages and body builds. 

Class Length   
45 min.-1/week 
To register or for more information about times, ages, and program fees regarding Acrobatics-Gymnastics at the YMCA, click here.

 

CHEERLEADING AND TUMBLING

To register or for more information about times, ages, and program fees regarding Cheer and Tumbling at the YMCA, click here.

Cheerleading
This class will focus on the fundamentals of cheerleading. Tumbling (front rolls, cartwheels, etc.), jumps, motions and the introduction to dance will be taught. 45 minutes.

Class Length
45 min.-1/week  
                    
Tumbling Classes
Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced
This class will teach the fundamentals of tumbling, which give an important foundation for learning the more complex tumbling skills. Skills such as rolls, handstands, cartwheels, round offs, walkovers and the beginning stages of back handsprings, tucks, layouts, full twists, etc. will be taught. 45 minutes.

To register or for more information about times, ages, and program fees regarding Cheer at the YMCA, click here.
 

Questions? Contact the Kinetics Department at (937) 492-9134 or email Rose Schutte.

To register or for more information about times, ages, and program fees regarding Cheer and Tumbling at the YMCA, click here.
 

Gymnastics is progressive by nature. Classes build on top of one another. It is very important to understand that it takes time to develop strength, flexibility and coordination to achieve the skills necessary to advance to the next level. Gymnastics takes time, patience, repetition and love for the sport in order to excel. Success in gymnastics is measured in small steps.

To register or for more information about times, ages, and program fees regarding Gymnastics at the YMCA, click here.

Dress Code & Class Rules
Need to wear either a leotard or shorts with tucked-in shirt. No zippers, belts, buttons or snaps allowed on clothing as it could cause injury to your child and damage equipment.
Hair must be pulled back into a ponytail.
No food, drinks or gum are allowed in the gym.
Class Length 
30 min.-1/week    
45 min.-1/week    


PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS PROGRAMS

Mommy & Me Movement
This class is an excellent opportunity for baby and parent/guardian to bond while providing movement experiences that promote their motor skill development through fundamental gymnastics movements. 30 minutes.

Mighty Mites & Mighty Tykes
These beginner and advanced-beginner classes (respectively) are for boys and girls, along with mom or dad. This is our unique movement program; our participants will have fun making new friends while learning body positions and the primary apparatus skills. 30 minutes.

Tumbleweeds & Tumble Tots
These intermediate and advanced classes (respectively) are for boys and girls, who will make new friends and have fun learning gymnastics. Class content includes working and socializing with others, proper body positions, handstand, cartwheels and advanced locomotive skills along with apparatus work (beam, vault, and bars). 45 minutes.

To register or for more information about times, ages, and program fees regarding Gymnastics at the YMCA, click here.

Questions?
If you have any questions regarding the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Preschool and Progressive Gymnastics Programs, please contact Questions? Contact the Kinetics Department at (937) 492-9134 or email Rose Schutte.

PROGRESSIVE GYMNASTICS

To register or for more information about times, ages, and program fees regarding Gymnastics at the YMCA, click here.

Dress Code & Class Rules
Need to wear either a leotard or shorts with tucked-in shirt. No zippers, belts, buttons or snaps allowed on clothing as it could cause injury to your child and damage equipment.
Hair must be pulled back into a ponytail.
No food, drinks or gum are allowed in the gym.  


National YMCA Progressive Gymnastics Programs for Youth ages 6+
The objective of this program is to provide each individual the opportunity to develop their potential through an instructional program that encourages development of the total person-mentally, physically and emotionally. Participants gain self-confidence, develop personal responsibility, leadership understanding and learn to work together, respecting the rights of others. Each level of this comprehensive program will emphasize skill development, safety education, gymnastics foundation and execution keys and values education. All progressive gymnastics levels will practice skills on all four gymnastics apparatus: uneven bars, floor exercise, balance beam and vault.

Gymnastics is progressive by nature. Classes build on top of one another. It is very important to understand that it takes time to develop strength, flexibility and coordination to achieve the skills necessary to advance to the next level. Gymnastics takes time, patience, repetition and love for the sport in order to excel. Success in gymnastics is measured in small steps.

Class Length  
45 min.-1/week 

Tiny Rollers & Rollers
These pre-beginning and beginning classes (respectively) teach the basic body positions: forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels and vault approaches. Bars skills covered include: front support, pullovers and pull-ups. Balance beam instruction will include: walking forward, backward, on toes, scales and small jumps. 45 minutes.

Swingers
This advanced beginner's class will work on mastering all the beginners’ skills and will begin introducing the intermediate skills. Floor: mastering cartwheel; Bars: learning pull-over & back hip circles; Beam: tuck jump; Vault; straight jumps and squat-ons. 45 minutes.

Kippers & Flyers
These Intermediate & Advanced classes (respectively) will work on round-offs, back-bends, back-walkovers, leaps, jumps, turns and handstand vaults. Scales, arabesques leaps, jumps, will be covered on beam and bar content will be back hip circles, leg shoot-throughs, casts, pull-ups and leg ups. 45 minutes.

Pre-Team Gymnastics
Participants in this class must be able to perform a back walkover, pullover on a beam and pullover on the bars. Pre-Team will start working on Level 3 skills to be able to compete on the level 3 competitive team. Try-outs will be in the Spring/late Summer as openings become available on the team. 75 minutes.

Boys Gymnastics - Level I & II
This gymnastics class is specifically geared toward boys. The emphasis for this class will be on strength, flexibility and tumbling. We will also introduce the boys to the men’s rings and mushroom. 45 minutes.


Gymnastics Classes
Classes focus on the beginning and basic levels of gymnastics, including tumbling and stunting. Participants who have the correct body build and have obtained the required skills needed will be invited to our team.

To register or for more information about times, ages, and program fees regarding Gymnastics at the YMCA, click here.


Questions? Contact the Kinetics Department at (937) 492-9134 or email Rose Schutte.

 

Sensory Friendly Super Hero Gymnastics Class
This is a slower-paced class for any child that has a Super Power (Special Need). This class will focus on motor skills, hand/eye coordination, sensory input, and vestibular movement. This class will be adaptive to help each child meet their full potential. Open gym set up with hands-on instruction if needed. (4 classes per session).

To register or for more information about times, ages, and program fees regarding Sensory Friendly Super Hero Gymnastics at the YMCA, click here.


Questions?
If you have any questions regarding the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Sensory Friendly Gymnastics Class please contact the Kinetics Department at (937) 492-9134 or email Rose Schutte, Kinetics Coordinator.

GYMNASTICS TEAM   Gymnastics Team National Champions 2000-2019


Participants who have successfully progressed through pre-team may try out for the gymnastics team. In artistic gymnastics, athletes perform in four exercises; vault, balance beam, uneven bars, and the floor exercise. They compete in their age group level with other YMCA athletes at home and away meets.

Did you know that the Sidney-Shelby County Family YMCA has one of the largest and most accomplished gymnastics centers in this region of Ohio?
Our Gym features:
Air-conditioned gym
Fully Qualified and Experienced Staff
6200 square feet of floor space
Equipment for all Women’s Olympic Events
Tumble Trak
Spring Floor
Preschool gymnastics equipment
Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Pride


 

For more information about our gymnastics team at the YMCA, contact the Kinetics Department at 937-492-9134 or email Rose Schutte.