2022-2023 TGA Class Descriptions

Hotshots Parent & Tot (ages crawling to 3 years)

Rec 1 (7 years and up) 

This is a parent involved class introducing our youngest gymnasts to the world of gymnastics with motor skill development, body awareness and social skills. Children learn skills on Vault, Bars, Beam, and Floor safely on equipment that is just their size. The basics of gymnastics are taught with time spent on the vault, bars, beam, and floor. Rec 1 Gymnasts will learn; Headstands, Handstands, Cartwheels, Backbends and Kickovers on floor, Pullovers, Casts, and Hip circles on Bars, as well variations of balance on Beam, proper jumping and running for Vault. In addition to their event skills, these gymnasts will be learning proper terminology, flexibility, and strength.

Preschool 1 (3-5 years)

Rec 2 (7 years and up) *instructor placement required*

Motor skills and fine motor skills continue to develop. Children will use low beams, preschool bars, mat circuits, and more. This class is set up for children to participate without parental assistance. In addition to gymnastics, your toddler will learn to make friends, take turns, and follow directions all on their own.  The basics of gymnastics continue with time spent on all four events as we perfect and build on the skills learned in Rec 1.  Rec 2 Gymnasts will learn; Walkovers and beginning Handsprings on floor, Stride circles and Sole circles on Bars, as well variations of balance skills on Beam including Handstands, Handstand flat backs and beginning Handsprings on Vault. While continuing growth in flexibility, and strength.

Preschool 2 (3-5 years) *instructor placement required*

Rec 3 (7 years and up) *instructor placement required*

This class is designed for the gymnast that is ready for a little more gymnastics specific instruction. The class includes more trampoline jumps and gymnastics skills than the previous classes. Children will still use the mini gym equipment. This class is set up for the children to participate without parental assistance.  This is an advanced level gymnastics class where gymnasts have perfected all of the skills in Rec 1 & 2 and have gained the strength and flexibility required for this level of class.  These classes are the last step before joining Pre-team/TGA team, so they will be learning connecting tumbling, connecting Bar skills, Beam series', and bigger, braver skills on all four events.

KinderGym (4-6 years)

Middle School Rec (10 years and up)

This class is designed for children attending Pre-K / Kindergarten and is more skill oriented. The focus is on all three motor skills through basic gymnastics. Children will use the Mini Gym equipment with some activities in the big gym. They will gain a bit of independence, become more self-confident, and enhance their physical capabilities. This is an intermediate gymnastics class where gymnasts have perfected all of the skills in Rec 1 & 2 and wish to be in a class with girls their age interested in perfecting their skills.  Like Rec 3, this class is the last step before joining Pre-team/TGA team, so they will be learning connecting tumbling, connecting Bar skills, Beam series', and bigger, braver skills on all four events.
TGA offers classes year round. View our Classes page for session and enrollment dates. See pictures of our facility here. TGA is located at 5651 S. Occidental Hwy. in Tecumseh, MI 49286. Get more info on out Pre-Team, TGA team, and the Tecumseh-Manchester-Columbia Central Varsity team here. Sessions at TGA run 6-10 weeks long with registration available 4-6 weeks prior to the start. All class registration is done online here.
 
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