Hackettstown Classes

Here at Giant Gymnastics we have something for everyone!  Check out each program below from our Tots to Tumblers.

 

Preschool Program

KinderKidz is our preschool gymnastic program for ages 18 months to 6 year olds.Through this program your little one will develop motor skills, basic muscle coordination, andas well as create lasting friendships. Classes will include weekly themes, skills and lots of fun! Students will learn via circuit rotations revolving around vault, bars, beam, and tumbling skills. Circuit activities will include gross motor activities in addition to gymnastic skills. The foam pit, parachutes and other props will be utilized when appropriate.

 

L'il Jumpers 18 mths old - 3 years old
L'il Kippers 3 year old - independence from parent
L'il Giants 5 years old - 6 years old - push to bridge

 

 

 

 

Boys and Girls Program

Recreational Girls 1

Girls in the Level 1 gymnastics class learn basic tumbling and equipment skills with the use of mats, wedges, bars and beams. The classes are designed to begin the development of fine and gross motor skills, strength, flexibility, balance, basic tumbling and equipment skills. Benefits of this class include the development of a strong work ethic. This class is for girls 6 and up. This class is 55 minutes long.

Recreational Girls 2

Level 2 gymnastics classes focus on progressive gymnastics skills by building on skills previously mastered in Level 1. Girls in this class learn intermediate tumbling and equipment skills. The classes are designed to further develop fine and gross motor skills, strength, flexibility, and balance. Additional benefits of this class include building self-esteem and self-confidence as basic skills are mastered. This class is 55 minutes long.

Recreational Girls 3

The Level 3 class will expand upon the basic foundations of skills learned in Level 1 and Level 2. Students will refine their tumbling and equipment skills to advance them to the next level. This class will further develop self-esteem and self-confidence. This class is 55 minutes long.

Recreational Girls 4

The Level 4 class teaches advance tumbling and equipment skills with emphasis on progressive skills leading to competitive level gymnastics. The gymnast is introduced to basic dance in the gymnastics setting. At this level, self-discipline and internal motivation become emerging benefits for the athlete. This class is 85 minutes.

Recreational Girls 5

This is a gymnastics class for the advanced, recreational gymnast in mind. The focus of this program is to provide the students with more advanced gymnastics instruction in a fun and safe environment without the competitive commitment. Our class format allows each student to progress according to her own ability. Our primary focus is placed on refining technique and building confiednce. This class is 85 minutes.

 

Recreational Boys 1

Boys enrolled in this class will learn basic tumbling and equipment skills with the use of mats, wedges, and bars. The classes are designed to begin the development of fine and gross motor skills, strength, flexibility, balance, basic tumbling and equipment skills. Benefits of this class include the development of a strong work ethic and an overall increase in body awareness and physical fitness.Additional benefits of this class include building self-esteem and self-confidence as basic to more advanced skills are mastered. Strength and conditioning are also incorporated into each event. This class is for boys ages 5 and up. This class is 55 minutes long.

 

 

 

 

 

Tumbling Cheer Classes

 

Kids LOVE to tumble! Tumbling builds strength, power, courage, and confidence! Tumbling classes teach progressive skills on trampoline, tumble trak, floor and rope. Instructors may also introduce other pieces of equipment during class to continue building strength, coordination, flexibility and technique. These classes also provide the best foundation for developing a higher fitness and mental level, which can also transfer to other sports.

 

Tumbling is an important component of cheerleading, gymnastics, and dance. Strong tumbling skills distinguish an athlete in any of these disciplines and many of our gymnasts, cheerleaders and dancers cross train in tumbling. Tumbling also develops body awareness and balance.

 

Giant Gymnastics offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced tumbling classes to students 6 years and older. Our tumbling curriculum is based on structured progressions, with an emphasis on safety and progress. We insist on building a strong foundation before moving into big tumbling tricks. We maintain these standards so that our students and families can enjoy the benefits of developing excellent tumbling skills and so that we can keep our training programs safe for our athletes.

 

Tumbling 1

 

Tumbling is for new students who have little or no tumbling experience. Students are introduced to proper body positioning, terminology, and technique. They learn about the muscle groups responsible for each tumbling skill and the role that flexibility, strength,sequencing and timing plays in tumbling.Emphasis is placed on initiating the conditioning requirements needed for intermediate and advanced tumbling. Students will learn forward and backward rolls, handstand, handstand to a bridge, standing backbend to a bridge, and a kickover from a bridge. This class is 55 minutes long.

 

Tumbling 2

 

Students in Tumbling 2 refine their basic tumbling skills and increase their strength and flexibility. The backhandspring is the cornerstone of cheer tumbling and is a requirement of many cheer teams. One of the primary goals of Level 2 Tumbling is to introduce and master the backhandspring. The round off is refined with a focus on developing a strong rebound. Conditioning emphasis is placed on shoulder flexibility, back flexibility, and leg strength, all needed for the backhandspring.Students will be taught the backhandspring in staged progressions, utilizing specialized equipment. Students will be spotted on the backhandspring until both the student and the coach feels that a spot is not necessary. This class is 55 minutes long.

 

 

Giant Gymnastics strives to ensure all kids are placed in the correct class.  Still unsure?  We offer 15 minute evaluations or a trial class at no cost.  Please call the front desk and our friendly office staff will be happy to assist you.

 

 

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