Gymnastics

The Fox Valley Family YMCA gymnastics program is patterned after the U.S.A. Gymnastics Federation Junior Olympic Program. We offer beginner through advanced instruction. Our goal is to help each child achieve their highest potential through proper skill progression with safety as our number one concern.

We encourage all our participants to pursue their gymnastics dreams by providing them with the coaches, resources, and encouragement to do so in well-rounded programs for all ages and skills. Strength and aerobic conditioning are an instrumental part of the development in our participants as is building self-confidence, determination, teamwork, sportsmanship and awareness of their potential to set goals and achieve what they thought was impossible.

Our fully equipped YMCA gymnastics training facility, located at our Central Branch, includes uneven bars, balance beams, vaulting table, practice pit, and 40’ x 40’ spring floor exercise mat, plus a "little gym" specifically designed for our Tumbling Tykes with low beams, wedge mats, and tot-sized vault.

Contact Gymnastics Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information at 630-552-4100 x228 or sign up for class online

BEGINNER TUMBLING (ages 6+)
For anyone with little to no experience. Skills include Rolls, handstands, cartwheels, backbend, round-offs, handstand fall to bridge, and dive rolls.

ADVANCED BEGINNER TUMBLING (ages 6+)
For anyone with little to no experience. Director approval needed. Skills include Rolls, handstands, cartwheels, backbend, round-offs, handstand fall to bridge, and dive rolls.

INTERMEDIATE TUMBLING (ages 6+)
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Beginner and Advanced Beginner tumbling. Director approval needed. Skills include Back extension rolls, front and back walkovers, standing flip-flop, front handspring, fly-spring, aerial cartwheel, round-off flip-flop, punch front, standing back, and power tumbling passes.

NINJA TUMBLING (ages 6+)
Try your strength and skills on different obstacles based on the hit TV show American Ninja Warrior. While learning some tumbling to help improve strength and balance.

CHEERNASTICS (ages 4-6)
In this class, students will learn the basics of cheerleading, including arm movements, jumps, and cheers. They will learn a few different dances. The students will also cheer for the youth sports games held on Saturdays during appropriate sessions with corresponding sports programs.

CHEER 1 (ages 6+)
For anyone wanting to learn basic tumbling for cheerleading. Skills include cartwheels on both sides, handstands, dive rolls, handstand fall to bridge, backbends, backbend kick overs, and round-offs.

CHEER 2 (ages 6+)
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Cheer 1. Director approval needed. Skills included: Standing flip-flops, front handsprings, and round-off flip-flop.

CHEER 3 (ages 6+)
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Cheer 1 and Cheer 2. Director approval needed. Skills included: Connected standing flip-flops, fly springs, punch fronts, Round-off connected flip-flops.

CHEER 4 (ages 6+)
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Cheer 1, Cheer 2, and Cheer 3. Director approval needed. Skills included: Standing back tucks, Round-off flip-flop back tucks, Arabians, layouts, fulls, and more advanced skills based on each individual.

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All branches of Gymnastics and Tumbling help develop motor skills through activities that increase strength, balance and body control.

FVFYMCA Instructional GymnasticsTINY TYKES (ages 1-2 with parent)
Experience an exciting and playful atmosphere with your little ones while they explore the world of movement. Focusing on basic gymnastics skill and fine motor skill development, balance, and coordination. How tiny’s learn best! 

MINI TYKES (ages 3)
Kids will earn to be independent while practicing proper techniques through specific gymnastic stations and circuits. Learning the basics for vault, walking on beam in different directions, properly holding the bar while holding positions, and starting their rolls, cartwheels, and handstands. 

MIGHTY TYKES (ages 4-5)
Learning through circuits, stations and different props to allow mighties to not only stay on task but also to have fun while learning gymnastics. Promoting strength, balance, coordination, flexibility with all their skills. Learning the basics for vault, walking on beam in different directions, properly hold the bar while holding positions, and starting their rolls, cartwheels and handstands. Progressive gymnastics skills (Beginner-Intermediate) are introduced and developed as the gymnast’s skill level improves.

BEGINNER (ages 6+)
For anyone with little to no experience. Skills include jumps for vault, glide swing, cast, hip pullover, walking on the beam in different directions, rolls, cartwheels, backbend,  and handstands on floor. Preparing you for Advanced Beginner.

ADVANCED BEGINNER
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Beginner. Director approval needed. Skills include handstand fall flat, back hip circle, bar dismount, jumps on beam, split jumps, backbend kick over and candlestick forward roll. Preparing you for Intermediate.

INTERMEDIATE
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Beginner and Advanced Beginner. Director approval needed. Skills include: jump to handstand fall flat, shoot through, mill circle, cut back, levers on beam, half turns, stretch jumps, cartwheel to handstand, leaps on floor, back walkovers on floor. Preparing you for Pre-team.

 

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Fox Valley Flyers Competitive Team

For class times and descriptions download our program guide.

*Advancement from each level may take anywhere from three months to two years, depending on the individual gymnast. The Y reserves the right to move gymnasts to the appropriate levels, combine classes, cancel classes, and change times during the course of all sessions.

Screen-Shot-2017-11-20-at-1.26.09-PMFOX VALLEY FLYERS
The Fox Valley Flyers is a competitive gymnastics team that competes in YMCA and USAG meets - USAG routines are used. The Flyers have the opportunity to qualify for YMCA Nationals each year. This summer the Flyers traveled to Toledo, Ohio and competed in the YMCA Gymnastics Nationals. All current team members and gymnasts that would like to be considered for the competition team must attend Summer Camp held in June. For more additional information please contact Gymnast Director Jenny Menz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our goal as coaches is to not only make this a strong, competitive team but to teach our girls the importance of working together and supporting each other. We believe what they learn here will stay with them long after their gymnastics careers.

PRE-TEAM
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Beginner, Advanced Beginner, and Intermediate.  Director approval needed.  This class will prepare you for the competitive gymnastics team. Learning the skills that are needed for Level 3.


A gymnastics birthday party at the Y means that kids will have fun in our foam pit and tumble through our obstacle course! The Y provides pizzas, juice, tableware, and even a Birthday t-shirt - this is all included in the price. Plus, YMCA Gymnastics staff member will be on hand to run the party from start to finish. This includes all the setup and cleanup! See below for our 2 party package options:

PARTY PACKAGE 1 | Up to 15 children | $150M / $225NM | Ages 6+
The Y provides 1 staff, 2 large pizzas, 2 juices, all paper products and a Birthday t-shirt! 15 invites max including the birthday child. No more than 15 children.

PARTY PACKAGE 2 | 15-25 children | $230M / $330NM | Ages 6+
The Y provides 2 staff, 3 large pizzas, 2 juices, all paper products and a Birthday t-shirt! 25 invites max including the birthday child. No more than 25 children.

All parties run for 2 hours. Gymnastic parties can be held some Saturdays and most Sundays. 3 weeks notice is needed to secure a party date.

Call to book your birthday party today!
(630) 552-4100 EXT. 243


The Y offers many different themed parties.  Click here for more info.