Keene Family YMCA Gymnastics
The Keene Family YMCA gymnastics program provides quality, individualized instruction for children and adults. Our gymnastics programs uses innovative coaching techniques and supportive parental involvement. Each gymnast is given the opportunity to develop physically, emotionally, mentally, and socially through fun, safe, and challenging activities. We offer classes for every age and every level.
Gymnastics helps children become stronger, more flexible, and helps build endurance, agility, coordination, balance, and speed. All children, regardless of ability, are welcome in our programs. There is a program for everyone here at the Y.
Our Goals Are:
- To promote a fun, exciting, long term experience to each and every gymnast.
- To promote independence and self-discipline through challenging activities.
- To promote team spirit through cooperative team building techniques.
For more information about gymnastics, please contact Sara Johnson, Gymnastics Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Gymnastics challenges youth to persevere to new levels of achievement. Kids gain self-confidence when they realize their potential. They have a chance to express themselves in this unique sport that combines creativity and physicality.
Gymnasts of all abilities and ages have a great opportunity to have fun while developing a basic foundation for the sport of gymnastics. Our progressive lessons help kids fine-tune their talents and love of the sport. With enthusiastic instructors leading the way, students are excited and motivated to learn new skills each week.
Programs for everyone from toddlers to teens.
For the toddler and preschooler, an introduction to the fun and excitement of gymnastics! Run, jump, tumble, climb, and roll in our Parent/Child and preschool gymnastics classes. With our welcoming, caring and experienced instructors leading the way, children are excited and motivated to learn new skills each week
For older children, fun, structured, skill based classes for gymnasts of every level. Gain strength, coordination and self esteem on the vault, bars, beam, floor and tumble trak.
Royals Team & Pre-Team
The Keene Family YMCA is home to the Royals Gymnastics Team. The team and pre-team options offer gymnasts the opportunity to compete against other teams throughout the season at a variety of meets. Being a member of the team is a commitment for both the gymnast and their parents. It is a commitment of time, effort, and energy…but so worth it. Our competitive gymnastics program offers a great opportunity to push your limits.
To be a member of either team, gymnasts must be Keene Family YMCA members.
The stepping stone between school age gymnastics and our competitive team. Gymnasts work on developing the Junior Olympic Compulsory Level 2 routines while building and developing skills towards Level 3. Practice is held twice weekly. Pre-Team competes in two or three “fun” meets during the season.
Practice 5 hours per week
Royals Competitive Team
The Royals compete in the Eastern and Western YMCA Leagues (Beginning at Junior Olympic Compulsory Level 3, and Xcel Silver), as well as the USA Gymnastics League (Begins at Junior Olympic Compulsory Level 4, and Xcel Gold). Our team is comprised of Junior Olympic Level 3-9 as well as Xcel Silver through Diamond. Practice is held three days per week.
Level 3/4/Xcel Silver:
Practice 8 hours per week
Level 5-9/Xcel Gold/Platinum/Diamond:
Practice 9 hours per week
Rachel Bradley, Head Coach
Years of YMCA service: 4 years
Gymnastics History/Experience: Rachel began ballet when she was three-years-old and then transitioned to gymnastics. She was a gymnast for 5 years at a USAG Gymnastics facility and became a volunteer coach at the age of 12. After two years of volunteering, she became a coach at 14 years old. Rachel began working with toddlers and preschool children, slowly moving up to work with older children. After two years, she began to coach the gymnastics team levels 1 through 3.
In 2016, Rachel started work at the Ocean Community YMCA in Westerly, Rhode Island. She coached levels 2-8 and coached at competitions all around New England. In 2018, she started to coach level 3 and 4 at the Keene Family YMCA. In 2019, Rachel became the Team Head Coach of levels 2 through 9 and Xcel Silver through Platinum. She coaches at competitions all around New England as well as regionals and nationals. In 2019, she coached at Nationals in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
Rachel attends Keene State College and will be graduating in May of 2021. She majors in Criminal Justice and Sociology with a minor in addictions.
Give yourself and your children the chance to find the gymnast inside while exploring our state-of-the-art Gymnastics Center. You can tumble or bounce down the TumbleTrak, jump into the giant foam pit, try the balance beam, and more. This program is a FREE member service.
We offer four types of open gymnastics:
MINI OPEN GYM: Ages 5 and younger. With a parent/guardian on floor, accompanying child at all times.
YOUTH OPEN GYM: Ages 6-12 years only without parents on the floor.
FAMILY OPEN GYM: Ages 12 and younger. This is mixed ages and will need a parent/guardian on the floor at all times.
ADULT OPEN GYM: Age 13+ or enrolled in Rising Stars or PreTeam
When signing up, please make sure you select the correct session for you.