Gymnastics and Tumbling
The Tampa Y offers preschool and recreational gymnastics classes, tumbling classes and competitive gymnastics teams.
Trained gymnastics coaches and instructors have carefully developed exercises, drills and routines appropriate for each age, ability and skill level.
The Tampa Y gymnastics coaches support each participant and provide opportunities to improve their skills. Instructors and coaches motivate and encourage participants to learn and practice new skills. The Tampa Y ensures the gym and Y environment is a positive, fun and safe place for youth to learn and work together. Gymnastics classes are a fun way for children to get physical activity and develop self-discipline.
The Tampa Y gymnastics program offers many levels of difficulty. There is something for kids of all ages, skill and ability. The Tampa Y gymnastics staff can help determine the correct class or team for your child.
Top Flight Competitive Gymnastics Team
The competitive gymnastics team is for kids who want to compete in levels 1 - 10 and the Xcel Program. Top Flight team members compete in both AAU and USAG divisions at the state, regional and national level. Please contact the Bob Sierra Youth and Family Center or the North Brandon Family Y gymnastics director for an evaluation.
The Preschool Gymnastics Class is a structured gymnastics class with age-appropriate warm-up and gymnastics circuits. Participants must be comfortable attending class on their own (ages 3 and up). Parent/child classes are available for toddlers of walking age to 4 years old.
In recreational gymnastics classes at the Tampa Y, participants will begin to learn the basic skills in gymnastics events, including vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor, rings, pommel horse, parallel bars, high bar and vault. Flexibility and strength training are an integral part of each class. Classes are 55 minutes and consists of four physical circuits and conclude with a fun game, exercise or foam pit activity.
Intermediate gymnastics classes have been designed for gymnasts who have mastered basic skills and are ready for a new challenge. Classes are 55 minutes and consist of four physical circuits and end with a game, exercise or foam pit activity. Participants will build their skills and learn new tricks.
From basic skills to advanced flips and twists, the class curriculum has been created to elevate a gymnast’s tumbling performance. Tumbling classes reinforce floor routine and tumbling basics by spending time enhancing flexibility and performing drills. Classes are 55 minutes and a great option for participants to enhance their skills in addition to cheer and gymnastics classes.
After participants have mastered the skills in intermediate gymnastics, the advanced gymnastics class will offer new challenges. Gymnasts will work to prepare for the competitive team on all four Women’s Junior Olympic Events. Advanced gymnastics is a pre-team level for those who wish to join the competitive team or work on and advance their skills. The two-hour class allows more time for gymnasts to work on and perfect their skills. The advanced class is by staff recommendation only.