Watertown Family YMCA

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Special Needs Gymnastics

Program
Gymnastics
Age
  • 4yrs-7yrs
  • 8yrs-12yrs
Location
Fairgrounds YMCA
Fee

YMCA Members: $48
Non-Members: $58
Military: $53

Learn, build and grow with the Y gymnastics special needs program where children can learn in a safe and supportive environment as they explore the world of gymnastics.

This 6 week program is open to children ages 3-12 years old and will run for 45 minutres each week
. Gymnastics gives children the chance to move their bodies in fun and creative ways. This class is designed to give children with special needs or developmental delays an opportunity to learn gymnastics in a relaxed and supported environment. Depending on age group, children may require a parent or caregiver to attend with them.  Instructors focus on gross motor skills and increasing muscle strength and coordination.

Benefits

Physical – Gymnastics helps children build a strong foundation of coordination, strength, and balance.  Instructors can work with children on basic motor skills according to their abilities before introducing them to new skills or activities as they progress. Fundamental motor function and physical fitness skills are some of the most obvious benefits to gymnastics for special needs children.

Cognitive – Gymnastics is a very physical and individual activity that helps children with special needs to discover their own sense of strength and ability in a very unique way.

Self Esteem – For any child, the ability to have confidence in one’s self is very important. It is even more crucial in children with special needs. Being in an environment where the child feels that he or she is successfully participating and contributing to the group in a team effort will help that child boost their own self-image.

Dates: January 14-February 18
Days: Sunday
Times:
Ages 3-5: 10:30-11:15 (Guardian participation required)
Ages 6-12: 11:15-12:00 (Guardian discretion)


Special Needs Gymnastics
Dates:
 January 14-February 18

Days: Sunday
Times:
Ages 3-5: 10:30-11:15
Ages 6-12: 11:15-12:00


Registration opens: December 13

Program Fees: 
YMCA Members: $48
Non-Members: $58
Military: $53

Register online, or stop in to any of our four YMCA locations.  For availability 315.755.9622