The Philosophy of Airborne Gymnastics
Gymnastics is not merely a sport, it is a great activity for every developing child. The movement skills, balance, strength, and kinesthetic awareness ingrained through gymnastics will prepare your child for whatever physical activities and sports they pursue in the future. Gymnastics also prepares children for life … not just physically, but also academically and socially.
Academically: Students gain memory and organizational skills.
Socially: Students are introduced to the concepts of goal setting, hard work, perseverance, and cooperation. Students learn valuable social skills while interacting with fellow classmates and instructors.
Physically: With childhood obesity on the rise, what could be healthier than learning early in life that exercise is fun? Students work hard, but have a great time while doing so.
Airborne Gymnastics Program Design
Our gymnastics classes are divided into two seasonal programs: the School Year Program and the Summer Program.
The School Year Gymnastics Program
The School Year Program is designed for students to participate in throughout the entire school year (nine months in length). When you enroll in a fall class, that class will build throughout the year and culminate the last week in May. Students benefit from this style in a number of ways:
- The student / teacher relationship develops and maintains, allowing better communication and evaluation.
- Students develop and maintain more meaningful student / student relationships.
- Gymnastics classes progress at a faster rate when there are fewer registration gaps allowing greater levels of development.
- Teachers move students up to more challenging levels “as-needed”, instead of having to wait for the end of a shorter session.
The Summer Gymnastics Program
The Summer Program is designed for student participation as they are available during the summer. The goal for our summer program is for everyone to be able to participate in classes and camps, but still be able to go on family vacations. To make this possible we offer a flexible tuition schedule for our classes during the summer, which means you sign up and pay for only the number of weeks you will be here. We also offer a variety of weekly camp programs for ages 2 1/2 and older.
Differences Between “Team”, “Group”, and “Class”
Not only does Airborne Gymnastics offer a variety of skilled-based recreational classes, we also support a variety of competitive gymnastics teams and performance groups.
Recreational Gymnastics Classes:Students in our recreational gymnastics classes learn gymnastics skills in a low-pressure, non-competitive environment. Class students will not be expected or pushed to do any skill that makes them uncomfortable. For example, if a student is afraid of performing a certain skill on the balance beam, they will simply work on an easier version of the scary skill, perhaps using a lower balance beam or a line on the floor, until they gain confidence.
Gymnastics Performance Groups:Students who participate in the gymnastics performance groups are expected to commit a bit more time than our recreational class students. These students are required to be enrolled in a recreational class and attend an additional weekly rehearsal. Students participating in our Group Gymnastics Program must be able to work together as a group. They also have outside performance commitments to the group at various events such as the Longmont Art Walk, the Boulder Creek Festival, etc.
Gymnastics Teams: Team members are expected to make a much greater physical, emotional and financial commitment to gymnastics than those students in a class environment. Competitive Team members may practice up to six days per week in preparation for competitions. Team members are expected to work harder on their weak events until their skills have been mastered. Progress on a team cannot be achieved until fears are overcome and weak skills become strengths. Team members are also expected to set an example for the other gymnasts. They are expected to spend more time in the gym and they must always portray a positive image as they are viewed as official representatives of Airborne. Whether in the gym, around the community, or throughout the state, team members are expected to hold themselves to Airborne’s highest standards.
Contact Airborne Gymnastics in Longmont, CO
Airborne Gymnastics offers fun activities for kids and opportunities to enhance kids’ health through gymnastics classes, trampoline, tumbling, and much more.
Not only does Airborne offer a variety of skilled-based recreational gymnastics classes for kids, we also support a variety of competitive gymnastics teams and performance groups. Contact Airborne Gymnastics at (303) 684-3716 to get your child involved today! You can also contact us for summer camp information, birthday ideas, and hosting your special event at Airborne Gymnastics.