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YOUTH ATHLETICS

Youth Weight Training

Want to make gains but do not know how? We have the class for you! Learn how to use free weights, fitness machines, cardiovascular equipment as well as the basics of fitness(the how and why of getting swoll). Also, weight room etiquette and safety. Participants11-13 successfully completing this class may use the weight room, without a parent, Monday through Friday from 3-5 pm ONLY! Upon completion parents and participants must sign a behavior contract and get a Weight Room ID card. (ML)

MARTIAL ARTS

Jiujitsu

Judo does not strike techniques of any kind. It’s a purely defensive sport, based on other person’s aggressive moves. Judo is two individuals who, by gripping uniforms, use the forces of balances, power, timing and physics to subdue their opponents and it involves techniques of throwing, grapping & submission holds. It all starts from a standing position and then moves to the ground for submission techniques or to pin your opponent. Promotions are based on competition from green, brown and black belt ranks. Uniforms are mandatory as are four competitions per year. Great cross training for wrestling. (JU)

Beginner Karate

This class focuses on a structured and semi-traditional format that emphasizes self-discipline, accountability, goal setting and respect. Participants will learn basic kicks, blocks, and punching techniques with an emphasis on coordination, balance, timing and repetition. Learn breakaways, and how to move in self-defense situation. The class is structured in a traditional format that allows students to feel comfortable and accept new challenges while building self-confidence. Students have the opportunity to earn colored belt ranks at the end of the session. Parents may sign up to take the class with their child, $15, one parent, one day or $30 one parent, two days.

Intermediate/Advanced Karate

This class is conducted in a structured and traditional format that emphasizes self-discipline, accountability, goal setting and respect.  Participants will learn 12 different kicks, 23 different block, breakaways, and 12 different types of strike techniques with an emphasis on flow, power, technique, and transition.  Participants will begin learning falls, basic throws, wrist controls, joint locks, and advanced forms (Kata). Group dynamics will be practiced while working with other students on their techniques. The class is structured in a format that allows students to feel comfortable and accept new challenges while building self-confidence. Students have the opportunity to earn colored belt ranks at the end of the session. Parents may sign up to take the class with their child, $15, one parent, one day.

Tai Chi

Tai-Chi Chuan has been around for over 500 years but it is exploding in the American market! Tai-Chi provides a beneficial impact on health through moving meditation. The exercises are easy to do, have low aerobic impact and are done slowly with natural body alignment, movement and breathing. Tai-Chi Chuan is the practice of kinetics, musculature, skeletal and ligament alignment, moving posture and breathing. Join us if you need a low impact aerobics routine. Please wear loose fitting clothing.

GYMNASTICS 

Read Important Information Regarding Gymnastics HERE

Baby Bug Gymnastics     

This parent-child class encourages interaction and socialization while enhancing motor development through song and play.

Gymnastics equipment and parachute play are introduced. One parent per child.

Dragonfly Gymnastics

Learn basic tumbling, balance, and locomotion skills to promote body awareness and coordination. With-parent classes encourage parent/child interaction and socialization. One parent per child.

Cricket Gymnastics

Tumbling and basic gymnastics skills are introduced on smaller-scale equipment for preschoolers.

Kinderbugs Gymnastics

Kinderbugs introduces kindergartners to our gymnastics program. Th is class is designed to help little ones prepare for upper level gymnastics.

Gymnastics Level 1

This an introduction to gymnastics for those who are new to the sport or working on beginner skills. We introduce the basics of tumbling and gymnastic equipment.

Gymnastics for Siblings

Younger children learn from watching an older sibling as a good example. Older kids gain confidence and learn by helping a younger sibling learns new skills! The class is modified for the range of ages so there is skill development for everyone. The class is taught through obstacle courses and on various pieces of equipment.

Gymnastics Level 2

In this level, gymnasts work on tumbling skills such as round-offs bridge kick overs, and front limbers. Intermediate skills are developed on beam, vault, and bars. Students must advance or be assessed prior to registering for this level.

Gymnastics Level 2/3/4

In Level 2, gymnasts work on tumbling skills such as round-offs, bridge kick overs, and front limbers. Intermediate skills are developed on beam, vault, and bars. In Level 3, gymnasts work on front walkovers, back walkovers, and back handsprings. After completing Level 3, USA Junior Olympic skills are taught on the floor, balance beam, uneven bars, and vault. Gymnastics equipment is rotated weekly. Students must advance or be assessed prior to registering for this level.

Gymnastics Level 3/4

In Level 3, gymnasts work on skills such as front walkovers, back walkovers, and back handsprings. After completing Level 3, USA Junior Olympic skills are taught on floor, balance beam, uneven bars, and vault. Gymnastics equipment is rotated weekly. Students must advance or be assessed prior to registering for this level.

Boys Gymnastics 

Increase muscle tone, overall fitness and flexibility. We focus on tumbling and skills are taught on parallel bars, high bar, vault and rings.

Tumbling 1

Learn basic tumbling skills and develop balance and strength. Gymnastics equipment is not used.

Advanced Flip Clinic

Need help on a specific skill? This class offers time to work on back handsprings, back tucks, layouts, and other aerial skills. Must be able to do a round-off.  Great for cheerleaders!

Cheernastics

Non-competitive cheerleading and tumbling are offered in one class. Learn basic tumbling based on skill ability. Practice fundamentals including cheers, jumps, stunts and dance routines.

General Information - Tumbling & Gymnastics

  • Classes are held at Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Road, Carol Stream

  • If you are unsure of what level to register for, an assessment can be set up by calling (630) 784-6105 to schedule a time. The first week of classes, assessments will be done to make sure everyone is in the correct level. If you are being moved to another level, you will be notified by the coach.

  • Make-up classes are only available when the Carol Stream Park District cancels class.

  • Participants must register at the ARC Center 201 W. National Street, West Chicago

  • No refunds will be issued after class registration is closed.
     

New Protocols

The health and safety of our gymnasts is paramount and we’re implementing a modified operations plan in accordance with the latest Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines. Although there will be changes to our traditional class format, we’re optimistic about this opportunity to meet the needs of our gymnasts and hope you’re excited about returning to the program. The following highlights are subject to change based on further guidance from local, state, and federal authorities.

Participant Expectations:

  • “Participants” includes gymnasts and parents/guardians in a parent-child class.

  • Participants must conduct a wellness check prior to coming to class.

  • Current symptoms include: Fever of 100.4+ degrees or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

  • Refer to the CDC website as the list of symptoms is updated occasionally.

  • Participants cannot attend if they:

  • Are displaying any COVID symptoms.

  • Tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting test results.

  • Have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

  • Close contact includes a person in their household or someone they were within 6’ of for 15+minutes.

  • Participants must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times, even while practicing in the gym.

  • Participants need to be able to maintain 6’ of distance between other participants at all times.

  • Participants should come dressed for gymnastics. Use the washroom before leaving home. For increased safety measures, we ask that you limit restroom and locker room usage as much as possible.

  • Participants should eat before or after practice. Snacks will not be allowed.

  • Bring a backpack with the following:

  • Large towel, beach towel, or small blanket

  • Water bottle (filled). Drinking fountain is not available.

  • For team members only:

  • Chalk in a Ziploc bag (we will provide)

  • Grips, wristbands

  • Spray bottle filled with water (for Shooting and Super if applicable)

  • Hair ties

  • Recommended items:

  • Plastic bag for shoes

  • Paper bag for mask

 

Modified Operations:

  • Parents are not allowed in the building (except those in a parent-child class).

  • Parent watch opportunities are suspended until further notice.

  • Curbside drop-off and pick-up procedures are now in place, located at the northwest doors nearest the gymnastics room.

  • Parents must remain in their cars during drop-off and pick-up.

  • Do not arrive earlier than 5 minutes before class start time.

  • Coaches will be waiting for gymnasts outside until the class start time.

  • Please be prompt for pick-up as our coaches need to prepare for their next class.

  • If you are late dropping off, call (630) 784-6122 to reach a staff member.

  • If you are picking up early, call (630) 784-6122 to reach a staff member who will bring your child outside.

  • Practice start and end times will be staggered to ensure time for the gymnasts to get in and out of the gym safely.

  • Fewer classes will take place at the same time in order to reduce capacity.

 

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West Chicago, IL 60185

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630.231.9474

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