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Young Gymnast


The West Chicago Park District's gymnastics programs are designed to help children develop physical fitness, coordination, confidence, social skills, and discipline. Programs are available to children ages 1-14 and is run by experienced and knowledgeable coaches who are passionate about gymnastics and dedicated to helping children reach their full potential.

Gymnastics classes are held through a joint program with the Carol Stream Park District at Simkus Recreation Center located at: 849 W. Lies Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188.

Gymnastics Level 1 (Ages 6-14)

In this introduction to gymnastics class, those who are new to the sport or working on beginner skills will be introduced to the basics of tumbling and gymnastics equipment.

Gymnastics Level 2 (Ages 6-14)

Gymnasts will work on their tumbling skills such as: round-offs, bridge kickovers, and front limbers. Intermediate skills are developed on the beam, vault, and bars. Students must advance or be assessed prior to registering for this level.

Gymnastics Level 3 & 4 (Ages 6-14)

In this level, gymnasts work on skills such as front walkovers, back walkovers, and round-off flip flops. Gymnastics equipment is rotated weekly. Students must advance or be assessed prior to registering for this level.

Baby Bug Gymnastics (Ages 1-2)

This parent-child class encourages interaction and socialization while enhancing motor development through song and play. Gymnastics equipment and parachute play are introduced. Participants must be able to walk on their own. One adult per child required.

Cricket Gymnastics (Ages 3-4)

Tumbling and basic gymnastics skills are introduced on smaller-scale equipment for preschoolers. 3 year old participants should take a parent/tot class prior to registering for a non-parent class.

Dragonfly Gymnastics (Ages 2-3)

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

Kinderbugs Gymnastics (Ages 5-6)

Kinderbug Gymnastics introduces Kindergartners into our Gymnastics program. This class is designed to help little ones prepare for upper level gymnastics.

Cheernastics (Ages 4-10)

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

Ninja Classes

3 levels of Ninja classes are now offered! Mini Ninjas, Ninja Stars and Super Ninjas will explore training drills inspired by American Ninja Warrior using strength, stability and more. Powered in part by a grant from Power Play, there is no shortage of fun in these classes. Our all-new Ninja Training classes, geared for boys and girls who are looking to train like an American Ninja Warrior with fun age appropriate obstacles, and challenges. Classes are split into levels by age group. Try our Teeter Totter, Hurdles and more!

Mini Ninjas (Ages 2-3, with Parent)

Ninja Stars (Ages 3-5)

Super Ninjas (Ages 6-10)

Looking for a class that you don't see offered? Please contact Pam Schiavoni, Recreation Supervisor, at 630.231.9474

or for more information.

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