School Age

 

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Our Developmental Program follows the guidelines of USA Gymnastics in training and skill progressions.  This progress is charted by the coaches and is used to promote gymnasts to more challenging levels.  A beginner will enroll as a Level I in the age-appropriate division and successively move to Level 2 etc upon completion of required skills.  Due to the individual nature of the sport, students will advance at their own pace.

Alamo Coaches are trained to watch for exceptional talent, ability and work ethic in Developmental Classes.  Upon spotting these traits, coaches may approach a parent to recommend a trial for a more advanced Pre-Team or Team Program.  At this point a Team Coach will evaluate the athlete’s potential for a more rigorous and rewarding training regiment!

Once a gymnast is selected for the Team Program and the family decides to participate, the investment in time, energy, finance and all around commitment increase significantly as do the rewards!
Alamo has produced well over 3,000 Junior Olympians, taking top team awards at local, district and state championships.  We have had over 25 gymnasts on Regional or National Teams with 11 going on to compete in NCAA Gymnastics at eight major universities.  Four of these athletes were NCAA “All Americans” with two members on National Championship Teams.  With three nominations for the Nissen-Emery Award we are also proud to have one AGC Alumnus who has taken the title of top gymnast in the nation!

 

Girls Gymnastics Class description and curriculum

 

 

Boys Gymnastics Class description and curriculum

 

Class Prerequisites Description
Superstars’ (ages 4.5-5.5), coed none This is a preschool class for students with the maturity and listening skills to transition to a longer class.  This class takes place at the Alamo Family Fitness Center.
Boys Level 1 Jr (ages 5-7)Boys Level 1 Sr (ages 8-12) none A gymnastics class for beginners. Students will learn basic positions and exercises on all six apparatus (floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar)that will increase their strength, coordination, and flexibility. This class takes place at the Alamo Family Fitness Center.
Boys Level 2 (ability-based) Pass Level 1 OR Walk up pullover, cartwheel, handstand, forward and backward rolls, bridge, front supports, good upper body strength Students will build on the skills they learned in Level 1, increasing the amplitude and difficulty, and connecting skills together.  This class takes place in the main gym at Alamo Gymnastics Center
Boys Level 3 (ability-based) Pass Level 2 OR Evaluation by Alamo Staff Students will be introduced to skills of higher difficulty, such as the back handspring on floor. It is suggested that Level 3 gymnasts try to enroll in more than one class per week in order to increase their strength and continue their progress.  This class takes place in the main gym at Alamo Gymnastics Center
Boys Level 4-5 Noncompete Pass Level 3 OR Evaluation by Alamo Staff Gymnasts will practice 2 full hours. This is a great option for gymnasts who are aspiring to transition to the competitive team OR for multi-sport athletes who want to continue building their skills but don’t have time for the competitive team.  This class takes place in the main gym at Alamo Gymnastics Center