J.A.G. Recreational Classes
We offer the following programs designed with your family in mind.
Caregiver & Child: Ages 1-3
Bring the “wee” ones! This class introduces a child to the gymnastics environment: a safe place to practice and develop new found abilities. Climbing, rolling, hanging, jumping, running, new faces, new colors, new sights and sounds to discover and explore all with the safety of someone familiar nearby to enjoy and take part in the new discoveries experienced. This is the time of exploration and discovery!
Kids Progressive Levels 1-2: Ages 3-5
This is a stage of new found confidence! Here at JAG, we provide a safe environment and instruction that will assist your child in developing their fine and gross motor skills. They will also be introduced to social skills as they learn to interact with their peers in a positive manner. This class introduces basic gymnastics skills with the Fun and Fit Kindergym Star System to Achieve! Activities include Vault, Bars, Balance Beam, Trampoline and Tumbling. There is an 8:1 student to instructor ratio for this class.
Ninja Tricking Class (co-ed) Levels 1-3: Ages 6+
The Ninja Tricking class is a mixture of learning the art of tricking, while training through our versions of a Ninja course! Half of the class time will be dedicated to tricking which is an alternative sport movement combining martial arts, gymnastics, breakdancing, and other performing arts to create an aesthetic blend of flips, kicks, and twists. The other half of the class time will be spent on different versions of a Ninja course strategically placed through the gym to challenge the mind and body through movement.
Girls Progressive Levels 1-2: Ages 6+
Ages 6-8: Your child is growing in leaps and bounds, curious and excited about learning. We at JAG continue to foster this sense of curiosity through a kinesthetic experience by introducing basic gymnastic skills as well as developing strength and flexibility that will enhance other sport endeavors. Activities include Vault, Bars, Balance Beam, Trampoline and Tumbling. This class also introduces the first level in the Girls Fun and Fit Star System to Achieve! There is an 8:1 student to instructor ratio for all Girls Progressive Classes.
Tumbling & Fitness: Ages 8+ATTENTION Cheerleaders, Dancers, Gymnasts, and Tumbling Enthusiasts! Are you trying to make it onto your school's Cheerleading team? Looking to add a few tricks to your dance solo? Do you just love to tumble? You will FLIP over this class! At JAG, our Tumbling classes consist of strength and flexibility training, basic tumbling development, and an introduction to many new tumbling skills! You must be at least 8 years old to participate in this class. Tumbling experience is not required as students are split up based on each individual’s needs. There is an 8:1 student to instructor ratio for this class.
Xcel Invitational Programs
Xcel Developmental: Ages 6+
Our Xcel Developmental Team is a 90-minute class that introduces more advanced gymnastics skills on all 4 of the Women’s Artistic Disciplines, as well as strength and flexibility training to assist our students with achieving such skills. At JAG, we offer a unique experience for our Xcel Developmental students. Depending on their personal goals and their families’ needs, students can participate in this class recreationally or as a “prep” for our Semi-Competitive Xcel Bronze Team.
Xcel Competitive Team: Ages 6+
XCEL is an alternative USA Gymnastics competitive program offering individual flexibility to coaches and gymnasts. The goal of XCEL is to provide gymnasts of varying abilities and commitment levels the opportunity for a rewarding gymnastics experience.
Xcel Non-Competitive Program: Ages 6+
We offer the same experience for those interested in the Xcel Program who may not have interest in competing. These athletes will receive the same attention and schedule as the competitive program without competing.
Junior Olympic Invitational Programs
Hot Shots: Ages 4-5
This is an introductory level to Pre-Team level that introduces the gymnast to the skills, drills and gym etiquette necessary to be a successful competitive gymnast. Generally, gymnasts are ages 3-5 in this program.
Pre-Team: Ages 5-8
This level is designed specifically to ready the gymnast to compete at Level 3. Emphasis is placed on form and technique, teaching the gymnast the importance of proper skill performance.
USAG Junior Olympic Team Levels 3-10
The JO program designed by USA Gymnastics is broken into seven competitive levels that are recognized by the state of Connecticut. Levels are broken into compulsory and optional routines. The compulsory levels are comprised of levels 3-5 while the optional levels include levels 6-10. Levels 3-6 culminate with a State Championship, levels 7-8 with a Regional Championship, and levels 9-10 with a National Championship. Our program currently has full competitive teams in every level.