The MBJCC gymnastics program offers a wide variety of recreational and competitive gymnastics classes for children of all ages and abilities. Classes are held in our fully equipped gymnastics studio and are taught by our award-winning Coaches Michele Rivera (Coach Mickey), Stacey Hatch, Domingo Torres (Coach Dom), and/or Andrea Nisenbon. All gymnasts will be tested and placed at the appropriate level.
Note for all gymnastics classes:
-Girls must wear leotards or tight-fitting clothing. (MBJCC Team Leotards/shorts available for purchase)
-Boys must wear a fitted T-shirt or tank, and shorts or sweat pants.
-Leotards are REQUIRED for Competition Team.
-Parents are not permitted to stay in the gymnastics studio during class.
MBJCC Gymnastics Team
The MBJCC Gymnastics Team consists of Pre-Team and 5 competitive levels. Pre-Team is designed for those gymnasts that have the desire and motivation to work hard and show potential for competitive gymnastics. Levels 1 – 5 follow the USA Gymnastics program Guidelines. All children must try out to be part of the MBJCC Gymnastics Team. Children will be placed accordingly based on the Coaches’ discretion after tryouts. The competitive season runs September through May and therefore requires a full-year commitment.
PRACTICES: Practice days and times to be determined after tryouts.
Pre-Team & Level 1 • Twice/week | Level 2 • Three times/week | Level 3+ • Four times/week
February 20-21 Arabian Nights Invitational Wellington, FL
March 12-14 Rock SuperStar Invite Ft Lauderdale, FL
April 9-11 Level 6 States Coral Springs,
April 10-11 Cats Beach Blast Invite Wellington, FL
April 24-25 Spring Spectacular Invite Boca Raton, FL
May 15-16 FL Gold District Championships; Boca Raton, FL
June 16-20 AAU Age Group Nationals; Orlando, FL
PRE-TEAM (INVITE ONLY): The Pre-Team Program was created for those children who demonstrate natural flexibility and strength and have a strong desire to perform gymnastics. The primary objective of the Pre-Team program is to provide your child with the necessary foundation to perform competitive gymnastics. The main focus will be on developing strength, flexibility, and reinforcing the proper body positions to perform complex gymnastics skills. All Pre-Team members will be evaluated four times a year for the option to move to the Level 1 Team if they desire.
Every child progresses at different rates and times; for that very reason, there is never any pressure to attain certain skills, advance to another level or try and keep pace with any other participants in their class. We embrace individuality and celebrate success at all levels!
Tot Gymnastics: Children are introduced to each gymnastics apparatus and taught introductory gymnastics skills and body positions that help develop coordination, balance, strength, and body awareness. Children will also learn valuable social skills, such as working with a group, waiting for their turn, listening to directions, and following directions.
Beginner Gymnastics: For those with limited or no gymnastics experience. At this level, gymnasts are taught the basic tumbling skills such as forward rolls, cartwheels, and handstands while building self-esteem and self-confidence. Children will continue to be introduced to all Olympic events, including vault, uneven bars, and balance beam with a focus on flexibility, coordination, and strength. As the children progress, they will begin to learn simple gymnastics routines and focus more on correct form.
Intermediate Gymnastics: Gymnasts at this level must have met the requirements in the beginner level with good form and technique as this class is designed to continue to build upon that foundation. While the basics are always reviewed and applied, it is now time to challenge what they’ve learned, refine their skills, and develop more advanced techniques of execution on each gymnastics apparatus. In an ever-evolving sport, they will be exposed to more practice time and even some conditioning.
Advanced Gymnastics: Gymnasts at this level must have met the requirements for the Intermediate level. Now that their skills have developed, strength has increased, the focus has lengthened and awareness has peaked, gymnasts will approach some of the most complex and intricate skills in recreational gymnastics! It’s not just about skills… conditioning and flexibility play a huge role as the difficulty level has been amplified exponentially! This class offers strength, intensified skill development and perfection in addition to more equipment exposure all adding up to an ideal class for a girl wanting to be known as a gymnast.
LIL’ Tumblers (Prerequisite: MUST BE WALKING): This gymnastics class offers an age-appropriate introduction to gymnastics using creative expression and movement through the use of playful games and all of the gymnastics equipment with lots of parental hands-on assistance. Parental involvement provides toddlers with a comfortable environment in preparation for the transition to independent gymnastics classes. Children will bounce, swing, and roll their way through this class.