Progressive Gymnastics

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About Darien Gymnastics

The Darien YMCA is fortunate to have a team of former Elite gymnasts and coaches leading our gymnastics program. This international four- person team has created and coached a winning team whose successes include qualification to the Junior Olympic National Championships and many State, Regionals and National Wins. The coaching expertise is felt throughout the entire gymnastics program.

All Gymnastics classes are held in our NEW Gymnastics Facility at the Main YMCA.


About Progressive Gymnastics

Gymnastics is world renowned for its ability to build strong and flexible bodies. Our classes build and reinforce children’s skills in the areas of physical coordination, agility, endurance, strength, balance, gross motor skills, and fine motor skills, yet the most important ingredient in our program is FUN. Kids gladly join in physical fitness exercises that are packaged as fun. All of our classes teach basic skill progressions, which vary according to the age and ability of each child. Overall, our unique approach to teaching creates the ideal environment for enhancing children’s physical development.

*Select classes by your child’s age; children will be evaluated on the first day of classes, and then placed in “beginners” or “intermediate” groups.  The “2” level of each course denotes intermediate, where a more challenging curriculum will be taught.



Rollers: Beginner and Intermediate gymnastics for girls in K and 1st Grade.
Swingers: Beginner and Intermediate gymnastics for girls in 2nd and 3rd Grade.
Cartwheels: Beginner and Intermediate gymnastics for girls in 4th and 5th Grade.

Boys Team: Program is by referral Only – Contact Coach Yury for Details

Be a part of our newest and most exciting program in years. Coached by Yury Vasilyev, former Head Vaulting Coach of our National Girls Championship Team, Yury brings a wealth of experience to our inaugural Boys Team.

This program will challenge your young athlete and equip him with the necessary tools to compete in all 6 Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Events: Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, Still Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars, and Horizontal Bar.

Limited competition opportunities will be provided in this first year.

Participation on the Boys Team is by selection only and includes ages 7 and up.
New – Boys Mighty Mites (Ages 5-6)

This is a Boys only class coached by Yury Vasilyev. Your young athlete will learn Gymnastics fundamentals while gaining strength, endurance and confidence. Mighty Mites serves as a perfect introduction to our Team Program and will afford your child the opportunity  to pursue a competitive direction.

Summer 2016 Session Dates

Session 1: June 20 – July 15 (4 weeks)
Session 2: July 18 – August 12 (4 weeks)

RollersnnFees: Members - $95/sessionnNon-Members - $145/session4:00 - 5:00 PMnnBoys & GirlsnKindergarten n& First Grade
Swingers & CartwheelsnnFees: Members - $95/sessionnNon-Members - $145/session5:15 - 6:15 PMnnBoys & Girlsn2nd - 5th Grade