CGA Rec Newsletter

Weeks 5 & 6

Signing Up For Next Session

Priority Registration for members will begin Monday, February 24th. All recommendations will be determined by Sunday, February 23rd. If your child has class later in the week and you would like to sign up earlier, feel free to contact us and we will check the rec binders for which class their coach recommends. Most of the class times will remain the same in the following session so you can start brainstorming which class time best suits your schedule.

Upcoming Events:

February 22nd:

Week Six (February 24th - March 1st):
  • Priority Registration for Spring Session (Members-Only)
Week Seven (March 3rd - March 8th):
  • Picture Week
  • Bring-A-Friend Week (Pre-K Classes)
  • Open Registration for Spring Session

    March 17th:

    • Make-up classes for February 17th Snow Day
    March 18th - March 30th
    • No Rec Gymnastics Classes
    March 24th - March 28th
    • CGA Spring Break Camp

    Weeks Five & Six

    School Age Rec

    At the end of week 5 there will be no more skill assessment logging until next session. Week 6 will mark the beginning of some less structured weeks of class. Weeks 6-8 are designed to keep kids from growing tired of similar skills and rotations. Skill acquisition will still play a primary role but our methods will evolve. These weeks allow our knowledgeable coaches to show off the individual talents they bring to the class. This is a great time for coaches to experiment with new drills, games and coaching techniques.

    Pre-K Classes

    Week Five - Climbing Week

    This week we'll be harnessing our inner monkeys!

    Week Six - Jumps & Tucks

    Week six we focus on the tuck position - knees bent up to chest. We're also doing lots of jumps and adding jumps to some of the skills we've previously worked on such as making our forward rolls into dive rolls.

    A Message From Miss Ashley

    Recommendations for Pre-K Classes

    Recommendation cards will be issued for all pre-k classes in Week 6. Class recommendations for these classes are based on the age of your gymnast. If you child's birthday falls within the dates of the spring session you have the option of signing them up whichever class you feel would be a better fit. We will recommend the class we think will best fit your child based on their skills, independence and personality.

    Coach Luke's Corner

    New Recommendation Cards

    This session we will pass out a recommendation cards in Week 6. School-age recommendation cards will now include an assessment of your child’s skill acquisition. We hope these new cards will do a better job of showing you how far your child has come!

    Our evaluation skills are not the only indicator of what class will best fit your child. These skills help give us a better idea as to which class they will thrive in but there are a number of other factors your child coa. After all, being in the gym is more than learning a dozen gymnastics skills; we hope your child will take home some life skills while they’re at it!

    Each card will come with a personal comment from your gymnast's coach. As always feel free to stop us after a class and ask how things are going. Communication is an important part of a healthy working relationship between coach, athlete and parent. Feedback from parents is enlightening and encouraged!

    Fliipin' Illini Club Meet

    Come out to CGA Saturday, February 22nd to support the Flippin' Illini Gymnastics Club. CGA Owner Ian Dennehy along with Coach Tyler and Coach Mike will be competing as well.

    Spring Break Camp

    CGA will be offering an all-day Spring Break Camp March 24th-28th. Families are welcome to sign up for one day or all five. Activities will include gymnastics instruction, games, arts & craft projects, obstacle courses, movies and more! This camp is intended for all skill levels of gymnastics.

    Parents will need to send their children with a bag lunch. A mid-morning snack will be provided by CGA.

    Ages: 4 years old - 5th grade
    Price: Members $45 Per Day; Non-members $50 Per Day
    Time: 9am-4pm (Drop off 8:30-9:00am; pick up 4:00-4:30)