Class Descriptions

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This program is designed for little ones ages 15 months (Suwanee)/ 18 months (Lawrenceville) to 36 months. The class is mom, dad or grandparent assisted. One assist is allowed in the gym per child per class. The goal of this program is to introduce important socialization skills such as listening and following directions, waiting for turns, and interacting with new friends. If your child is 2 ½ and is ready to be independent then they may try our TymbleTyke program.


186_parachuteTUMBLETYKES®

This program is designed to allow your child to participate in an activity that promotes fun and physical fitness through the sport of gymnastics. It is also the goal of this program to introduce important socialization skills such as listening and following directions, waiting for turns, and interacting with new friends. Your child will receive an achievement ribbon approximately every sixteen weeks to reward his/her participation in this program. Tumble Tykes is for children 2 1/2 – 5 1/2 years old. Once your child enters into Kindergarten they can advance into the Kindergarten/1st grade program.

Suwanee Only: If your child is under 3 years, 6 months, they will be in the TumbleTyke (TTY3) class. Once they turn 4 they will stay in the TTY3 program till the end of the session. They will move up to the TT4/5 class in the next session.

If your child is over 2 years, 6 months and are independent and follow directions they will be in the TumbleTyke (TT2/3) class. Once they turn 3 they will stay in the TTY3 program till the end of the session. They will move up to the TT3/4 class in the next session.

If your child is over 3 years, 6 months, they will be the TumbleTyke (TT3/4) program. Once they turn 4 they will stay in the TT3/4 program till the end of the session. They will move up to the TT4/5 class in the next session.

If your child 4 years and not in or entering Pre-K, they will be the TumbleTyke (TT4/5) program. Once they turn 5 they will stay in the TT4/5 program till the end of the session. They will move up to the K/1 class in the next session.


149_Hayden_Barnett,_Lawrenceville_3_KINDERGARTEN / 1ST GRADE / NOVICE I YOUNG/ NOVICE I

This level of gymnastic instruction is an “introduction” level. The goal of this program is to introduce students to basic gymnastic skills, creating a foundation that will prepare them for our mastery levels. Your child will work on the Olympic events and the trampoline.

Girls Olympic Events: Vault, Bars, Beam, and Floor

Boys Olympic Events: Floor, Pommel Horse, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars, and Horizontal Bar

Twice a year your child will receive a ribbon during ribbon week. Each gymnast will also receive a skill sheet listing the skills he/she will be exposed to throughout the year.


100_IMG_0361NOVICE II YOUNG / NOVICE II / GOLD MEDAL

These classes comprise our “mastery” program. The goal of this program is to aid students as they progress from basic gymnastic skills to a more difficult and challenging skill level. Students will receive an “evaluated” skill sheet twice a year. This skill sheet will contain check marks noting all skills that the student has mastered up to that date. Students will also receive ribbons per Olympic event as the Kindergarten/1st Grade students, with the total number of mastered skills listed on the back of each ribbon. Georgia Gymnastics Academy strives to maintain a high quality gymnastics program for every child.


191_boys_20practiceTRAINERS

These classes are open to gymnasts by invitation only. Class members are usually discovered in their Kindergarten/1st Grade, Novice I, Novice II or Intermediate recreational classes. These gymnasts stand out in their classes for their focus, strength, flexibility, physical coordination and the desire to enter into the competitive level of gymnastics. Age ranges for this group are generally from six to twelve years old. Trainer Classes generally meet twice a week for an hour and a half per class. Proper etiquette, body conditioning, shaping and flexibility continue will prepare the gymnasts to enter our team programs. Attention is paid to the USAG skills that will prepare the gymnasts to enter our Team program.


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“TOPS” is the Talent Opportunity Program supported by the USA Gymnastics Federation. High priority is placed on identifying children with gymnastics potential and extending training opportunities to their coaches with the National USA staff. Emphasis is on technical progressions, dance, nutrition and sports psychology. During the summer, gymnasts are evaluated on physical abilities at the state or regional level. These dates are set by the regional TOPs manager in conjunction with the National Elite Program Chairperson. From this evaluation, athletes are invited to participate in the National TOPs test that is conducted each Fall. At this National Testing, gymnasts will be evaluated on the same physical abilities tests, along with some basic gymnastics skills. The highest ranking athletes are then invited to participate in the National TOPs Training camp which takes place at the end of each year.

The goals for this program are to:

Identify young gymnasts between 7 to 11 years old that are not currently seeking or training for elite or international level competition.

Identify deficiencies in fitness and skill factors that can be determined by scientific testing and interaction with regional and national staff coaches. These deficiencies will be communicated to both the athlete and the coach for remedial work.

Enhance the information flow and educational opportunities to talented athletes, their parents or guardians, and their coaches to help improve the athlete’s training GGA coach, Judy Prestigiacomo Miller, conducts this testing program for the Lawrenceville gym and GGA coach, Cassi Ballard, conducts the testing for the Suwanee gym. Judy also holds the highly-regarded position for Georgia as the TOPS State Manager.


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(Suwanee Location)

These classes are specifically designed for boys and girls who are home schooled. Each classes is carefully constructed to address the individual gymnast’s needs and skill level. Our gymnastics classes provide home-schooled athletes with an environment that promotes physical fitness, self-discipline, self-confidence and self-esteem. GGA will be happy to form a special class for your home school group. These classes will follow our regular class sessions and lesson plans for that year.


106_Ross_20spottingTUMBLING

GGA Tumbling classes is available for students ages 7 & up. The classes teach progressive skills on trampoline, mini-tramp, tumble trak, floor and rope. Instructors may also introduce other pieces of equipment during class to continue building strength, coordination, flexibility and technique. These classes also provide the best foundation for developing a higher fitness and mental level, which can also transfer to other sports.

GGA also offers tumbling classes developed specifically to enhance cheerleading skills. Whether you are working on round-offs, or back tucks, our tumbling cheerleading classes help you improve current skills and learn new skills that will help you become the best cheerleader you can be! Classes are structured for current cheerleaders, aspiring cheerleaders, and for those who enjoy tumbling and jumping and want to give it a try! We even offer an advanced class for those wanting to work on more progressive skill building.


Georgia Gymnastics Academy strives to maintain a high quality gymnastics program for every child.