Countryside YMCA’s girls' competitive gymnastics team program provides gymnasts the opportunity take their gymnastics experience to a competitive level. The goal of this  program is for every gymnast to reach their individual potential through competitive gymnastics. The YMCA gymnastics team competes at local, state, regional and national levels. The gymnasts range in age from 6 to 18 and compete levels 3-9 and Xcel levels. The team follows the USA Gymnastics Jr. Olympic Program. Participation is open to members only.

Our competitive gymnastics team will resume on June 8 with a modified/staggered practice schedule following guidelines set by the governor. Rest assured, your safety as well as the safety of our staff is our number one priority. Please familiarize yourself with the the following new protocols before returning for practice with the team. 

New Guidelines for Participants

  • Gym capacity limit: 32 participants, ages 7+

  • All participants and staff must wash hands upon entering the gymnastics facility

  • All participants will be given designated stations to work at and will be instructed when allowed to move onto another station, maintaining required 6 foot distancing guideline for all participants

  • Please have your gymnast bring a filled water bottle (water only, not Gatorade, Powerade, etc in the gym.) Your water bottle must have a tight seal (no cups with lid/straw). Our no-touch water bottle fillers are working, but vending machines are closed. 

  • Competitive gymnasts are asked to bring a sealable plastic container with their name on it to keep in their gym bag

  • Each competitive gymnast will receive their own portion of chalk to keep in their container

  • 6ft floor markers will be on the east side of the gym for gymnasts to place their belongings

  • Per USAG requirements to allow viewing for parents, up to 1 adult per gymnast may be in the gym (standing room only). You are asked to remain at your gymnasts floor marker and not engage with the gymnasts during practice

Gym Rules

  • No spotting, stunting, or engaging in other activities that require close contact

  • Coaches will have masks and single-use gloves readily available if they need to come within the 6 foot distancing  requirement for a gymnast’s safety or to respond to an emergency

  • Please no lingering before or after your scheduled gym time.

Gym Equipment & Cleaning

  • Mat/equipment sharing will be limited

  • Gymnasts and coaches will use hand sanitizer before and after each event

  • Vinyl equipment/mats that have been used will be sanitized after each group completes practice

  • Leather, wood and carpet equipment will be sanitized 1-2x daily with a disinfectant fogger

  • The foam pit will be off limits (Exception: using a vinyl mat placed on top of the pit for soft landings. The mat must be sanitized after use)

  • The communal chalk bins have been removed

  • The viewing area and cubbies are currently closed

  • The single bathroom in the gym will be available for use and sanitized at minimum every 2 hours.

Please contact Becca Colemann for more information at 513 932 1424 ext 136.