The mission of CATS Recreational classes is to develop happy, healthy, and confident athletes. We provide a safe and respectful learning environment for children to grow, learn, and achieve personal success. We pride ourselves on using athletics as a vehicle for challenging bodies and minds alike and for providing a fun learning experience at the same time. We hope your child will be with us for many years to come!
Check out CATS Recreational classes in more detail below. If you’re not quite sure what class would be best for your child, call our front office at 303-939-9699 and one of our team members will be happy to assist you
Beginning Gym/ Cub K1 (Level 1), 5-6 .5 yrs:
K1 stands for Kindergarten/1st Grade. This is our 55-minute entry level class for girls and boys, created for younger athletes needing a more challenging curriculum then Cub Club pre-school classes.A single coach teaches this class to allow for consistent adult instruction for younger gymnasts. Athletes will learn skills on vault, bars, beam, floor exercise, and trampolines; sequencing skills together; introduction to basic dance positions. Skills introduced include: forward roll, handstand, cartwheel, bridge, back walkover, back handsprings, front handspring, pull over, back hip circle, undershoot, front hip circle, board hit.
Beginning Girls (Level 1,2), 5-9 yrs:
This is our 55-minute entry level class for girls, who may be first-timers. CATS coaches lead athletes through an active and exciting warm-up that introduces new skills or progressions that will be built upon during class. Gymnasts rotate through three different events-floor, bars or balance beam, and one of our three trampolines. Our experienced coaches utilize spotting and shaping techniques to introduce correct form and technique to progressions of skills like cartwheels, roundoffs, back handsprings, flips, pullovers, and back hip circles. Safety is our priority, therefore no more than 8 athletes per instructor. We will also work to increase flexibility strength, body control, coordination and most importantly CONFIDENCE!
Developmental Boys/ Ninjas! (Level 1,2), 5-8 yrs:
This is our entry level 55-minute developmental class for boys ages 5-8. Students learn skills and developmental progressions on the six Olympic events. This class is fun and focused! Students learn to listen well and communicate with their instructor in order to maintain a safe environment. We will also work to increase flexibility strength, body control, coordination and most importantly CONFIDENCE!
Intermediate/ Advanced (Level 2,3) 6-9 yrs:
This class is for athletes who have participated in a quarter of Beginning Girls and are ready for the next skill level, or athletes that have taken gymnastics before at the recreational levels. This 55-minute class is a great middle ground between super fun and super focused. With the structure to beginning girls, gymnasts begin learning more advanced skills such as back walkovers, round offs, back handsprings, back hip circles, mill circles and much more. Level two classes will continue to develop increased strength and flexibility, as these are imperative to advancing in gymnastics.
Jaguars, Invitation Only (Level 2,3), 7-12 yrs:
This class is by invitation only from our Recreational Coaches and is an advanced 60-minute gymnastics class that is offered twice weekly. Here gymnasts are perfecting form and basic techniques as well as learning the importance of being part of a team. This level is full of
challenging skills and achieving goals in a loving, disciplined environment. During class, gymnasts will work on dive rolls, front handsprings, mill circles, front hip circles, casts on bars, leaps, back handsprings, and other advanced skills in order to prepare them for the XCEL competitive program at CATS.
Firecrackers, Invitation Only (Level 2,3), 8-13 yrs:
This class is by invitation only from our Recreational coaches or advancement from the Jaguar class and is an advanced 90-minute class. This class prepares athletes for advanced competitive skills and routines performed in the Competitive program. Gymnasts become part of the CATS Team community in a loving disciplined environment.
Sparkles, Invitation Only (Level 2), 4-6 yrs:
This class is by invitation only from our Recreational Coaches. The Sparkles class is for gymnasts ages 4 – 6 showing potential in flexibility, strength, and skill level. The focus is on a fast track to the competitive team program. This class will have a greater focus on strength training and flexibility and will incorporate skills based on the Junior Olympic Competitive Program.
Dynamites, Invitation Only (Level 2,3) 5-7 yrs:
Promotion to this class is for the Sparkles class only or by invitation from our Team Coaches. Dynamites are gymnasts ages 5 – 7 showing potential in flexibility, strength, and skill level and the focus is on focus is on a fast track to the Junior Olympic competitive team program. This class has a greater focus on strength training and will incorporate the skills and progressions needed to become a USAG Level 3 in our Junior Olympic Competitive Team Program.