ATA Gymnastics Newsletter
March 2014

March is Acrobatics Month!


Here at ATA, our team competes in the exciting sport of Acrobatic Gymnastics. This sport is a combination of partner skills, dance and individual acrobatic and tumbling skills. Partners work in pairs or groups to perform skills of balance and of flight. We have such a passion for this sport and feel that it greatly enhances a gymnast's strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.

2013 was the first year that we incorporated basic Acrobatic Gymnastics skills into our recreational classes. It was a huge success so we're bringing it back for 2014! During the months of March, June and September, students will learn basic pair and group acrobatic skills. Students will continue their skill training on the important individual skill goals they have been working on. Instructors will take a very small amount of time during each class to focus on the fun and challenging sport of Acrobatic Gymnastics.  


***If you would like more information on our Pre Team or competitive team program, please stop by the front desk.  


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Gymster Gymnastics

February's Friendship month was a huge success! Students loved our buddy themed stations and "getting together" with a friend to stretch and practice social skills during circle time!



In March students will love our Buggin' Out theme! Join us as we roll like "rollie pollies" spider walk up walls, crawl like caterpillars and jump like grasshoppers! To find out more info on our skill of the month and March theme song check out our Gymster Gazette by clicking here!     

ATA's 3rd Annual
Gymster Academy Spring Show

When: Saturday April 12th at 5:00pm
Where: At ATA
Who: All GymJumper, GymBees and Gyminee Cricket students will be invited to perform in the show. Students will practice for the show during their regularly scheduled class times.
New This Year!: Matching t-shirts for the show will be available for purchase this year for all show participants!
More information about this event will be available in March. We cant wait to celebrate your Gymster's accomplishments with you!

Silicon Valley Classic 

ATA will be hosting its 19th annual acrobatic gymnastics competition on March 15,16  Tickets on sale at the door. Come and support our athletes!  Click here for more details.



Gym Closed


"Due to our Spring Celebration Show, the gym will be closed on March 14th and 15th.  Make-ups are not needed for scheduled days off, as there is an average of 4 classes per month throughout the course of the year."

Achievement Week:

March 24 - 29

At ATA every student is a STAR and we want to acknowledge each student's accomplishments!  During the week of March 24 - 29, all students will get an opportunity to perform a special/favorite gymnastics or acrobatic skill in front of an audience.  Students will then be awarded a special ATA wristband!  Family and friends are welcome to come and watch!

Buggin' Out

During the weeks of March 7th through March 22nd, ATA's Intro Tumblers (3-6 years) will explore the fascinating world of creepy crawlers while doing gymnastics.  Students will cartwheel over spider webs, crawl like ants and fly like butterflies. All theme activities will follow ATA's curriculum and help to develop student's strength, balance, agility, coordination and flexibility.

Students will learn the following song and sing during circle time.  Sung to the tune of "Are You Sleeping?"

Big bugs, small bugs. Big bugs, small bugs.

See them crawl. See them crawl.

Creepy, creepy crawling. Never never falling.

Bugs, bugs, bugs. Bugs, bugs, bugs.


***Sing at home with your child!



Acrobatic Gymnastics Team


Competition Season began in earnest this month in the Acrobatic Gymnastics world!  Much of the month has been devoted to prepping for that very first meet of the season with all our competition team athletes.  Our advanced team athletes have been diligent working on their skills  

and polishing their dance and performance for the meet season's inaugural event, the Capitol Winter Classic in West Sacramento, CA this past weekend.  Several clubs were represented with even a club attending from Calgary, Canada coming out to get that first meet under their belts!


Our elite Men's Pair, Bryan Allen and Brennan Atsatt are ready to represent Team USA at the 2014 Maia Cup competition, March 7-9 in Oporto, Portugal next weekend.  


This past weekend they earned a combined total of 82.950 for a gold medal performance at the Capitol Winter Classic.  International competition will afford them more opportunities to gain experience in that arena as they continue preparing for this year's Acro Cup in May.  The 2014 Acro Cup this year will host athletes from all over the USA vying for team positions for World Championships in France in early July!


We are excited to begin the 2014 Spring Pre Team began this month.  Once again we have over 2 dozen athletes participating in the Pre Team Acrobatics program!  Coach's Taryn and Jocelle have begun working with the kids on early partnerships and elementary pair and group acrobatic skills.  There is no time to waste as we prep everyone for the Annual Spring Celebration Show that will be held at Chaboya Middle School, Saturday, March 15th!  Many of our athletes this session competed last session and will bring their experience forward as they work on a group routine for the show!  We are looking forward to a fun, exciting session! 

Have a Great Day! 

"Life needs balance.  Life needs strength.  Start with gymnastics and go anywhere"




Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics


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