ATA Gymnastics Newsletter
June 2014
June is Acro Month

Those who were a part of ATA this past March probably remember that March was Acro Month. All recreational students got a chance to learn basic partner acrobatic skills. It was a huge success and students loved learning and performing these challenging skills. As an exciting addition, Acro will be included in ATA's curriculum three months out of the year! During the months of March, June and September, students will get the opportunity to learn and practice the basics of Acrobatic Gymnastics.

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

During Acro Months all classes will follow ATA's curriculum, allowing students to continue working on their individual tumbling and acrobatic skills. In addition, instructors will spend a few minutes of class time teaching foundational acrobatic skills. Students will learn some of the following: thigh stands, shoulder stands, candlesticks & basket tosses. These are just a few of the skills we have planned. Really... the list is endless! Learning and performing Acro is a blast! We can't wait to get started!

***If you would like more information on our Pre Team or competitive team program, please stop by the front desk.  Click here for the June Rec. Newsletter. 


Gymster Gymnastics

Gymster Theme: Stars and Stripes

June 21st-July 4th Gymsters will get patriotic as we get ready to celebrate Independence Day! Also in June all Gymster students will receive progress reports based on teacher evaluations and testing done during class. Look for these reports the last week of June.

For more information on our Stars and Stripes theme check out our Gymster Gazette by clicking HERE!


Summer Class Preview week June 9-13th Look for discounts on classes, and Gymster Mom's Day out when you sign up this week!


Exciting new Preschool classes open June 18th!  

GymYoga-Want your kids to exercise and channel their energy constructively? Join our GymYoga class! 3-4 year old girls and boys will love our animal themed poses, games and gymnastics activities! Sign up in advance.

GymBoys- Calling all BOYS! This 4 week, boys only, theme based class will have your ninja, super hero or army cadet flipping, jumping, tumbling and more! Don't miss this exciting new class! Sign up in advance.

GymBabies-A drop in, parent participation class is for 6mo-18mo olds who want to come crawl, creep, and waddle around the gym, while enjoying music and teacher lead activities.

For more info about these new classes, schedule and pricing, check out our website. 



Character Counts

We hope that last month's Character Counts theme will leave a lasting impression on ATA's staff, students and parents. Through fun skits and discussions, coaches and students talked about how to practically display these character traits: respect, responsibility, caring and citizen-ship. Thanks to everyone who helped to decorate our walls!

June's Safety Tip


In order to make sure that all students enter and leave ATA's facility safely, we require that parents/guardians park and come into the building when dropping off or picking up.  Please do not let your children wait outside for pickup. Let's all do our part to keep our kids safe!

Acrobatic Gymnastics Pre Team

Pre Team wrapped up its spring session Sunday, May 18th at the 7th Spring Pre Team Meet with a full house of family and guests and excited athletes!  Participating this last session were 6 women's groups, 2 women's pairs and 2 mixed pairs!  The audience was great and the kids did fantastic!  Some of them may very well be the elite athletes of the future!


ATA is the Place to be this Summer!



The clock is ticking...don't miss out on the fabulous activities that ATA is offering this summer! From Super Saturdays and sleepovers to week long camps and clinics, we are your destination hot spot for all things FUN! The more activities you sign up for, the more you SAVE!  Click here to download our flyer or pick one up at the front desk.  


Stop by our customer service desk between June 9th and June 21st and draw a raffle ticket from our ATA Prize Bowl for a chance at amazing savings on our summer activities. Every ticket comes with a special gift!


By the way...our gym is air conditioned!  


Achievement Week:

June 23 - 28



At ATA every student is a STAR and we want to acknowledge each student's accomplishments! During the week of June 23-28, all students will get an opportunity to perform a special/favorite gymnastic or acrobatic skill in front of an audi-ence. Students will then be awarded an ATA ribbon! Family and friends are welcome to come and watch!


Acrobatic Gymnastics Team

Six Pair/Groups from Team ATA competed successfully to be named to USA National Teams in Texas at the 2014 Acro Cup held at USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site, in Huntsville, Texas.  15 clubs and 120 athletes from all over the US participated.  At the conclusion of the event, all of ATA's athletes were named to National Teams.  Three partnerships will also represent Team USA at the upcoming World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships and World Age Group Competition in Levallois, France.  Named to the Jr National Team as well as representing Team USA at World Championships were men's pair, Bryan Allen and Brennan Atsatt, women's group, Shannon and Kaitlyn Kennedy and Kendall Tarvin and women's pair, Samantha Servellon and Madeline Bones.  All of these athletes have been training for the past 2 years towards their dream of going to World Championships and now it's a few weeks away as they will leave on the 28th of this month.  I'm sure you'll all be wishing them the best of luck and tracking their progress!  Click here for details!


Also named to Jr National Team was women's groups Neena Deshpande, Mikaela Fincannon, and Hannah Pack along with Kaylee Witana, Kayla Ronquillo and Cheyenna Jones.  Named to the International Club Team were Emily and Dana Zhao and Rhiannon Kelly.  We are so very proud of all of these hard working, committed and devoted athletes! 

On another positive note, all ATA athletes qualified at the 2014 Region 1 Championships, held in Livermore, CA, to advance to National Championships the middle of July in Louisville, Kentucky!  Way to go ATA!










Have a Great Day! 

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




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