ATA Gymnastics Newsletter
    May 2016

May is Balance Month
We could all use a little more balance in our lives, right?  Whether it be a balanced diet or a balanced work/school/social life, maintaining balance is very important! 
When it comes to gymnastics, good balance is essential.  Balance can be improved through physical training, developing a strong core and focus.  During the month of May, all recreational classes will spend some extra time working on drills and skills that require balance.  Students will practice tripods, headstands, handstands, scales, core strengthening exercises & much more!

Gymster Gymnastics

Gymster Theme:  Super Heroes
Calling all SUPER HEROES! Follow the bat signal to ATA the week of May 16th-28th and you'll get a chance to practice your jumping, flying and rescuing skills during your regular gymnastics class. Gymsters are welcome to wear a costume or super hero t-shirt, please make sure they can still jump and tumble in it. For more information about this month's theme, dress code and summer make-ups go to our Latest News Feed for May by clicking here and clicking on the Gymster Gazette.
April's Teddy Bear Picnic
We hope all of our Intro tumblers enjoyed last month's Teddy Bear Picnic theme as much as we did!  Thanks for your participation!


Gym Closed for Memorial Day

Please note that ATA will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday on May 30th. 
Please note that makeups are not needed for this scheduled time off, as tuition is based on an average of 4 classes per month over a 1 year period
May's Safety Tip

A gymnast's attire is incredibly important to his or her safety.  Below are ATA's policies on dress code for students.
Girls:  A clean leotard / Gym shorts are ok with a fitted shirt / No midriff tops / Hair must be tied back before class/ No jewelry except post type earrings / Feet should be bare / trimmed fingernails & toenails
Boys:  A clean T-shirt / Clean gym shorts or pants / Bare feet / trimmed fingernails & toenails

ATA's Hot Hot Hot Summer!
In  a COOL Air conditioned Gym.  Sign ups are in progress!  Don't miss out on the fabulous activities that ATA is offering this summer!  From Parent's Night Out & Sleepovers to Practice Gym & Clinics, we are your destination hot spot for all things FUN!  Check out our website or pick up a Summer Activities flyer at the front desk for detailed information.  Don't delay, sign up Online TODAY!
Calling All Super Heroes!
 During the weeks of May 16th through May 28th, ATA's Intro tumblers (4-6 years) will jump, climb, flip and fly like their favorite super heroes!  Students will use their imaginations to use their super hero gymnastics powers to save the day! 
Acrobatic Gymnastics Team
Team ATA shined at the 2016 California State Championships this month!  Held in Livermore California, the event played host to more than a dozen clubs from all over the state with an attendance of 300 athletes!  It was truly one of the largest state championships ever held!  Our Development Team continues to improve and impress earning medals and scores well above qualifying!  Our Advanced Team's performance showed the poise and experience that these athletes consistently bring to competition events.  We were extremely proud of everyone, especially since the qualifying scores will enable everyone to clearly advanced to the 2016 National Championships in early June.  

Of special note, ATA won the level 6 and level 10 Team awards!  Hard work paid off! 

Next stop, Regional Championships the weekend of May 7-8, in Orange, CA.  Everyone is nailing down upgraded skills and putting the polish on those skills.  We are excited to see our athletes once again take the floor!
On the home front, ATA's Pre Team is gearing up for their final event of the season, held in-house this Saturday, April 30!  Since the Spring Show, the Pre Team athletes have turned their focus on to learning their competition routines!  We are looking forward to seeing the results of the season with those athletes this weekend!
New, this month for the first time, ATA hosted their first "Acro Clinic"!  Attendees got a chance to try out acro basics and participate in pyramid building, top's block training and elementary acro basing.  We are looking forward to the next Acro Clinics coming up May 20th and June 24th!  

Have a Great Day! 

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




Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics


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