ATA Gymnastics Newsletter
     July 2016

June is Rolling Month

Stop, Drop & Roll...No, it's not a fire drill!  July is Rolling Month and we are so excited to get it rolling along:)  During this month, every class will spend some extra time focusing on skills/drills that involve rolling...straddle forward rolls, pike back rolls, handstand chest roll down, etc.  Students will enjoy learning new and fun variations of the skills they have already been learning in class.  There will also be a big emphasis on safety falls, which teach kids how to roll out of skills in a way that will protect their head, neck and arms.  Beyond learning gymnastics in a fun and challenging environment, one of our main priorities is safety.  We are looking forward to a fabulous month!  Time to roll on in to Rolling Month!

Under the Sea 

ATA's Intro tumblers (4-6 yrs) will take a dive under the sea during the weeks of July 18th through July 30th!  Students will use their imaginations to encounter sea creatures such as sharks, starfish and dolphins.  Students will learn the following song and sing during circle time.  Sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot"
I'm a little red crab in the sea / Nobody else is just like me / I can swim and I can walk / But, I don't know how to talk!

Gymster Gymnastics 

Gymster Theme: Under the Sea
July 18th-30th Gymsters are sure to have a splish-splashing good time at gymnastics! Students will enjoy Under the Sea themed activities with ocean pals as they practice rolling, "crab walking" cartwheels and handstands.
Gymster Skill of the Month:
Safe landing position

Preschool Olympics Day
Come and celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics with us on Friday August 12th from 11:15-12:05!
Join the FUN! You won't want to miss the torch lighting ceremony, Olympic games, free play, relay races, awards, snacks and more.
Invite a friend to this fun FREE event!

Summer Fun!!!

Don't miss out on the exciting activities that ATA is offering this summer!  Get out of the heat and tumble, flip and fly in our super cool, air conditioned gym!  Check out our website or pick up a Summer Activities flyer at the front desk. Sign up online, over the phone or in person.
Road to Rio 

Next stop...SAN JOSE!
Gymnasts who are competing for a spot on Team USA will be making a stop in San Jose on their Road to Rio! The Women's Gymnastics Team Trials are July 8-10th here at the SAP center and you can watch the excitement unfold!
Cheer on Olympic hopefuls like Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman & Madison Kocian as they vie for a spot on Team USA!
You don't need a ticket to enjoy the fun! Head down to "Gymnastics City USA" at the SAP center! Open to the public, this "Fan Fest"  will provide the perfect setting for families and fans to mingle and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, from music, face painting, interactive elements, food and much more. It is located at the Arena Green, across Autumn Street from the SAP Center. USA gymnastics has a "Gymnastics City USA" app, available in the Apple and Google play app stores, that allows users to be the  first to learn about other public activities and more detailed information about the Fan Fest in the coming weeks.

Acrobatic Gymnastics Team

Athletes from all over the country and in multiple disciplines, came together June 7-12 in Providence, RI to compete at the 2016 US National Gymnastics Championships!  Team ATA brought over 30 athletes from level 6 to 10 to compete against the best in the US!  Rhode Island didn't disappoint!  Team ATA successfully brought home 5 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal and several 4-6th place podium medals, some in very large divisions!  We are so very proud of all that was accomplished this season!  National Team assignments were also selected at this event and we are happy to congratulate the following athletes for being named to the Acrobatic Gymnastics Development Team!  Taylor Witana, Samantha Servellon, Neena Deshpande, Alivia Taradalsky, Emily Zhao, Kasey Nowak, Evelyn Shih, Ashley Hanmore, Alyissa Reser, Faith Greer, Brooke Lane!  We are very proud of all our athletes and the caliber of performance they gave this year at Nationals.  We will begin a new season with tryouts the beginning of August and look forward to welcoming new athletes to this successful group!   

Have a Great Day! 

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




Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics


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