ATA Gymnastics Newsletter
      September 2016

September is Acro Month!
Acrobatic Gymnastics is such an amazing sport and we don't want to limit it to just ATA's competitive team athletes.  We believe our recreational students should experience the excitement of the sport as well.  In order to do this, 3 months out of the year, we incorporate acro into our recreational lesson plans.  

"What is Acrobatic Gymnastics?" you may be thinking.  This beautiful sport  is a combination of dance, individual acrobatic & tumbling skills and partner skills.  Athletes work in pairs or groups to perform skills of balance and of flight.  Athletes compete on a 40' by 40' spring floor (the same type of floor that USA gymnast Simone Biles competed on in the Rio Olympics to win the gold!).

During the month of September, students will continue their regular skill training.  In addition, instructors will take a small  amount of time during each class to focus on Acro!  For info on our Pre Team or competitive team program, please stop by the front desk.  

August's Achievement Week

Congrats to all students on a fabulous achievement week! Check out pics from the event on our Facebook page!  Search photos and your child's class day & time.
Gymster Gymnastics 

Gymster Theme: ABC's and 123's 

As older siblings get ready to go "back to school" Gymster students will enjoy our ABC-123 theme weeks September 9-24th. Activities, stations and games  introduce your child to early literacy, phonics and numbers while practicing gymnastics skills. Click HERE to view the September Gazette.
Preschool Olympics Fun
Thank you to all who joined us last month to celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics. ATA's future "Olympians" had a blast! Check out our Facebook page for pictures of your child's class during Show and Tell week, these athletes are all 1st place winners!
Fall Schedule Change
As we head into fall some of our Gymster classes will be changing. We will no longer have classes or Adventure hour on Monday's. Classes are now available on Wednesday's! Call today to schedule a class.

Refer a Friend Discount
Did you know that ATA has a great refer a friend discount for current customers? Invite your friends to ATA and when they enroll in a class you get $15 off your next month's tuition! For more information about this program see the customer service desk. 
September Safety Tip:

At ATA, we have state of the art equipment (spring floors, Tumble Traks, landing mats, incline mats, etc.) which provides for a safe environment to learn gymnastics skills.  While we do encourage stretching, conditioning & basic progressions at home throughout the week, there are many skills/drills that should ONLY be done in the gym on the proper equipment.  If your child would like to practice at home, but you are unsure of what is safe, please check with customer service and they can refer you to an ATA manager who can give you helpful guidelines to ensure safety!
ABC's & 123's:
ATA is getting into the school spirit!  During the weeks of September 12th through September 24th, ATA's Intro tumblers (4-6 years) will perform their gymnastics skills, while having fun with letters, numbers and shapes!  It will be a creative and challenging way of reinforcing the concepts they are learning in the classroom.

National Gymnastics Week

National Gymnastics Day (9/17) is fast approaching...however, at ATA we like to celebrate ALL WEEK!  During the week of September 12th through 17th, all currently enrolled students will get to participate in a special gymnastics celebration.  There will be open gym time, popsicles and a photo booth.  It's sure to be a great week of gymnastics! 
Acrobatic Gymnastics Team

August was the official start of Tryouts for Team ATA!  We were able to welcome many new faces to team training and acrobatic basics!  Everyone has worked hard to demonstrate their tumbling skills, acro and dance experience as well as the ability to adapt and pick up new things.  Partnering athletes on the team is like putting together a complex puzzle!  There are so many different factors to consider such as age, size, experience and partner chemistry.  Fortunately, the athletes have made the process run smoothly with great enthusiasm, energy and eagerness to learn!  Both veterans and our newbies put 100% effort forth these past weeks and we are so excited about the possibilities this season as we get started!  Team ATA is off to a great start!

Have a Great Day! 

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




Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics


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