Youth Gymnastics Classes
Youth Gymnastics Classes
Ages 3.5 - 16
Our specially designed progressive gymnastics classes are geared toward skill development and gymnastics fitness for girls and boys. Children are organized in groups according to gender, age and ability. Our dynamic staff will guide your child's progress as they participate on all the Olympic gymnastics’ events. Classes are designed for beginners through advanced-level athletes. A low student-to-teacher ratio ensures personal attention and maximizes safety.
What to expect from Chelsea Piers
New Health and Safety Procedures
New Directional Signage
Upon arrival, new signage will direct you and your family towards temporary entrances in order to follow social distancing protocols.
All adults and children who will be coming to the Chelsea Piers facility (dropping off and/or entering) should take their temperature prior to leaving their home. If the temperature of anyone in the family is of 100.4F or higher, we ask that you stay home.
For your safety, we will be conducting temperature checks on-site and will not be able to allow entrance to anyone with a temperature of 100.4F or higher.
If your child is more comfortable with a parent/guardian taking their temperature, a staff member will supervise that process.
Anyone who enters the Field House will have to complete a Daily Health Declaration Form.
To maximize safety and social distancing we ask that only one (1) parent or caregiver drop off children. Guardians are allowed to remain in the building for 15 minutes before the start of class. Strollers should be left outside.
Once your child is dropped off at class, we ask you to exit the Field House and view classes from outside on Sunset Strip. There may be limited social distance spaces available inside on the Mezzanines, but this is not guaranteed. Please discuss this new protocol in advance with your child.
Staff Health Protocols
All staff must complete a daily health survey before starting their shift which includes having their temperature taken and wearing protective face masks. Staff shall also practice enhanced handwashing and health practices, including covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the corner of the elbow and assisting children with increased handwashing and healthy practices throughout the day.
In compliance with CDC guidelines for youth sports, all athletes are required to wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing at all times and throughout Chelsea Piers facilities, except while engaged in strenuous activities. Please make sure to send your child to the Field House with a protective face covering and an extra face covering in their backpack or bag. Face coverings should be clearly marked with your child’s name.
Small groups of kids will be together with one (1) coach for the entire semester. As much as possible small groups are socially distant from each other.
Activities will be designed to provide sufficient spacing to allow for social distancing. Coaches will provide “hands on” instruction only when necessary to ensure safety.
We encourage social distancing within the group; however, contact with groupmates will be unavoidable.
Enhanced Disinfecting Procedures
For the safety and protection of our families and staff, our cleaning and maintenance protocol will continue to be maintained at the highest standard throughout the property. Our teams have increased the frequency of these processes, upgraded our supplies and disinfectants to comply with CDC guidelines and new industry standards, and increased the visibility and number of hand sanitizing stations. Chelsea Piers maintenance staff, coaches and counselors will also be responsible for wiping down and disinfecting any and all shared sports equipment between sessions throughout the day.
Limited Use of Locker Rooms and Controlling Restroom Occupancy
To prevent overcrowding in locker rooms and restrooms, we will limit occupancies. Locker rooms will be for changing-only at this time and a Chelsea Piers staff attendant will always monitor occupancy levels to comply with social distancing regulations.
In the event a child feels ill or shows symptoms of illness during their time at there will be a designated isolation room at each venue where the child will be escorted for their safety and the safety of others. As in normal circumstances, parents will be notified immediately to arrange for pick-up. A staff member will remain near the child for supervision.
Chelsea Piers will follow State and/or Board of Health requirements to support notification and contact tracing protocols.
Youth Class Cancellation/Refund Policy
- Chelsea Piers New York reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient registration, prior to, or following, the first class of the semester. Appropriate refunds will be granted.
- Requests for class fee refunds (not including a non-refundable reservation fee and the fee for any classes taken) will be considered through the first two weeks of the class.
- Refunds are not available for cancellations made after the second week of classes, which is April 19th for Spring classes.
- All requests must be emailed to FHclasses@chelseapiers.com.
- Class fees are not transferable to another student.
- Students may transfer from one class to another during the semester if there is availability. Additional class fees may apply if there is a price differential between classes.
- Refunds are not available for absences, transportation delays, inclement weather, withdrawals, dismissals, strike/work stoppage, natural disaster, or reasons beyond the control of Chelsea Piers, that disrupt or force the cancellation of class.
- If for any reason your class/program is cancelled, delayed or interrupted due to Covid-19 and state/city mandates, etc. we reserve the right to issue prorated CREDITS ONLY. Credits can be applied to any Chelsea Piers New York program through December 31, 2021.
Trial classes are not available this semester.
Youth Class Make-up Policy
No make-ups are available for any Field House classes/programs, leagues, team practices, etc.
Pre-School Ages 3.5 - 5
Our Preschool Series begins our first separation classes. Gymnastics provides physical learning for the whole body through basic skill progression, allowing children to work on coordination, strength, balance, spatial awareness, flexibility and more. Each class in the series offers age-appropriate curriculum and structures. Our instructors nurture young athletes as they learn to participate in a group setting while providing appropriate challenges to each child for a great sense of accomplishment.
Future Stars Ages 3.5 - 5
Future Stars is designed for children with previous gymnastics experience who have demonstrated talent and the desire to continue at a more challenging level. Children are selected and evaluated for placement by Chelsea Piers’ senior coaching staff.
BOYS AND GIRLS HOT SHOTS AGES 4.5 - 6.5
Our Hot Shots program is designed to draw upon students’ natural abilities and enthusiasm for gymnastics. Our curriculum challenges students to develop a strong foundation and technique in gymnastics. Students are selected for this program by Chelsea Piers senior Coaching staff.
BOYS & GIRLS ALL LEVELS AGES 5 - 9+
All Levels classes emphasize the basic foundation skills for gymnastics. Students move through progressions for a variety of skills on each apparatus at their own individual pace. Classes are split into smaller groups based on skill level to provide maximum learning for all.
GIRLS BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE AGES 5 - 12
Open to students new to gymnastics. Classes emphasize the basic foundation skills for gymnastics. Students progress at their own pace, with constructive feedback and positive encouragement. No previous experience of skills required.
GIRLS ADVANCED / EXPERT AGES 8 - 16
Having shown a level of mastery on a number of basic skills, students are introduced to more advanced skills. Minimum requirements: Backward roll, handstand forward roll, cartwheel, bridge kick over and pull over on the bars. For advanced level students who have been pre-screened by our team coaches. This is the perfect class for students with the athletic talent and experience to become a competitive gymnast but are unable to commit to a multiple day program.