Lakewood Family YMCA

Preschool Programs



 The Lakewood YYMCA_0590.JPGMCA offers a complete gymnastics program from tots to competitive team. The Lakewood YMCA houses a 10,000 square foot gymnastic center that includes uneven bars, balance beams, spring floor, in-ground trampoline, 40 foot tumbling track and a 600 sq. ft. foam training pit. Our gymnastics program builds and reinforces children’s skills in the area of physical coordination, agility, strength, balance, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and confidence in themselves. Our classes teach skill progressions that vary based on age and ability.

Coaching Staff – Katie Clark (Head Coach)

Emily Storms (Assistant Head Coach)

Tamar Tatoian (Assistant Coach)

 Megan McKinnley (Assistant Coach)

Junior Coaches:  Emmy, Madison and Pyper.

Call Lakewood YMCA at 763-0303 for specific session information.

Tots Tumbling – Ages 3-4 Your toddler will experience a fun and playful atmosphere as they explore and experiment with the world of movement. This class is designed to improve coordination, develop flexibility, increase strength, and have fun with gymnastics. Saturdays:  9:00am – 10:00pm Member – $60; Potential Member – $75 (8-week session)

Beginners – Ages 5 and up Children will learn the basic gymnastic skills using vault, bar, beams, trampoline and floor. Class is divided into groups based on ability. Monday: 4:00pm- 5:00pm, Tuesday: 5:00pm- 6:00pm, Wednesday: 4:00pm, Thursday: 4;00pm-5:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am- 11:00am.  Member – $60; Potential Member – $75 ( 8-week session)

Intermediate This class is designed for students who have learned beginner skills and need to master them before moving to pre-team. Must be approved by gymnastic director prior to enrollment. Practice is twice a week. Monday/Wednesday 4:00pm to 5:15pm; Member $115; Potential Member $140

Saturday: 9:00am-10:30am Member – $70; Potential Member $85 (8-week session)

Boys- 4:00pm-5:00pm

TEAM-Shooting Starz

Team – Level 2/3

For students that have learned intermediate skills and are ready to master them. 4-week sessions.

Must be a YMCA Member:

Team – Level 3

For students that have learned level 2 skills and are ready to move on and compete at level 3. 4-week sessions.

Tuesday 4:00pm-6:30pm, Thursday: 4:00 to 6:00pm:

Must be a YMCA Member: $81/month

Saturday 10:30am-12:45pm

Must be a YMCA Member: $45/month

Team Level 4/5

4-week sessions. Classes meet 4 times a week. Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 5:00 to 8:00pm

 Monday/Wednesday/Thursday : 5:00pm to 8:00pm with an optional Tuesday class 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Must be a YMCA Member: $115/month.

Team Level 6 and up

Team members have mastered skills and are ready to compete. Gymnastic director’s approval required.

Monday/Wednesday/Thursday : 5:00pm to 8:00pm, or Tuesday 6:00pm-8:00pm : Must be a YMCA Member: $115/ month.

Tumbling Class

This class is great for cheerleaders wanting to work on their tumbling skills. 8-week sessions.

Saturday: 11:15am to 12:15pm

Member: $60

Potential Member: $75

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Tiny Tumblers

Ages:  3 – 5 years
Your toddler will experience a fun and playful atmosphere as they explore and experiment with the world of movement. An excellent chance for positive interaction with children of the same age.  All gymnastics equipment is utilized at the Lakewood YMCA. 45 minute class.
Days:  Mondays from 10:30-11:15am
Member: $40 for 8 week session or $8 per class
Potential Member: $55 for 8 week session or $10 per class


Stay & Play

Ages:  1 Year and Older
Stay & Play at the Lakewood YMCA features developmentally appropriate parent/child activities designed to enhance gross and motor development while fostering parent/child relationships.  Parachutes, beams, trampoline, and more will be used.
Days:  Mondays 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
Member:  $25 for 8 week session or $6 per class
Potential Member: $44 for 8 week session or $8 per class

Birthday Party Packages

Ages: All
Celebrate your special party in the Lakewood YMCA’s 10,000 square foot gymnastic center which includes a bounce house. Our party coordinator will run active games, decorate the party room, and serve cake to your guests.
Registration: Call Lakewood Y to book party (716)763-0303
Season: Ongoing
Member: $150
Potential Member: $200
Hours Available:
Saturdays or Sundays from 1 to 3 or 4 to 6 p.m.

Moms Morning Out

Ages: 2-5 years
This program is a drop-off playgroup that will give the children the opportunity to socialize with other children. The Lakewood Y will provide your child with a place to grow physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually through choice time that includes crafts, stories, gross motor play, creative movement, games, and more.
Registration: Ongoing
Season: Ongoing
Days:   Tuesdays & Fridays 9:30 – noon
Member: $8 per class
Potential Member: $12 per class