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6 weeks - Walking Walking - 24 Months 2 - 3.5 3.5 - 4.5 4.5 - 5.5 5.5 - In Kindergarten Baby Ninja Walking - 3 4-6 Lil' Ninja
Ohio Sports Academy is very proud of it’s Preschool and Kindergarten program. Our program director has designed age appropriate themes for each month which incorporate the basic moves used in gymnastics. Gymnastics helps your child build confidence, become more spatially aware, develops strength and promotes intellectual activities by using both sides of the brain to follow and execute instructions.
Me & My Grownup - Ages 2 - 3.5 Years Old
This is the youngest class that OSA offers. It is forty minutes long and requires parent participation. Students are introduced to the lingo of gymnastics and will work on strengthening, coordination, and balance. They also begin to learn the most basic gymnastics skills such as rolls and handstands. Students will move to the next level class when they are 3.5 years old OR earlier with a coach recommendation. You can pick a time and sign up via the schedule below:
Tiny Tumblers - Age 3.5 - 4.5 Years Old
Tiny Tumblers is designed for your child who is ready to transition to a class without a grownup. Class features are a monthly theme, coloring page, and color of the month. A different gymnastics position is taught each month as well as introduction to cartwheels, forward rolls and backward rolls, headstands, etc. Your child should be able to follow simple instructions and have good listening skills to move into this class. Ages 3.5 to 4.5 are welcome to join Tiny Tumblers or other students with an instructor recommendation. You can pick a time and sign up via the schedule below:
Terrific Tumblers 4.5 - 5.5 Years Old
This class is 40 minutes long and parent participation is not allowed. Students refine the skills they already have and start to do more skills without a spot. Parents can expect students to start kicking up to a handstand independently and cartwheels will look more like correct cartwheels. The format of the class is similar to the Tiny Tumblers class, but recreational-class style stations are introduced as this class is the transition class before students move into the big gym. If your child is 4.5 to 5.5 years old and not yet in kindergarten, this is the class you should enroll in. You can pick a time and sign up via the schedule below:
Kinder Tumblers (Kindergarten students)
This class is a transitional class from our preschool program to our recreational program. If your child is in Kindergarten, this is the class you would enroll in. It is 55 minutes long and prepares students for the format used in school-age classes. Kinder Tumblers is taught the same way as our beginner class - in the big gym, but is limited to students in Kindergarten. Class size remains at five to seven students to one instructor. Students will master the most basic skills like rolls and handstands and start to work on advanced beginner skills like back bends, cartwheels, round-offs and tick tocks. Students graduating from this class should enroll in either Beginner Tumbling or Back Handspring class depending on the instructor's recommendation. You can pick a time and sign up via the schedule below:
Baby Ninja - Walking to 3 Years Old
Baby Ninja is the newest class to hit Ohio Sports Academy! In an organized, yet playful structure, this parent and tot class is the perfect way to socialize your child, allow them to learn and understand what it means to follow instruction, and of course, get them moving! These classes follow our Ninja theme (of course!), and the skills required to master the course include fundamental movement, coordination, fine and gross motor skill development, and our Ninja Zone character-building component. Baby Ninja allows your child to play, have fun, bond with their Ninja grown-up, and learn body awareness. Baby Ninjas will be introduced to simple vocabulary, color words, numbers, and more! Baby Ninja is for stable walkers through age 3. Baby Ninja classes prepare your child for the next phase of Ninja Sport, so by the time they are old enough to enroll in Lil' Ninja classes, they'll be ahead of the game! A uniform package is required to participate - ask at the desk about the options for your toddler. You can register using the schedule below.
Lil' Ninjas - 4 - 6 Years Old
Lil Ninja is designed for boys and girls aged 4 up to age 6 (or in Kindergarten). Lil Ninjas will learn progressions and terminology for skills used in Ninja training including rolling, vaulting, basic large gross motor skills, jumping, falling, swinging, climbing, etc. The goal is to develop body coordination, awareness, and listening skills required for Ninja Training Level White. A uniform package must be purchased upon enrollment for $30 which includes a shirt and head/arm band. You can pick a time and sign up via the schedule below: