We’ve partnered with the American Academy of Gymnastics!
Opening in 1973, the American Academy of Gymnastics is the longest running private gymnastics club in Illinois. Proud to partner with the Mt. Prospect Park District, AAG has developed 11 national team members including 1992 Olympian, Chris Waller. As the premier training facility for high school gymnasts in the Chicagoland area, 44 of the 172 competitors at the 2019 IHSA Girls State Championships train at AAG. Our graduates have cumulatively earned over $4 million in college scholarships.
The focus is on safety, learning and fun. Our teaching method utilizes progressive drill skills that when combined ultimately lead to the completion of the skill in its entirety. Students experience many levels of success as we acknowledge each drill as it is mastered. This method improves both safety and confidence while making the process fun for the kids.
Sessions at American Academy of Gymnastics run throughout the school year and are open for enrollment at any time. If you have questions about your start date contact Kevin O’Donnell, Youth Athletics Coordinator, Kodonnell@mppd.org, 847-640-1000.
American Academy of Gymnastics 280 W. Palatine Rd., Wheeling
Pre-K Gymnastics (Ages 3-5)
For our little gymnasts we emphasize fun and safety. Learning is accomplished through organized and focused fun. We have gymnastics classes for students entering Pre-school in the 2020-2021 school year, ages 3 to 5. Classes are focused on mastering gross motor skills and the very basic movements for gymnastics exercises that can be a foundation for more advanced skills. Instructors are sensitive to occasional separation anxiety and encourage parents to help ease the process.
Kindergarten Gymnastics (Ages 5-6)
Students entering Kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year have an opportunity to try a longer class that will introduce slightly harder skills and greater challenges than the traditional pre-school classes. Skills from Beginner and Advanced Beginner curriculum are introduced in order to serve as a transition to the regular Recreational Program.
Gymnastics (Ages 6-12)
Recreational Gymnastics levels for Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate are organized according to ability and prepare gymnasts for competition. All are welcome for the Beginner level but prerequisites must be met in order to move up.
Move up requirements for all levels concentrate on the following areas: Vault, Bars, Beam and Floor Exercise
Beginner Girls Where participants over the age of 6 start to learn how to be gymnasts!
Advanced Beginner Girls Gymnasts that have learned the basics graduate to this level. Skills become more challenging and exciting
Intermediate Girls This is the last stop on the way to competitive gymnastics. Intermediates have mastery of basics and are starting to learn higher level skills.