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.
Kidnastics (4-6 years)
For our little gymnasts we emphasize fun, safety and learning. Learning in preschool classes occurs through organized exploration and play. As preschool students get older the class shifts from organized play to a more goal-oriented program. See page 29 of the summer brochure for details. Classes held at Lions Recreation Center or Prospect High School.
Gymnastics (6-12 years)
Levels 1, 2 and 3 of Recreational Gymnastics (ages 6 and up) are organized according to ability and prepare gymnasts for competition. All are welcome for level 1 (beginners) but prerequisites must be met beyond level 1 in order to move up. See page 29 of the Summer Brochure of class times or click here to visit webstore
All classes are held at Prospect High School (PHS) located at 801 W. Kensington Road.
Gymnastics Level 1
Teaching skills on all apparatus, this is the starting point for your child’s gymnastic experience. With a focus on strength and flexibility, level 1 strives to build overall gymnastic ability as well as specific skills to facilitate moving up.
Gymnastics Level 2
Building on skills learned in level 1 while focusing on the move up requirements. Move up requirements for both Level 1 and 2 concentrate on the following areas: Vault, Bars, Beam and Floor Exercise
Class covers all basic skills and safety techniques for each of the six Olympic events: floor, parallel bars, low bar, vault, pommel horse and rings.
Tumbling For Cheerleading (Girls 6-12 years)
Class focuses on tumbling skills specifically for cheerleading. Round-offs, flip flops, standing back tucks and running tumbling are covered. Students must have basic tumbling skills before entering the class; bridges including cartwheels & handstands.