Frequently Asked Questions:
How are the programs divided?
Programs and classes are divided by both age and ability levels.
How is my tuition divided?
Class sessions run on a 4 week agreement with tuition billed between the day after the last class of the existing session and the first class of new session.
How many classes should my child enroll in?
We find that athletes are most successful when they have consistency; the more time they spend in the gym, the stronger they get. The number of classes your child attends should depend not only on your own time and schedule but also on how fast you want them to progress through the programs. If your goal is team, two or more classes a week is crucial. Continuous training is equally important since dropping in and out of classes is not conducive to learning gymnastics.
Do parents/caregivers have to stay at the gym during class?
You may drop off your child if she is 5 years of age and older. Student must be potty trained and be able to use the bathroom on her own.
I have visited several gyms, how do I make up my mind?
Your child will tell you when she feels she has found her home gym. Remember, having a supportive social environment among peers is crucial. It is also important for the athlete to develop a good relationship with her coach.
What curriculum do you use?
Our curriculum is based on standards set forth by USA Gymnastics. It is designed to be progressive throughout each level.
What are the different programs?
Alpha’s gymnastics program is divided into Preschool and Recreational Gymnastics.
The Preschool Program encompasses:
Preschool Gymnastics (3-4 yrs old)
The Recreational Gymnastics Program is divided into:
*4 1/2 to 12 years old.
Girls Pre-Team, noncompetitive (by invitation only - open to all ages).
4 - 6 years old
My child wants to compete, now what?
Our competitive team is an invitation-only program. This means that students are evaluated before an invitation is extended to join the team. Some students will be required to go through all levels of recreational gymnastics to develop the skills necessary for competition while others might not need to attend one or two levels - it depends on the student’s ability and frequency of training.
If your child is interested in joining the competitive team, please contact the front desk.