Somerville YMCA

Gymnastics Teams

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Somerset Valley Gymnastics Team

Our gymnastics program is dedicated to the total development of each gymnast, with proper learning progressions and teaching the correct form and techniques of all gymnastic skills. The development of self-confidence, as a result of successful, fun, learning experiences, is as much a part of our goal as is the development of real gymnastics skills.

Our goal for this program is to create great gymnasts in a fun, stress-free environment. With an emphasis on safety, our philosophy is that well-trained coaches that genuinely care, can help an athlete become exceptional without over practicing and giving up other things in life that are important. Our gymnastics team has always said athletes first, winning second, and with a family-feel, we are proud of this mantra and our program.

About Our Staff

Our head coach, Rachel Covert, has more than 20 years of experience coaching gymnastics, and more than 30 years of experience in the sport. In addition, all our gymnastics team staff are USA Gymnastics (USAG) safety certified, CPR, First Aid, and Child Abuse Prevention certified to ensure you child is safe while they are in our care.

Team Practices

Team practices are year-round and attendance is required September through June. During the months of July and August there are no Saturday practices, but members have the option of registering for team practices offered during the week. Your child’s practice schedule is dependent on your child’s gender and competitive level.

Private Lessons & Clinics

Private lessons are available year-round for gymnasts who desire one-on-one instruction. Clinics and special open gym hours are available occasionally during children’s time off from school. Private lessons and clinics are optional and are available at an additional cost, and may include bars, vault beam or parallel bars, and floor.

For more information about joining the team, please contact Rachel Covert