The focus of Ararat Rhythmic Gymnastics Program is to encourage & involve children and young people in this sport. Our goal is to make sure that the participants have a positive and enjoyable introduction to the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics and give them the opportunity to have discipline, commitment, health, fitness, personal and social development.
Rhythmic Gymnastics Committee
Rhythmic Gymnastics Committee’s responsibility is to increase parent’s involvement, continuously evaluate & improve quality of the practices and concentrate on analyzing the effectiveness and feasibility of the program.
Each student is required to have a current, fully paid membership with Homenetmen Glendale “Ararat” Chapter. All appropriate forms must be completed and be on file prior to attending practice. Applications are available at our athletic office.
For further information you can visit our athletic office at our Center or call us @ 323-256-2564 weekdays after 2:00 p.m.
General Practice Direction & Grouping Action
We expect that our gymnasts to work hard, improve & develop a strong foundation in skills & techniques of Rhythmic Gymnastics. Our program is based on the following practice path:
Make the sport fun & get them interested in it. Ranges from 3-6 year olds, some older girls initially are placed in a beginner group until they develop skills necessary to advance. Gymnasts will develop hand/eye coordination and learn the basic strokes, areas of the floor and early Rhythmic Gymnastics skills. Parents are encouraged to get involved, encourage & support their children so that they will be able to grasp the technical aspects of the sport.
- 2nd and 3rd Year
Technique Enhancement Athletes should be able to demonstrate knowledge of elements that they have learned. They should be able to start naming elements and be able to link them together. Intermediate gymnasts are usually in their third year. Ages start at 8.
- First Year Students
Build the basic foundation. Athletes will learn the proper techniques & will be introduced to the fundamentals of the sport. In the beginning stages they will learn how to work with their apparatus’. They will practice different elements to get a feel for the way each apparatus can be used in routines. Fun games will also be included to allow the students to incorporate what they have learned into actual use.
- 3rd Year and Up
Refinement Athletes will develop a strong foundation and will focus on refining techniques and skills. In this level, development and understanding of routines, movement to music, and competitions will be highly encouraged.