WARNING! If you are looking for a school that treats the beginners and early teams as robots without demonstrating caring, patience, encouragement, and love and you are looking for a scream academy, this is not for you. THIS SCHOOL is what early gymnastics and TEAM should REALLY be about!
My daughter has been at that school since she was 4 1/2. By age 6 she was on competition team DESERVEDLY not because they just push kids along. The instruction of the littlest to the team is done with alot of love, dedication and encouragement instead of screaming and punishment. TEAM is emphasized and VISIBLE during meets. They are encouraged to care about their team mates development as much as their own. The beginner classes are wonderful with every accomplishment really emphasized for each gymnast. THIS is the WARMEST gymnastic school around. And the results are comparable to the more stricter and cold methods of teaching. REMEMBER THE EARLY YEARS OF GYMNASTICS ARE ABOUT INSTILLING LOVE OF THE SPORT as much as it is about the ability. Because as they move up in their gymnastic career, if that LOVE AND DEDICATION to the sport has not been instilled, your child WILL quit. If it is NOTHING but work and criticism, your child will not WANT to continue when the sport becomes physically taxing and demanding. TOTALLY ELITE understands this. There is not a bad coach amongst them but of course I have my favorites! Call them and check them out for yourself. Everyone from the OWNER to the COACHES cares about EACH child. Maybe its not the fanciest gym, but it sure is the best! The girls win medals at meets, and STILL Have fun! THAT IS HUGE!
Pros: great parking, lots of qualified coaches, great hours of operation, great fees
Cons: small waiting room