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Mission StatementOur goal at Universal Gymnasts, Inc. is to develop each individual’s potential in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Using specific progressions and a highly trained staff, each child will learn the correct fundamental and basic skills. This will equip him/her with the knowledge and ability to progress to whatever level he/she aspires to achieve. As Safety Certified Instructors/Coaches, we will use our knowledge and expertise to help each child gain greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image.U.G.I. ProvidesUSA Gymnastics Safety Certified Staff. Instructors certified by the American Heart Association in CPR.Safe, conservatively run facility for your child.Individual progress reports per session and an awards ceremony, where every child receives an award!Convenient times for all levels!Flexible make-up policy within the session!Observation in air-conditioned 2nd Floor.
Driving DirectionsFrom the North:take I-71 or 23 to I-270. Head west/south on I-270 to Roberts Rd. Go east on Roberts (left). This will curve around to Old Dublin Rd. Take a left (north). The next stop light will be Scioto Darby Creek. Take a left (west). Over the railroad tracks is Scioto Darby Exec. Ct. – turn right.From the South : take I-71 I-270. Head west/north on I-270 to Roberts Rd. Go east on Roberts (right). This will curve around to Old Dublin Rd. Take a left (north). The next stop light will be Scioto Darby Creek. Take a left (west). Over the railroad tracks is Scioto Darby Exec. Ct. – turn right.From the East : take I-70 I-270. Head north on I-270 to Roberts Rd. Go east on Roberts (right). This will curve around to Old Dublin Rd. Take a left (north). The next stop light will be Scioto Darby Creek. Take a left (west). Over the railroad tracks is Scioto Darby Exec. Ct. – turn right.From the West : take I-70 to I-270. Head north on I-270 to Roberts Rd. Go east on Roberts (right). This will curve around to Old Dublin Rd. Take a left (north). The next stop light will be Scioto Darby Creek. Take a left (west). Over the railroad tracks is Scioto Darby Exec. Ct. – turn right.
Make-ups for Holidays/Closures will be distributed at your next class.
FALL 1:August 24 - October 17, 2015FALL 2:October 19- December 13, 2015GYM CLOSED:December 19 - January 3, 2016WINTER:January 4 - February 28, 2016 SPRING 1:February 29 - April 24, 2016SPRING 2:April 25 - June 19, 2016 SUMMER: June 20 - August 12, 2016GYM CLOSED:August 13 - 21, 2016
FALL 1:August 22 - October 16, 2016FALL 2: October 17 - December 11, 2016WINTER:January 2 - February 26, 2017
Q: Can I register over the phone or online?A: Registration can either be mailed or stop by the gym during office hours. You may also scan and e-mail the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax the form to the office at 614-777-9450.Q: Can I pay over the phone or online?A: You may pay over the phone if you are currently enrolled.Q: Is the deposit refundable?A: No. The deposit holds a spot in the class that prevents another potential student from occupying. Q:Is the deposit in addition to the class fee?A: The deposit is part of the class fee. Class fee - deposit = remaining class fee balance. Q:What is the make-up policy?A: You have unlimited make-ups that must occur during the current session. Q:How are cancellations from inclement weather handled?A: You will receive a handout in your next class with times for your make-up along with an e-mail. Please visit our website or call Universal's voice mail for canellations. Q:What if my child is unable to finish the session due to injury or illness?A: You will receive a prorated credit toward a future class. Q:Can a new student try a class before signing up?A: Yes. Please call the office to schedule your child in an appropriate class. Q:Does my child need to be evaluated before starting a class?A: All classes before the age of 5 years are determined by the child's date of birth. Your child must be evaluated if he/she is 6 years or older and has had previous gymnastics experience. Q:Do you offer private lessons?A: Private lessons are only available to currently enrolled students and team members. There is a gym rental fee associated with the private lesson fee. A private lesson rents space from the gym just the same as other related businesses do, therefore, a gym rental fee is assessed, which also covers the liability insurance for that lesson.
Referral Policy:Receive a $10.00 credit towards your account for each new registered member you refer to our program.
GYM*STARS PRESCHOOL PROGRAMU.G.I.’s Preschool Program is specially designed for children 12 mos. to 5 yrs. old. Through innovative, challenging lessons, our Preschool Program strives to develop and fine-tune many essential qualities in each child. Grouped by age, the preschoolers participate and learn in an atmosphere that enables every child to be successful, thus increasing each child’s level of self-esteem. This positive desire to achieve carries over in his/her daily encounters outside the Universal school.
GIRL’S RECREATIONAL CLASS PROGRAM U.G.I. offers Beginner through Advanced Gymnastic classes for children six years and older. All levels of the U.G.I. program stress the importance of mastery of fundamentals on each of the Olympic events. Skill groups and progressions emphasized at each level have been determined as essential steps to the overall safety and development of each individual.
BOY’S RECREATIONAL CLASS PROGRAMU.G.I. offers Gymnastic classes for boys six years and older. All levels of the U.G.I. program stress the importanceof mastery of fundamentals on each of the Olympic events. Skill groups and progressions emphasized at each levelhave been determined as essential steps to the overall safety and development of each individual.
Our goal at Universal Gymnasts, Inc. is to develop each individual’s potential in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere.ANNUAL FAMILY MEMBERSHIP FEE: The NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $45.00 (includes tax) is due upon registration and stays effective for one calendar year. This fee remains the same regardless of the number of immediate family members enrolled at U.G.I. *Families with sibling(s) in the U.G.I. Team Program are still required to pay this fee. CLASS TUITION: CLASS TUITION IS DUE IN FULL ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. A $10.00 LATE FEE WILL BE ASSESSED IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED BY THE FIRST CLASS. AN ADDITIONAL $15.00 LATE FEE WILL BE ASSESSED IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED BY THE SECOND CLASS. RECREATIONAL TEAM TUITION: PAYMENT IS DUE BEFORE THE 1ST OF THE MONTH. A $10.00 LATE FEE WILL BE ASSESSED FROM THE 1ST TO THE 5TH OF THE MONTH. AN ADDITIONAL $15.00 LATE FEE WILL BE ASSESSED FROM THE 6TH TO THE 15TH OF THE MONTH. *FAMILY DISCOUNT*: U.G.I. greatly appreciates the fact that many of our families have more than one student registered at our facility. Families who register two children will receive a $10.00 DISCOUNT off the lower tuition. Families who register three or more children will receive a $10.00 DISCOUNT off all tuitions with the exception of the highest level tuition. Please contact the office for further clarification. UNIFORM: Preschoolers, Cheerleaders and Trampoline & Tumbling are to wear athletic attire which will allow maximum movement. For the Recreational Gymnastics Class Program, girls are to wear a leotard and athletic shorts if they choose. Boys are to wear a T-shirt tucked into athletic shorts without zippers, buckles or snaps. All students are to have their hair tied securely off of their shoulders and out of their eyes, barefoot and no jewelry. Gum and candy are not permitted in the gym. MAKE-UP POLICY: U.G.I. allows and encourages make-ups if classes have or will be missed. When scheduling a make-up for your child, please stop by the office to pick up a make-up pass which will be presented to the instructor at the time of the make-up class. Without the pass, your child will not be permitted to join the class that day. Scheduling make-ups is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. No monetary reimbursement is available for classes not made up. REFUND POLICY: A refund of the tuition less the deposit and registration fee may be requested prior to the start of the session. Tuition refunds are not available after the first day of the session. WEATHER CANCELLATIONS : In the event that it becomes necessary for U.G.I. to cancel classes due to inclement weather, the telephone recording at the gym will be changed to reflect the appropriate cancellation ( 777-9430 ). Also, listen to the local radio and television stations for announcements. Make-ups will be scheduled at a later date.
SHOOTING STARSThisisaplaygroupstyleclassforyoungmovers–childrenwhoarewalkingandreadytoexploretheirenvironment. Parents are active participants in class, which is supported by a trained instructor. Class begins with basic music/movement exercises, followed by free exploration of the gymnastics environment.SUPER STARSTheSuperStarsclassisastructuredclassfortoddlers.Classbeginswithmusic/movementexercisesand basic stretching to introduce core gymnastics positions. Children learn new skills, and continue to develop their gross motor skills, while moving through a variety of stations on the gymnastics equipment. Parents are active helpers in this class, encouraging and assisting their child through stations and circuits. Instructors provide parents with safe and supportive strategies to engage with their children as they improve strength, coordination, and balance. SUPER NOVAThis40minuteclassisforthe3yearthat are instructor recommended.Instructorsstarteachclass with music/movement and stretching exercises, teaching fundamental gymnastics positions. Students then progress through stations and circuits to learn fundamental gymnastics skills. METEORMeteorsisa40minuteclassforall4yearolds.Eachclassbeginswithmovementandstretchingexercises. Next, instructors lead children through a set of circuits to teach gymnastics skills and positions. The circuits also help children improve their gross motor skills and increase their body awareness and control. Instructors also reinforce concepts like listening, taking turns, following directions, and encourage positive social interactions among peers.COMETSCometsisa60minuteclassforall5yearoldgirls.ThisclassisbeginsandendsinourGym*Starsgym,but a portion of each class will take place in the main gym. Instructors use circuits to teach developmentally appropriate gymnastics skills. Children learn more gymnastics terminology and work to refine and improve their skills. They continue to build confidence and independence, which will prepare them for the transition into the main gym at age 6.Special Needs Preschool ClassThis program is designed to support and empower children with a variety of different types of abilities and disabilities. To provide these students with the opportunities to explore the preschool gymnastics room in a 40 minute class with required adult participation. This class will be instructed by a highly trained staff member with gymnastics and special education experience. This class will start with a basic music/movement song or activity introducing foundational gymnastics shapes and safety. Then class will move into an open exploration of the gymnastics equipment and activities. These developmentally appropriate motor opportunities will help enrich each child’s gross and fine motor skills. This class will also give your child an opportunity to have social interactions with other students and help build their self-confidence.
When you arrive for class: 1.Students can place shoes, jackets, etc. into a cubby in the lobby. Please ensure you take everything with you when you leave. Any items left will be placed in the large lost-and-found bucket in the lobby. 2.Students are to sit on the white chairs lining the wall just inside the main gym. Instructors will gather the students from the chairs at the start of each class.3.Parents and other siblings may not enter the main gym for any reason. There is seating in the viewing area on the upper floor. Parents, if you need your child before the end of class please let the office staff know and they will bring your child to you.Gym Rules:ATTIRE: Girls must wear a leotard to class. 2-piece leotards or those with attached skirts are not permitted. However, girls may wear a pair of fitted shorts over the leotard if desired. Boys are to wear a T-shirt tucked into athletic shorts without zippers, buckles or snaps. Students in Tumbling or Back Handspring classes or attending Open Gym are encouraged to wear a leotard, but other athletic attire which will allow maximum movement is acceptable. All students are to have their hair tied securely off their shoulders and out of their eyes, be barefoot and no wear jewelry.No gum, candy or beverages (other than a water bottle) are permitted in the gym.Wait quietly on the chairs before class begins. Students may not get on any mats or other equipment unless accompanied by an instructor.Walk at all times, unless instructed otherwise. When moving throughout the gym; walk in a single-file line and do not step onto any mats or in front of equipment being used by another group.Do not talk when the instructor is talking.Look at the teacher when he or she is talking.Communicate with the teacher. If you do not understand something ask questions. If you are afraid or do not feel well tell the teacher.Learn safe gymnastics and HAVE FUN!Make-up Classes and ClosingsMake-up Policies:U.G.I. allows unlimited make-ups if classes have or will be missed. Classes need to made-up prior to the last day of the current session, and cannot be carried over into the next session. Make-up classes can be scheduled in any class of the student’s current level or one level lower. Or you may choose to attend an open gym as the make-up. If you need to schedule a make-up, please call or stop by the office ahead of time, so that we can ensure there is available room in your desired class or open gym. When you arrive at the gym for your make-up class please check in at the main office. You will be given a “make-up pass” that the student will present to the instructor at the beginning of class. Without the pass, your child will not be permitted to join the class that day. Scheduling make-ups is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. No monetary reimbursement is available for classes not made up during the current session. Weather Cancellations:In the event that it becomes necessary for U.G.I. to cancel classes due to inclement weather, the telephone recording at the gym will be changed to reflect the appropriate cancellation (777-9430), and the website will also be updated. Also, listen to the local radio and television stations for announcements. A make-up class will be scheduled and distributed at the next class, and also posted on the website.Holiday Closings:If the gym is scheduled to be closed for a holiday, there are two options: 1.) The session may have been prorated, at the time of enrollment, for students whose class fell on the holiday. 2.) A make-up schedule will be distributed by the next class, with the date and time the make-up class will be held. If this time is not convenient, then you may individually schedule your own make-up class with the office, or attend an open gym for no charge.
Other ActivitiesOpen Gym:We currently offer an Open Gym on Fridays, from 7:30pm–9:00pm. Instructors are available to assist students, but they are permitted to freely choose the events and skills they would like to work on. The cost is $10 per child. Non-enrolled friends and siblings can attend with a waiver signed by their parent! Spaces fill quickly, so we recommend calling in ahead of time to reserve your spot!Birthday Parties:You can host your birthday party at Universal Gymnasts! Please stop by the office or check out our website for more information!Summer Camp:Each summer we offer summer camp, the week in between our Spring 2 and Summer Session! It consists of 4 fun-filled days of gymnastics, theme-related activities, and water-day!4th of July Parade:All Students are invited to join us as we march and flip in the Upper Arlington 4th of July Parade each summer. Special Events:Throughout the year we will host several special events, such as an Easter Egg Hunt or Halloween Party. These events are open to current students, siblings, and friends and are always a blast. Keep your eye out for flyers or check on the website!Clinics:Throughout the year we will offer skill clinics. These may vary in length and are usually focused on specific skills or events. They are a great way for students to get extra turns on skills they may be having trouble with!Private Lessons: Private lessons are only available to currently enrolled students. If interested, you can inquire with your class instructor or the Recreational Program Director.
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Meet the Staff
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Level 10 J.O. NationalsErica Anderson Jessica Ewart Caroline Hoyle Sydney McGlone Sasha Tsikhanovich Brittany WenzelLevel 10 N.I.T.’s Abby Beaver Mckenzie Coleman Morgan Hunker Jaden Miller Andie VanVoorhis
Level 9 Eastern Nationals
Level 5 State ChampionKennedy B. - BarsLevel 7 State ChampionsLainey M. - VaultAtemnam M. - FloorLevel 8 State ChampionsCaroline B. - AALevel 9 State ChampionsTeam - Runner up State ChampionsTory V. - AA, Vault, Beam, FloorEmily B. - Vault
Level 3 State ChampionsRiley S. - VaultMadison V. - VaultMallory A. - AA, Vault, Bars, Beam, FloorMalia H. - BeamJenna W. - BeamKasey McKee - BeamAmalia C. - VaultClaire B. - AA. BeamLevel 4 State ChampionsPaige S. - AA, Vault, Bars, FloorHenley J. - AA, Beam, FloorElaina S. - VaultBrenna C. - BarsEllie G. - BeamSally J. - FloorKarleigh R. - Floor
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READU.G.I. has integrated a “Parent Portal” to our website so YOU can view your account! Here are directions on how to access your account:1.) Click on the Parent Portal link above. 2.) The new window should ask you for your username and password. Your username is the email you supplied to us on your registration form last year. 3.) Click the “Forgot Password” link. A new temporary password will be sent to your email.4.) Access your account with the temporary password and follow the prompts given. *Remember to change your password to something you can remember!*With the Parent Portal, you will be able to accept our policies/liability, check your account balance, view classes, and update contact info! We will still need hard copies of our Registration Form each year so please remember to fill those out before enrolling for a class.We hope you find the Parent Portal useful! As always, if you have any questions, please contact us at 614-777-9430 or email@example.com.
About this program This program is designed to support and empower children with a variety of different types of abilities and disabilities. To provide these students with the opportunities to explore the preschool gymnastics room in a 40 minute class with required adult participation. About the class This class will be instructed by a highly trained staff member with gymnastics and special education experience. This class will start with a basic music/movement song or activity introducing foundational gymnastics shapes and safety. Then class will move into an open exploration of the gymnastics equipment and activities.
Why this class These developmentally appropriate motor opportunities will help enrich each child’s gross and fine motor skills. This class will also give your child an opportunity to have social interactions with other students and help build their self-confidence.WhenCall to schedule a time.
B.S. in Early Childhood/Special Education-Ohio University-Pursuing Masters in Teaching and Learning at -The Ohio State University-Early Intervention SpecialistAutism CertificateSafety Certified and First Aid Certified gymnastics instructor
Universal Gymnasts, Inc. and Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Partner to Benefit Community Health, WellnessUniversal Gymnasts, Inc.has entered into a partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine to provide sports medicine services and health and wellness education to our parents, coaches and athletes. Both organizations strive to provide a safe and healthy experience for youth participating in gymnastics and to enhance the quality of life for these gymnasts within the Hilliard community.Services to be provided by Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine include medical services, priority scheduling and educational services with the experts from Nationwide Children’s. The entire team of experts will deliver cutting-edge and comprehensive sports medicine services, resources and education.Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine includes a staff of physicians, orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers and physical therapists that are all trained to provide age-appropriate patient care to recreational, competitive and elite athletes. In addition to treatment, Nationwide Children’s offers a comprehensive program focused on research, education, injury prevention, strength and conditioning, and wellness.