Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings and handstands. It developed from fitness exercises used by ancient Greek soldiers, including skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and circus performance skills. It is often considered a dangerous sport, as the difficult acrobatic maneuvers often performed on equipment high above the ground puts the athlete at risk of injury.
Girl Gymnasts in Vermont compete on Floor, Uneven Bars, Vault, and Beam. Though routines performed on each event may be short, they are physically exhausting and push the gymnast's strength, flexibility, endurance, and awareness to the limit. Vault: Gymnasts sprint down a runway, usually about 75 feet long, before leaping on a springboard and holding their bodies straight while punching (blocking using only a shoulder movement) the vault and flipping over to a standing position. In advanced gymnastics, twists are added before landing. Uneven Bars: Women competing on this event must hold themselves in a series of dares while leaping and even flying between two bars. Beam: The balance beam is an event which pushes balance, awareness especially. The beam itself is about 125cm high, 5m long and 10cm wide. Routines include tumbling, turns, upside down feats and a leap series. Floor: The floor is a carpeted area, 12m x 12m, usually springed. Gymnasts perform a series of tumbling and dance moves to music in a routine that lasts between 60-90 seconds.
Gymnastics is a sport that involves balance, strength, concentration, confidence, persistence and dedication. The U-32 junior high and varsity teams practice at Sunrise Gymnastics in Berlin, VT. This team has continued to improve each year!
U-32 has a strong group of young gymnasts. We know that you will continue to see great things from this group in the future. They work very hard and are full of potential. If you are interested in joining this team, sign up next year and give it a try!
HS and MS Gymnastics Schedule