Bear Cubs

 
 

Gymnastics is a great way to build motor and social skills in young children. In our Bear Cub Classes kids will learn how to roll like a ball, walk like a bear, and swing like a monkey in these fun and safety oriented classes.

Fall 2019: Fall classes listed below will begin on Tuesday, September 3.

Bear Cubs 1 (Child + Parent/Guardian)

BC1 is a child + parent/guardian participatory class. With the aid of one guardian, our coach will guide your child through activities that promote fine motor skills and coordination. In addition, they will develop early socialization skills; such as listening and participation in group activities. This class allows for early exposure to gymnastics equipment, as well as provides a fun and active environment.

Eligibility

Ages: 14 months – 3 years old

Prerequisite: Walking

Price

Once per week: $75 per month

Twice per week: $110 per month (Sign-up for the two sections you would like, and your account will be credited.)

Sample Skills Learned
  • Cooperative development with guardians, coaches, and other kids
  • Direction following
  • Gymnastics shapes like pike, staddle, tuck, straight
  • FUN!
Move Up Requirements

Moving up to the next class is based upon age, listening, and ability to follow instructions independently from their guardian, based on the coaches’ discretion. Must be potty trained.

Schedule

Duration: 45 minutes

Days Times Action
Tue 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
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Wed 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Register
Fri 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Register
Sat 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Register

 

Location: Golden Bear Recreation Center

Bears Cubs 2

This independent class allows your child to gain confidence in a solo (no guardian) class. Students learn how to follow directions, and take turns while having fun with essential gymnastics skills. They will work on mastering the beginnings of gymnastics, in an independent fun-filled environment.

Eligibility

Ages: 3 – 4 years old

Prerequisite: Ability to independently enter gymnastics facility, and follow instructions from coaches for the entirety of class. Must be potty trained.

Price

Once per week: $75 per month

Twice per week: $110 per month (Sign-up for the two sections you would like, and your account will be credited.)

Sample Skills Learned
  • Forward/backward rolls
  • Handstands
  • Cartwheels
  • Casts
  • Tuck/straddle/straight jumps
  • Beam walks
  • Flexibility development
Next Level

Successful acquisition of all skills will move these students to Bear Cubs 3, based on coaches’ discretion.

Schedule

Duration: 45 minutes

Days Times Action
Mon 4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Register
Tue 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.
4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Register
Wed 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Register
Thu 3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Register
Fri 4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Register
Sat 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Register

 

Location: Golden Bear Recreation Center

Bear Cubs 3

Gymnasts will learn more complex motor and tumbling skills, while developing greater strength and coordination. Your child will continue to gain proper technique, while building off of previously learned skills in Bear Cubs 2. These skills will begin to be performed more confidently and independently.

Eligibility

Ages: 4 – 5 years old

Prerequisite: Proper age, as well as continuing to engage independently in class. Must be potty trained.

Price

Once per week: $85 per month

Twice per week: $135 per month (Sign-up for the two sections you would like, and your account will be credited.)

Sample Skills Learned
  • Cartwheels
  • Bar hanging and support
  • Pull-overs
  • Forward/backward rolls on bars and floor
  • Preliminary vault and jumping technique
  • More complex walks on the balance beams
Next Level

Successful acquisition of all skills will move these students to Kinder Bears, based on coaches’ discretion.

Schedule

Duration: 55 minutes

Days Times Action
Mon 3 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
5 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
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Tue 10:30 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
3 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
5 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
Register
Wed 10:30 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
3 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
4 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.
Register
Thu 4 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.
5 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
Register
Fri 3 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
4 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.
Register
Sat 8 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.
9 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
10:15 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Register
Sun 12 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. Register

 

Location: Golden Bear Recreation Center

Bear Cubs Open Gym

Open Gym is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your children and have more fun! Gym time is designed for children from 1-5 years old. Children must be accompanied by a caretaker. Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch! You can pay your $10/child at the cashier window.

Bear Cubs Open Gym is located at the Golden Bear Recreational Center and Pool (25 Sports Lane Berkeley, CA 94720).

Price: $10/day in person only

Days Times
Wed 11:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Sat 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Class Details

Golden Bears Youth Gymnastics requires payment of fees through our automatic charge program. Charges to your credit card will be posted during the first week of the month. Charges will continue until you have notified GOLDEN BEAR in writing (via email) that you wish to discontinue your participation in our program. Changes must be made by the first of the month to avoid being charged for the next month.To cancel, send an email to us at: gbgym@berkeley.edu

Weekend classes are very popular and in high-demand. Our calendar is based on a year-round average of 4 classes per month. If Saturday or Sunday classes fall below this average, there will be no refunds. We will arrange make-ups if space is available.

A registration fee is applied to each class. If you want to transfer classes please email gbgym@berkeley.edu to avoid the fee. This is a non-refundable fee.

Every Golden Bears Youth Gymnastics class is subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. If your class is being cancelled, you will be contacted and given options to transfer. If you have any questions, please email gbgym@berkeley.edu.

Make-ups are provided as a courtesy to our customers if there is space available. Make-ups must be scheduled no more than 7 days in advance by emailing gbgym@berkeley.edu. Make-ups are only available to currently enrolled clients. Participants must pick up an official make-up slip from the cashier on the first floor and give it to the teacher of the scheduled class. Drop-ins are not allowed. No make-ups may be scheduled on Saturdays except for Bear Cubs 1 classes. Golden Bears Youth Gymnastics does not offer credits or refunds.

Weekend classes are very popular and in high-demand. Our calendar is based on a year-round average of 4 classes per month. If Saturday or Sunday classes fall below the average, there will be no refunds. We will arrange make-ups if space is available

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