Registration for gymnastics and other programs can be processed at our Eastlake YMCA and Kari Lyn Sutherland Gymnastics Center. Registration can also be taken at our main facility at 1201 Paseo Magda, Chula Vista, 91910 during regular operating hours.
Eastlake YMCA Registration Hours
Days Times Monday - Friday 5:00am - 10:00pm Saturday 6:30am - 3:00pm Sunday 7:00am - 12:30pm
Gymnastics Closed Dates
Monday, September 5, 2016: Labor Day
Saturday, September 10, 2016: USA Gymnastics competition!
Thursday, Nov. 24 - Sunday, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving
Saturday, Dec. 24 - Sunday, Jan 1: Christmas break
Session Dates Priority Reg Open Reg August
Priority Registration: For currently enrolled Gymnastics Program Participants and YMCA members
Open Registration: Open to all. New students, YMCA members and currently enrolled Participants
**NEW STUDENTS may start at ANY time - even in the middle of a session, if space is available**
Gym Ventures (boys and girls) 2 - 5 years Progressive Classes 6 years and up Boys Gymnastics 6 - 12 Tumbling 8 - 18 years Girls Competitive Team* 6 years and up Private Lessons 5 years and up Birthday Parties 3 and up
F.A.Q for new parents of participants
- My child is new to gymnastics, which class should I register her/him for?
If your child is…
months to 2 years: Parent/Child Gymnastics
years: GymVentures 3
4 years: GymVentures 4
5 years: GymVentures 5
6 and older boy: Boys Gymnastics
6 and older girl: Level 1
- My child has done gymnastics before, but I’m not sure which class he or she should be in today.
You can come in on Tuesday or Thursday between 5-5:30 and one of our coaches will gladly do an assessment to make sure your child is placed in the correct class.
- What should my child wear to class?
All children should wear clothing without zippers, large buttons or anything else that could get in their way. Leotards are preferred! Athletic shorts and t-shirts are also allowed. No shoes or socks/stockings with feet are allowed, as well as any jewelry except for earring studs. Also, all long hair should be pulled back as to not get in your child’s face during class!
- Do I need to stay for my child’s class?
If your child is in any of our pre-school classes we do ask that parents stay in the facility for the duration of the class.
- Can I watch my child’s class?
have a viewing area with a window into the gym where parents are able to watch
classes, and additional viewing from our cardio equipment in the cross training center. There is no viewing area inside of the gym.
We also encourage parents to take advantage of our beautiful YMCA facility and enjoy a work out in the cross training center or a group exercise class while your child is in gymnastics!
- How many students are in a class?
Our classes have an average of 6-8 children.
- What do I do on the first day?
As long as you are registered, all you have to do on the first day is show up and wait in the lobby for your child’s teacher to call out the class!
- What do I do if my child misses a class? Can my child make up a class in a lower level?
We do offer makeups when available. However, children can only make up a missed class in the same session which they missed, and in a class which is not already filled at capacity. Please email [email protected] to check availability.
- Can I start classes at any time? Is there a discount if I start a class half way through the session?
New participants to our program are able to sign up for classes at any time, and will only be charged for the remaining classes in that session. However, ongoing members must sign up during the registration weeks that occur at the end of the previous session.
- How do I know when my child is ready to move up to the next level?
Once your child is ready to move up to the next level, your coach will give him/her a move up form, which you will need to bring to register for the next session! If you have any questions about your child’s status in moving up please feel free to ask his/her coach.
- If I miss a class and can’t make it up, do I get a partial refund? What is your refund policy?
If your child was sick and you have a doctor’s note, we will issue a credit for the class he/she missed.
- Do you offer a trial class?
do not currently offer trial classes.
- What happens during my child’s class?
The first part of the class is dedicated to stretching. Afterwards, each class goes to two different events where they practice their skills. At the end of each class we do strength and flexibility training.
- How do I schedule a private lesson for gymnastics?
Private lessons are
available for any child age five and older. You can purchase private lesson
‘cards’ at the registration desk. You will then submit your availability to Tiffany, and be paired with a coach.
- How do I book a gymnastics birthday party?
Birthday party reservations must be made in person at the Eastlake YMCA, during normal registration hours. Reservations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance with Tiffany. Parties are offered Saturdays and Sundays. The rate is $200 per party for 10 children. A fee of $12 is charged for each additional child. There is a $50 cancellation fee.
- Can I switch classes after a session begins? Is there a cost?
You may switch classes after a session begins, if the class you wish to transfer to is not full. No fee is charged for this change unless a price differences exists between the two classes.
- When are leotards sold?
We almost always have leotards available for purchase! Please ask at the front desk to see our latest supply.
- Is there a discount for multiple children in the program?
No, we do not offer a discount for multiple children in the program.
- Can I sign up for other activities at the Eastlake YMCA?
Of course! You can register for any sports/programs which are also available for registration at the main YMCA.