Registration is now open
To Register and see class schedule go to: https://lightninggymnastics.uplifterinc.com/
Fall Recreational classes are will run to Monday February 1, 2021.
The gym will be closed December 24 - January 1st for the
Winter Recreational registration will be opening soon
Registration is subject to minimum enrollment.
Our recreational programs at Niagara Falls Lightning, from Advanced Kindergym and up are based on the Canadian Gymnastics Federation Badge Program (CANGYM). This is Gymnastics Canada skills development program for artistic gymnastics. There are fourteen badge levels in this program, ranging from beginner to advanced, each requiring 35-40 skills before a badge is awarded. Gymnasts receive a Progress Card at the end of the Fall and Winter sessions, outlining their achievement and skill level. Upon successful completion of all of the skills in each CANGYM Badge Level, a ribbon will be presented.
The goal of this program is to promote enjoyment and participation while developing self-confidence. Children progress at various rates and it may take a couple of sessions to perform the skills well enough to progress to the next level. This includes vault, bars, beam, floor, trampoline for girls. The Boys program includes vault, parallel bars, high bar, floor, rings, and trampoline.
Girls may wear a leotard or gym shorts and a T-shirt. Boys may wear gym shorts and a T-shirt. No skirts, jeans, shorts or pants with belts, buckles or zippers are allowed. Shorts and shirts should be tight fitting, try to avoid anything to loose. Long hair must be tied back and off the shoulder; feet must be bare. No jewelry (stud earrings only).
Cell phones should not be brought into the gym. Coaches will not hold items for participants. NFLGC will not be held responsible for lost or stolen items.
Currently parents are not permitted in the building unless they are attending a Parent & Tot class. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause but we are closely following recommendations from Public Health.
Bring a full water bottle!
In the event of a club cancellation a make-up class will be offered. In the event of a club shutdown due to COVID-19 any payments made to NFLGC will be help on your account to be used for future recreational sessions.
If your child displays symptoms, they must remain home from the gym and seek medical attention by a health care provider to see if testing is recommended. Children may return to the gym when one of the following is met:
Clearance from their health care provider
Completion of 14 days of self-isolation and must be symptom free prior to return. This includes children who have symptoms and are recommended for testing but testing is declined.
Negative COVID-19 test results: child is to remain out of the gym until 24 hours after their symptoms have resolved
Positive test result: child has completed the 14 day isolation criteria as directed by Public Health, fever has resolved and child has been consistently improving over the previous 72 hours.
NOTE: parents can contact Niagara Region Public Health for general COVID-19 questions at 1-888-505-6074; 905-688-8248, press 7, then press 2.
WHY PUT YOUR CHILD IN GYMNASTICS?
“It is the best place to teach kids what they need to exceed at other sports because they learn how their body works... It develops speed, power and strength, as well as discipline and time management, and it’s really a shame that they don’t teach it in schools anymore.”
National Gymnast, Kyle Shewfelt, quoted in CHATELAINE, Jan 24, 2011 Author: James S. Fell
"Gymnastics is perhaps one of the most comprehensive 'lifestyle exercise programs' available to children, incorporating strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination, power and discipline.
Michael A. Taylor, Certified National Youth Sports Administrator