GymTyme started a team for athletes with special needs in 2013. We are very excited to begin our second season with the GymTyme SuperStars!
We are very excited to offer a program for our friends in the special needs community. Participation on a Special Abilities team will provide the opportunity for challenged individuals to be physically active, set goals and make friends. Our 2017-18 season will run from September - March. Practices are held once a week and led by USASF certified coaches as well as coaches specializing in the special needs population.
GymTyme will be holding sign-ups for anyone interested at our first practice Sunday, September 10, 2017 2:30 - 4:00 PM. Any athlete who is not able to attend that day can register at our front desk.
Team Practice will be held every Sunday, 2:30 - 4:00 PM.
GymTyme Registration/Insurance Fee:
Registration is good for 1 calendar year (365 days). $25
USASF Registration Fee:
Registration is good through the end of May 2017. $30
This fee covers all routine choreography, custom music for your competition routine. $25
Uniform fees are TBD. More information will be available as at the end of August.
Special Abilities teams are co-ed and are comprised of athletes ages 5 and above with any type of disability. Special needs are defined as a disability characterized by impairment of skills and overall intelligence in areas such as cognition, language, motor and social abilities. We welcome athletes on the entire spectrum of their disability. Athletes in wheelchairs/walkers are also welcome.
In the special abilities program, we utilize Buddies. Buddies are athletes from other teams within the GymTyme program that are assigned to special abilities athletes to assist in teaching routines. Buddies attend all Special Abilities team practices and participate in all performances and competitions. In order to qualify as a Buddy, an athlete must be 11 years of age and have the maturity to handle the added commitment.
For more information on becoming an athlete or Buddy, please contact:
Special Abilities Program Director