The Haverford YMCA provides an excellent gymnastics experience to children who participate to have fun while developing physical fitness, coordination, strength, and flexibility. For the gymnast who is interested in competing, the opportunity exists on one of the many different teams, and is handled on an individual basis. Our coaching staff is unique in the gymnastics world. Selected for their genuine love of children as well as their technical expertise, you will not find better coaches anywhere in the sport.

We participate in the Eastern Pennsylvania YMCA Girls Gymnastics League and USA Gymnastics. Gymnasts compete in league meets, invitational meets, and championship meets throughout each season. We also offer competitive gymnastics clinics and camps during the summer.

Our goal is to provide a positive, safe, fun environment where each gymnast can learn and grow, both as an individual gymnast and as a teammate. We strive to have each gymnast enjoy being a member of our team, achieve their individual competitive gymnastics goals to the best of their abilities, and simply enjoy gymnastics.

Registration Information

New Gymnasts: Any new gymnast to the team will be required to register for an evaluation period prior to joining the team anytime throughout the year. Those interested are able to register for the evaluation period by contacting Robin Yurkow directly at

Competitive teams register one full year in advance and additional fees are expected for travel, USAG registration fees, and team uniforms/accessories. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Team Levels: There are many different levels for our girls gymnastics team. The practice season begins in September and runs through the end of May. Competitive meets begin in November and are typically held once a month through the end of May. Some gymnasts will continue to compete into June depending on which championship meet qualifications.

Below is our general training schedule for teams at the Haverford Y:

Tuesday/Thursday - 4:15pm-6:45pm

Monday/Wednesday 4:00pm- 6:30pm and Friday 4:00pm-6:00pm

Monday/Wednesday 4:00pm- 6:30pm and Friday 4:00pm-6:00pm

Level 2
Tuesday/Thursday - 5:15pm-7:45pm

Level 3
Tuesday/Thursday - 5:15pm-7:45pm

Level 4
Tuesday/Thursday 4:15pm-6:45pm and Friday 4:00pm-6:00pm

Level 6+
Monday/Wednesday 4:00pm- 6:30pm and Friday 4:00pm-6:00pm

Team Open Gym Time Availability on Sundays
2:00pm-3:30pm - Levels 2/3/4/Excel Silver 3:30pm-5:00pm - Gold/Platinum/6+

Evaluation Information

Dates: Evaluations are typically held once per year.

Ages: There are evaluations available for each level of team that we offer starting at age 6 until high school seniors.

What to Bring: New participants should wear a leotard. We recommend that all gymnasts bring a water bottle.

What to Expect: Participants that are being evaluated will practice with the appropriate age group and level for a 2-week period. The evaluation times are the same as the practice times for that given level during the two weeks. They will train on all the events while getting instruction from our team coaches.

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