UCLA Summer Camp Weekly Feature

June 16, 2009

The UCLA Gymnastics Camp is back for another fantastic summer in 2009. The five-time NCAA Champion UCLA Women's Gymnastics team is proud to welcome girls of all ages for great training on the beautiful Westwood campus. The camps are designed for all talent levels, from beginners all the way up to elite gymnasts. (Please note that previous experience can be beneficial, as most of our campers do tend to be competitive gymnasts.)

The UCLA coaching staff, led by Chris Waller and Jim Foody, provides campers with an atmosphere of learning combined with a lot of fun. Basic gymnastic skills are reinforced, while new skills and skill progressions are pursued. Simply stated, the camp is a complete venture into UCLA Gymnastics, a chance to experience some of what your Bruins experience in their own training (without the midterms!) The UCLA coaching staff is dedicated to improving the skills of each and every gymnast. Campers will train in all four competitive events, plus trampoline, dance, flexibility, posture, and mental 'buffness.' The coaching staff will also include top coaches from other universities and clubs, as well as current and former UCLA gymnasts. The Overnight Camp fee includes all room and board, but Day Campers should bring a lunch each day (or money to purchase one from the food court.) All camp fees include a camp t-shirt and awards.

The UCLA Gymnastics Camp is held in the legendary John Wooden Center, home of the UCLA Bruins Gymnastics Team. State-of-the art training facilities include pits, tumble trampolines, rod floor and spotting belts. Overnight campers stay in the UCLA residence halls, and meals are served in the award-winning UCLA dining halls. The dining halls offer a variety of food on an all-you-can-eat basis for a well-rounded, balanced diet. Overnight campers are housed in double-and triple-occupancy rooms, and are supervised by coaches and counselors also staying in the residence hall.

Also, at camp, optional level gymnasts will have the opportunity to work on those new skills that they want to get before next year's competitive season. Compulsory level gymnasts will have a great opportunity to learn some new skills while concentrating on perfecting their skills they will be competing in September. Beginner gymnasts who attend camp usually have a great time, learn a lot, but sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed by all the gymnastics they are exposed to. If you are a beginner coming to camp, get ready to work hard, learn lots of stuff, have fun, and go home being pretty good and tired.

The day camps are for girls, ages 7-18, and the overnight camp is for girls, ages 9-18.
Day Camp #1: July 27-29
Day Camp #2: July 30-August 1
Overnight Camp: August 3-6

The coaches are very excited about coaching you to great improvement and having a great experience!

Join the Bruins this summer for some great gymnastics training. Register Now!

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