Leaps & Bounds Gymnastics team is way more than balance beams and bars! We are helping to raise up young ladies who exude confidence, determination and grit.
Our athletes learn that the energy that comes with physical conditioning; the fun of competition; the sense of effort and friendship; the realization that work and discipline in a fun ﬁrst environment can lead to the pleasures of achieving personal goals; the conﬁdence that comes with mastering something you couldn’t do before; and the good feeling of just being in an exhilarating atmosphere and knowing you did a good job! Our students have learned too that the habits of discipline, hard work, and commitment to goals they acquire as members in our program carry over into their school work and their lives as a whole. Everyone who sticks in and tries is a winner, even long after they have finished their gymnastics career.
Red Rubies are our pre team girls. They train twice a week on vault, bars, beam, and floor as well as working on strength, flexibility and mental training. This program follows the USA Gymnastics program and gets the athletes ready for competition. Group Evaluations for this team are held in March. Coaches also extend invitations throughout the year.
Our athletes compete Levels 1-3 in the Louisiana Recreational Gymnastics program. Our athletes have placed in individual events and all around placements throughout the state. Team tryouts are held in March.
Leaps & Bounds Gymnastics Team Department Leader:
Wanda has been with Leaps & Bounds since 2014. She was a gym owner in Georgia and moved to take care of her parents. She has taught gymnastics and cheerleading for many years. She started our Gymnastics Team when she saw the desire for more in so many of our recreational kids’ eyes.
Her certifications include USA Gymnastics Level Four Coach, CPR , First Aid and USA Gymnastics Safety Certiﬁcation.
Wanda is the mother of 3 girls. Her hobbies include sewing and taking care of all the critters.