Gliders & Gladiators

The Glens Falls YMCA Gliders and Gladiators Team is meant to give every gymnast an opportunity to excel, not only in gymnastics, but in life.
Participation in gymnastics can lend itself to building self-esteem, self-motivation, self-discipline, dedication, determination, work ethic, time management, teamwork, team spirit, leadership, sportsmanship, adventure coupled with the ability to goal set and overcome fear, respect for others, poise and grace. At the end of our athlete’s gymnastics experience, they will have established a base of life skills they will be able to draw upon for years to come.

  Gliders start at Level 2 and Gladiators start at Level 4.

  There is a monthly fee for team to cover fees for coaching at least twice a     week depending on which level your child competes in.

  Gliders uniform consists of a competition leotard, a warm-up jacket and leggings.

  Gladiators uniform consists of a shirt, shorts, stirrup pants and socks.

  To keep costs down, we try to keep the uniforms the same for at least two years and the warm-ups for three to five years. 

All of our Gliders attend both home and away meets.  We typically have 4 home meets and travel to 3-4 away meets prior to any Championship meets.  Away meet locations vary year to year but have included Saratoga, Cortland, Oneonta, Watertown as well as some locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Depending on the location and time of the away meets, you may also need a hotel room. We do set up hotel blocks to try to get the best possible rate at a hotel near the meet locations. Meet season runs from November to April/May depending on the dates of the Championship meets.

Gladiators typically have 4-5 away meets prior to any Championship meets.
Away meet locations vary year to year but have included Syracuse, Rochester, Suffern, and Long Island. The State and Regional Championships follow the regular season meets in the spring. Meet season runs from November to March/April depending on the dates of the Championship meets. Depending on the location and time of the away meets, you may also need a hotel room.

For team questions contact:

Alissa Caprood  Gliders/Gladiators Team Coordinator

Tammy Decker  Gymnastics Director/ Head Coach