The foundation will fight obesity and support adolescent health by providing comprehensive and effective fitness classes. Classes include:
Classes will be held at least three times a week, with a 15:1 student teacher ratio. The Foundation will conduct on site Progress/results testing 3 times per year.
Some scholarship recipients within the special needs category could be mainstreamed into both gymnastics and fitness programs. These students would be considered high functioning by their physicians and/or teachers.
Special needs children that cannot be mainstreamed, will be assigned a foundation volunteer as a classroom teacher’s aide, to assist the gymnastics professional in class control, and/or special activities.
Special Needs Classes will be taught like a parent/child class when necessary (depending on the severity of the special need.) Taught in this manner, a student teacher ratio of 12:1 is appropriate.
At the recreational level, the standard gymnastics curriculum is satisfactory. Gymnastics scholarship recipients should not be separated from the non-scholarship students, and they should not be identified as foundation scholarship recipients to the general public.
At the competitive level, the coaching staff must be safety certified through USA Gymnastics. A ratio of 8 or 9 students per teacher is expected.