Silver Stars Gymnastics

Silver Stars Gymnastics Silver Stars Gymnastics helps children develop coordination, strength, flexibility, & self-esteem th Our coaching formula always puts safety first! Welcome!
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Bowie Location:
Phone: (301) 352-5777
Address: 14201 Woodcliff Ct Bowie, MD 20720

Silver Spring Location:
Phone: (301) 589-0938
Address: 2701 Pittman Dr. Silver Spring, MD 20910

Welcome to Silver Star Gymnastics! With 2 locations serving Bowie and Silver Spring, we’ve been flippin’ awesome since 1993! Our mission is to create a fun environment while helping your child develop coordination, stren

gth, flexibility, and self-esteem. At Silver Star Gymnastics, we believe that all children are stars! Your child will build an athletic foundation for all sports through the strength, flexibility, and coordination that only the challenge of gymnastics can offer. We help children develop a positive self image and personal success through goal setting, time management, sportsmanship, dedication, and discipline -- all while having fun! We teach children to have fun by providing a safe and fun learning environment. We utilize the newest and most imaginative gymnastics equipment to introduce technical gymnastics training in a safest possible way. We count on the love and loyalty of our parents and children to build our gymnastics community. And we are simply delighted that so many of you agree with our basic philosophy.

Hosting a Silver Stars birthday party is a breeze. Our dedicated party staff takes care of everything, from keeping your...
10/01/2023

Hosting a Silver Stars birthday party is a breeze. Our dedicated party staff takes care of everything, from keeping your children entertained with fun activities to helping them navigate the equipment and serving them at the party table. We also supply all the party essentials, including goodie bags. This allows you to capture precious moments with photos and videos or simply enjoy watching your child and their guests having a fantastic time.

Having small children changes you into someone who looks forward to Mondays
09/29/2023

Having small children changes you into someone who looks forward to Mondays

Understanding the Olympics: TnT GymnasticsEvents: 1). Rod Floor- At first, power tumbling was done by acrobats on simple...
09/26/2023

Understanding the Olympics: TnT Gymnastics

Events:

1). Rod Floor- At first, power tumbling was done by acrobats on simple mats. Over the years, several different tracks have been used for power tumbling such as mats, ski floors, spring floors, and currently fiber-glass rod floors. The floor used today was invented by Randy Mulkey and it’s 6’x84′ with a padded landing mat at the end of the track.

2). Trampoline- In 1936, George Nissen, diver and gymnast, created the first folding trampoline in his garage in Cedar Rapids, IA. He came up with the name trampoline from the Spanish word “Trampolin” meaning “springboard.” At first, Trampoline was included as a gymnastics event (1947-64). The earliest trampolines were made of a bed of nylon sheets on bungee cables, according to the International Gymnastics Federation. Later, the trampolines were modified with a webbed bed and steel springs to enhance performance. They were also raised off the ground significantly so athletes did not hit the ground while jumping.

3). Double mini is one of the more unusual events in T&T. It was added to the competition in 1978. Originally, a double mini was two mini-tramps separated by a table. Bob Bollinger developed a newer model that was one piece with one tramp angled towards the ground and another piece parallel to the floor. Athletes get to compete two different passes during competition. Each consists of two skills; running and jumping onto the first trampoline, flipping to land on the second trampoline, then flip off of the second trampoline and land on the ground.

As the Olympics approach, it's a thrilling time to build excitement for the captivating sport of gymnastics. While most ...
09/21/2023

As the Olympics approach, it's a thrilling time to build excitement for the captivating sport of gymnastics. While most of us recognize these events from television broadcasts, not everyone is well-versed in their intricacies. That's where we come in – here to provide you with valuable insights and knowledge!

Events:
1️) Vault: The vault has its origins in ancient Greece, where it was used as a form of training for soldiers. Over time, it evolved into a gymnastics event, with apparatus changes and increased complexity. Gymnasts showcase their explosive power, sprinting down a runway, performing a dynamic flip or twist off the vaulting table. This event has evolved from a simple jumping exercise to a breathtaking display of aerial prowess.

2️) Uneven Bars: Uneven bars have been a part of women's gymnastics since the early 20th century, with the introduction of metal bars and greater freedom of movement leading to the mesmerizing routines we see today. In this discipline, athletes swing, release, and regrasp the uneven bars with elegance and precision. It has its roots in the men's parallel bars event and has become a symbol of grace and skill in women's gymnastics.

3️) Balance Beam: The balance beam was originally used by male gymnasts in the 19th century, but it transitioned to women's gymnastics as their involvement in the sport increased. Today, it's a symbol of precision and control. The balance beam event challenges competitors to maintain poise and balance while executing a series of acrobatic and dance elements on a narrow beam.

4) Floor Exercise: The floor exercise's history can be traced back to early dance elements incorporated into gymnastics routines. Over time, it evolved into a standalone event, allowing athletes to showcase their unique styles and skills. A true crowd-pleaser, the floor exercise combines athleticism with artistry. Gymnasts perform a choreographed routine filled with tumbling passes, dance, and leaps, set to music. It's a celebration of individuality and creativity in the sport.

Stay tuned for more insights into the world of gymnastics as we unravel the magic of the Olympic Games! 🥇🤩

Calling all parents! If you've had trouble finding the perfect class time for your little one, we've got great news! 🌟We...
09/18/2023

Calling all parents! If you've had trouble finding the perfect class time for your little one, we've got great news! 🌟

We've just added new morning preschool classes with plenty of open spots for your kids to jump, flip, and have a blast! 🤸‍♀️👶🤸‍♂️

Don't miss out on this opportunity to let your children shine. Secure their spot today and watch them turn, flip, and grow with us! 💫

🌙✨ Ready for a night in? Send your kids to us for an unforgettable Kids' Night Out! 🎉Let your kids experience an evening...
09/12/2023

🌙✨ Ready for a night in? Send your kids to us for an unforgettable Kids' Night Out! 🎉

Let your kids experience an evening of fun, laughter, and making new friends while you enjoy your night off. 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♀️ They can jump, flip, and play to their hearts' content!

Plus, we've got delicious pizza available for purchase, ensuring they have a blast. 🍕

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity! Sign them up today for a night they'll remember. 🌟

Here are five exercises that your child can easily perform at home without the need for any equipment. Regular practice ...
09/11/2023

Here are five exercises that your child can easily perform at home without the need for any equipment. Regular practice of these skills will not only prepare your child for class but also enhance their chances of achieving personal success in the gym

We've added a NEW Tumbling & Trampoline class for our youngest gymnasts! Tumbling and Trampoline (TNT) classes teach chi...
09/08/2023

We've added a NEW Tumbling & Trampoline class for our youngest gymnasts! Tumbling and Trampoline (TNT) classes teach children how to roll, cartwheel and flip, and progress to more difficult skills as they are ready. Class time is spent on trampoline, double mini, Tumbl Trak, floor and rope. Children safely learn to jump, tuck, twist and flip using our assorted trampolines. Other pieces of equipment may be introduced into the class such as bars, climbing net and beam to continue building strength, coordination, flexibility and technique.

It's an exciting new session for gymnastics! Silver Stars is known for our top notch class programs designed for student...
09/06/2023

It's an exciting new session for gymnastics! Silver Stars is known for our top notch class programs designed for students of all ages and skill levels. Under the guidance of our first-rate coaching staff, our classes help your gymnast to develop essential skills and thrive in personal growth.

With school starting, some children may struggle speaking with teachers or even their peers when first starting out.  He...
09/03/2023

With school starting, some children may struggle speaking with teachers or even their peers when first starting out. Here are some ways we can encourage our shy kiddos

For young children there is no division between learning and playing. Here are 6 fine motor skills your child can do at ...
08/26/2023

For young children there is no division between learning and playing. Here are 6 fine motor skills your child can do at home.

If your kid loves gymnastics as much as we do, tune in Saturday @ 4:30pm on CNBC for the U.S Gymnastics Championships. T...
08/25/2023

If your kid loves gymnastics as much as we do, tune in Saturday @ 4:30pm on CNBC for the U.S Gymnastics Championships. This is something you do not want to miss! Favorites like Simone Biles, Jordan Chiles, and Suni Lee will be competing and giving us a glimpse into what we might see in next years Olympics! This is an absolute favorite for kids of all ages.

No School Day Camp is the perfect activity when school is out! Kids are able to learn gymnastics with incredible coaches...
08/22/2023

No School Day Camp is the perfect activity when school is out! Kids are able to learn gymnastics with incredible coaches all day. Spots are filling up fast, register now

Shoulder flexibility is very important in gymnastics. Increasing the range of motion in our shoulders keeps pressure off...
08/17/2023

Shoulder flexibility is very important in gymnastics. Increasing the range of motion in our shoulders keeps pressure off of the spine, reducing the risk of back injuries. Here are 5 exercises that your child can do at home to help them safely gain flexibility in their shoulders.

This program offers a great opportunity for young kids that love to explore and burn off some energy. We provide a safe ...
08/15/2023

This program offers a great opportunity for young kids that love to explore and burn off some energy. We provide a safe environment for children ages 8 and under to run, bounce, and tumble around on our large variety of fun equipment. We have trampolines, all different shapes and sizes of mats and blocks, hula hoops, rope swings, and even a moon bounce on special occasions. We offer the option to pay per a visit or to purchase a family pass for added savings. Class participation not required.

Every child does not have a big personality and that is okay. If your child is shy, here are a few ways for them to open...
08/10/2023

Every child does not have a big personality and that is okay. If your child is shy, here are a few ways for them to open up to new people, try new activities, and sample new foods. Remember to always be patient.

Summer Classes are slowly coming to an end and Fall Classes are now available. If you missed the last session or your pe...
08/08/2023

Summer Classes are slowly coming to an end and Fall Classes are now available. If you missed the last session or your perfect time slot last year, right now is the perfect opportunity to register.

Even though we don't want to admit it, summer is almost over. August brings about the last of family vacations, pool day...
08/03/2023

Even though we don't want to admit it, summer is almost over. August brings about the last of family vacations, pool days and summer camps. While most schools do not start until after Labor Day, there is much to be done before we dive into the days of carpool coordinating, lunch making and folder color-coding parents get so psyched about.

Tuck, pike, straddle, hollow body and arch are five shapes to know in gymnastics. These 5 shapes create a successful gym...
07/30/2023

Tuck, pike, straddle, hollow body and arch are five shapes to know in gymnastics. These 5 shapes create a successful gymnast. Do not be afraid to try these shapes at home!

When you a part of the gymnastics team it is important to set goals, follow your dreams, and never let anything stand in...
07/27/2023

When you a part of the gymnastics team it is important to set goals, follow your dreams, and never let anything stand in your way. Always remember to practice like it is a competition. Finally, personal growth starts with your mind, body and spirit!

The benefits of learning gymnastics reach way beyond just learning cool tricks. The physical, mental and social life-lon...
07/21/2023

The benefits of learning gymnastics reach way beyond just learning cool tricks. The physical, mental and social life-long lessons gained contribute to all aspects of life for every type of participant.

There is so much pressure as parents to keep our kids hydrated, which is even more important in the warmer months. Remin...
07/17/2023

There is so much pressure as parents to keep our kids hydrated, which is even more important in the warmer months. Reminding your sweaty kiddo to "drink more water" can go in one ear and out the other. Sometimes offering them a refreshing snack can be any easier approach to making sure they are staying hydrated and healthy.

Summertime can mean creamy frozen treats enjoyed on a stroll, backyard BBQs and outdoor movie nights, but it can also me...
07/11/2023

Summertime can mean creamy frozen treats enjoyed on a stroll, backyard BBQs and outdoor movie nights, but it can also mean sweltering heat, steamy humidity and evening thunderstorms that can ruin a night of fun. When you can't predict the weather and the whole family needs a night of fun, drop off the kiddos at Silver Stars Gymnastics' Kids' Night Out. Parents can have a lovely dinner or catch a movie and kids burn off some energy for a few hours of fun with new and old friends. Everyone is happy when it's Kids' Night Out.

With all your vacations, camps and family activities during the summer, it can be hard to imagine adding in another acti...
07/05/2023

With all your vacations, camps and family activities during the summer, it can be hard to imagine adding in another activity. But with our flexible make-up policies, continuing your child's love of gymnastics is easy! Register for summer classes now and put a smile on your child's face.

Forecast calls for rain this whole week! It can be a struggle to come up with indoor activities that ignites creativity ...
07/03/2023

Forecast calls for rain this whole week! It can be a struggle to come up with indoor activities that ignites creativity and encourages healthy movement. Try out these 5 Rainy Day At-Home Activities for your kiddos.

For 30 years we have provided the Best Summer Camp in the DMV. It's so much fun that our campers grow up and return to b...
06/23/2023

For 30 years we have provided the Best Summer Camp in the DMV. It's so much fun that our campers grow up and return to be counselors! You have plenty of options in places to send your kiddos this summer, but only Silver Stars gives them memories that last a lifetime.

It's Medal Week for Session 5 Students! We will be celebrating medals week the last week of the session (June 6-12). Stu...
06/07/2023

It's Medal Week for Session 5 Students!
We will be celebrating medals week the last week of the session (June 6-12). Students in all classes (except Galaxy Team) will receive a medal at the end of their class and we will have an area in the lobby where parents will be able to take photos to celebrate the completion of the session and school year!

Don't forget there are no classes April 3-9. This break is factored into session cost. These classes do NOT need to be m...
04/03/2023

Don't forget there are no classes April 3-9. This break is factored into session cost. These classes do NOT need to be made up.

Congratulations to our Xcel Bronze Team for their First Place Team Win at the 2023 ACPR Fantasy Invitational!! We are so...
03/08/2023

Congratulations to our Xcel Bronze Team for their First Place Team Win at the 2023 ACPR Fantasy Invitational!! We are so proud of you! 🤩

Session 4 Class Session runs from March 6 to April 30 with a break April 3-9. Come get your gymnastics on!              ...
02/22/2023

Session 4 Class Session runs from March 6 to April 30 with a break April 3-9. Come get your gymnastics on!

After 14 years of providing premier gymnastics programs at our Bowie location, it is with a heavy heart that we are writ...
01/09/2023

After 14 years of providing premier gymnastics programs at our Bowie location, it is with a heavy heart that we are writing to you to share that we have closed our Bowie location. The last few years have been incredibly challenging to keep our doors open during the pandemic. We would like to thank all of our families of Silver Stars Bowie that have enjoyed our facility over the years. Silver Stars Bowie could not have been as successful as it was without your support and loyalty. Thank you for being with our company in all its ups and downs.
All of our programs and operations will continue in Silver Spring and we’re thrilled that the majority of our coaches and staff will be making the move over there. Our decision to close Bowie will strengthen our ability to continue delivering our best-in-class programs in a safe and nurturing environment for our gymnasts. We are grateful for all your support over the last 14 years in Bowie and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to our Silver Spring location in the new year.

During winter break, we offer camp children extended gymnastics lessons on vault, bars, balance beam, tumbling, trampoli...
11/19/2022

During winter break, we offer camp children extended gymnastics lessons on vault, bars, balance beam, tumbling, trampoline, and dance. We also offer craft projects, games, ninja courses and more! Order a pizza lunch through us or pack your own. Full-day and half-day programs are available, as well as extended hours if needed. Children must be at least 3 ½ years old and potty trained to attend camp.

Join us for a fun-filled day camp when schools are closed. With 24,000 square feet of space, Silver Stars Gymnastics off...
09/23/2022

Join us for a fun-filled day camp when schools are closed. With 24,000 square feet of space, Silver Stars Gymnastics offers kids the opportunity to learn cartwheels, climb the ropes, flip on the trampolines and make memories with new and old friends. Our schedule follows the Montgomery County and DC Public School calendars. Full-day and half-day programs available, as well as extended hours if needed. Children must be at least 3 ½ years old and potty trained to attend camp.

We are thrilled to have been nominated as a Top Pick by Washington Parent Magazine. Please share your support for Silver...
08/11/2022

We are thrilled to have been nominated as a Top Pick by Washington Parent Magazine. Please share your support for Silver Stars Gymnastics by voting for us in this category:
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All of our class programs are designed for students of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the sport of gymnastics. Under...
08/04/2022

All of our class programs are designed for students of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the sport of gymnastics. Under the guidance of our first-rate coaching staff, our classes help your gymnast to develop essential skills while also focusing on their personal development with a focus on building self-confidence. Your family can select the class that best fits the goals of your gymnast, with options ranging from audience performance and competition training to recreation programs focused just on having fun with the great sport of gymnastics.

Registration now open for the fall session. Act now!

07/28/2022

Better start now! Most kids' August birthdays celebrate their parties in September, making scheduling even tougher. Don't wait and be stuck hosting at (gulp)...home😱 Book your party at Silver Stars Gymnastics to ensure a great time without lifting a finger. We've got you covered!

07/19/2022

It’s so important to keep our kids hydrated, especially when the weather gets hot. Some creative ideas to encourage water intake are offering water in colorful, fun cups with curly straws or infusing their water with fresh fruit. It pays to help your child develop healthy hydration habits early on.

Program Highlight: Ninja ClassesNinja and Fun Fitness classes combine the fundamentals learned in gymnastics, martial ar...
07/15/2022

Program Highlight: Ninja Classes
Ninja and Fun Fitness classes combine the fundamentals learned in gymnastics, martial arts and obstacle course training to improve coordination, build strength and endurance, and improve agility. Both class curriculums are designed to keep kids moving and having fun while building their confidence to take on new challenges. Beyond the physical benefits, students learn life skills they will carry with them outside of the gym. Students will learn to channel energy in a positive direction, set and manage goals, conduct impulse control and develop self-discipline.

Students in our preschool classes learn everything from gross and fine motor skills to progressive gymnastics skills on ...
06/23/2022

Students in our preschool classes learn everything from gross and fine motor skills to progressive gymnastics skills on our large variety of fun equipment specially designed for young children. The class curriculums and stimulating instructions are designed to encourage students to explore the exciting and positive elements of fitness, increase concentration and introduce spatial awareness. Emphasis is also placed on developing social, emotional, and physical confidence as children explore a new and dynamic environment in the company of other tots being introduced to the world of gymnastics.

06/14/2022

Program Highlight: Tumbling Classes
Tumbling and Trampoline classes teach children how to roll, cartwheel and flip, and progress to more difficult skills as they are ready. Class time is spent on trampoline, double mini, Tumbl Trak, floor and rope. Children safely learn to jump, tuck, twist and flip using our assorted trampolines. Other pieces of equipment may be introduced into the class such as bars, climbing net and beam to continue building strength, coordination, flexibility and technique. These classes are grouped by age and good for the beginner and intermediate athlete.

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2701 Pittman Drive
Silver Spring, MD

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 8:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 8am - 2pm
Sunday 9am - 1pm

Telephone

(301) 589-0938

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While Silver Stars is known for expertly guiding children through all aspects of balance beam routines, trampolines and rope climbing, Kids' Night Out offers children the chance to explore the various apparatuses at their own pace. These events take place on the second and fourth Saturday evenings of every month highlighting all the fun of Open Gym, but as a drop-off program. We offer Free play, moon bounce, movies, games, pizza and more!

Decisions….
Baby Stars emphasizes exploration and personal development in the new world presented to our growing stars. Silver Stars provides them the opportunity to explore their physical abilities and enhance their cognitive and social development through movement and play in an environment specially created for little ones. This class is designed to develop a new gymnast’s balance, strength, coordination and confidence as they take their very critical first steps in life.

Our Mission
Is to create a fun environment while developing coordination, strength, flexibility and self-esteem.
 

Our Vision
• That all children are “Stars.”
• That Gymnastics should be fun.
• That movement, exercise and activity build smarter, healthier children that succeed in other parts of their lives.
• That movement, exercise and activity are natural antidotes to modern health problems.

Our Philosophy
• Developing in children the “I can do it attitude” to build confidence.
• Teaching the children safety skills both inside and outside the gym.
• Teaching the children to have fun by providing a safe and fun learning environment.
• Teaching children strong listening and turn taking skills.
• Teach the children that positive behavior results in praise.Our Coaching 

Formula
• Safety first
• Training and Knowledge
• Lesson Plans
• Perpetual Motion
• Energy Level
• Communication
• Teamwork and Respect

Session 4 at Silver Spring is Open for Registration! The spots in class go fast, so sign up now!

There are so many skills in gymnastics that range from beginner to advanced. Can you name this one?
Sports aren't just a way to get the kids out of the house. They are actually critical to a child's development. Here are 6 ways that fun activities in sports help develop life skills.

1. Counting
If your child is working on learning numbers, keeping score is a great way to practice!

2. Addition and Subtraction
Once kids have mastered counting, they can take it to the next level by incorporating positive and negative numbers. Each time you score a goal, you can add by 1. You can even make it funny! Each time you step out of bounds, you have to take your shot from -1 step away from your normal spot.

3. Greater Than and Less Than
We keep score not so much to be competitive, but to help our kids understand the concept of greater than and less than. For example, 10 points is greater than 8 points. It’s an example of a practical use for math in everyday life that makes sense to kids right away.

4. Gross Motor Coordination
Running, throwing, and kicking are all forms of gross motor activities. These movements involve the entire body, increasing muscle tone and coordination. Improved coordination and balance will help your kids in many aspects of their daily lives.

5. Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor skills are more refined, precise movements. Catching a tennis ball or putting in golf are two examples of fine motor skills that kids can practice.

6. Good Sportsmanship
This is perhaps the most important thing that kids learn from sports, in both team and individual activities. Good sportsmanship means learning how to follow instructions, take turns, and win or lose with grace.

Snowy hair, don't care! We are open today (MLK Day) to have some Flippin' Fun!

We know it feels a bit warm to be planning for winter, but TRUST US, it is sooner than you think! Join us for winter break camp, as we provide an awesomely fun place for your child to learn gymnastics, make new friends, and burn some energy. We have 15+ different gym areas geared for different ages and 11 different trampolines where children can explore their abilities and see what interests them. Full day and half day programs available, as well as extended hours if needed (on certain days). Children must be at least 3 ½ and potty trained to attend camp.

We are thrilled to announce that soon we will start our newest class program, Baby Stars! Baby Stars presents our youngest gymnasts the opportunity to explore their physical abilities and enhance their cognitive and social development through movement and play in an environment specially created for little ones. This class is designed to develop a new gymnast’s balance, strength, coordination and confidence as they take their very critical first steps in life.

Do kids need snacks? Absolutely! Do they get bored of having the same snacks in their lunchboxes? All the time. Do parents get stumped trying to incorporate protein-rich foods into their child's diets? Everyday. The good news is there are lots of foods that have protein in them, including ones that may surprise you. Here are some ideas.

Fall classes have officially begun! But, don't worry... there's still time to register. All of our class programs are designed for students of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the sport of gymnastics. Under the guidance of our first-rate coaching staff, our classes help your gymnast to develop essential skills while also focusing on their personal development with a focus on building self-confidence. Your family can select the class that best fits the goals of your gymnast, with options ranging from audience performance and competition training to recreation programs focused just on having fun with the great sport of gymnastics.