Our Athletic Programs

Fundamnetal Skill Development

At LEAP, we recognize there are multiple components that could significantly impact participation in an athletic group setting. Our Fundamental Skill Development program uniquely addresses the behavioral, cognitive, emotional and social skills in addition to physical skills needed for successful participation in a group setting. Each LEAP athlete receives a customized program focusing on modalities to strengthen identified deficits with the goal being to target the athlete’s weaknesses efficiently and effectively. If necessary, a private class setting is offered in order to establish a solid foundation to allow for a more successful transitioning into a group class.

Higlighted below are elements worked on from each category:


Physical Skills

Cognitive Skills

  • Balance
  • Critical Thinking
  • Coordination
  • Increased Attention
  • Motor Skills
  • Focus
  • Flexibility
  • Retention
  • Muscular Development
  • Stamina
  • Behavior & Social Skills

    Emotional Skills

  • Follow Instructions
  • Increased Confidence
  • Proper Imitation
  • Overcoming Fears
  • Work Independently
  • Appropriate Emotional Outlets
  • Appropriate Downtime Behaviors
  • Addressing Hesitation and Reservations
  • Appropriate Interactions with Other
  • Promote Communication

    Artistic Gymnastics

    Artistic Gymnastics is a sport requiring a combination of strength and multiple physical skills to perform short routines on a variety of events. The constant variety of movements, skills, strength and different events continually challenges and fortifies each athlete’s focus and attention while providing an environment where they can learn one movement and generalize it to multiple pieces of equipment or settings. LEAP’s Artistic Gymnastics program couples physical development with enriched opportunities for brain stimulation in order to continually challenge our athlete’s mental and physical abilities.


    Women's Artistic Gymnastics Events

    Men's Artistic Gymnastics Events

  • Vault
  • Vault
  • Bars
  • Horizontal Bars
  • Beam
  • Rings
  • Floor
  • Pommel Horse
  • Parallel Bars
  • Floor

    Rhythmic Gymnastics

    Similar to that of Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics incorporates components of artistic gymnastics with that of dance and ballet to perform short routines on the floor exercise while involving various pieces of equipment.

    What differentiates rhythmic from artistic gymnastics is the manner in which athletes demonstrate their physical abilities with movements that exhibit enormous amounts of grace and fluidity, such as balance, flexibility, jumps, leaps and turns, while using one or several pieces of equipment. LEAP’s Rhythmic Gymnastics program concentrates on the significant influence of dance and ballet while continually driving athletes’ physical development, emphasizing hand-eye coordination and dexterity.


    Women's Rhythmic Gymnastics Events

  • Hoop
  • Rope
  • Ribbon
  • Ball
  • Clubs


    Cheerleading goes way beyond merely yelling cheers and chants. Cheerleading is a team sport requiring the performance of complex routines integrated with elements of stunts, tumbling and dance to a compilation of music. The skills developed in cheerleading extend from physical – muscular strength, flexibility, coordination and cardiovascular endurance – to teamwork and relationship building. There must be trust, communication, and harmony between the athletes to successfully reach the goal of any cheerleading performance: to entertain the audience and raise morale, whether at a game, event, or competitions. LEAP’s Cheerleading Program highlights the importance of building social skills, confidence, and self-esteem while developing each athlete’s individual physical skills to create a fun, exciting and outgoing team routine.


    Strength & Conditioning

    Muscular strength, endurance and flexibility have an integral role in everyday life, but can commonly be overlooked. Strength and conditioning programs provide countless benefits that extend to improvement in physical function, physical health and injury prevention. The continued progression and development throughout training is vital to an athlete’s physical wellbeing as well as cognitive and emotional wellbeing. LEAP’s Strength and Conditioning program utilizes these components to create the greatest opportunity for physical and character development.


    Target Areas

  • Upper/Lower Body Strength
  • Core Strenth
  • Grip Strength
  • Cardiovascular Endurance
  • Body-Weight Exercises
  • Weightlifting Exercies

    Track & Field

    Running is one of the oldest known manners of exercise. Today, it is comprised with a wide variety of sporting events under the title of Track and Field. Track and Field programs are based on and extend from three main components – running, jumping and throwing – requiring the development of muscular strength, balance and coordination. Although track and field teams usually train together, the majority of the events have athletes competing individually, with the exception of relays. This allows each athlete to build social skills and utilize team building exercises while allowing for athletes to learn and develop skills at their own pace without the pressures of negatively impacting the team. LEAP’s Track and Field Program provides countless opportunities for athletes to learn how to be self-disciplined, increase their span, focus and motivation while also benefiting from the physical and emotional aspects of a team sport.


    Track & Field EVents

  • Assisted Walk & Wheelchair
  • Running & Race Walking
  • Relays
  • Field Events (Jumping & Throwing)