At the end of every practice, Thunder
Cats Gymnasts huddle together and shout the team’s motto at the top of their
lungs: “Stronger than the day before!” These words have become a
way of life for our athletes as our club has consistently produced champions in
the gym, the classroom, and the community.
The Thunder Cats Gymnastics Club is based out of the Water
Tower Recreation Center in Chestnut Hill.
Our club has provided beginner through advanced gymnastics training for
over 30 years, including a competitive USAG team since 2008. During the 2015-16 season, the club fielded a
total 50 team gymnasts in levels 2-10.
Our athletes’ training schedule is demanding - at higher levels, they
practice year round, four to five days per week, three to five hours per day –
but the results are unmistakable. Last
year, Thunder Cats gymnasts placed in State and Regional Championships, and
competed Eastern National Championships.
More important than their impressive athletic achievements
is the camaraderie among the girls. This
is fostered by the club’s Mentorship Program.
Advanced gymnasts selected as mentors develop leadership skills by
serving as role models for their younger, less experienced teammates. This system instills values of determination,
perseverance, and teamwork while providing a fun and safe environment for
children to learn.
Thunder Cats is one of the few nonprofit gymnastics clubs in
the city of Philadelphia. This permits
the club to charge lower fees than private gyms and to provide scholarships as
needed. Unfortunately, this also leads
to substantial financial challenges with purchasing new equipment.
Community support for our gymnastics program is vital and
your support is greatly needed.
Please click the links below to find out more about our upcoming fundraising events:
Our gymnasts truly
appreciate your support!