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American Kids Sports Center - NW Facility & Main Office

After-School / Community Activities, Camps, Swim Schools
  • Location Address: 3622 Allen Road | Bakersfield, CA 93314
  • reviews Rating: 4.10 (67 reviews)
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About American Kids Sports Center - NW Facility & Main Office

We are dedicated to 'Building Healthy Kids' thru the teaching of sports, our instructors are some of the best in the industry who have the highest quality equipment and resources made available to them.

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3622 Allen Road, CA, 93314

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4.10
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Well where do I begin Ill start by saying you better have VERY deep pockets if you want to have your child compete with American Kids We didnt have any plans to have our son compete but when he started he progressed pretty quickly Of course me being naive thought my son was excelling but we quickly realized it was a money pit When we were asked the 1st time to move up to a team lvl Rockets we werent told about the Jump program at all I had to go and ask what the additional charges were about I figured the monthly would go up oh and boy did it 200 but theres also something called Jump that I was told was 10 a month and then I would have to fund raise to cover costs for competitions etc. even though lvl 3 Rockets do not compete I was told they start parents in Jump even though lvl 3 Rockets dont compete to get parents used to Jump and fund raising So I bought the mandatory uniform and water bottle and we moved up. My son LOVED it and the coach Demetri is FANTASTIC...honestly EVERYONE is nice... its not a bad place Im just frustrated with the lack of communication We are NOT a rich family and we have to plan our bills because we live paycheck to paycheck So when we were asked if my son was ready to move up again I immediately went to the front desk and asked about the cost twice I was told it was going to be 395 a month and NO mention of an increase in Jump fees I swallowed hard and went home to BEG my husband...he finally agreed and we went to 1 class before I got a credit card charge for an additional 175 for JUMP I was in shock I again went straight to the front desk where I was directed to talk to Sheryl She said the same thing she said the 1st time I confronted her about Jump nobody told you I explained I was NOT told that JUMP went from 10 a month to 175 So that means to have my son in lvl 4 boys team its 570 a month plus I understand it costs money to have a child in gymnastics but its important to let the payee know what they will be expected to pay monthly We are NOT a family that has bottomless pockets Thats why I specifically asked what the cost would be in advance I still dont understand why it goes from 10 to 175 but Ill never know because we had to walk away My son cried the whole way home and then he cried himself to sleep I feel like a horrible mom but we just cant afford it and if I knew the total in advance I would have NEVER moved forwardAgain... coach Demetri is AMAZING...all the staff was wonderful I hope that this review will help those that are unaware of how it works so you dont find out the hard way like we did I wish someone would have explained it to me so I didnt have to break my sons heartGood luck God bless

Ann Nelson
26 May 2024
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Im a very anxious mother. I worry about the smallest things whether my kid is going to be bullied or if the teacher is going to be mean etc. but I can literally say that having my daughter in swim class in AKSC has been a great experience for both me and my daughter. I feel like my daughter has become more confident and independent without me being present. The teachers are great I love this place.

Crystal Medina
26 May 2024
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Basic kids sports center. Instructors nice and knowledgeable. We have not had an issue the 2 years weve been there. Love the experience for my kids to learn to swim and have some occasional dance fun.

Sarah Truchon
26 May 2024
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The coachCindy started 5 min late and ended 5 min early which you pay for. The coach didnt let the young girlsages 3-5 try all exercises like jumping off a box walking on balance beam etc and at the end chastise the girls by not giving them a sticker on there hand. My daughter was distraught and I was disappointed by the lack of coaching. The coach was more worried about there phone then the student. We will not return here and find a better program especially for the 120 price tag for 4 sessions and less then an hour of time.

GSD7e
28 April 2024
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Great office staff clean facilities. My grandchildren have both been to preschool swimming tumbling and gymnastics programs. We love coach Andrew in tots tumbling and Ms. Jennifer manages a great preschool program

Rosa Palella
26 September 2023
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This places lacks higiene in their gym and equipment. It is a virus revolving door. Their gym mats are never cleaned and smell very strong. Customer service is even worst. Their class cancelation is very consistent though. A common problem is their auto charging your account even after you cancel the subscription. Do not expect returned calls or emails from them.

Erick Navarro
26 September 2023
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My kids have thoroughly enjoyed their entire experience here most of the coaches they have had are wonderful and I can see the skills they have learned everyday. They look forward to coming to classes and I look forward to them smiling as they master a new skill or complete a task that has been rough for them. Five stars for the classes and instructors.Having said that my 3 star review is based on the facility as a whole. It does cost a small fortune to attend the classes again worth it for what my kids take out of it. I find it disappointing that no matter how many classes your child is in you are capped at 2 make up classes a month or session I believe they consider it. This little clause is hidden in the small print that I missed when I signed the release 2 years ago when we came for a birthday party. Now that we are taking classes I was shocked when the situation came up this summer because thats essentially 60 down the drain I would have preferred going to a makeup class but lesson learned. I can understand its a business and theres some reasoning behind it but if I pay for a class I should be able to use it.Second the app is ridiculous. Any time you call or ask for help the first response is well you have to do it in the app. Its not user friendly gives errors for no reason is not easy to find classes and on more than one occasion has not had classes listed that I know exist because my kid is in them I always try to maneuver in the app but somehow result to being the pain in the butt mom that requires help from the front desk people who are often happy to help.Finally my other issue is with the social media account. It is glaringly obvious by the account that gymnastics is the bread and butter of American Kids. I would estimate 85-90 of the posts are of gymnastics. Those kids work hard and should absolutely be highlighted however there is very little context given as to what the kid is doing or why it is so impressive. For example there was a post recently of a young lady doing an impressive flip in the air - but as someone who is not in gymnastics I dont know why it was so impressive no idea what it took for her to get there or even what comes next for her. It would be nice for some context in these situations. Mostly it would be nice to see the other programs highlighted for families that participate in those or potential new familiea looking for something for their kids. The swim academy probably gets the most attention of the other offerings but even those are far and few. There are 4 dance studios upstairs and I never see anything mentioned about them in fact they had a huge recital in May and nothing was ever mentioned. The ninja classes are another rarely mentioned - they had their first ever ninja games this summer and while there was one post about signing up nothing about the event the skills the kids did or of the winners despite a staff taking pictures of it all. Even the gymnastic classes arent highlighted - there are some great classes for the younger kids just looking to learn balance or gain independence but nothing showing how starting young could lead to the impressive flips of the aforementioned young lady. There are even parent participation classes in different programs that should be highlighted American kids offers a wide range of activities and classes for kids of all levels not just competitive gymnastics and it would be nice if the facility social media highlighted that.Overall we enjoy our experience here and would recommend it to a friend assuming you can be flexible and have a little wiggle room in your monthly budget.I should note I did ask the front desk if there was a suggestion box to share my concerns and was told posting a review here was the best way to get to management. In that conversation I also learned there are kudos cards on the front desk I can fill out about specific staff members so Im off to fill some of those out too on the great coaches we have had.

Sabrina Gondeck
26 August 2023
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Wonderful establishment to say the least. I grew up in this gym when it was American Acadamy of Gymnastics and I am proud to send my children here now. Mike and Sherri Williams are wonderful and their staff are top notch They offer SO MANY great classes and many other services besides Gymnastics swim dance ninja. Youre children will get a 5 star experience and learn so much more than expected. I am so glad Bakersfield has this amazing establishment so we can build strong and healthy kiddos

Dianna King
26 May 2022
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PositiveCommunicationProfessionalismQualityValueMy child attended swim lessons for this summer. I loved all of his teachers since we switched his swim schedule to fit my work schedule. Theyre very accommodating. This place is always clean and everyone is friendly. I will definitely bring my kids here every summer.

Garrilynn Dickerson
26 May 2022
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I have my 3 year old 5 year old girls enrolled here for swimming lessons. Instructors have all been great. The place is nice. I would definitely recommend paying the extra money and getting the 1 on 1 for swimming lessons because when there are 3 or 4 kids with the 1 instructor your kid is really only getting 7-10 minutes of instruction. The rest of the time they are sitting on the edge of the pool. Other than that it has been a good experience.

Chad Schwab
26 May 2021

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