Available for Pre-School Ages and School Ages
This is a tumbling program for pre-school children ages 3 to 5 (can be younger - but must be potty trained), and kids of school age. Coordination, body awareness and self confidence, are developed within this program.
Tumbling progression program - as each skill is learned new challenges are added so students continue to learn at their own pace, session after session. Below shows the progression we teach, there are two list, one for older preschool and school age then another for younger preschool/ transitional.
Students are to wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes. They may change if they need to. If wearing a dress to school please make sure you child has on shorts underneath!
Tumbling Terms/ Progression:
school age and preschool
High frog jump/ straight jump
One foot balance
One leg hop
Back Bend: A tumbler spreads the legs shoulder width and put your hands straight up by your ears. Look up at your hands and bend your back, Look for the ground, and try to put your hands really close to your feet. Once they hit the ground, your there! This is a very important steppingstone skill
Bridge: This is often used as a limbering exercise for back and shoulder flexibility. The body is in a backward arch with hands and feet flat on the floor. The better bridges will show the shoulders directly above the hands or pushing past the hands if the tumbler has very flexible shoulders.
Bridge w/ one leg up
Cartwheel: A tumbler turns sideways from a standing position, to a handstand, and then back to a standing position. Also said to be a lateral handspring with arms and legs extended
Handstand against wall
Hand Stand: A straight body inverted position where the arms of the athlete are extended straight by the head and ears
Rebound: The move where a tumbler, after landing a tumbling move pushes up with the feet to prepare to do another tumbling move.
Round-off: The move where a tumbler turns sideways from a standing position, to a handstand, and then snaps the legs together and lands feet together in a standing position.
Walk over: A gymnastic feat in which the body is bent forward or backward from an upright position, the hands are placed on the floor, and the legs are arced one after the other over the hands to finish in a standing position.
Back Roll: A very basic flip on the ground, just tuck into a ball and roll backwards
Front Roll: A very basic flip on the ground, just tuck into a ball and roll forwards
Front Limber: Go into a handstand, then fall into a backbend
Back Handspring: A tumbler jumps backwards onto the hands, followed by a quick push from the hands to the feet. Also know as flip-flop or flick-flack
Younger Preschool/ Transitional
Star/ Straddle Jump
1 leg hop
Walk straight line
zig zag line
Walk Balance beam
Catch ball w/ both hands
Catch ball w/ one hand
Throw ball into
Bounce ball and catch
Throw ball into air and catch