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The Wee Pea curriculum includes activities that promote grip strength and hand coordination in grasping and releasing objects. Objectives include activities that promote crossing the mid-line and bilateral awareness needed for crawling and walking. Wee Peas work on spatial awareness and positional comfort through gentle, developmentally appropriate rolling and inversion exercises.
One Peas learn self-awareness and physical adaptation through developmentally appropriate gymnastics activities such as stepping, rolling, balancing, sliding and swinging. One Peas learn baby rhythm and sequencing through physical activities coordinated with music and prompts.
Two Peas provides large motor skill and gross motor skill development with whole body activities in developmentally appropriate circuits. Two Peas learn to run with developing synchronization; step, hold and balance on alternate feet; roll forward, sideways and backwards on a wedge with a spot; transfer weight from feet to hands and back.
Three Peas work on forward rolls, straddle rolls and Three Pea cartwheels. They increase their balance with beam work that includes alternating forward kicks, squat holds, relevé walks and beam crawls.
The Four Pea curriculum embraces the four-year old’s readiness for learning and provides a dynamic educational gymnastics environment. Four Peas work on forward rolls, straddle rolls, and backward rolls on both a wedge and on the floor.
The Five Pea curriculum includes bridges, handstands, L- handstands and stronger executions of rolls. The Five Pea cartwheel demonstrates proper sequencing and a more refined lunge finish. Five Peas can hold their relevés and arabesques on beam and are developing the core strength needed to hold tucks, straddles and pikes on the bars.
SWEET PEA SQUAD
The Squad Program classes are invitational gymnastics classes that provide our gymnasts with the opportunity to train in a ‘team’ environment with similarly talented, dedicated, and enthusiastic gymnasts. The squad Program is voluntary. There is only one criteria to being on a squad: “Sticking with it!”
There are over 30 skills taught in Level 1! Level 1 gymnasts learn forward rolls, straddle rolls, backwards rolls, chassés, handstands, cartwheels and back bends on a wedge mat. There’s more! Level 1 students master the vault approach with proper form and technique, and strengthen their hurdle and rebound skills on the spring board.
Moving forward with many new skills, Level 2 students are introduced to one handed cartwheels, back bend kick-overs, round offs and split leaps. They will work on dive rolls on vault while continuing to refine the important fundamental straight, straddle and tuck jumps.
Level 3 students will learn front and back walkovers, pike forward rolls to a pink stand, press handstands, front handsprings and back handprings. Level 3 athletes will learn a handstand to flat back on vault, while maintaining strong core body positioning.
As an Extreme Squad member your child will experience being part of a ‘team’ and will begin to learn the benefits of working with a group to achieve common goals. Extreme Squad Gymnastics serves as a valuable transition between regular gymnastics classes and Cal Elite’s Gymnastics Performance Athletic Teams.
Pre-Team students are selected from within the Academy Gymnastics program. Pre-Team students train 3 hours a week and work on advanced Level 3 and 4 skills. Pre-team students receive a discounted tuition rate. Parents are welcome to request a Pre-Team Evaluation to determine if their athlete is ready for pre-team.
PERFORMANCE ATHLETICS TEAM
Based on evaluation, team members may participate in one to four team disciplines: Gymnastics, Aerial Arts, Tumbling and Acrobatic Gymnastics. Each team discipline requires 4 hours per week of training, hence team members train 4 – 16 hours per week.