Kids LOVE to tumble! Tumbling builds strength, power, courage, and confidence! Tumbling also gives children a perfect venue for showing off both in and out of the gym! Tumbling is an important component of cheerleading, gymnastics, and dance. Strong tumbling skills distinguish an athlete in any of these disciplines and many of our gymnasts, cheerleaders and dancers cross train in tumbling. Tumbling also develops body awareness and balance and is a favorite for football players, soccer players and other athletes. No matter what your focus is, tumbling is totally FUN!
Cal Elite Kids offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced tumbling classes to students 6 years and older. Our tumbling curriculum is based on structured progressions, with an emphasis on safety and progress. We insist on building a strong foundation before moving into big tumbling tricks. We maintain these standards so that our students and families can enjoy the benefits of developing excellent tumbling skills and so that we can keep our training programs safe for our athletes.
Students in Intermediate Tumbling refine their basic tumbling skills and increase their strength and flexibility. The back handspring is the cornerstone of cheer tumbling and is a requirement of many cheer teams. One of the primary goals of Intermediate Tumbling is to introduce and master the back handspring.
Beginning Tumbling is for new students who have little or no tumbling experience. Students are introduced to proper body positioning, terminology, and technique. They learn about the muscle groups responsible for each tumbling skill and the role that flexibility, strength, sequencing and timing plays in tumbling. Emphasis is placed on initiating the conditioning requirements needed for intermediate and advanced tumbling. Students will learn forward and backward rolls, handstand, handstand to a bridge, standing backbend to a bridge, and a kick over from a bridge.
This is the class where all the hard work pays off! Advanced tumbling is exciting, exhilarating and fun! Advanced Tumbling students work on front tumbling and multiple trick skills and combinations. Students will refine and add to multiple back handsprings, back handspring to a back tuck, back handspring to a layout, and a layout full twist. Students must be able to do a round off to two back handsprings AND a standing back handspring (without a spot) in order to register for this class.