Tumbling is one of the important elements within a cheer routine and is also a fantastic way for children to keep fit, develop amazing body awareness and have fun! Our tumbling classes are divided into levels based on the USASF guidelines for a cheerleading to allow us to work similarly levelled athletes together and streamline drills and progressions. Students will be required to show correct progressions and execute their skills with correct technique before moving onto the next class.
NEW in 2020 – our classes are also separated into streams to assist with the large crossover we have of both competitive, and recreational developmental athletes we have. Please keep in mind the aim of all classes is to develop the skills of the athlete, each athlete is enrolled with a different goal in mind and this separation ensures we can not only develop each athletes skills, but coach them appropriate to their needs as well. Each athlete will have a skill card which is marked off when a coach is happy with the technique of the skill and it is performed consistently. A great way to track progress and set goals for each individual.
The following levels will apply for 2020:
Level 1a – forward and backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, back bends and a combination of these skills
Level 1b – forward and backward walkovers/limbers, round offs and a combination of these skills
Level 2 – handsprings and backflips, side aerials saltos and a combination of these skills
Level 3 – front and back saltos, forward aerials saltos and a combination of these skills
Level 4up – Back/front layouts and twisting skills, whips, standing saltos and a combination of these skills
The following class types will apply for 2020:
Competition Athletes: these classes are only for those who compete in Cheerleading. They are COMPULSORY for all competitors in ALLSTAR cheer levels 1 and above, or Novice Nationals athletes. We highly recommend all athletes take on a tumble class in addition to cheer as it is an important developmental tool require to level up. Only selected senior and Open athletes will be required to attend a tumble class as per coaches selection process on Placement Day.
Recreational Development A: these classes are for those athletes who want to learn tumble for FUN and FITNESS.
Recreational Development B: these classes are for those athletes who still want to have fun but are interested in a more disciplined class with higher focus on technique and strength based training to excel skills faster. This is the place for the dancers etc looking at progressing their skills for a specific purpose.
Acro Classes – New to Blitz in 2020!
Acro classes incorporate elements of gymnastics, balancing, and contortion with safe technique. Students learn Acrobatic and tumbling skills such as rolls, handstands, hand walking, cartwheels and aerials, elbow stands, handsprings, walkovers, and more. These skills are usually executed slowly with grace, creating beautiful bodylines with extension.
Acro is great for dancers! It offers depth and variety to dance routines creating a more versatile dancer. To master Acro/Gymnastics skills, students must develop a good foundation of strength and flexibility, thus emphasis is placed on extensive conditioning and stretch and strength training. When students are learning new skills, the instructor utilises professional spotting techniques to ensure safety and build confidence.