Tumbling – HBC

Tumbling is a combination of different gymnastics floor skills all linked together to show speed, power and precision. Tumbling starts from beginner levels right up to international competitions.

Tumbling classes focus on floor skills only. The children will also work on basic shapes, strength and flexibility which help to build over all body awareness. This helps with other sports or other forms of gymnastics. The children progress at their individual rate and will move up the levels as they learn the skills needed for the next level.

GYMNASTS USE: Sprung Floor and Air Track

TERM 1: GymFest Ribbon Festival

TERM 2: New Skills & Term Reports

TERM 3: Club Champs Competition

TERM 4: New Skills

All children who attend these classes are grouped by their level. If your child is saying their class is boring or too easy then it means they have possibly out grown their age based class. In this case it is best to have them evaluated to see where they are at and which class would be best suited for them moving forwards. Please email lynn@nhgym.co.nz to organise an evaluation.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

CLASS TIME: The class will have a main focus on skill preparations but the children will also work on strength exercises. We follow Gymnastics NZ’s 6 level Tumbling program and they move up the levels as each one is achieved. There is also an opportunity for the children to compete at local recreational competitions if they like. Tumblers use the sprung floor, 18 meter long trampoline and a competitive trampoline.

CLASS SIZE: Class numbers are kept at 10 with one qualified coach per class.

SKILLS NEEDED FOR EACH LEVEL:

Your child must be able to do the skills listed in each level before enrolling in the levels below. If they are not yet at the Level 1 requirements then we suggest they enroll in a Recreational Artistic one hour class until they have mastered the skills for this level.

LEVEL 1: Forward and backward rolls, basic handstand, basic cartwheel, basic gymnastics shapes (see below for details)

LEVEL 2: Handstand hold, cartwheel in a straight line, basic round off, dive roll and gymnastic shape holds

LEVEL 3: Standing round off, basic back handspring on tramp, basic front handspring on tramp, basic front tuck on tramp

LEVEL 4: Round off back handspring back tuck, multiple back handsprings connected, strong front handspring/flyspring, strong front tuck

GYMNASTICS SHAPES: Front support, back support, tuck rock, standing star, straight, sitting L, dish – arms up, arch, bridge shapes are taught in ALL of our gymnastics programs so if your child does not know the names of these shapes yet we recommend starting them in Level 1 Tumbling or a one hour Artistic class.

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