Offering a complete tumbling program based on safe progressions and the overall development of each student. Open to Elementary, Middle & High School Boys and Girls. Classes are offered at both facilities.
It is essential that tumbling students and their parents understand that our tumbling staff is not here to simply "spot" students or "do the work" for them. Students must be willing to put in the effort with conditioning, flexibility and skill drills. It is essential that students work on their core strength in and out of the gym. This will enable them to eventually master the skills themselves. Through our progressive lesson plans, students condition and train up to each skill. The coach will decide when a student is ready to attempt a skill (with supervision). The coach also decides when a student is ready for the next level.
Level 1 - This introductory class focuses on the most important elements of tumbling: the basics. These basics are the foundation for all tumbling and many other sports. The focus of this class is body shapes (the same that is taught in gymnastics such as arch & hollow), bridges, forward & backward rolls, cartwheels and an introduction to back handsprings. We split the time in this class between Trampoline, Tumble Trak and the Floor Exercise.
Level 2 - Once the student has a good back handspring on an incline without a spot, he or she can move to level 2. The goal of this level is to get the student to do a back handspring on the floor, round off back handspring, and connecting back handsprings.
Level 3 - Level 3 students must have a round off back handspring, back handspring to be in this class. We work on back tucks, front tucks, standing tuck, and handsprings with tucks. This class continues to perfect the knowledge of body positions and shapes.
Level 4+ - A round off back handspring back tuck is required for level 4. Coaches train all of the above as well as continuous back handsprings, back tucks, layouts and twisting skills.
*Tumbling classes are offered at both of our facilities. Please check for location and availability in classes. All new students must be evaluated in level 1 and cleared to move to the appropriate level.
Attire - Cotton gym shorts, t-shirt or appropriate tank top. A gymnastics leo underneath is strongly recommended. Tennis shoes optional.
Male students must wear a t-shirt and cotton shorts. No zippers or snaps.
The majority of our classes meet 55 minutes per week and cost $60 per month. There are discounts for multiple classes as well as family discounts for all children in a family in gymnastics, cheer and tumbling! Please see the current cheer/tumbling schedule as well as current registration information for class times or call our office. Some classes are held at Mid-Columbia Gymnastics on Fowler St – see schedule. Classes are available year round.
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Chris Kraus – Chris is our Tumbling Director has been coaching recreational classes and competitive teams at MCGA for many years. Chris is a positive coach that enjoys working with his students. He is currently an Art student at Columbia Basin College.