Junior Advanced Girls, is an hour and a half-long class that will continue focusing on the 4 Olympic events: vault, bars, balance beam and floor. This class has been split into two age groups to assist with skill development; ages 4.5-5 years old (Blue) & ages 6-7.5 years old (Orange).
Your child’s coach will take the girls through floor, uneven bars, beam and tumble trak rotations each week. At the end of each class the kids will do some strength exercises and enjoy a game or pit time!
Coaches put greater focus on learning about the names of positions and skills in this class. Junior Advanced Girls will learn how and why certain positions make a skill easier to learn. We expect them to recall the names of skills, which ones they enjoy and which one’s they would like to do more often.
The girls spend about 3 minutes on each skill station before switching to the next station. At this skill level they are ready to start spending more time on one skill and make conscious adjustments. We encourage the older classes to demonstrate stations for their peers. This is an opportunity for them to practice leadership, take instruction and perform in front of others. This class will use larger mats and the competitive equipment for a more suitable challenge. Advanced classes spend a longer time on strength, demonstrations, and skill adjustments than Beginner and Intermediate level classes.
Junior Advanced Girls focus on skills such as the round-off rebound, front/back limber, press to headstand hold, stoop on, bounce handstand, front handspring, mill circle, back hip circle, cartwheel to handstand dismount, and split leap.
Once a year in May we will look to our Advanced classes for blossoming talent to grow our Level 2 competitive team. If you have any questions about Junior Advanced Girls or the competitive program, don’t hesitate to ask.
If this class sounds like a good fit for your child you can sign up today. Stop by the gym or click on the register button on the right. If you missed the start of the session, don’t worry we pro-rate for mid-session sign ups.