Tumbling Levels

Level 1 Tumbling: Level 1 is our beginner/intermediate class that builds a foundation for proper alignment, power, strength, and timing needed to be a successful tumbler.  Learning proper body positions and creating memory of movement will be the cornerstone to more advanced skills.  The athlete must demonstrate stability and ability to keep arms straight through pressure during skills to provide protection of the head and neck.
Skills Taught in Level 1 and required to progress to Level 2:
Forward Roll
Cartwheel
Back Bend (From standing position with arms up go into back bend unassisted)
Round off Rebound

Level 2 Tumbling: This class focuses on standing back-handspring. A strong understanding of all level 1 skills will be needed before entering into Level 2. We teach Level 2 in two separate classes, Level 2 and Level 2.5.
Level 2.5 is the connection phase of tumble 2. All skills learned in level 1 and 2 are connected in series in level 2.5.
Skills Taught in Level 2 and required to progress to Level 2.5:
Back Walkover
Front Walkover
Front Walkover Round Off
Standing Back Handspring

Skills Taught in Level 2.5 and required to progress to Level 3: 
Back Walkover Back Handspring
Round Off Back Handspring
Round Off 2 Back Handsprings Connected
Front Walkover Round off Back Handspring
Standing 2 Back Handsprings Connected

Level 3 Tumbling: After mastering extension, power and body awareness in Level 2, the Level 3 tumbler begins to rotate in the air with no hand support.
Skills Taught in Level 3 and required to progress to Level 4:
Jump to 3 Back Handsprings
Standing 2 Back Handspring Back Tuck
Power Hurdle Round Off Back Handspring Tuck
Punch Front
Specialty Pass

Level 4 Tumbling: Level 4 is for students who have a proper Roundoff Back Handspring Tuck and allows for the student to be challenged with body position variations that require more core strength and air sense.  However, the concentration on upper level skills and new variations may lead to muscle memory “lapse”, so continued practice and attention must be paid to basic lines and power.
Skills Taught in Level 4 and Required to progress to Level 5 Restricted: 
Jump to Back Handspring Tuck
Standing Tuck
Round off Back Handspring Layout
Punch Front RO BHS Tuck
Standing 3 Back Handsprings Layout

Level 5 Tumbling: Level 5 is for students that have a very strong Hollow Body Layout, a Standing Tuck, Standing Back Handspring to a Hollow Body Layout and are asked by the coach to move on to Tumble 5.  In this class, students will work on twisting their Layouts (full) and Standing Back Handsprings to Full. They will be training for a double full and combination/series running passes.  Students will also learn a standing full and other high level standing passes.
Skills Taught in Level 5
Round off Back Handspring Full
Round off Back Handspring Whip Back Handspring
Triple Toe Tuck
Standing 3 Back Handsprings to Full
Punch Front Round Off Back Handspring Layout