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ALL STAR TUMBLING

Summer Tumbling Skills Clinics

If you are looking to gain some new skills or perfect some skills, then come to the Apex Skill Specific Tumbling Clinics.  Apex awesome tumbling coaches will host 2 day clinics where athletes will focus on specific skills.  Check out the details below. 

Dates: 

  • August 15 & 16, 2017

Cost:  $70 per clinic

Clinics & Times: 

  • Fundamentals - 9:00 - 11:00am
    • Basic level 1 skills including front limbers, back-bends, bridge-ups, cartwheels, and back-bends
  • Walkover Clinic - 9:00 - 11:00am
    • Working on front and back walkovers, and passes involving front & back walkovers.
    • Prerequisite - Back-bend kickover and front limber
  • Back Handspring Clinic 11:00am - 1:00pm
    • Working on back handspring and combination back handspring passes
    • Prerequisite - Back-bend & front limber
  • Standing Back Clinic - 11:00am - 1:00pm
    • Working on standing back tucks and jumps to back tucks
    • Prerequisite - Standing back handspring
  • Twisting Clinic - 2:00 - 4:00pm
    • Working on twisting skills
    • Prerequisite - Round-off back handspring layout

Apex All Star Tumbling Program

Apex Cheer’s tumbling programs are designed to help athletes focus specifically on their tumbling skills.  Apex athletes will be taught solid technique and strong fundamentals in all areas tumbling.  Apex Cheer athletes are trained to reach THEIR fullest potential, but more so, they are taught how to work hard, all while having FUN!!!

 Our All-Star Tumbling Program is for athletes ages 6 and up.  Each tumbling class will focus on every element of the primary skill included in that class from the basic tumbling utilizing that skill to the specialty passes.  Athletes will not move to the next tumbling class / skills until they have mastered both standing and running tumbling for the specific skill.  Execution of the skill will factor in as well, not just the fact that an athlete can “throw” the skill.  (i.e. proper body position, pointed toes, etc.)  Athletes will be evaluated every 7 – 8 weeks to determine whether they have mastered the skills within their current class and are ready to move on to their next class.

 Basics Class 

Introductory class to tumbling.  The athlete does not have to have any experience to join the Basics class.  Focus is on body position and fundamentals. 

 Learn the following skills: 

  • Straight Jump                                                
  • Cartwheel Swing Through
  • Tuck Jump                                                                  
  • Bridge Up
  • Forward Roll                                                  
  • Back bend
  • Backward Roll                                                            
  • Back Bend Kick Over
  • Handstand                                                                 
  • Round Off
  • Front Limber (Handstand to Back bend)     
  • Power Hurdle Round Off                              
  • Handstand Forward Roll                                         
  • Step-step Hurdle Round Off             
  • Cartwheel (R/L)                                                                     
  • Cartwheel from knee
  • Cartwheel step-in

   Walkover Class

After mastering the “Basics”, athletes move on to the “Walkover” class.  Athletes will focus on front and back walkovers which are key fundamentals required to properly execute higher level skills. 

 Skills required to be in Walkover class

  • Front Limber
  • Back Bend Kick Over
  • Round Off Rebound

 Learn the following skills:    

  • Back Extension Roll
  • Front Walkover                                                                      
  • Back Walkover
  • Round Off
    • Power Hurdle
    • Step-step Hurdle

 Must perfect these skills to move on: 

  • Front Walk Over  Cartwheel Back Walk Over
  • Back Walk Over Back Walk Over

 Back Handspring I (Intro)

After mastering the front and back walkover, athletes will move on to learn a back handspring.  In this class the athlete will master the proper technique for a back handspring and begin to incorporate the skill into various standing and running tumbling.    

 Skills required to be in Back Handspring I

  • Round Off Rebound
  • Front Walk Over Cartwheel Back Walkover
  • Back Walk Over Back Walk Over

 Learn the following skills: 

  • Back Handspring
  • Back Handspring Step Out
  • Ariel

Running

  • Power Hurdle Round Off Back Handspring
  • Step Hurdle Round Off Back Handspring

 Must perfect these skills to move on: 

  • Standing Back Handspring
  • Round  Off Back Handspring

 Back Handspring II (Advanced)

Once the athlete is properly executing a back handspring, they will move into the Back Handspring II class.  This class will focus on mastering specialty passes with the back handspring and learning a back tuck. 

 Skills required to be in Back Handspring II

  • Standing Back Handspring
  • Round Off Back Handspring

 Learn the following skills: 

  • Back Handspring Step-out
  • Back Handspring Series
  • Back Walkover Back Handspring
  • Back Extension Roll Back Handspring
  • Cartwheel Back Handspring
  • Back Handspring Step-out to Front Walkover
  • Toe Touch Back Handspring
  • Intro

Running

  • Round Off Back Handspring Series
  • Round Off Back Handspring Step-out to Back Handspring
  • Front Walkover to Back Handspring
  • Round Off BHS Tuck

 Tucks

Upon advancing to the tucks class, the athlete will have mastered a round-off back handspring tuck along with all the specialty passes involving back handsprings.  The athlete will begin to connect additional skills from prior levels (i.e. back walkovers, jumps, front walkovers, etc.) in front of and behind the tuck.  As the athlete begins to master the specialty standing and running tumbling involving the tuck, the athlete will learn how to do a layout

 Skills required to be in Tucks class

  • Standing Back Handspring Series
  • Round Off BHS Tuck
  • Specialty Running and Standing back handspring pass (level 2 specialty pass)

 Learn the following skills: 

  • Back Handspring Step-out to Back Handspring Tuck
  • Back Handspring Series to Tuck
  • Back Walkover Back Handspring Series
  • Back Extension Roll Back Handspring Series
  • Cartwheel Tuck
  • Back Handspring Step-out to Back Handspring Tuck
  • Toe Touch Back Handspring Series
  • Toe Touch BHS Tuck
  • Standing Back Tuck

 Running

  • Round Off Back Handspring Series to Back Handspring Tuck
  • Round Off Back Handspring Step-out to Back Handspring Tuck
  • Front Walkover to Back Handspring Tuck
  • Punch Front
  • Punch Front Forward Roll
  • Punch Front Forward Roll to Back Handspring Tuck
  • Round Off BHS Layout

 Layouts Class

Progression to the layouts class means the athlete has mastered all the specialty standing & running tumbling passes for tucks and they have also learned how to do a proper layout.  In the layout class, athletes will focus on specialty passes both standing and running for layouts and learning a round off back handspring full, which starts the twisting elements of tumbling. 

 Skills required to be in Layout Class

  • Standing Back Tuck
  • Specialty Pass Ending in Tuck
  • Round Off BHS Layout

 Learn the following skills: 

Standing

  • Back Extension Roll to Back Handspring Tuck               
  • Standing Back Tuck Two to Layout
  • Back Handspring Series to Layout                                  
  • Standing BHS Whip to Layout
  • Toe Touch Back Handspring Series to Layout                
  • Standing Two to Full
  • Toe Touch Back Tuck

     Running

  • Round Off Back Handspring Series to Layout                  
  • Whip Whip
  • Round Off Back Handspring Step-out to Layout             
  • Whip Layout
  • Front Walkover to Back Handspring Layout                    
  • Round Off BHS Full
  • Punch Front Step-out
  • Punch Front Step-out to Layout
  • Whip to Layout

 Elite Class

When the athlete has mastered  the specialty tumbling passes associated with a layout and they have also mastered a Round Off Back Handspring full, they will progress to the Elite class where they will learn additional twisting skills (standing full, double, etc.) and specialty passes involving twisting skills. 

 Skills required to be in Elite Class

  • Triple Toe Back Tuck
  • Round Off Back Handspring Full
  • Back Handspring Series to Full

Learn the following skills: 

Standing

  • Back Extension Roll to Full
  • Standing Full
  • Back Handspring Full
  • Back Handspring Series to Double
  • Standing Back Handspring Whip to Full
  • Standing Back Handspring Whip to Double

 Running

  • Cartwheel Full
  • Cartwheel Double
  • Round Off Back Handspring Double
  • Whip Through to Full/ Double
  • Whip Punch Full/ Double
  • Full and ½
  • Punch Front Step out Through to Full/ Double
  • Arabian Through to Full/ Double