Head Over Heels Athletic Arts
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Boys Level 3

Ages 6 - 12 years
115 minute class, once a week
$136 per
month (Based on four classes in a month. Actual number of classes in a month may vary.)

 

Class Goals

This class is for boys who have completed the list of requirements in Boys Level 2 to move up to Level 3. Students will learn back tumbling as well as skills on the men’s apparatus which form the set of compulsory requirements of USA Gymnastics. Conditioning focuses on the development of the total body and building explosive power. Special attention is given to form, power, artistry and consistency. Each weekly class is 2 hours long and includes a 10 minute warm up, conditioning, and multiple events.

 

 
A list of skills that are covered in class during a session

  • Flexibility (warm up)
  • Pike (touch toes)
  • Straddle (chin on the ground)
  • Bridge (feet together, legs straight)
  • Splits (both sides, all the way down)

 

Floor

  • Straddle L-Hold, Press up to Feet
  • Back Handspring (down wedge, very light spot)
  • Straight Arm Handstand Forward Roll
  • Round-off Rebound to Back onto Matstack
  • Bridge, Kick-over
  • Straight Arm Backward Roll

 
Pommel

  • Stridge Swing Sequence*
  • 10 Straddle Swings to 45˚ above Horizontal
  • 3/4 Circles on Mushroom

 
Rings

  • 5 High Swings with Form
  • Pull to Inverted Hang
  • Skin the Cat Drop to Stick Dismount

 
Vault

  • Handstand-flat-back (wtih spot on porta-pit)
  • Handstand-hop up to 1" Mat

 
Parallel Bars

  • Hand Walks across Parallel Bars
  • 5 Medium Height Swings
  • 10 Second L-Hold

High Bar/Bars

  • Cast, Underswing Dismount
  • 5 Tap Swings
  • Pull-up, Pull-over from Dead Hang

Flexibility

  • Pike (toes)
  • Straddle (chest on ground, knees up)
  • Right, left, and middle Splits (less than 2" off the ground)
  • Bridge (feet together and straight legs)

 
Strength

  • 3 Pull-up
  • 15 Push-ups (good form)
  • 5 Straight Leg Lifts
  • 15 V-ups
  • 20 Candle-stick Jumps

 

*Stride Swing Sequence: Leg-cut, Stride Swing, Leg-cut Back, Leg-cut Forward with other Leg, Stride Swing