Recreational Tumbling

We make learning to tumble fun! From beginner skills such as cartwheels and handstands to extreme tumbling such as double-fulls and specialty passes, our classes focus on proper technique and progressions with coaches that care about your athlete! Our program is structured so athletes can progress at their own pace. When your athlete is ready to move to the next level we have the class for you! Please contact the front desk at any of our locations for information regarding how to enroll in a Recreational Class.

Tiny Tumblers

$75.00 PER MONTH | 60 MIN | WEEKLY
Tiny Tumblers classes are focused on providing a fun and educational experience for 3–5-year-old girls and boys. These one-hour classes will introduce your child to different tumbling techniques and prepare them for entry into our higher-level tumbling classes.

PRE-REQUISITE
  • Potty-Trained
  • Ages 3-5
FOCUS AREAS

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  • Tuck Jump – On the Tumble Trak or Floor; jump off the floor with feet together; lifting the knees to the belly button; landing back on two feet.
  • Toe Touch – On the Tumble Trak or Floor; jump off the floor trying to touch hands to feet in a STRADDLE position; landing with two feet together.
  • Pike Jump – On the Tumble Trak or Floor; jump off the floor trying to touch hands to feet in a PIKE position (Legs straight out in front of the body); landing with two feet together.
  • Bridge-Down – With coaches spot and mats; get familiar with skill; Start from a standing position with feet shoulder-width apart or wider; push bottom/hips forward in front of feet; while watching hands fall backward in a controlled manner; making sure the arms are straight protecting the head; holding for 3-5 seconds; teach hands to be in a “Diamond/Triangle,” position shoulder-width apart.
  • Bridge-Down Kick Over – With coaches spot and mats; get familiar with skill; Start with a BRIDGE DOWN; after holding 3- 5 seconds kick one foot over at a time making a “windmill,” like motion; pushing the shoulders over the hands; landing one foot at a time with arms by ears and legs in a good lunge position.

 

MAIN FOCUS & REQUIRED SKILLS TO ADVANCE

  • Proper Stretching & Teaching of Body Positions – Pike, Tuck, Straddle, Candle Stick, Etc
  • Forward Roll – Get familiar with the skill; Teach to start and finish with arms by ears and feet together; standing on toes/feet, in a tucked body position looking towards the belly button; placing hands on the floor in front of the body and pushing with legs “over,” the head and neck in the tucked position; finish on the feet without using the hands to stand up; use mats if necessary,
  • Backward Roll – Get familiar with the skill; Teach to start and finish with arms by ears and feet together; standing on toes/feet, in a tucked body position looking towards the belly button; placing hands on the shoulders with palms up and falling onto the bottom pushing with legs “over,” the head and neck in the tucked position; pushing with both hands (flat palms on the floor) finish on the feet using the hands to help stand up; use mats if necessary.
  • Needle – Teach to start and finish with arms by ears and in the Lunge Position (Back Knee Straight & Front Knee Bent, weight equally distributed); Holding the body in a vertical position with straight arms and hands on the floor; pointing the other leg in the air for 3 seconds “Needle Position.” This is an introduction to the LEVER Skill.
  • Lever – Teach to start and finish with arms by ears and in the Lunge Position (Back Knee Straight & Front Knee Bent, weight equally distributed); Holding the body in a vertical position with straight arms and hands on the floor; pointing the other leg in the air for 3 seconds “Needle Position,” and bottom leg lifting a few inches off of the floor; should look like an upside-down “L,” or number “7.” This is an introduction to the HANDSTAND Skill.
  • Handstand – Teach to start and finish with arms by ears and in the Lunge Position (Back Knee Straight & Front Knee Bent, weight equally distributed); Holding the body in a vertical position with straight arms and hands on the floor; both legs together in the air for 1 second trying to achieve a “Straight Body/Hollow Position.” Use coach’s spot, mats, or wall.
  • Handstand Forward Roll – With the coach’s spot and mats; get familiar with the skill.
  • Good-Side Cartwheel – Determine which side cartwheel is the strongest; Teach to start and finish with arms by ears and in the Lunge Position (Back Knee Straight & Front Knee Bent, weight equally distributed); teach proper technique with fingers facing sideways; kissing thumbs in a straight line; starting with “GOOD,” leg in front and finishing with “CRAZY,” leg behind; trying to kick legs with pointed feet straight over hands during the skill like a “Rainbow,” or “Windmill,” landing on one foot at a time.
  • Crazy-Side Cartwheel – With coaches spot and mats; get familiar with skill; Determine which side cartwheel is the most awkward (based on Good Side); Teach to start and finish with arms by ears and in the Lunge Position (Back Knee Straight & Front Knee Bent, weight equally distributed); teach proper technique with fingers facing sideways; kissing thumbs in a straight line; starting with “CRAZY,” leg in front and finishing with “CRAZY,” leg behind; trying to kick legs with pointed feet straight over hands during the skill like a “Rainbow,” or “Windmill,” landing on one foot at a time.
  • Round-Off Rebound – Determine which side cartwheel is the GOOD SIDE; Teach to start with arms by ears and in the Lunge Position (Back Knee Straight & Front Knee Bent, weight equally distributed); teach proper technique with fingers facing sideways; kissing thumbs in a straight line; starting with “GOOD,” leg in front; kick legs with pointed feet straight over hands during the skill like a “Rainbow,” or “Windmill,” and snapping feet together after the top (Your legs will come together shortly after vertical) and landing on two feet at the end; followed by a rebound (vertical jump with pointed feet and arms up tall up by ears).
  • Bridge-Up – From a lying down position, push up into a bridge position holding for 3-5 seconds; teach hands to be in a “Diamond/Triangle,” position; try to make arms straight; try and walk feet together pushing the chest towards the front of fingers; chin in looking towards the ceiling.

Class schedules vary by location. Find your gym for current class days and times.

Beginning Tumbling

$75.00 PER MONTH | 60 MIN | WEEKLY
Ready to start Tumbling? Beginning Tumbling is open to anyone ages 6 and up. Whether you are starting at square one or need a refresher, our coaches ensure every athlete is given the instruction needed to begin your tumbling journey.

PRE-REQUISITE SKILLS
  • Entry level to ALL tumbling for ages 6 & older
  • Have a fair understanding of the Tiny Tumblers Curriculum
FOCUS AREAS

RE-ENFORCE

  • EVERY skill taught in the WECC Tiny Tumblers Curriculum

GET FAMILIAR TOWARDS MASTERY

  • Bridge-Down Kick Over – With coaches spot and mats; get familiar with skill; Start with a BRIDGE DOWN; after holding 3-5 seconds kick one foot over at a time making a “windmill,” like motion; pushing the shoulders over the hands; landing one foot at a time with arms by ears and legs in a good lunge position.

MAIN FOCUS & REQUIRED SKILLS TO ADVANCE

  • Proper Stretching & Teaching of Body Positions – Pike, Tuck, Straddle, Candle Stick, Bridge Up, Etc
  • Forward Roll – Teach to start and finish with arms by ears and feet together; standing on toes/feet, in a tucked body position looking towards the belly button; placing hands on the floor in front of the body and pushing with legs “over,” the head and neck in the tucked position; finish on the feet without using the hands to stand up; use mats if necessary.
  • Backward Roll – Teach to start and finish with arms by ears and feet together; standing on toes/feet, in a tucked body position looking towards the belly button; placing hands on the shoulders with palms up and falling onto the bottom pushing with legs “over,” the head and neck in the tucked position; pushing with both hands (flat palms on the floor) finish on the feet using the hands to help stand up; use mats if necessary.
  • Handstand (3-5 Seconds) – Teach to start and finish with arms by ears and in the Lunge Position (Back Knee Straight & Front Knee Bent, weight equally distributed); Holding the body in a vertical position with straight arms and hands on the floor; both legs together in the air for 1 second trying to achieve a “Straight Body/Hollow Position.” Use coach’s spot, mats, or wall.
  • Handstand Forward Roll – With the coach’s spot and mats; combining the proper HANDSTAND with a proper FORWARD ROLL.
  • Good-side Cartwheel – Determine which side cartwheel is the strongest; Teach to start and finish with arms by ears and in the Lunge Position (Back Knee Straight & Front Knee Bent, weight equally distributed); teach proper technique with fingers facing sideways; kissing thumbs in a straight line; starting with “GOOD,” leg in front and finishing with “CRAZY,” leg behind; trying to kick legs with pointed feet straight over hands during the skill like a “Rainbow,” or “Windmill,” landing on one foot at a time.
  • Crazy-side Cartwheel – With coaches spot and mats; Determine which side cartwheel is the most awkward (based on Good Side); Teach to start and finish with arms by ears and in the Lunge Position (Back Knee Straight & Front Knee Bent, weight equally distributed); teach proper technique with fingers facing sideways; kissing thumbs in a straight line; starting with “CRAZY,” leg in front and finishing with “CRAZY,” leg behind; trying to kick legs with pointed feet straight over hands during the skill like a “Rainbow,” or “Windmill,” landing on one foot at a time.
  • Round-Off Rebound – Determine which side cartwheel is the GOOD SIDE; Teach to start with arms by ears and in the Lunge Position (Back Knee Straight & Front Knee Bent, weight equally distributed); teach proper technique with fingers facing sideways; kissing thumbs in a straight line; starting with “GOOD,” leg in front; kick legs with pointed feet straight over hands during the skill like a “Rainbow,” or “Windmill,” and snapping feet together after the top (Your legs will come together shortly after vertical) and landing on two feet at the end; followed by a rebound (vertical jump with pointed feet and arms up tall up by ears).
  • Bridge-Down – With coaches spot and mats; Start from a standing position with feet shoulder-width apart or wider; pushing hips forward in front of feet; while watching hands fall backward in a controlled manner; making sure the arms are straight protecting the head; holding for 3-5 seconds; teach hands to be in a “Diamond/Triangle,” position shoulder-width apart.

Class schedules vary by location. Find your gym for current class days and times.

Front & Back Walkover

$75.00 PER MONTH | 60 MIN | WEEKLY
Our Front & Back Walkover Class bridges the gap between beginning tumbling and the back handsprings class by working towards mastering the bridge down kick-over, front and back walkovers and specialty skills such as the valdez and tick tock.

PRE-REQUISITE SKILLS
  • Mastery of every Tiny Tumbler/Beginning Tumbling Skill taught at Woodlands Elite (See WECC Tiny Tumbler/Beginner Class Curriculum)
FOCUS AREAS

RE-ENFORCE

  • EVERY skill taught in the WECC Tiny Tumbler/Beginning Class; Usually during class warm-ups (within the first 8-12 minutes of class)

GET FAMILIAR TOWARDS MASTERY

  • Handstand Walks
  • Handstand Blocks/Handstand Block Forward Roll
  • Controlled Handstand, Fall to Bridge; Limber up to stand
  • Handstand Limbers
  • Bridge-Down Kick-Over & Back Walk-Overs
  • Handstand Limbers/Front Walkovers
  • Tick-Tocks
  • Valdez
  • Handstand Snap Down; Rebound
  • Handstand, Snap Down; Punch Back to Handstand
  • Introduction/Set up of the Back Handspring
  • Jump Back Drills w/ Hip lift
  • Back Handsprings over Pack-mans/Boulders/Barrels
  • Spotted Back Handsprings on appropriate surfaces

MAIN FOCUS

  • Bridge-Down Kick Over – With coaches spot and mats; Start with a BRIDGE DOWN; after holding 3-5 seconds kick one foot over at a time making a “windmill,” like motion; pushing the shoulders over the hands; landing one foot at a time with arms by ears and legs in a good lunge position.
  • Back Walkover – With coaches spot and mats; Start in a “lunge like,” position; weight in the back leg with arms by ears; reaching backwards towards the ground; lifting the FRONT LEG; balancing on the BACK LEG; kicking one foot over at a time making a “windmill,” like motion; shifting the weight from the BACK LEG to the hands touching the ground; pushing the shoulders over the hands; landing one foot at a time with arms by ears and legs in a good lunge position.
  • Front Walkover – With coaches spot and mats; Determine which leg HANDSTAND is the strongest; Teach to start and finish with arms by ears and in the Lunge Position (Back Knee Straight & Front Knee Bent, weight equally distributed); reaching forwards towards the ground; lifting the BACK LEG; balancing on the FRONT LEG; kicking one foot over at a time making a “windmill,” like motion; shifting the weight from the FRONT LEG to the hands touching the ground; pushing the hips over the hands; landing one foot at a time with arms by ears and legs in a good “lunge-like,” position (weight in BACK LEG) looking towards the ceiling; guiding the FRONT LEG out.

Class schedules vary by location. Find your gym for current class days and times.

Back Handsprings

$75.00 PER MONTH | 60 MIN | WEEKLY
Ready to learn your back handspring? Our Back Handspring classes are designed to give you the skills and education needed to execute a perfect back handspring and then standing and running series of back handsprings.

PRE-REQUISITE SKILLS
  • Mastery of every Tiny Tumbler/Beginning Tumbling Skill and the Front & Back Walkover Class taught at Woodlands Elite (Evaluation Required)
FOCUS AREAS

RE-ENFORCE

  • EVERY skill taught in the WECC Tiny Tumbler/Beginning Class & Front & Back Walkover Class; Usually during class warm-ups (within the first 8-12 minutes of class)

GET FAMILIAR TOWARDS MASTERY

  • Bridge-Down Kick-Over & Back Walk-Overs
  • Handstand Walks
  • Handstand Blocks / Handstand Block Forward Roll
  • Handstand Snap Down; Rebound
  • Handstand, Snap Down; Punch Back to Handstand
  • Controlled Handstand, Fall to Bridge; Limber up to stand
  • Handstand Limbers/Front Walkovers / Tick-Tocks
  • Running Hurdle to Handstand Block Flat Back
  • Running Front Handspring Step Outs / Front Walkovers
  • Front Handspring Rebound
  • Running Set Drill for Punch Front
  • Punch Front onto Mats / Pit Surfaces
  • Dive Rolls onto a soft surface
  • Set drills for Back Tuck (i.e. High Straight Jumps)
  • Tuck Drills for Back Tuck (i.e. Laying on the ground, etc)

MAIN FOCUS & REQUIRED SKILLS TO ADVANCE

  • Running Round-Off Back Handspring Rebound – Teach strong technique with straight, tight arms and body and fingers facing straight; teach strong rebound by punching through toes with feet together throughout the skill; use spot and/or pit & mats if necessary.
  • Standing Back Handspring Rebound – Teach strong technique with straight, tight arms and body and fingers facing straight; teach strong rebound by punching through toes with feet together throughout the skill; use spot and/or pit & mats if necessary.
  • Standing Series of Back Handsprings Rebound – Teach a minimum of 2 & 3 back handsprings (without losing speed) to a strong rebound; teach strong technique with straight, tight arms and body and fingers facing straight; teach strong rebound by punching through toes with feet together throughout the series; teach arms by ears throughout series; use spot and/or pit & mats if necessary.
  • Running Series of Back Handsprings Rebound – Teach a minimum of 2 & 3 back handsprings (without losing speed) to a strong rebound; teach strong technique with straight, tight arms and body and fingers facing straight; teach strong rebound by punching through toes with feet together throughout the series; teach arms by ears throughout series; use spot and/or pit & mats if necessary.
  • Front Walkover Round-Off Back Handspring Rebound OR Round-Off Back Handspring Step Out Round Off Rebound

Class schedules vary by location. Find your gym for current class days and times.

Running Tucks

$75.00 PER MONTH | 60 MIN | WEEKLY
Ready to land the perfect running tuck? In this class you will take your strong series of back handsprings and advance it to include a running back tuck.

PRE-REQUISITE SKILLS
  • Standing Series (3/More) of Back Handsprings Strong Rebound
  • Running Series (3/More) of Back Handsprings Strong Rebound
  • Front Walkover Round-Off Back Handspring Rebound AND/OR Round-Off Back Handspring Step Out Round Off Rebound
FOCUS AREAS

RE-ENFORCE

  • EVERY skill taught in the WECC Back Handsprings Class; Usually during class warm-ups (within the first 8-12 minutes of class)

GET FAMILIAR TOWARDS MASTERY

  • Standing Tucks
  • Cartwheel Handspring Back Tuck
  • Round Off Tuck
  • Side Aerials

MAIN FOCUS & REQUIRED SKILLS TO ADVANCE

  • Running Back Handspring Tuck – Teach proper set with arms by ears and head neutral out of a SINGLE Back Handspring; teach to pull tucked knees and pointed toes overhead while head faces knees; teach to grab and pull the tuck with hands behind the knees; teach knees and feet together throughout the skill; use spot and/or pit & mats if necessary.
  • Series of Back Handsprings (2 or 3) to Running Tuck – Teach proper set with arms by ears and head neutral out of a Series (2 or 3) of Back Handsprings; teach to pull tucked knees and pointed toes overhead while head faces knees; teach to grab and pull the tuck with hands behind the knees; teach knees and feet together throughout the skill; use spot and/or pit & mats if necessary.
  • Running Punch Front Stick & Stand – Teach a proper long hurdle staying low to the ground as you gain forward momentum; punching off toes with feet slightly in front of the body; having both arms straight (by ears); Initiating rotation with the hips and a strong heel drive; tucking the knees & grabbing the front of shins/knees with both hands; preparing for the landing with both arms and the head in a neutral position spotting the ground.
  • Standing Series of Back Handsprings (2 or 3) to Back Tuck – Teach proper set with arms by ears and head neutral out of a Standing Series (2 or 3) of Back Handsprings; teach to pull tucked knees and pointed toes overhead while head faces knees; teach to grab and pull the tuck with hands behind the knees; teach knees and feet together throughout the skill; use spot and/or pit & mats if necessary.

Class schedules vary by location. Find your gym for current class days and times.

Standing Tucks

$75.00 PER MONTH | 60 MIN | WEEKLY
Our Standing Tucks classes are great for learning standing tucks, jump tucks and standing back handspring back tucks. Let’s work those standing tuck skills today!

PRE-REQUISITE SKILLS
  • Standing Series (3/More) of Back Handsprings Strong Rebound
  • Running Series (3/More) of Back Handsprings Strong Rebound
FOCUS AREAS

RE-ENFORCE

  • EVERY skill taught in the WECC Back Handsprings Class; Usually during class warm-ups (within the first 8-12 minutes of class)

GET FAMILIAR TOWARDS MASTERY

  • Standing Tucks – Teach proper set with arms by ears and head; teach to pull tucked knees and pointed toes overhead while head faces knees; teach to grab and pull the tuck with hands behind the knees; teach knees and feet together throughout the skill; use spot and/or pit & mats if necessary!
  • Standing Back Handspring Tucks – Teach proper set with arms by ears and head neutral out of a single and/or Series (2 or 3) of Back Handsprings; teach to pull tucked knees and pointed toes overhead while head faces knees; teach to grab and pull the tuck with hands behind the knees; teach knees and feet together throughout the skill; use spot and/or pit & mats if necessary!
  • Standing Series of Back Handsprings to Tuck
  • Jump, Standing Back Handspring Tucks
  • Jump, Tuck Combinations

Class schedules vary by location. Find your gym for current class days and times.

Layouts & Fulls

$75.00 PER MONTH | 60 MIN | WEEKLY
Join our Layouts & Fulls class to turn your running back tuck into a running back handspring layout, running punch front step out round off, and then eventually onto a full twisting layout.

PRE-REQUISITE SKILLS
  • Running Back Handspring Tuck Series of Back Handsprings (2 or 3) to Running Tuck
  • Running Punch Front
  • Standing Series of Back Handsprings (2 or 3) to Back Tuck
FOCUS AREAS

RE-ENFORCE

  • EVERY skill taught in the WECC Running Tucks Class; Usually during class warm-ups (within the first 8-12 minutes of class)

GET FAMILIAR TOWARDS MASTERY

  • Running Whip-Back (Usually during warm-up or end of class)

MAIN FOCUS & REQUIRED SKILLS TO ADVANCE

  • Running Back Handspring Layout – Making sure the Running Back Handspring TUCK is strong with good height & technique; teach proper set with arms by ears and head neutral out of a SINGLE Back Handspring; teach to pull layout with the head facing hips; the athlete pulls hips and pointed toes overhead; with a tight straight/hollow body position throughout the entire skill; make sure the pointed toes do not get in front of the hips; teach straight legs & feet together throughout the entire skill; use spot and/or pit & mats if necessary.
  • Running Back Handspring Full Twisting Layout – Making sure the Running Back Handspring LAYOUT is strong with good height & technique; teach proper set with arms by ears and head neutral out of a SINGLE Back Handspring; teach the half twist FIRST with the twist initiating LATE (after the LAYOUT has been sufficiently rotated); then progress to the FULL TWISTING LAYOUT; teaching to pull layout with head facing hips; then twist; teach to start twist by simultaneously pulling arms/head/shoulders, hips and pointed toes in the direction of the twist; teach to start and finish with feet and legs together w/ body in a straight/hollow body position throughout the entire skill; make sure the pointed toes do not get in front of the hips; use spot and/or pit & mats if necessary.
  • Standing Tuck – Teach proper set with arms by ears and head; teach to pull tucked knees and pointed toes overhead while head faces knees; teach to grab and pull the tuck with hands behind the knees; teach knees and feet together throughout the skill; use spot and/or pit & mats if necessary!
  • Running Punch Front Step Out Round-Off – Teach a proper long hurdle staying low to the ground as you gain forward momentum; punching off toes with feet slightly in front of the body; having both arms straight (by ears); Initiating rotation with the hips and a strong heel drive; tucking the knees & grabbing the front of shins/knees with both hands; preparing for the landing with both arms and the head in a neutral position spotting the ground for the step out in the Round-Off.

Class schedules vary by location. Find your gym for current class days and times.

Extreme Tumbling

$75.00 PER MONTH | 60 MIN | WEEKLY
Designed for the seasoned tumbler, our Extreme Tumbling classes will take your athlete to the next level by teaching upper-level skills such as whips, double fulls, arabians, full and ½ step outs and elite combination passes. Whether you are in recreational classes for fun or are ready to compete, our coaches will give you the education needed to succeed.

PRE-REQUISITE SKILLS
  • Running Back Handspring Layout
  • Running Punch Front Step Out; Round Off
  • Running Back Handspring Full Twisting Layout
  • Standing Tuck
FOCUS AREAS

RE-ENFORCE

  • EVERY skill from every class taught in the WECC tumbling structure; Usually during class warm-ups (within the first 8-12 minutes of class)

GET FAMILIAR TOWARDS MASTERY

  • Running Double Full Twisting Layout
  • Running Whip-Back
  • Running Front Tuck Step outs
  • Running Arabian Front Tuck Step outs
  • Running 1 1⁄2 Twisting Layouts Step outs
  • Any connection of Level 6 Tumbling Skills that fit within the USASF Rules & Guidelines

Class schedules vary by location. Find your gym for current class days and times.

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