Gymnastics

NOVEMBER LESSONS

October 28 – November 1: Fall into Fall Week; Bars –Pike glide swings with child squeezing Autumn leaf between feet, swings 3x and drops leaf into hoop. Jump front support and casts squeezing Autumn leaf.  Tumbling — With fabric leaf on cartwheel block, child will reach for the leaf and cartwheel over. Beam — L-kicks to bean bag scarecrow and leap over landing in scale position (holding for 3 count)…then L-kicks continuing down balance beam. Ending Activity: Bridge or table for 5 count

Week of November 4 – 8:  Bars — Pike glide swings with child squeezing Autumn leaf between feet, swings 3x and drops leaf into hoop. Jump front support and casts squeezing Autumn leaf.  Tumbling — With fabric leaf on cartwheel block, child will reach for the leaf and cartwheel over. Beam — L-kicks to bean bag scarecrow and leap over landing in scale position (holding for 3 count)…then L-kicks continuing down balance beam. Ending Activity: Front support to front roll dismount on bars

Week of November 11 – 15: Vaulting — With fabric leaf on springboard and leaf garland on mat, child will run (at least 3 steps), stomp the leaf on springboard and tuck jump over the garland. Repeat with straddle jump and squat onto vaulting block, jumping over the garland.  Cartwheel on fabric leaf cartwheel block and scissor kicks. Beam — Straight jumps over mini-pumpkins. Ending Activity: Run, stomp springboard and dive roll down incline.

Week of November 18 – 22:  Cartwheel Week;  Cartwheel over side of incline with child’s hands on fabric leaf. Carthweel over the turkey and leaf garland. Beam: tip-toe walks to acorn bell – bend to standing tuck – pick up bell and stretch tall on toes and shake, shake, shake bell – squat back to standing tuck. Repeat on second half of beam with second bell.

Week of November 25 27: Cartwheel Week, Part 2; Chasse to Cartwheel or side bunny hop over the ‘Turkey’, Cartwheel with hands in hoop, Cartwheel on red handprint block. Beam — Tick tock that starts and finishes in Lunge position (hands reach for ‘Turkey’ and back tall)


Past Lesson Plans

July Lessons If your child is enrolled in Gymnastics: **Week of July 9 - 13: Running & Jumping Raptors! (vault/springboard skills); ...

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June Lessons

June Lessons   If your child is enrolled in Gymnastics:   **Week of June 4 - 8: Tuck jump off springboard over ...

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May Lessons

May Lessons   If your child is enrolled in Gymnastics: **Week of May 1 - 4: Balance Week; Headstand, handstand on parallettes, ...

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April Lessons

April 2 – April 6: Straight Body Week — Candlesticks to TA-DA on incline, Front roll (or advanced – Handstand roll) to land laying in ...

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March Lessons

February 27 - March 3: Vaulting Week -- Run up and off high end of incline to land on springboard (3 bounces) to ...

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