School-Age Gymnastics: JAG TeRRiFiCC Academy

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Our Academy Students,  Kindergarten and above, are placed into class based on skill and gender. JAG’s color-coded curriculum system (Blue, Yellow, Green, Orange, Red, Purple) is taught on a continuum, allowing students to move at their own pace, advancing on the events on which they are ready. Monthly evaluations are low stress and allow the coaches to track the athletes’ progress awarding them a medal when they master the skills for that event. Progress to the next class is achieved when all medals from the previous level are earned.  If a student has gymnastics experience prior to attending JAG, please contact us and we would be delighted to discuss the most appropriate placement for your child.

If a child has prior gymnastics experience, we will place them in an appropriate age/skill class and the coach will then evalute your child to ensure a permanent class placement. 

Girls Classes

Girls Blue/Yellow

Ages 5 and up (55 minutes)

Girls Blue/Yellow is taught as a 55 minute class. The Blue Curriculum consists of beginner skills including forward rolls, straight, tuck, and straddle jumps, and bat swings. This curriculum also gives the gymnasts a basic understanding of cartwheels, handstands, and backward rolls. The Yellow Curriculum focuses on perfecting the basic skills. Gymnasts need to complete backward rolls on the floor as well as full and upright handstands and cartwheels. View the Girls Blue/Yellow Curriculum online.

Girls Green/Orange

Ages 5 and up (75 minutes)

Girls Green/Orange is taught as a 75 minute class consisting of intermediate-level skills. The Green/Orange Curriculum is a mix of variations of previously-learned skills, 2 or more skills connected together, as well as completely new skills. In this class, the child will learn Back Hip Circles on Bars, Bridge Kickovers and Pullovers without a spot or mat, Handstand to Bridge, Handstand Forward Rolls, One-Arm Cartwheels, Cartwheels and Handstands on the Beam, and much more. View the Girls Green/Orange Curriculum online.

Girls Red/Purple

Ages 5 and up (90 minutes)

Girls Red/Purple is taught as a 90 minute class for advanced-level gymnasts. The Red Purple Curriculum focuses on more advanced skills such as front and back handsprings, walkovers on Floor and Beam, handsprings on Vault, kips on Bars and much more. Twice a week is strongly recommended. View the Girls Red/Purple Curriculum online.

Girls Gymnastics

Ages 8-13 (90 minutes)

This 90 minute class is open to gymnasts of any level aged 8-13. Class is individualized to each child based on their skill level, allowing our tween gymnasts to learn at their own pace among their peers. Skills will be taught in the appropriate progressions followed in our other girls classes, however what exactly is taught to each child during class will depend upon their skill level. For an idea of the skills we teach to our beginner, intermediate, and advanced gymnasts, you can view the curricula for our Girls Blue/YellowGirls Green/OrangeGirls Red/Purple classes online.

Club Gym

Ages 8 and up  (2.5 hours)

Club Gym is a 2.5 hour weekly workout for girls who want the experience of training in a team atmosphere without the commitment of competitive gymnastics. Option to add on a regular Girls GO, ORP, RP or any Flips class if they would like to have a twice weekly experience. 

Boys Classes

Boys Gym 

Ages 5 and up (55 minutes)

This 55 minute class is for beginner/advanced beginner male gymnasts.  Skills taught include cartwheels, handstands and rolls as well as basics on rings, p-bars, high bar, pommel horse, and vault. View the Boys Gym online.

Boys Gym Club

Ages 7 and up (120 minutes)

This boys only class is for male gymnasts and lasts for 2 hours. Skills taught include cartwheels, handstands, handsprings and flips as well as basics on rings, p-bars, high bar, pommel horse and vault. Boys Gym Club will use the curriculum from Boys Gym and train at the individual skill level.

Flips Classes

Flips and Handsprings Green/Orange

Ages 7 and up (55 minutes)

This is a 55-minute class that focuses on the basics of tumbling including forward and backward roll variants, cartwheel variants, round-offs, handstands, and introduces the skills and drills necessary to learn front and back handsprings. (Prerequisite: 7 years of age, completion of Girls BY gymnastics, Boys Gym or by placement of instructor)

Flips and Handsprings Red/Purple

Ages 7 and up (55 minutes)

This is a 55-minute class that continues to build on what was learned in Flips GO and introduces more advanced tumbling skills such as front limbers, backbend kick-overs, front handsprings, round-off back handsprings, front flips and aerials.  (Prerequisite: completion of Flips and Handsprings GO, completion of Girls BY gymnastics, Boys Gym or by placement of instructor). 

Flips 4 Dance (coed)

This 55 minute girls only tumbling class is perfect for dancers who want to concentrate on the tumbling skills unique to dance including front and back walkovers, front and side aerials, illusions and handsprings. The same testing skill sheets from the Flips and Handsprings G/O and R/P classes are used for the Flips 4 Dance class.

Tumbling Ages

12 and up (55 minutes)

This 55 minute tumbling class is specifically structured to work with each athlete's individual goals to increase their tumbling proficiency. Join alone or bring your entire cheer or dance squad to take advantage of improving your team's tumbling and acrobatic skills. The curriculum from the Flips and Handsprings G/O and R/P are used for the Tumbling class according to the individual’s skill level.