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Our Academy students (Kindergarten and above) are placed into class based on skill and gender. JAG’s curriculum 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 wristband when they master the skills for that event. Progress to the next class is achieved when all wristbands from the previous level are earned and they are awarded a trophy. 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 Gym is taught as a 55 minute class. The Girls Gym 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. Gymnasts need to complete backward rolls on the floor as well as full and upright handstands and cartwheels. View the Girls Gym Curriculum online.
Girls Gym Advanced is taught as a 75 minute class consisting of intermediate-level skills. The 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 Gym Advanced Curriculum online.
Girls Gym Advanced 2 is taught as a 90 minute class for advanced-level gymnasts. The 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 Gym Advanced 2 Curriculum online.
Ninjas is coed and taught as a 55 minute class. The Ninjas Curriculum consists of both beginner gymnastics skills including a basic understanding of cartwheels, handstands, and backward rolls as well as Ninja specific skills that are a combination of flips, rolls, jumps, and kicks. Ninjas need to complete ninja rolls on the floor, speed vaults, and beginner wall runs as well as full and upright handstands and cartwheels. View the Ninjas Curriculum online.
Ages 8 and up (90 mins) Ninja Advanced is taught as a 90 minute class. The Ninja Advanced Curriculum teaches a combination of flips, rolls, jumps, and kicks. Strength and agility are tested through obstacle courses and various training techniques. A progressive level system evaluates and advances children on their skill and knowledge of core values as described in the NinjaZone creed. Children advance and learn at their own pace. The levels of NinjaZone are defined by the headband colors of Yellow, Green, and Blue. View the Ninjas Curriculum online.
This is a 55-minute class that focuses on the basics of tumbling including forward and backward roll variants, cartwheel variants, handstands, and introduces the skills and drills necessary to learn round offs and back handsprings.
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 Gym gymnastics, or by placement of instructor)
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 Advanced, completion of Girls Gym gymnastics, or by placement of instructor).
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 Advanced and Flips Advanced 2 are used for the Tumbling class according to the individual’s skill level.