Beginner Level 1 Tumbling Class Instruction - Athletes will learn and master the following skills which will prepare them for the Intermediate Level 1 skills.  

Body Positions - pike, tuck, straddle, hollow shape, lunge
Bridge - Learning how to push up to bridge, holding it, walking in it, rocking
Forward Rolls – down a wedge, off a mat, on a soft mat, and on the floor
Backward Rolls - hand placement, down a wedge, off a mat, and on the floor
Handstand - hand placement, donkey kicks on the floor, against a wall, with a spot, and on the floor
Handstand to bridge on mat
Cartwheels –hand placement, over a mat, and on the floor.
Bridge Kickovers – Down the wedge mat
Jumps/Stretching/Conditioning/Flexibility will be worked in every class.  Stretching, conditioning and flexibility are very important not only in regards to skill progression but also in injury prevention.

Intermediate Tumbling Level 1 - Athletes will perfect the Intermediate skills before progressing to the Level 2 kills.  It is important that athletes perfect skills before progressing on to the next level.

Body Positions - hollow shape, candlestick, lunge Levers
Bridge- walks and rocks, walking up and down wall with hands.
Bridge Limber- standing on the pit mat and then on the Floor.
Forward Rolls – on the floor
Backward Rolls - down a wedge, off a mat and on the floor
Handstand - kicking up against a wall, and on the floor with spot and on your own
Handstand to a Bridge - on the mat and floor. The athlete will also learn to stand up.
Cartwheels – over a mat and on the floor.
Round off - off a mat, on tumble track, and on the floor
Back Walkovers - on a mat and on the floor
Front walkovers- down a wedge mat, on the tumble track and on the floor
Jumps/Stretching/Conditioning/Flexibility will be worked every class.  Stretching, conditioning and flexibility are very important not only in regards to skill progression but also in injury prevention.


Beginner Tumbling Level 2

Handstand Snap Downs off mats
Backhandspring jump backs into pit.
Jumping Back over octagon on a soft mat
Back and Front Handsprings over an octagon.
BHS down a wedge with a spot.
BHS off the tumble track onto the pit mat
BHS with a spot on the floor.
FHS over a panel mat, on tumble track and spring floor
Round Off Jump Backs into pit and over an Octagon.
Jumps, Stretching/Conditioning/Flexibility will be worked every class

Intermediate Tumbling Level 2

Body Positions - hollow shape
Back handspring on the floor - No Spot
Back walkover back handspring

Front handspring
Double back handsprings connected down a wedge mat and on the tumble track
Round off back handspring
Round off back handspring series - on tumble track and then on the floor
Roundoff back handspring step - out turn round off back handspring
Front handspring step out turn Round off back handspring
Back handspring step-out turn Round off back handspring
Jumps, Stretching/Conditioning/Flexibility will be worked every class.  Stretching, conditioning and flexibility are very important not only in regards to skill progression but also in injury prevention.

Tumbling Level 3

Body Positions - tucks, setting drills with arms, round off set punch drills.
Front Tucks (punch) - drills off a mat. Front tucks onto a wedge,  jumping on tumble track and front tucking onto pit mat. Front tuck on the Floor. Front tuck on the floor with spot or without spot.
Multiple standing back handsprings on the floor
Round off rebound drills up onto high stacked mats
Round off tuck drills up onto a high mat.
Round off tucks off the tumble track, on rod floor and then on the floor with a spot, then NO spot.
Back handspring step out roundoff tucks
Front walkover round off tuck.
Roundoff back handspring tuck
Jumps, Stretching/Conditioning/Flexibility will be worked every class.  Stretching, conditioning and flexibility are very important not only in regards to skill progression but also in injury prevention.

Tumbling Level 4

Body Positions - hollow body and candlesticks
Back handspring back tucks - down a wedge, then on the tumble track and then on the floor
Standing Tucks - off a tumble track onto pit mat, jumping back on a mat and tucking off a mat on the floor, on the wedge, and then on floor.
Standing and running back handspring whips back handspring - on tumble track and then on the floor
Round off back handspring layouts off the tumble track, rod floor and on the Floor
Front tuck step outs and then connected into a round off back handspring layout
Round off whip whips
Jumps, Stretching/Conditioning/Flexibility will be worked every class.  Stretching, conditioning and flexibility are very important not only in regards to skill progression but also in injury prevention.

Tumbling Level 5

Body Positions - Twisting Drills onto a mat from a back handspring, teaching arm twisting techniques
Round off Layout ¼ turns, ½ twists, ¾ twist, then full
Round off fulls onto pit mat, rod floor, on the floor onto a mat, then no mat.
Round off back handspring full’s on floor on mat and then no mat.
Add a front tuck step out or whips in front of round off back handspring full
Arabians
Standing fulls, on tumble track, on the wedge, and then on the floor
Standing back handspring to full.
Jumps, Stretching/Conditioning/Flexibility will be worked every class.  Stretching, conditioning and flexibility are very important not only in regards to skill progression but also in injury prevention.

 



Wisconsin Dance and Cheer Tumbling Program

 

Wisconsin Dance and Cheer

Each athlete is different and will progress through the tumbling stages at different paces.  The WIDC staff will not progress an athlete onto the next level without all skills being clean, and mastered.  WIDC practices perfection before progression.  

 

WIDC offers classes that run 1 hour in length one day per week.  In addition we have 30 minute semi-Private sessions.