Vancouver Elite Gymnastics Academy
Earth

Earth

Girls (8-11 years)
1 hour
Earth classes are designed to be a next step following the Mars Classes. VEGA coaches will focus on teaching the squat through and landing methods on vault. Bars time will center around pullovers, back hip circles and casts. On beam your athlete will work on rolls, half turns and leaps. Moving to floor, athletes will work back handspring drills, back walkovers and round-offs. Refinement of old skills will continue throughout this class, as well as gymnasticsā€™ healthy focus on strength and flexibility throughout each event.

Mars/Earth Boys (6 and up)
1 hour
Mars/Earth Boys is designed for school aged beginner level boys. Mars introduces boys to equipment designed specifically for boys, as well as other standard gymnastics apparatus. This program also focuses on strength, flexibility, and coordination through games and relays.
Vault stations will focus on running, skipping and hurdles, eventually ending in a squat on to the vault. Boys will swing on the high bar and the parallel bars, working on their casts and pulling in to support. They will continue with supports on the rings, also learning to ā€œLā€ hold and hang in proper form comfortably and safely. Mars/Earth boys will work on the basics of cartwheels and handstands. When appropriate they will move to beginning tumbling under the watchful eyes of the VEGA coaches.