Girls (Ages 6-8 years)
Mars Girls classes are designed to be a continuation of skills and growth from the Jupiter classes. School aged beginner level girls will also feel right at home in this class as the focus of the program is on building healthy athletes with the basics of strength and flexibility. Mars introduces athletes to all the standard equipment: Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor Tumble Track and Power Tumbling Athletes in Mars will work on cartwheels, handstands, bridge kickovers, and beginning tumbling. The main focus on bars will be swings, casts and supports, with the extra excitement of hip circles and sole circles. Beam skills will continue to improve with the repetition of walking and kicks, leading into turns and rolls. The focus on vault will begin with proper running technique, skipping and hurdling drills and then practicing the squat on. Classes will focus on strength training, and flexibility through out each event under the supervision of VEGA Coaches.
Mars/Earth Boys (6 and up)
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 “L” 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.