Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Recreational Acrobats

Here are a couple pics of Kirby's littlest Acrobats. They work on the Level 1 Individual Element routine shown in the previous post but they also work form the American PreTeam Handbook for Acrobatic Gymnastics.

What they lack in form they make up for in cuteness!

Level 1 Acro Routine pic

Here is what the Level 1 Individual Element routine from the draft Canadian Level system for Acrobatic Gymnastics looks like on paper. For those of you who are interested this is what we work from to create the routine you see in the video below. It is a 10 element routine created to develop all the aspects of an acrobatic gymnast: flexibility, strength, extension, tumbling, presentation.

Level 1 Individual Routine

Here is a video of the Level 1 Individual Routine for Acrobatic Gymnastics basics. This routine was developed by Andrzej Cichalewski and Dmitry Belyaykov of the Gymnastics Canada Strategic Development Committee for Acrobatic Gymnastics. There is a draft of a four level Canadian Acrobatic Gymnastics system that was produced in the winter of 2010. Though Ontario is using the American system we still try to use some of the elements from the draft Canadian system so that we can work towards developing our own program to be used Nation wide as we are growing as a sport.

Here Alexandra of the OGC's Provincial Acrobatic Gymnastics group shows off the Level 1 routine with a few modifications of her own, e.g. the 1st element rather than a stork stand is a Y-scale and she does 3 kick steps instead of two. We use this routine with our Recreational and Interclub groups to teach them the basic elements.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Just realized that the Recreational Class on the schedule starts at 3:00pm NOT 3:30pm. The Recreational Acrobatic Gymnastics Class runs from 3:00 to 4:30pm.

My apologies if anyone got confused by that.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October Schedule etc

Here is the October schedule. I know we are half way through the month but everyone seemed to know what was going on.

Kirby's Recreational and Interclub classes that were cancelled this past weekend will have scheduled Make Up classes this Friday, October 15th. When I find out the times I will post them here. I'm pretty sure they are 4:30 to 6:00 and 6:00 to 7:30pm. I will confirm that here on the blog.

The Provincial Group will not have a Make Up class for this past weekend. Sorry.

On Halloween the Recreational and Interclub groups WILL have training as they are early enough that you can still get home and out for Trick-or-Treating.

The Provincial Group will not have class that night but instead will have a Make Up class on Friday, October 22nd from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

Note that in November we will be having our first Gymnastics Ontario Acrobatic Gymnastics Training Camp in Windsor, Ontario. It will take place the weekend of November 26th to 28th. Acro Athletes in both the Interclub and Provincial Groups are eligible to attend and it is strongly recommended.

More info will be posted on this event soon.

If you are not on the OGC Acrobatic Gymnastics e-mail list please send a message to me, Don sooner than later so that I can keep you up to date. If you are reading this blog then you should be up to date anyways.