1.5 hours 1 class per week
Our AcroStart Squad is an introductory and developmental squad program for young athletes (4-7 years) who have been identified as having the potential to excel in the sport of acrobatic gymnastics. This program is designed to give them the foundation they need to allow them to progress to a high level of competition. Athletes invited to join our AcroStart Squad are likely to display an aptitude for most sports. This program provides a great foundation for all sports, not just gymnastics, so it is a great start to any athletic career. Skylark Sports has three accelerate squads to cater to the different age groups in the program.
Athletes can join this squad at any time throughout the year as long as places are available. Joining this squad can be by invitation or assessment. The class structure is as follows:
- Warm up and stretching
- Flexibility training
- Conditioning, strength and fitness training
- Floor skills including rolls, handstands and cartwheels
- Floor dance skills including kicks, jumps and turns
- Bars and beam work
- Top work (handles)
- Cool down
Our AcroStart Squad athletes do not attend external competitions, but do participate in in-house testing days to give them some performance experience. Athletes will be invited to move to our tops or bases talent squad once they are able to perform the required skills, and when a place becomes available in a team.