There are many benefits children can get from tumbling classes. A lot of our students are interested in tumbling classes to enhance other skills like cheerleading or aerial gymnastics. While not necessary, tumbling does complement many other types of sports. Tumbling is useful if your child is interested in competitive cheer or interested in cheerleading at their school.
Cheer tumbling adds another element to cheerleading for kids, but it does involve some risk and therefore it shouldn’t be a self-taught skill. When it comes to cheer tumbling there are many other factors to consider, and our coaches are prepared to teach skills that are safe and fun to do.
When it comes to cheerleading and tumbling we find that it’s best to learn the skills properly and then incorporate them into routines. Sometimes students want to jump ahead and get right to performing complex cheer tumbling, which has the potential to put themselves and others at serious risk of injury.
Cheer tumbling without proper instruction is not recommended!
However, since tumbling is such an all-around skill, we find that it helps children increase strength and muscle development and that leads to healthy bones. This is especially important as kids’ bodies are still growing. The stronger the entire skeletal system, the more adequate growing a child can do.
Flexibility is also essential in tumbling. If a person is not flexible their body will not be able to perform more and more complex movements essential for tumbling. We teach children how to stretch properly and this routine allows them to excel in other sports or activities that require an advanced level of flexibility. Also, flexibility works as a shock absorber as it reduces the chances of injuries while training.
As a matter of fact, flexibility often comes accompanied by strength. As children start exercising and grow core muscle groups, they will remain toned and learn to control their body to perform the movements and routines properly. Children, in general, are in a crucial part of life where they acquire new skills easily, and when they practice tumbling their cognitive processes improve as well. This cognitive and muscle coordination is necessary for nearly everything we do in life. The same happens when kids have to memorize routines or concentrate to learn a new skill. We love watching kids improve their concentration and attention skills, as we know this will also help their brain to remain healthy and active.
In tumbling classes, we rely on not only vocal cues but also visual cues through the assistance of tangible materials. We’re looking to engage both gross and fine motor skills, which is exceptionally important in children.
In addition, tumbling not only helps children to be healthy and strong, but it also has an influence on their self-esteem. Practice and routine train children to grow more confident as they grow stronger in their control over their bodies. Confidence and a sense of accomplishment are important to self-esteem, especially at a young age. Tumbling also empowers kids to be themselves and grow knowing they are capable of accomplishing anything they want to do.