Wheel: Mon intro youth
The Wheel Program is now divided up to
Youth 7-11, Teens 11-16, Adults 14&up
* Recreational Program (youth intro Mon 5-6:00p),
* Performance (will resume during fall session) and
* Competition Team (Monday: Straightline & Spiral,
Fridays: Vault & Straightline) .
Recreational is a wheel introduction for our newest and/or younger troupe members, or anyone not interested in the fast paced push for higher level skill acquisition to compete in gymnastics meets.
Performance is to focus on show (and parade) skills, partnering/group timing, musicality, and character exploration.
Competition Team is a longer practice with emphasis on conditioning, gymnastics skill/shapes, faster paced drive for skill building, and the commitment to attending Tristate practices, Wheel Weekend Workshops (oct & march) and competing in Wheel Federation Meets, once routines are established.
Our Wheel Club boasts Team USA athletes in Beginner Kids, Novice, Junior Boys, Junior Girls, and Senior Ladies on all three disciplines.
Coaching is offered by National Champion Dave Ettelson, (Certified Wheel Coach Level 2) and National Champion Jennifer Richard (Certified Wheel Coach Level 1+, International Wheel Judge) and National Champion, Casey Crowe (National Runner Up & Certified Wheel Coach Level 1+)
Mondays: June 10.17,24 July 1,8,15,22,29 Aug 5
- Intro to Wheel for youth 7-13yrs ~ 5:00-6:00PM
- Spiral & Straightline for youth 7-11yrs ~ 6:00-7:00PM
- Spiral & Straighline for teens 11-16yrs ~ 7:00-8:00PM
Fridays: June 14,21,28 July 5,12,19,26 Aug 2,9
- Vault & Straightline for youth 7-16yrs ~ 5:30-7:30PM
Recreational & Competition wheel practices will be held at Circus Kazoo gym:
100 S Atkinson Rd 102, Grayslake***** Please note that the Wheel Athletes are encouraged to attend the Friday 8-9pm open gym at American Eagle Gymnastics in Round Lake ($5 each time) with their teammates to work on flips, tumbling etc to improve vaulting skills. Coaches Dave & Casey will be in attendance to instruct & spot.
Dates for wheel community participation:
Will begin again in the fall
July 4th morning parade in Highland Park (9am) and Glencoe (noon)
August Days in Grayslake: August 17th