Wheel: Intro youth 7-14 (MON)
The Wheel Program is currently leveled into recreational and competition team to serve our participants better.
* Recreational Program:
for introduction level and non-competitive learners
Youth 7-14yrs Mondays 6:30-7:30pm
Adults 14&up Mondays 7:30-8:30pm
* Competition Team
for technical learning in Straightline, Spiral, & Vault, and to participate in gymnastics meets throughout the academic year.Athletes are encouraged to have a leotard, wheel shoes & acquire their own belts.
Team 9-18yrs Fridays 5:00-6:30-7:30pm
Participants in Competition Team are encouraged to attend both Mini-Tramp & Vaulting class 5:00-6:30pm as well as Spiral & Straighline class 6:30-7:30pm to develop movement vocabulary in all disciplines.
* Performance Class
Join the next SHOW at Kazoo, in May 2020. Work on skill building this session to be ready for routine building in the spring!
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. The next Showcase will be May 2020. Parade opportunities are during the Thanksgiving and July 4 seasons.
Competition Team is a longer practice with emphasis on conditioning, gymnastics skill/shapes, faster paced drive for skill building, and the commitment to attending Team practices, Wheel Weekend Workshops (oct & March) and competing in Wheel Federation and local Meets, once readiness and routines are established. There are 3 disciplines in competitive wheel gymnastics: vault, spiral and straighline.
Our Wheel Club boasts Team USA athletes in Beginner Kids, Novice, Junior Boys, Junior Girls, and Senior Ladies on all three disciplines.
National Champion Dave Ettelson, (Certified Wheel Coach Level 2) and National Champion Jennifer Richard (Certified Wheel Coach Level 1+, International Wheel Judge), National Champion Casey Crowe (& Certified Wheel Coach Level 1+), and Brianna Promenzio (Jr Girls Team USA member, Level 1 coach)
Recreational & Competition wheel practices will be held at Circus Kazoo gym until otherwise noted: 100 S Atkinson Rd 102, Grayslake
Dates: Jan 13- Mar 20,
***no class March 13 so athletes may participate in USA Wheel Gymnastics Trials to build the Worlds Team
***** Please note that the Wheel Athletes are encouraged to attend the Friday 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. This will pick up again in January and participants can either drive on their own or make use of carpooling within the Kazoo community.
Dates for wheel community participation:
- Competitions: Next competition Feb 2020 will be a local meet with Wheel Jam, MCS & Sokol
- Parades: no parades coming up until July 4th season
- Trials: March 2020 in Chicago
- World Championships NJ, July 13-19 2020