Wheel:Open Gym (SAT)
The German Wheel/Cyr Wheel Program is currently leveled into recreational, open gym, and advanced to serve our participants better.
* Recreational Program:
for introduction level and non-competitive learners
Youth Intro 7-14yrs Mondays 6-7pm (J)
Youth Intro 7-14yrs Saturday 1:30-3pm (Dave)
Adults Intro 14&up Mondays 8-9pm (J)
* Open Gym :
This class time is designed to help wheel students practice their skills
Wheel & cyr open gm all ages Saturdays 1:30-4:30p (Dave)
* Competition Wheel – “Level 2”
(Participation in competitions expected)
Designed for technical learning in Straightline, Spiral, & Vault, and to participate in gymnastics meets throughout the academic year. Athletes are encouraged to have a long sleeve female or male leotard, wheel shoes & acquire their own belts.
Youth 9-18yrs Sat 4:30-6:00pm – Level 2 (Dave)
Participants in Competition Team are encouraged to attend every week to develop movement vocabulary in all disciplines and build/maintain routines.
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. Parade opportunities are limited due to Covid restrictions.
Open Gym is to allow for free practice of skills currently training. Spotting is available
Advanced 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 2022 & March 2022) 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 straightline.
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+), Brianna Promenzio (Jr Girls Team USA member, Level 1 coach) , and Griffin Martin (Jr Boys Team USA member)
Recreational, Open Gym & Advanced wheel practices will be held at Circus Kazoo gym: 100 S Atkinson Rd 102, Grayslake
Dates: Jan 10-Mar27, 2022
Dates for wheel community participation:
- Competitions: local meet with Wheel Jam, MCS & Sokol in Chicago TBD
- Parades: July 4th, Grayslake Days, Thanksgiving,
- Trials: Mar 2022 in Chicago
- Nationals: October 2022 in Chicago
- World Championships May 2022 in Denmark