Episode #46 – Justice Classes

Tulsa tumbling lessons | Tulsa Tumble Talk.46.Justice Classes for you

Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumble talk with justice tumbling company, the one and only Tulsa tumbling show where we your Tulsa tumbling experts. Answer the questions that we get from parents and athletes on a daily basis. We are your hosts, Coulton cruise and rusty breaths slur and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. All right. Today we’re going to be going over justice classes and uh, kind of why we have set them up this way, why we’ve structured our business to use classes the way we are. Um, and what, why that sets us apart from everybody else in the industry. Uh, justice is changing the cheerleading, tumbling business, Tulsa tumbling lessons, and the entire industry really quickly and people are catching up on that. And so we want to kind of give you guys an idea on what we do and why we do it this way.

And when we’re talking about classes where you have two different kinds of classes, just normal, your basic tumbling classes, which are tiny, beginner, novice, intermediate, advanced. And then there’s the specialty tumbling classes or specialty classes like stunt. Yes, the costs of that you can get involved in, um, go over the specialty coffees. Okay. So we’ve got hard for classes and that’s for tumbling. That is strictly hard floor. Um, we work on spring a little bit for maybe standing or air floor a little bit, but we always focus on bringing it back down to hard floor because that’s where those athletes at high school level, college level, middle school level, they’re only competing on that hard floor. Um, so it, it’s geared more towards them. Um, we also have a stock class, which is as considered a specialty class and that’s, you know, everything from coed, two groups not to even basket tosses.

We go over all of that aspect of the sport. And then we also have cheer prep, which is new to the entire cheer industry. Nobody’s got one like it. It’s, uh, 15 minutes of each aspect of cheerleading. So that’s 15 minutes of stunts, 15 minutes of jumps, 15 minutes of tumbling, 15 minutes of stretching or body positions or motions or things like that. Preparing you for cheerleading. Mostly, mostly high school kind of cheerleading. But it also prepares you for, um, for all star as well. So in that sheer prep, it’s not a lot of getting spotted or working new skills. It’s working your, what you would be doing in a cheerleading routine or out on the sidelines, tumbling on countless, somebody’s synchronized, humbling and stuff like that. And, and our coaches, you know, even though they’re not going to be spotting you, we will be giving you pointers, giving you corrections, give you technique, uh, changes, um, to make you a better tumbler all around. And then whenever it comes to stock groups, we love getting stuck groups in here, um, as a whole because they get to work with people, you know, they know they, they, uh, they’re familiar with, um, and they’re working towards the same goal. Cause usually when they’re coming in here, they’re working on like their state routine or their, Tulsa tumbling lessons, their all star routine or, uh, you know, NCA or whatever it might be. Nationals. Um, and so that kind of gives you the, the idea of what our specialty classes are.

No. In our normal classes, the beginner, novice, intermediate, advanced, they’re all structured by skill level. Um, you have to have a certain amount of certain lists of skills to get into a certain class and to graduate out out of the class. We do that for a reason just to make sure the class runs very smooth. Yeah. And if you’re following the progressions that we have built in these classes, you should be getting in and out of every class fairly. Yeah.

Quick. And, and we’ve already gone over in a podcast what is required for those classes. So we’re not going to do that. But here’s a way to think about it. Tinies are from three to six and then the rest of the classes are seven and up. Um, and so a beginner, it works on the same kind of the same thing as tiny as it just a little higher level, uh, for higher age, a higher age level. Um, and so beginner is we’re working handstands, we’re working, cartwheels were working round offs. We were getting that athlete familiar with their body. Um, and then novice, we’re working backhand springs. We don’t have back handsprings yet, but we’re going to get them. And then intermediate. That’s the flipping. That’s the Tux. That’s a yes.

Everybody. That’s our biggest group. Oh yeah. Everybody getting ready for flipping. Everybody wants to learn to flip. And that’s where you’ll get a lot is parents just want their kids in the class. You’ll needing to learn how to flip. But it’s important to have a strong backhand spring I strong novice, um, foundation before you can get into that flipping. Okay.

And then of course, uh, that after that intermediate, Tulsa tumbling lessons, which is the flips, we’re going into advanced, which is layouts and fulls and everybody wants to be on that one. Like everybody wants to get through intermediate as quick as they can so they can go to advance because that’s like the place to be. Especially boys, you know, they want, they don’t, they want to just try to skip all those basics. I don’t need that, bro. Like

anything else, you got to learn to walk before you can run. Yep.

Yeah, yeah. And, um, that’s a part of the sport, getting, taking those baby steps to get all the way up to advanced and then it’s rewarding at that point. It’s not, Tulsa tumbling lessons, I feel like with these generations, you know, with social media and like instant gratification happening right there on their phone with a Netflix or whatever it might be. I remember we had to wait before TV shows came out. Do you remember that? Yeah. Just sit there and watch it live. Oh yeah. And then go through the commercials and stuff cause I miss it anyway. Um, it’s not like that with tumbling and it will be much more gratifying once and satisfying once you get all the way through it and you’ve accomplished that stuff.

And if you’re in the correct class, um, you’ll know pretty quick if you’re in the wrong class, if you have been in the same class for a long time and you haven’t moved out, it probably goes back that you weren’t in the right class to begin with. Um, and that’s probably why you’re getting held back a little bit. Yeah. Um, it’s important for the structure of the class because we do an eight to one ratio for every eight athletes, one coach. So if one of those athletes is the next level down, but they’re in the wrong class, that can really throw off the rotations. Um, and the learning progressions of the other athletes.

Well for example, so beginner and novice are probably our two closest classes. Um, just because people move out of beginner pretty quickly. Um, but if you’re a beginner and you’re in a novice class, it will really slow that class down. We set up drills in the novice class or backhand springs expecting, expecting you to already have a good clean at technique driven, round off. If you don’t, it makes those drills pretty much impossible for you to do. So now we’re having to set up a whole different set of drills just for that individual athlete, which, you know, we love working with beginners. We love working with novice, intermediate, advanced. We love working with all of those athletes. Tinies don’t want to get, forget about science. Um, we love working with all of those athletes. But whenever, uh, whenever you’re in a class that you know, you just feel more comfortable in because you might know somebody in that class but you’re not quite up to that level. Um, it, it’s not only harder on the class but it’s harder for you because you’re going to be seeing all these new skills getting, um, are taking place and you’re going to be held back. And if you were in a group with athletes who are more on your level, uh, you’ll, you’ll have that positive encouragement. You won’t be so down on yourself,

which there are in every class, there are going to be drills. And like I said, those drills are based around the skill level. So if you’re not up to that skill level, doing the drills are going to be, like you said, almost impossible to where it kind of looks almost silly from a parent’s point of view. You’re going to frustrate with yourself. And it’s, and I tell kids all the time,

once you get frustrated, you, you might as well just go and sit down and cool off because the more frustrated you are, it’s just going to go downhill from that point for that day. And it can go from a really good tumbling day. Can we really bad tumbling day just from your attitude and how you feel about yourself. So confidence is important. Um, your attitude is important. How you feel about yourself.

We set up before, we never want an athlete or a parent to feel like we’re holding them back. We once we want what’s best for that athlete and the rest of the athletes in the class. Um, believe us, if you give us a chance and you listened to us and if we tell you they need to be in that class, it will help their tumbling career in the long run. Um, you’ll see them learn faster because they are working on what they need to be fixing instead of necessarily what they want.

And you know, there, there are some cases where you might be an athlete who has something and, uh, has a, has a certain skill and then one day you just don’t anymore. And, uh, you know, it could be a number of things. It could be that you got injured, it could be that you got a mental block. It could be that you just had a brain fart one day and it Kinda stuck. Um, and we had an a perfect example of a girl last night at one of our classes, um, was doing tux all on our own. And uh, for whatever reason, I don’t know if she was working someplace else or where she learned this, but she completely stopped rotating in a Tux. So, um, instead of going like round off back handspring, rebound up and pulling her knees over her head, she’s just literally tucking into like a cannon ball position. Um, and it, there comes a point where she’s just getting so frustrated with frustrated with herself and as uncomfortable of a conversation as it is, um, she might have to come, go back down to a novice and fixing things in her backhand spring so that we can start working on those. Those tucks properly again, probably have to completely reteach her those talks

and they might, it might be better for in the long run, taking one session to go back and perfect instead of sitting there and getting stuck in that same situation he was talking about just cause she wants to be in that class in the long run, that could be better cause she could spend months in that class doing that same thing instead of just taking one month to step back, breathe. Um, because especially a lot of these athletes are, yeah.

Yeah. She’s young. She’s had lots of time and like cross, he said there’s no need to rush. On that note, we do want to remind everybody that we love all of our athletes. We, um, and you know, this one, she’s, she’s just going through a little rough patch. We’re going to get through it. No problem. Um, but you know, with that being said, make sure that all the corrections that you’re being given, that you are at least trying it, especially if the coaches, they’re spotting you at that point. Like I told the girl, listen, you need to start tumbling with your eyes open. I want you to focus on that. I’m spotting you. If anything goes wrong, I’m going to save your life, but try to keep those eyes open. And she did and it freaked her out. But she tried it. And that’s, that’s, I can, I can say a lot just to that, uh, take that, that little bit of extra push to make sure that you’re, um, you’re doing and making those corrections that were giving you or any, a coach that you’re working with is giving you. So if you’re interested in finding out more about us justice tumbling company or Colton and rusty, you can go to our website. It’s justice tumbling co.com.

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