Spirit Xpress West Summer Camp Class Descriptions

 

SXW classes are taught in two formats; specific skills classes are taught in 3 levels: beginning, intermediate and elite.  You can choose to send your entire team to a level of choice or send specific stunt groups to the level of  choice.  The second format will include a SXW instructor just for your team.  The instructor will be there to administer instruction, correct positions, and a positive experience for individuals as well as the team.  Safety instruction is a number one priority; safety will be reinforced throughout the day.

 

CHEER CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

 Stunting Technique Class: This class consists of identifying body positions, position awareness, spotting practices in the load, prep and extension.  Drill and skills are demonstrated and practiced.  The “jolt” is the SXW lingo for the ultimate body position for both base and top.  All stunts are taught in 3 progressions; beginning, intermediate and elite levels.

Cradle Class: Drills and skills are demonstrated and practiced. This class is offered at the beginning, intermediate and elite levels.  Beginning cradle class is designed for stunt groups who are new to cradling.  Here the focus is on drills and cradle positions for both top and base.  Intermediate class is designed for stunt groups to cradle from prep and extended position using correct technique.  Elite class is designed for stunt groups who have mastered the cradle from prep, and extension.  Single twisting drills are introduced and practiced from prep, extension, and various liberty positions.

Liberty Class: Drills and skills are demonstrated and practiced. This class is offered at the beginning, intermediate and elite levels.  Beginning class is designed for stunt groups who are new to liberties. Drills are introduced and practiced.  Intermediate class is designed for stunt groups who have attempted liberties, however there is limited success holding a liberty position.  The focus is on drills, and positions at the prep and extended levels. The elite class is designed for stunt groups who have successful liberties.  The focus is flexibility, position and skill combinations with advanced loads, power presses, tic tocs, switch ups, and low highs.

Basket Class: This class is offered at the beginning level and elite level.  Drills and skills are demonstrated and practiced in the beginning class.  Straight ride tosses are only exercised at this level.  The elite class is for stunt groups who have mastered the straight ride toss and who may be attempting intermediate to advanced skills.  In this class the tops will learn drills and skills for single twist, kick full and hitch kick full.

Creative Stunting Classes:  Each class will offer drills and skills that are demonstrated and practiced.  Our creative stunts are the latest trends and setting trends on the market today.   Our focus is on creative loads and creative dismounts along with creative transitional stunts.

Pyramid Fundamentals: In this class an instructor will teach step by step the basic fundamentals needed to execute a transitional pyramid safely and effectively; hand grips, timing, structure changes, body awareness and release moves.

Private Pyramid Class: In the Pyramid class an instructor will work with your team for one hour to creative a transitional pyramid specifically designed for your team’s strengths.  You will leave camp with a performance ready pyramid.

Jumping Class: This class focuses on conditioning and strengthening, upper body positions and technique, position placements for various jumps, and jumps combinations.

Camp Dance Class:   A fun, fast paced 16-8ct camp dance is taught in two sessions.

Sideline Band Dance: A repetitive 4- 8ct sideline band dance will be taught in a 30 minute session.

Education Classes: Our participant spirit classes and coaches education classes will cover relevant topics that will enhance and prepare you and your team for the new cheer season.

Activity Classes: Our activities will promote teamwork, bonding and a positive energized experience for the whole team.  Our retreat camp will offer zip line, team obstacle course, slip n slide, a bonfire, and evening themed dance.