Perfect Storm Athletics is a cheerleading, dance, and tumbling organization with a state of the art facility, staffed by over forty qualified and experienced gymnastics and cheerleading coaches, featuring two competitive size spring floors, a dance studio, trampoline and tumbling track.
Their daytime recreational program, Active Start, is a specialized program created by Canadian Sport For Life which focuses on establishing physical literacy in children during early childhood development. At Perfect Storm Athletics, they are committed to a holistic, child-centered approach to long-term athlete development by fostering cognitive, psycho-social, motor, and physical qualities in the youngest elite athletes. Through age-appropriate activities, Active Start participants are introduced to the Fundamental Movement Patterns of sport: static positions, locomotion, springs, rotations, and landings. Moreover, motor skills and physical qualities will be developed such as agility, balance, coordination, strength and flexibility.
They currently offer classes for three age groups: Droplets (ages 1.5-2), Snowflakes (ages 2-3), and Icicles (ages 4-6).
The Droplets class focusses on exploration through movement on and around various equipment and apparatus. Parents and children are lead through a series of activities designed to develop agility, coordination, flexibility, gross motor skills, body control, and balance. The purpose of the class is to foster physical literacy and confidence in developing children to prepare them for the recreational program.
The Snowflakes class is parent and child centered, guiding parents and their children through various circuits that will begin to develop the basics for tumbling. Parents actively participate with their children while children explore various pieces of equipment. The purpose of this class is to foster physical literacy and confidence in developing children to prepare them for the unparented recreational classes.
The unparented Icicles class introduces children to circuits that will develop dominant movement patterns such as balance, coordination, agility, body control, and flexibility. Children will develop a strong foundation which will help them with more advanced skills. Children also learn to function as part of a group through collaborative social activities. The purpose of this class is to develop confidence, competency, motor awareness, and social proficiency through independent learning and exploration.
For more information and to register for Active Start, please visit the website at perfectstormathletics.com and click Programs > Preschool Classes.