What is Kids Parkour Academy?
Parkour Academy is one of the most fun and affordable after school programs for your child.
For Term 3 our Head Parkour Coach Ben along with Head Kids Coach Naidan are excited to continue our super popular Kids Parkour Academy program.
We continue to make improvements and additions to the program based on feedback from students and their parents and we are proud to have our fantastic team of coaches including Mohammad, Luke, Bryce and Husain continuing in Term 3 2019.
When is Movement Academy?
Term 3, 2019
10 Week Program
Monday 22nd July to Saturday 28th September 2019
4pm - 7-9 yrs - FULL
5pm - 10-13 yrs - Spaces Available
4pm - 5-6 yrs - FULL
5pm 7-9 yrs - Spaces Available
4pm - 7-9 yrs - FULL
5pm 10-13 yrs - 2 Spaces left
6pm 9-13 yrs (Advanced)*
4pm - 5-6 yrs - FULL
5pm 10-13 yrs - 1 Space left
4pm - 10-13 yrs - Spaces Available
5pm 9-13 yrs (Advanced)*
11am - 5-6 yrs - FULL
12.00pm 7-9 yrs - FULL
1.30pm 10-13 - Spaces available
*Students must have passed their Level 2 grading certificate to enter the Advanced classes.
How much does it cost?
1 CLASS PER WEEK
- Ages 5-12
- 10 x weekly 60 minute Kids Parkour Academy classes
2 CLASSES PER WEEK
- Ages 5-12
- 10 x twice weekly 60 minute Kids Parkour Academy classes
Step 1 - Click 'BOOK NOW'
Step 2 - Choose the session you want to book and click 'Sign up now'
Step 3 - Log in (existing students) or create a profile for your child
Step 4 - Click "Enroll"
Step 5 - Click the appropriate payment option (1 or 2 classes per week)
Step 6 - Click "Check out"
Step 7 - Enter card details (or use existing) and click "Place Order"
Payment must be made in full at the time of booking. We are unable to hold or reserve spaces without payment.
All payments are final. We are unable to offer refunds for non attendance or change of mind. If your child is unable to attend for 5 or more consecutive sessions due to serious injury or sickness we may be able to offer a credit towards future programs.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have come up with this list of common questions from parents to put you at ease so you know your favourite little people are in the best hands.We want your children to learn awesome new skills and have an amazing time. But we are also very serious about helping them develop in a safe and comfortable environment.
How long are the classes?
Can you attend more than one session per week?
Yes. Simply book your child in for the 2 class per week option.
What if we can't attend a session during the term?
We will no longer be offering make up sessions in the event that you miss a class due to illness, travel or schedule conflicts. Accomodating makeup sessions in the past has caused some of our classes to exceed their capacity which detracts from the experience of the regular students in that class.
What if I have more than 1 child?
We love seeing kids play with their brothers and sisters.
We offer a 10% discount if you enrol more than one child from the same family.
Use discount code: PARKOUR FAMILY
Can my child who is not participating in the class play on the equipment?
Unfortunately no. During the class our attention is with our students and it is impossible and dangerous to try supervise additional kids. It also distracts the class participants.
Please note that this includes swinging on rings, hanging from bars and kicking/throwing balls around. We completely understand that sitting still for an hour for young siblings can be quite challenging if they aren't doing the class but we try out best to balance that with as calm and open a space as possible for our regular members.
Do parents need to hang around during class?
No, you are more than welcome to drop off your kids and come pick them up afterwards. We understand that for some of the younger kids it is nice to have a parent around especially if they are new to training at Movement Co so we have designated an area for parents to sit, relax and watch class.
In order to minimise the number of people on the gym floor please refrain from sitting anywhere outside our "Parents Corner" including the light blue sled track and the rubber tiled area near our Strength and Conditioning area - these areas are for our members to use and it can be dangerous and challenging if too many people are around.
What do they need to wear?
Closed in footwear and clothing suitable for playing outdoors is perfect. Some aspects will be barefoot but most classes involved equipment where shoes are compulsory for safety and comfort.
Can children play on the equipment and practice after class?
Unfortunately no. Due to safety reasons we do not allow children to play on equipment after class, even if directly supervised by their parents. The coaches don't want to see anyone get hurt while they are not watching and they don't want bad skills or techniques to be picked up outside of class.
How many kids per class?
To ensure a safe environment and a close student to teacher ratio we limit our classes to:
5-6 years: 30 (3 coaches with 10 students per coach)
7-9 and 10-12 years: 33 (3 coaches with max 11 students per coach)
Is Parkour just for boys?
No! Gone are the days where boys play with toys and girls play with dolls. Parkour and movement is for everyone and we love seeing young girls having fun being active. It is also a very effective cross training method for girls looking to excel in ballet, netball, gymnastics or other sports.
Who are the coaches?
We pride ourselves on having some of the best and most experienced coaches in Perth. Coach Ben, is our gym manager and Head Parkour Coach and began our Kids Parkour program in early 2016. Coach Naidan is our Head of Kids Parkour and and has taught kids Parkour in schools as well as our adult Parkour program. Our assistant coaches are all highly experienced and qualified and have a diverse range of skills and experiences to bring to the program.
What safety measures do you take?
Some gyms are super padded and squishy and don't have any similarities to the real world of concrete floors, brick walls and metal bars. Why? Because they want to keep kids "safe". But we know that kids are going to want to do parkour, freerunning or tricks at school, in the playground and on the streets where there are unforgiving and dangerous surfaces. Our kids movement program isn't designed to teach kids how to bounce and tumble and land on soft, squishy surfaces. We want to prepare them for the real world they will be playing in.
With that said, we pride ourselves on delivering very low injury rates by teaching children how to have fun whilst taking calculated and responsible risks. That is where our coaches come in. We will teach them the safest, proven methods of tackling obstacles, jumping off blocks, rolling on landing and swinging between bars to ensure they get the best experience possible and learn real life skills.
With that said we do have a number of crash mats and softer blocks which we use above certain heights and for unfamiliar movements, especially for the younger kids, so that they can learn in a less intimidating environment.
Can parents get involved in the class and help out?
No. Under normal class conditions we would appreciate if parents did not get involved or attempt to assist their children as it may interfere with their learning. If your child has special requirements and needs additional support then please discuss it with your child's coach prior to class and they will be happy to make it work.
Of course, in the event of an emergency or injury parents are permitted to attend to their child as required.