YOUTH LEVEL 1 TEST

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Students must demonstrate proficiency of the Youth Level 1 material before advancing to Youth Level 2. In order to do so, they must take a standard Youth Level 1 Advancement Test. The test is pass/fail, and is scaled so that the most difficult movements on the test are first. Failure to complete any element of the test ends the test.

Scheduling:

Students can schedule a test with the Head Coach of their choosing (Kim, Chad, or Collin) whenever they feel ready to advance. The cost to schedule a test is $10. This test fee is due at the time of scheduling and is non-refundable.

Schedule your test online HERE.

If those test times do not fit your schedule, talk with your coach or contact us to find a more suitable time. Directly following your Level 1 class is a great time to test!


STRENGTH & CONDITIONING QUALIFIER

In order to qualify to take the skills portion of the test, students must demonstrate the following strength movements with perfect form:


5 PUSH UPS

  • Keep Body Straight

  • Chest Should Almost Touch Ground

  • Keep Elbows In (45 Degrees or Closer)

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Pushups

 5 ASSISTED MUSCLE UPS

  • Both Feet On Side of Wall

  • Elbows In (No Chicken Winging)

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Muscle Ups

5 SQUAT JUMPS

  • Performed With No Pause Between Each Jump

  • Proper Slap Out Landing On Each Jump

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Squat Jumps

SKILLS TEST

After a student has demonstrated the required strength elements, they move on to the skills portion. Students must perform these challenges adequately before advancing to Youth Level 2.

CLIMB 5’ BOX

Wall run to a half cat, then use a level 2 or better top out to stand up on top of the 5’ box.

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Box Climb

WALL SPIN

On a sideways 4’ trapezoid, demonstrate a wall spin with hands in the middle of the trapezoid.

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Wall Spin

CARTWHEEL

Perform a gymnastics-style cartwheel. Begin facing forward, end facing backward. Hands must be pointed inward toward each other, legs should remain straight.

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Cartwheel

FORWARD ROLL

Perform a gymnastics-style forward roll. Must stand up smoothly with no help from your hands.

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Forward Roll

PARKOUR SHOULDER ROLLS (FORWARD & BACKWARD)

Perform a standard forward and backward Parkour shoulder roll on the red puzzle mats. Head cannot touch the ground and must be off to the side, hands should guide your roll to one side of your head.

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test PK Shoulder Roll
Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Back PK Shoulder Roll

BAR SWING

Legs should remain straight, re-grip in the back, and release and land on the back-swing.

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Bar Swing

UNDERBAR

Perform a basic underbar through the Green 2 hole without feet touching the wall.

The provided video demonstration shows this skill being done on flat ground. Students will be allowed a tire or lily pad to step on if they wish.

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Underbar

THREE VAULT COMBO

Perform in order a step vault, lazy vault, and kong up on the quad boxes. No more than two steps allowed between each vault.

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Vaults

BALANCE

Balance across the gray quad box beam with full control.

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Balance

SINGLE OBSTACLE FLOW

Perform two two-move combos on a single obstacle:

  • Safety Dance (A step vault and reverse step vault)

  • Lazy Dance (A lazy vault and reverse lazy vault)

The provided video demonstration shows all four moves done in a combo with no pause. This is not the way this skill must be performed. You may split the combo into two two-move combos.

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Single Obstacle Flow

RUNNING JUMP TO CAT GRAB

Use a single foot takeoff on a tire placed 6’ (measured to the middle of the tire) to a cat grab on the green cat grab hold. Both feet must hit the wall at hip height.

The provided video demonstration shows this being done to the blue 7’ box, the skill remains the same, the test is done in a different location.

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Cat Grab

DYNO

Demonstrate proper dyno technique. This should include a split-foot takeoff, proper upper-body activation, and a controlled landing on the ground.

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Dyno

PRECISIONS

Starting on the white piece, jump and land with feet together on each piece of wood in a row with full control on each jump.

Youth Level 1 Parkour Advancement Test Precisions