About Us

Drakes Academy was established in 2015 as a Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Club by Tyler Drake, and the Academy has grown from strength to strength ever since with a vision to form an all round Sports Academy.

Drakes Academy is an “all boys” Sports Academy, and we are one of only a few gyms dedicated to boys specifically in South Africa.

We have Gymnastics Classes, Parkour Classes & More…

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MEN'S ARTISTIC Gymnastics

Men's Artistic Gymnastics

We are driven for High Performance Gymnastics training, producing talented gymnastics athletes. We have the following programs available, our Drakes Academy MAG Level 1-7 Program, Gymnastics SA Levels Program, or the FIG Pre-Junior Olympic/Age Group Program.

Our Drakes Academy MAG Level 1-7 Program is available to all skill levels from beginners, and we select our talent athletes from this program.

Our main discipline at Drakes Academy is Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG). We do have a Trampoline/Tumbling only options, but students are selected from our Artistic classes, or are selected after a successful trial.

Gymnastics Disciplines

The Gymnastics disciplines we offer are Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG), Double-Mini Trampoline (DMT) and Tumbling (TUM)

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) has 6 main Apparatus.

Gymnastics Classes

Men's Artistic Gymnastics

Junior Squad

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 14:45 – 16:30

Junior Elite Squad (Class 1)

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 14:45 – 17:30, Saturdays 12:00 – 14:30

Senior Squad / Elite Squad

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 16:30 – 19:20, Saturdays 12:00 – 14:30

AGE REQUIREMENTS: BOYS 7+

Double-Mini Trampoline & Tumbling

By selection only

Thursdays: Trampoline (DMT) 16:30 – 17:45, Tumbling 17:45 – 19:20

AGE REQUIREMENTS: BOYS 9+

Parkour

Parkour

Parkour is an urban art/discipline which involves traceurs overcoming obstacles (both physical and mental) and obstacles typically found in an urban or rural environment. The aim is to get from one point to another with as much efficiency as possible, and sometimes as fast as possible, using an array of skills such as running, jumping, vaulting, leaps, catches, precision jumps etc.

All athletes will also be able to partake in our ninja warrior obstacle training.

“Parkour is freely using your environment in a creative way to climb, jump, run with the most efficiency possible.”

Parkour Levels

At Drakes Academy Parkour your athlete will learn all the fundamentals of Parkour that will allow them to perform parkour skills and practice parkour safely. We have a 6 level program that will progress them to participate in Parkour safely from beginner to advanced level.

Parkour Classes

Parkour Sessions

Wednesdays: Group 1 15:15 – 16:30, Group 2 16:30 – 17:45, Group 3 17:45 – 19:15

Fridays: Group 1 15:15 – 16:30, Group 2 16:30 – 18:00

Saturdays: 10:30 – 12:00

AGE REQUIREMENTS: BOYS 7+

ABOUT THE COACH

Tyler Drake is the Owner and Head Coach at Drakes Academy.

Tyler Drake is a dedicated and passionate coach with the combined experience of over 15 years of participation and coaching across the disciplines/sports offered at Drakes Academy.

Qualifications:

FIG 1 Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Coach
FIG 1 Parkour Coach
Parkour Brevet Judge

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What People Say About Us

I highly recommend DRAKES ACADEMY OF GYMNASTICS. The most amazing gymnastics club for boys with an incredible and dedicated coach. A place where the coach ALWAYS go the extra mile!

Hannalet Uys

Parent

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