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, Basketball 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.

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

Tuesdays & Thursdays 14:45 – 16:30

Junior Elite Squad (Class 1)

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

Senior Squad / Elite Squad

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

Specific: Wednesdays 15:30 – 17:00 (Floor & Vault), Fridays 16:30 – 18:30 (Pommel & Rings)

AGE REQUIREMENTS: BOYS 7+

Double-Mini Trampoline & Tumbling

By selection only

Wednesday 15:30 – 17:00

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.

Parkour Classes

Parkour Sessions

Fridays: Group 1 15:00 – 16:30, Group 2 16:30 – 18:00, Saturdays 10:30 – 12:00

AGE REQUIREMENTS: BOYS 8+

BASKETBALL

3x3 BASKETBALL

3×3 basketball is a variation of basketball played three-a-side, with one hoop and in a half-court setup. 3×3 is the largest urban team sport in the world and is played at Olympic games.

2 Teams of 4 (3 on court) playing on a half-court with one hoop.

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BASKETBALL REQUIREMENTS

Join our Basketball Team today! No experience is required. No equipment is required, but we would suggest to bring a water bottle, towel, closed shoes and even your own basketball if you have.

Basketball Classes

Boys 10-11 (Under 12) & 12-13 (Under 14) & 14-15 (Under 16)

Wednesdays 17:00 – 18:30, Saturdays 14:30 – 16:00

Wednesday Extra Open Session 18:30 – 19:00 (Open session for players that would like extra time to work on polishing their skills, practice their shots etc.)

AGE REQUIREMENTS: BOYS 10+

BALL HOCKEY

BALL HOCKEY

Ball hockey is a team sport and a variation of the sport of ice hockey and a specific variation of the game of street hockey. Ball hockey is the same sport as floor hockey.

Ball hockey is patterned after and closely related to ice hockey, except the game is played on foot on a non-ice surface, player equipment is different, and an orange ball is used instead of a hockey puck. The objective of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team by shooting the ball into the opposing team’s net.

BALL HOCKEY REQUIREMENTS

Come have some fun with Drakes Academy and join our Ball Hockey Team. No experience is required. Some safety equipment will be needed.

Ball Hockey Classes

Indoor Ball Hockey Sessions

Saturdays 14:30 – 16:00 Winter Season

(Arrive 10 minutes early to put on gear)

AGE REQUIREMENTS: BOYS 10+

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 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

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