About Us

Drakes Academy (Pty) Ltd 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, Freestyle Classes, Basketball Classes & Ball Hockey Classes.

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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

Pre Squad

Tuesdays 14:30 – 15:15 (Closed)

Junior Squad

Tuesdays & Thursdays 15:30 – 17:15

Senior Squad / Elite Squad

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 17:00 – 19:15, Saturdays 12:00 – 14:30

Double-Mini Trampoline & Tumbling

Senior Squad

Tuesdays & Thursdays 17:00 – 19:15

AGE REQUIREMENTS: BOYS 7+

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 enrionment. 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.

“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

Indoor Parkour Sessions

Mondays & Fridays 15:30 – 17:00, Saturdays 10:30 – 12:00

AGE REQUIREMENTS: BOYS 8+

BASKETBALL

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender’s hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop.

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 7-9

Wednesdays 15:00 – 16:00

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

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

Boys 14-15 (Under 16) & 16-17 (Under 18)

Wednesdays 17:30 – 19:00, Saturdays 14:30 – 16:00

AGE REQUIREMENTS: BOYS 7+

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

Wednesdays 16:00 – 17:30 Winter Season

Saturdays 14:30 – 16:00 Winter Season

(Arrive 10 minutes early to put on gear)

AGE REQUIREMENTS: BOYS 9+

FREESTYLE

Freestyle Trampoline & Tumbling

This is perfect for the freestyle flipping athletes! If you are not interested in the traditional competitive trampoline & tumbling gymnastics, but love to flip! and just want to do it for fun! then Freestyle Trampoline & Tumbling is for you!

Learn at your own pace, set your own goals and choose your own training path!

We focus on helping athletes use trampoline to discover themselves and what makes them unique.  These days, many professional acrobatic athletes are starting to turn to Freestyle because they see the limitless options available. 

FREESTYLE REQUIREMENTS

Come have some fun with Drakes Academy and join our Freestyle Trampoline & Tumbling Sessions. No experience is required, but basic flips will help.

These basic skills must be achieved before building on your flipping skills Journey. Don’t worry, you will learn these skills at our sessions.

Freestyle Classes

Freestyle Trampoline & Tumbling

Fridays 17:00 – 18:30

AGE REQUIREMENTS: BOYS 10+

CIRCUS ARTS

Drakes Academy presents a Circus Arts program where your child could learn various aspects of circus skills, from basics to advanced acts. At Drakes Academy Circus Arts, your performer will learn fundamentals to circus, learning basics to advanced skills that they can take with them into a potential career in circus and entertainment.

Circus Arts Disciplines

Come have some fun with Drakes Academy and join our Circus Arts Program. No experience is required.

You will have a selection of Circus Arts disciplines to choose from. Like Trapeze, Acrobats and more, or even if you would like to jump on the unicycle.

Circus Arts Classes

Circus Arts ALL DISCIPLINES

Fridays 17:00 – 18:30

AGE REQUIREMENTS: BOYS 9+

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 and is currently Qualified as a FIG 1 Coach.

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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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