What people think of us....
Crawley Parkour / Traversal has, and is, a huge part of our families life! Aiden (4), Kian (9) Mum & Dad all attend classes and we love it!
The coaches are professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The lessons are affordable, fun and always different.
Our youngest loves to climb, jump and fall, so learning how to do this safely has been brilliant for him. Our eldest loves to push himself and become part of the Parkour family.
As parents, we have learnt you're never too old to give it a try! Thank you all for an amazing few years!
- The Reynolds Family
“Joshua is autistic and has problems with co-ordination and working with a team. He enjoys his Parkour sessions, as they offer him a “no pressure” chance to participate in sport. Drew and Josh are very good and understanding coaches, who “deal” effectively with Joshua. The sessions help Joshua with his listening skills and concentration, as he knows that this is important in keeping safe during sessions. Thanks to you all for giving Joshua time and focus to improve his life”
– Parent of Joshua Robinson
My son has dyspraxia and we were advised by doctors to have him engaged in physical activity that would promote muscle memory and fitness. I found Traversal on the internet about 8 months ago. I brought my son who is 11 to an evening session and from the start I found Drew and his staff thoroughly engaging and helpful.
Without a doubt this is the best thing my son has ever done - he loves it and it has given him confidence, fitness and has negated his dyspraxia.
- Parent of Participant
I have been coming to Traversal for 5 months now, with 8 months of training from another club and I can say I have greatly improved in my time here. The coaches are so supportive and have very varied and unique styles of Parkour to add to each lesson. Traversal has a great range of blocks and bars that can be used to create great runs and amazing challenges!
- Oscar Gill, Intermediate Class Participant
“I have supported several autistic pupils at the after school parkour club and found it tremendously beneficial to them.
Drew gave very clear verbal instructions, often giving a visual demonstration to reinforce what was expected of the pupils.
Discipline was maintained in a calm, fair way to encourage the pupils to stay focused and listened to instructions carefully to ensure every action was undertaken in the safest way possible.
As well as improving co-ordination and the obvious physical benefits, the group stimulated interaction between all the pupils. This was of great benefit, especially to the autistic pupils. Not only was their self- esteem improved but their enjoyment of the sessions was apparent.
It was great to see them smiling and be so engaged in a group activity.”
- Ruth Golding
Associate Teacher, Desmond Anderson Primary School, Crawley
“My 11 year old son, who is autistic and has behavioural problems, joined the group late in 2014. Since joining, it has helped develop his social and communication skills. It has helped to improve his listening skills and is more able to positively follow instructions and guidance. He enjoys participating in the weekly sessions. He has developed great confidence and has helped improve his self-esteem. He has made positive relationships with the other young people who participate in the sessions, and with the coaches who train him”
– Parent of Connor Ellis