Soarin' Santa barbara

Let's Fly

Drew Janssen

Drew is a Santa Barbara local who has honed his coaching skills over the years. With a personal connection to building communities, Drew has always strived to provide a platform for his family and others to benefit from and enjoy. Having grown up with five younger siblings, he understands the importance of fostering a supportive environment that encourages growth and development.

With a solid foundation in coaching, Drew has amassed an impressive resume throughout his career. He has coached Jr. Olympic women's artistic gymnastics levels 2-10, displaying his expertise and versatility in training athletes at various skill levels. Drew has also served as the head coach of gymnastics Pre-Team groups, where he has nurtured young talents and laid the groundwork for their gymnastic journeys. His expertise extends beyond the technical aspects of gymnastics, as he has also been actively involved with ninja and parkour programs, diversifying his skill set and providing a holistic approach to coaching.

While Drew has coached in various disciplines, his true passion lies in trampoline training. He firmly believes that trampolines offer unparalleled benefits for acrobatics, catering to individuals of all abilities. Trampoline training provides a unique range of exercises that enhance strength, flexibility, and coordination, making it an ideal training tool for athletes aspiring to master acrobatic skills.

By harnessing the power of trampolines, Drew empowers his athletes to explore new heights and push their boundaries. His coaching methodology emphasizes skill progression. This systematic approach not only ensures continuous improvement but also minimizes the risk of injury by allowing students to develop the necessary strength, coordination, and body awareness at each stage.

Exploring Flying Physics

Uncover the principles of flight as students delve into gravity, force, and momentum concepts. Our interactive workshops break down the physics of trapeze movements, allowing participants to design their own mini-experiments. Experience the thrill of flight while gaining insights into balance, pendulum motion, and trajectory.

Engineering Heights and Industrial Equipment

Engage in engineering challenges inspired by trapeze structures. Students design and construct mini-trapeze rigs, applying principles of stability, load distribution, and structural integrity. As a unique addition, participants gain hands-on experience with our industrial lifting equipment, learning the mechanics and engineering behind erecting a full trapeze frame. This practical encounter equips students with valuable skills for real-world applications.

Mathematics in Motion

Mathematics becomes an adventure as students calculate angles, distances, and trajectories essential for trapeze maneuvers. Engaging activities employ geometry to predict a swinging trapeze artist's path and optimize movements. This integration enhances mathematical thinking and spatial reasoning, demonstrating the beauty of math in action.

Artistry in Aerial Expression

Embracing the "A" in STEAM, students explore the artistic dimension of trapeze. They craft choreographed routines that intertwine movement, music, and storytelling. This segment encourages creative expression, emphasizing the pivotal role of aesthetics in fostering innovation.

Culminating Showcase

Culminate the program with a captivating showcase where students celebrate their newfound trapeze skills and present STEM/STEAM projects. Witness their growth, confidence, and interdisciplinary talents as they share their accomplishments with peers, teachers, and families.