All artistic gymnasts will eventually compete at county, regional and national competitions including the British Club Grades and National Club Grades competitions throughout the year. It should be noted that entry to such competition is subject to attaining prescribed levels of performance or pre-qualification and final decision regarding entry rests with the head coach and consideration of factors such as the welfare and safety of each gymnast.
Artistic squads are broken up into 3 squads - Squad, Foundation and Development. In the first year as a club we will be concentrating on foundation level and in the coming years evolving to hold development and squad training ready for competitions.
Gymnasts from the general gym classes and those identified at our Gymnastic Holiday Club Days who show the necessary potential will be invited to join our Development Squad. Girls in Development are prepared over a 2-3 year periods and those successful will go onto be competitive gymnastics.
Squad gymnasts currently train from 4 hours up to 15 hrs a week. The Gymnast will work on 4 pieces of apparatus, vault, uneven bars, beam and floor detailed below. It is also necessary for the gymnast to undertake strength conditioning, flexibility and dance training and continuous testing. Taking part in as many gymnastics area’s as possible will help the gymnast prepare for our squad sessions next year.
The four elements of Women's Artistic Gymnastics are:
Vault (VT), Uneven Bars (UB), Balance Beam (BB), Floor Exercise (FX)
We have a wide range of Gymnastic courses for all ages. Click on the button below to view.