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Gymnastics

Recreational Gymnastics

The formal definition of gymnastics, according to Oxford Dictionaries, is "Exercises developing or displaying physical agility and coordination. The modern sport of gymnastics typically involves exercises on uneven bars, balance beam, floor, and vaulting horse for women, and horizontal and parallel bars, rings, floor, and pommel horse for men."

Gymnastics is a sport in which athletes called gymnasts perform acrobatic feats – leaps, flips, turns, handstands and more – on a piece of apparatus such as a balance beam, or with a piece of apparatus like a rope or ribbon.

What Are the Different Types of Gymnastics?

There are three types of gymnastics currently featured in the Olympics: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline. Artistic gymnastics is the most commonly known. Men and women both compete on equipment like the uneven bars, parallel bars, and rings.

Which Are the Biggest Gymnastics Competitions? 

The Olympics is the ultimate gymnastics meet, and many young gymnasts set their sights on making the Olympic gymnastics team. The Olympics are held every four years and artistic gymnastics teams now have five members beginning with the 2012 Games in London. The teams used to have six members through the 2008 Games, and they had seven through the 1996 Games.

World Championships are the second biggest competition in gymnastics, and they've been held in every non-Olympic year in recent years. There were two Worlds in 1994, one for teams and one for individuals, as well as a Worlds in 1996, the Olympic year. Worlds has sometimes been held every two years, too.

Other major competitions include the European Championships, the Asian Games, the Pan American Games and World Cup meets.

Prices

Recreational Taster Session: £6.00

Course Cost: £30.00 for a six week course

(Saturday and Sunday Recreational Classes are £4 for one hour £6.50 for two hours)

Sessions are on:

Monday
16:00 – 17:00 (Pre-School)
17:00 – 18:00 (5-8yrs old)
18:00 – 19:00 (8+ yrs old)
17:00 – 19:00 (Advanced Class)

Tuesday
17:00 – 19:00 (Squad Session)

Wednesday
16:00 – 17:00 (Pre-School)
17:00 – 18:00 (3 - 5yrs old)
17:00 – 18:00 (5 - 8yrs old)
18:00  – 19:00 (8+ yrs old)

Thursday
17:00 – 18:00 (5 - 8yrs old)
18:00 – 19:00 (8+ yrs old)

Friday Closed

Saturday
10:00 – 12:00 (Squad Session)

Sunday
10:00 – 11:00 (5 - 8yrs)
11:00 – 12:00 (8+ yrs old)

 

We aim to achieve all these basic skills before moving on to following from award 6 in the British Gymnastics badge award scheme. Through this scheme that has been set out by the governing body we take the trampolinists through the twist from the body landing to somersaulting backwards and forwards. If the coach believes that the trampolinists could become high level trampolinists the coach will recommend that he/she should have a trail in the club squad system.

The Squad is run to take the trampolinists and help them fulfil their potential in the best manner. The club works at an International level in trampolining and has been doing so for over 25 years, if you feel that you/your child is already at a squad level and would like to join the club, you can.

All you need to do is contact us and we will arrange a trial during one of our squad nights, you need to be able to do backwards and forward summersaults with control, if you can do that get in touch.