This is how our groups are planned....

Recreational Gymnastics

All of our new starters will learn their gymnastic skills in Recreational groups, unless they have transfered from another clubs' squad class.  Gymnasts are assessed on an ongoing basis and if we feel that a child shows the physical and mental ability for a move up into a Development Squad, then they will be asked to attend gym 2-3 times per week at specified times.

 

Development Squads (Boys & Girls)

All children in these Squads work on skill breakdowns geared towards their age and ability.

All gymnasts in these Squads are invited to take part in the Hartford Sets Competition, twice yearly.

When a child shows that they can safely and independently perform specific skills, they will be asked to participate in their next level of competition, dependent on their skill ability and age.

 

Competitions

 Competitions are not compulsory and if a child prefers not to compete then we will respect their decision.

We will only enter gymnasts into competitions if we feel that they have the skill ability and confidence to perform the required skills safely and consistently.

We will move gymnasts to new competition levels when we feel that they are confident to train for that next level regardless of results from the last competition.

We will not enter a child into a competition or move them up a level until we feel it will be of benefit to their development both physically and psychologically.

Not all children will be entered into every competition after Hartford Sets, as all children are individuals and learn at different speeds.

We want all of our gymnasts to feel happy that they have achieved something after a competition, and celebrate their successes regardless of whether they have won a medal or not.

Our club competition structure can be found on the designated web page.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to speak to a Senior member of the Coaching Team.