For information on spaces currently within the club - please contact Dilys on 07881 348142, email: [email protected]
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We currently have spaces! If you are interested, please call Sarah on the number below.
Waiting List – Sarah Austin - 07887 541994
email: [email protected]
BGC’s independent recreational gymnastics sessions are designed for children aged 4 years upwards and provide a safe, fun introduction to gymnastics. Gymnasts will train 1 hour a week in a structured but fun session with groups no larger than 8 gymnasts and will be grouped accordingly to age and ability.
Recreational gymnasts will have the opportunity to work on all apparatus, complete the British Gymnastics Proficiency Awards (Badges) and also have the opportunity to compete in our friendly Annual Floor and Vault Club Championships which is held every November.
(Parents may also request extra training hours for their child).
If a gymnast in a beginner’s sessions demonstrates the required characteristics they may be invited to either join BGC’s competitive squad (dependent on age).
This selection will usually take place at the age of 5 or 6 – although in some cases children may be older. This selection may be through regular coach observation or a trial. Only a small proportion of recreational gymnasts will demonstrate the necessary physical and mental attributes to be a competitive gymnast.
BGC’s competitive gymnastics sessions are by invitation only. BGC regularly monitor the gymnasts in our recreational classes and will approach the parents of children who coaches feel have the physical and psychological attributes necessary to take part in competitive gymnastics and invite the children for a trial.
BGC offer competitive opportunities for both males and females. All squad gymnasts are expected to maintain a skill and conditioning level which is appropriate to their level. In addition, regular attendance is essential both parents and gymnasts should be aware that if attendance is poor or attitude to training is poor then it may affect the competitions in which they will be entered.
Competitive Squad gymnasts will be eligible to be selected for regional and national competitions and regional/national squad trials which are appropriate to the gymnast’s level. Personal coaches will select gymnasts based on the requirements laid out in the relevant trial criteria’s.
Gymnasts are regularly tested by competitions and grading events. If gymnasts are not able to perform the required skills then they will not be entered for competition. BGC believe that the happiness and welfare of children is paramount and we will not push gymnasts to a level which is perceived to be beyond their reach or something that the children do not want. BGC will also not enter children for a competition or grading if we believe they will fail – BGC feel that this is not fair to gymnasts.
If you wish to discuss the progress of your child please make an appointment to speak to your gymnast’s personal coach.