Recreational Gymnastics

This discipline is where most gymnasts will gain their first experience of the sport. Participation is for those who enjoy gymnastics, but, either do not wish to compete or only wish to compete at the lower levels. Most of our members come only once per week, and only for an hour or so. There is the annual Hawth Championships for these gymnasts, and they also work towards the various badge schemes that British Gymnastics advocates.

Children will firstly be place in classes according to their age. Then each child will be moved within their class according to ability. As they progress they may be moved to a different time slot; often gymnasts will remain in the same group as they all develop together. Older gymnasts may be invited to join Teen Club.

Our coaches are always on the look out for talented children. If your child shows potential they will be given the opportunity to trial for one of our squads. Please see our flow chart showing our squad structure and development.

Times

Monday
Time Class
1600-1700 Recreational
1700-1800 Recreational
1800-1900 Recreational
1900-2000 Recreational
Tuesday
Time Class
1600-1700 Recreational
1700-1800 Recreational
1800-1900 Recreational
 
Wednesday
Time Class
1600-1700 Recreational
1700-1800 Recreational
1800-1900 Recreational
1900-2000 Recreational
Thursday
Time Class
1600-1700 Recreational
1700-1800 Recreational
1800-1900 Recreational
   
Friday
Time Class
1600-1700 Recreational
1700-1800 Recreational
   
   
Saturday
Time Class
0900-1000 Recreational
1000-1100 Recreational
   
   

Groups

Recreational Classes

These classes run for 1 hour per week, during term time only. Your child will experience gymnastics in a fun, non-competitive way concentrating on basic gymnastic skills and techniques. There will be at least one competition a year for any gymnasts wishing to show off their skills but this is not compulsory.

Development Recreational Classes

These classes are run similar to our recreational classes except your child must be invited by one of our coaches to join. We have formed these groups as part of our development into the squad structure. From here these gymnasts will have the chance to work towards advanced groups training 2 hours a week. 

Advanced Recreational Classes

Entry into the advanced classes is through coach recommendation. In most circumstances, the gymnast will have been spotted in a recreational class for displaying good work ethic and the potential to develop. They may then be invited to join an advanced group and asked to train for 2 hours a week. These classes run throughout the whole year breaking only for Easter and Christmas. More competitions will be available for these children and the structure of the class will be more rigid, concentrating on strength, flexibility and technique. Movement into a more competitive squad is at the coaches' discretion and is not guaranteed.

Teen Club

Teen Club aims to provide older members a session that goes beyond the standard recreational classes; gymnasts will be allowed to influence the direction of their learning. (read more)