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. 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 placed 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. 

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.

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 weekend and the school Christmas holidays. 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 (12+)  members a session that goes beyond the standard recreational classes; gymnasts will be allowed to influence the direction of their learning. These girls have chosen to focus their training on fun and fitness. They work towards improving their floor, vault, tumbling, trampoline and trampette skills as well as their general flexibility and strength. 

Many of our Teen Club gymnasts are also academy coaches

Our TeenClub girls were profiled by British Gymnastics when they launched their "My Club" programme, check it out here   

 


Monday

Time                       Class

16:00 - 17:00                               Recreational Girls Ages 4 - 6

17:00 - 18:00                               Recreational Girls Ages 6 - 8

18:00 - 19:00                               Recreational Girls Ages 8 - 10

19:00 - 20:00                             Recreational Girls Ages 10 +

Tuesday

Time                       Class

16:00 - 17:00                               Recreational Girls Ages 4 - 6

16:00 - 18:00                               Advanced Recreational Boys Ages 5 - 7

17:00 - 18:00                               Recreational Girls Ages 6 - 8

18:00 - 19:00                               Recreational Girls Ages 8 +

18:30 - 20:00                            Teen Club Girls Ages 12 +

Wednesday

Time                       Class

16:00 - 17:00                               Recreational Boys and Girls Ages 4 - 6

17:00 - 18:00                               Recreational Boys and Girls Ages 6 - 8

18:00 - 19:00                             Recreational Girls Ages 8 - 10

18:30 - 20:00                            Teen Club Girls Ages 12 +

19:00 - 20:00                              Recreational Girls Ages 10 +

Thursday

Time                       Class

16:00 - 17:00                               Recreational Boys Ages 4 - 6

17:00 - 18:00                               Recreational Boys Ages 7 +

18:00 - 20:00                              Advanced Recreational Boys Ages 9 +

Friday

Time                       Class

16:00 - 17:00                               Recreational Girls & Boys Ages 6 - 10

16:00 - 18:00                               Advanced Recreational Boys Ages 6 - 9

17:00 - 18:00                              Recreational Girls & Boys Ages 8 - 12

18:00 -20:00                              Advanced Recreational Girls Ages 9+

Saturday

Time                       Class

09:00 - 10:00                              Recreational Boys and Girls Ages 6 - 10

09:00 - 11:00                               Advanced Recreational Girls Ages 5 - 8

10:00 - 11:00                              Recreational Boys and Girls Ages 8 - 12

12:00 - 13:00                             Recreational Boys and Girls Ages 4 -5 

13:00 - 14:00                               Recreational Boys and Girls Ages 4 -5