Class times and costs
All classes are for Age 5 + unless stated
The starting point on a gymnastic pathway, Badge Classes are held several times a week. You can enrol for one or more classes. There may be a waiting list as numbers are limited per class, but we will always try to accommodate gymnasts. We enjoy seeing gymnasts enjoy this wonderful sport. For information about whether we currently have spaces for new gymnasts, please contact us. 01484 420262 or firstname.lastname@example.org or follow our facebook page.
5-15 pm to 6-45 pm £9.00
7 pm to 8-30 pm £9.00
4-00 pm to 5-00 pm £6.00
9-15 am to 10-45 am £9.00
11-00 am to 12.30 pm £9.00
9-45 am to 10-45 am 3.5 years+ £6.00
11-00 am to 12 noon 3.5 years+ £6.00
The first session is charged at the weekly cost shown above, after which we ask you to enrol monthly. Fees are payable monthly in advance and non refundable.
Below we have included some information on what a Badge Class looks like and what a gymnast can expect. If you require any further information about badge classes then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be only to happy too help.
What we do in Badge Classes
The first two badges, badge 8 and badge 7, can be achieved quite quickly and easily to motivate gymnasts, especially when they are young. The skills become progressively harder and more challenging as the gymnasts achieve badges 6 towards badge 1. Once badge 1 is reached, further awards in vault, bars beam and floor can be achieved. When a gymnast passes the skills required for a badge level, they are awarded a fabric embroidered badge and a certificate. A medal is also awarded with badge 1 to celebrate the gymnast’s substantial success in achieving the level. In addition Greenhead Gymnastics Club has its own club awards for Bars and Beam.
There is always an element of fun in our badge classes and our lead coaches are all BG qualified and trained in the current UKCC method of delivery which is child-centred. Competitions and gymnastic displays are periodically organised to give the badge class gymnasts a taste of what they may experience in our gymnastic squads.
Many children from our badge classes go on to continue into our squads. To prepare them for the transition to training in our squads, pre-squad classes are run. These pre-squad classes aim to gradually introduce the gymnasts to training and competing as a member of our the more advanced gymnastic squads.
When training in a badge class, gymnasts should wear a leotard or shorts and t-shirt. Loose fitting clothes and tops with hoods should be avoided for safety reasons. The gymnasts must remove their shoes before entering the gymnasium and shoes and socks can be left in the changing rooms. All jewellery must be removed and long hair tied back.