Gymnasts are selected for competitive squads from our Recreational classes. Training a minimum of three times per week for between 10 and 20 hours. Squads are grouped according to age and ability. Usually compete in National and Regional competitions from 8 years of age,at individual voluntary levels as well as team competitions, including vault, bars, beam and floor.
We run pre-squad classes (6 hours per week) to develop gymnasts strength and flexibility essential for learning more difficult skills when they transition to a competitive squad.
Competitive gymnastics training requires a great committment from the Gymnast, thier coach and thier parents. Gymnasts are expected to maintain the standard required in their squad and are tested on skills, strength and flexibility on a regular basis.
The coach will discuss which squad is appropriate and training days and times will be confirmed when a squad place is offered.Currently, squad gymnasts pay £3.50 per hour up to a maximum of £40 per week. We aim to keep fees to a minimum whilst still maintaining the high standards of the club and our facilities. Competition fees are around £25 per entry. You will need to budget for at least 2 per year.