Gymnastics for All begins with movement for pre-school children and progresses through to recreational to competitive gymnastics. Children are encouraged to learn and experience a variety of basic movement patterns across the range of gymnastics disciplines. By exposing children to movement and skills involved in all disciplines, they can quickly find their feet, choose to specialise in one discipline or transition to another as their preferences change.
The children will work towards the British Gymnastics Proficiency Awards. Gymnastics is a safe, fun and challenging sport that offers movement opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Providing participation across nine different disciplines, gymnastics has something for everyone.
Here are our top reasons why you couldn’t find a better sport for your child:-
Fun – turning upside down and learning new skills and tricks is part of every child’s nature.
Fitness – getting your child up and active is not only good for them it is encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle for life.
Friendship – children love to play with their friends and make new ones in safe and challenging environments
Fundamentals – participation in gymnastics teaches and enhances fundamental movement patterns learned early in life and essential for continued growth and development.
Co-ordination and Body Control – gymnastics teaches how to control the body for safe landings and develops co-ordination for other sports and life activities
Confidence and Self Esteem – learning new skills and getting stronger builds confidence and self esteem in children
Listening Skills – children are taught the importance of listening to coaches and other gymnasts, a skill that translates well to all facets of life
Set and achieve goals – helps children strive for accomplishments whether they be learning a new skill or making a competition team
Cognitive Learning – learning new skills helps develop cognitive abilities for translation to the home/classroom
Skills for other sports – it doesn’t matter if your child does not stick with the sport, the skills they learn and fitness they will gain will stay with them throughout life and their other sporting endeavours