Progression, development and fun
Gym Tots: Are classes for babies up to aged 5. We also run ‘Accompanied’ Pre-school classes from aged 2 to 5. More info and book a place
Pre-school Gymnastics: Buckley Girls’ Gymnastics Club offer Pre-school gymnastics to both boys and girls from the age of 3 years up to 5 years with classes held at Gwernaffield gym on a Saturday morning . Once a child reaches 5, if places are available, girls will be offered the opportunity to progress to Women’s Artistic Gymnastics training at our fully equipped unit in Gwernaffield. Note. We have had to suspend our Pre-school classes at Buckley Leisure Centre due to lack of available space as a result of the Covid pandemic.
Gymnastics progression explained
General Gymnastics: These sessions take place at our unit in Gwernaffield and have been designed to promote strength, flexibility, endurance, confidence, fitness and fun. Class members will be able to participate in British Gymnastics’ Proficiency Award Scheme and to enter competitions to suit their level of performance.
Development Class: By invitation after assessment. Children in this class will be given the opportunity to start on the road to competitive gymnastics. The decision for this must be supported by the class coach who, in turn, will strive to develop their ability and to progress them as far as possible.
Intermediate Class: By invitation after assessment. This class offers training several times a week. This prepares the gymnasts both physically and mentally for the additional training that is undertaken within the Advanced class. Their skills will be developed to a higher level and the syllabus of the National Development Plan Grades Club and Compulsory will begin. Entry into their relevant performance level of competition is available.
Advanced Class: By invitation after assessment. This class trains several days times a week along with additional accelerated and conditioning training offered by invitation. The club attends several competitions a year and we run our own Club Championships and Summer Open Invitational competition. Gymnasts in this class are given the opportunity to be assessed and selected to travel and train abroad.
Adult class: These sessions are open to anyone aged 16 and above to get fit and practise new skills, or refresh some old ones, in our fully equipped gym in Gwernaffield.