Progression, development and fun
Gym Tots: Pay-as-you-go sessions (parent participation) offered from crawling to 3 years
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 Buckley Leisure Centre 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.
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 Gymnastics: This is a class for anyone aged over 16 to keep fit or to develop their skills.