Age: 6 to 8 years old
Price: £7.00 class is 90 minutes long - 8 weeks @ £56.00
Charity Membership for gymnast: £24.00 a year ( non refundable)
Class time: 12-30pm to 2pm
Tel: 01908 647060/271822
THE CLUB OFFERS NO FREE LESSONS
When a child comes for the first time, she/he pays for that lesson and if the child likes it then the remainder of the block payment needs to be paid in full by the following lesson to bring in line with all other children within the class.
This is possibly the most popular class and certainly one of the most enjoyed out of all classes the club offers. The whole gym is used for this 90 minute class, so ideal for those that have been used to just one hour sessions. It's also a great class for absolute beginners too, as the skill base is grass roots of the sport.
The Saturday Gym Monkeys often move into this class, when they are ready. Some children come straight into this class as well. The gymnasts are warmed up collectively on the soft Olympic carpeted sprung floor.
After this they are then placed into groups of up to 8 and sent off with their coaches to the apparatus which includes a 10 metre fast bouncy track onto a sponge landing area. Trampette, Vault, Sprung floor, Balance beams and A bars and rope climbing are some of the other challenges also touched on.
The children may wear shorts and tee shirt or leotard for this class. Children are taught all aspects of gymnastic moves from a forward role to a backwards walkover. Walking forward and backwards on the high beam and learning to jumps and forward rolls on the beam as well. The bars they are taught to hold shapes from a hanging position and are also taught to pull up to front support and swing backwards around the bar, all with support from the coaches.
Fast track they are taught the basics of rebound and the gymnastic shapes needed in the air. The same kind of thing is taught using the trampette. The ropes are always an area the children like to play at, we try to encourage them to climb the ropes and the coaches show them the way to go up and how to slowly come down. Floor work includes forward rolls, handstands, Cartwheels and walkovers. Vault is often used as are vault stations, which basically is a smaller set up in case they find the actual vaulting table too difficult.
All in all this is a cracking class and one that any child that is keen on gymnastics, will absolutely love.
Gymnasts who decide to stop training at the club, e require give notice of two weeks to the club.
Classes operate throughout the summer break