How the Gymnastics for all classes run
We hold British Gymnastics (BG) discipline ‘Gymnastics for All’ classes where gymnasts have the opportunity to work towards badges and take part in fun and friendly, in-house competitions with the focus on participation and enjoyment.
Classes during school terms last for one hour. Each class usually have around 42 children split into groups of 7 children to one coach. They are divided into groups by age and ability, and as a child gets older their training time is likely change. Classes start with a warm up followed by a 15 minute stretching session, which may include some basic strength work or body tension work.
The rest of the time is spent on apparatus, which they go round on a rotational basis. The emphasis is on enjoyment, but whatever level a child is they are expected to listen to the coach and to try and do what is asked of them well.
The stretching and strengthening part of the session is important to prepare the body and reduce the risk of injury, but also to develop their range of movement. All children come with a certain physical, mental and emotional ability, which determines what skills they can learn at a certain point in time. By thoroughly developing their strength and flexibility, there is less limitation to what they can achieve.
Swallows also accommodates a FreeStyle session (http://www.streetstunts.net/wiki/Freestyle_Gymnastics) 8pm to 9.30 pm on Wednesdays when the gym is empty, allowing full exploration and development on all equipment and facilities. These classes are extremely popular among 11-16 year olds, and fill up quickly. Please contact the office if you are interested.
|GYMNASTICS FOR ALL CLASS TIMES|
|4 - 5 pm||4 1/2 - 6 YEARS|
|4.30 - 5.30 pm||Boys 6 - 8 YEARS|
|5.10 - 6.10 pm||Girls 6 - 8 YEARS|
|5.40 - 6.40 pm||Boys 8 - 13 YEARS|
|6.15 - 7.15 pm||Girls 9 - 11 YEARS|
|7.00 - 8.00 pm||Girls 11 - 13 YEARS|
|7.30 - 8.30 pm||Girls 12 - 16 YEARS|
|3.55 - 4.55 pm||Mixed 4 1/2 - 6 YEARS|
|4.30 - 5.30 pm||Mixed 6 1/2 - 8 1/2 YEARS|
|5.15 - 6.15 pm||Girls 9 - 13 YEARS|
|8.50 - 9.50 am||4 1/2 - 6 YEARS|
|9.35 - 10.35 am||6 1/2 - 8 YEARS|
|10.15 - 11.15 am||8 1/2 - 10 YEARS|
|11.25 - 12.25 pm||10 - 15 YEARS|
|12.15 - 1.15 pm||5 - 10 YEARS|