Pre-school with parent (Structured)
This one-hour class is designed to enhance your child’s motor, listening, social skills as well as balance, co-ordination and strength through fun gymnastics oriented activities (an adult is expected to actively participate with their child). This class is offered to children from walking to school age.
Pre-school 3+ (Structured without Parent)
This one-hour class is the introduction to basic gymnastics skills with 3 levels to achieve. The Pre-School British Gymnastics Proficiency Resources and Awards scheme is designed by professionals from the sport of gymnastics and the world of education for use in pre-school environments. Activities include tumbling, low bar, floor beam, high beam, trampoline and motor skills. This class is offered to children ages 3 years old to school age.
A one-hour play session from crawling to school age. A pay as you go session which an adult must be fully responsible for their child at all times, however a coach will be on hand for any advice needed.
General Gymnastics (Girls/Boys)
This one-hour class consists of basic, intermediate and advanced gymnastics skills with 8 levels to achieve. They ensure development of core skills such as balance, strength, flexibility and co-ordination and are based on the concept of completing one level of skill before progressing to the next level. They provide the gymnast with the motivation of earning rewards for their achievements in the form of certificates, badges and medals once a year (2 awards may be taken at once if appropriate). Activities include vault, bars, beam (parallel and rings - boys) and tumbling. This class is offered from school age and up.
Mixed Ability Class
A two-hour session for General Gymnasts based on the same principles as the General Gymnastics one-hour sessions. Gymnasts in this class are expected to compete on at least 2 pieces of equipment at the General Gymnastics Competition once a year if their coach deems them ready to compete.
General Competition Groups (Girls & Boys)
Classes are for children who are at the level to compete in at least 3 pieces of apparatus at a General Gymnastics Competition which leads to Regional Finals. They will be offered either 1 or 2 classes per week depending on which level (1-5) they have reached. They will also take part in the British Gymnastics Advanced Award Scheme when they have passed Level 8-1 on the Proficiency Scheme. The scheme offers a range of activities including Fitness, Floor, Vault & Rebound, Apparatus, Pairs & Groups, Hand Held Apparatus and Dance & Aerobics.
Girls Intermediate Squad
2 sessions per week for gymnasts who are either competing at General Gymnastics Competitions or are working towards the Artistic Route, or Gymnasts who are already competing at the British Gymnastics Grades and Voluntary Levels with less emphasis on competing twice a year.
Development Squads (Girls/Boys)
2-7 hours per week depending on age for invited or trialled gymnasts only. This session is designed for gymnasts who hope to compete in the British Club, Regional Grades and Voluntary Levels Competitions when they reach 7/8 in the year of the competition. They will learn routines on bars, beam and floor and progressions for vault (p-bars, rings – boys). Flexibility and strength training plays a large part in these classes and emphasis is on learning the correct shapes ready for the next stage of development. Once they turn 7/8 years their session days will change depending on which route they will continue on. (See Flow Chart)
Girls Progressive Squads
Up to 10 hours of training per week designed for gymnasts who have potential to join the Competition Squad. They will be expected to compete at least 2 competitions per year and must reach a desirable score in order to upgrade to the next level/grade each year.
Girls Competition Squad
Minimum 3-hour sessions, for a minimum of 10 hours per week. For girls aged 7 upwards who compete in British Club Grades, Voluntary Levels and various other competitions around the country. Most gymnasts will also be members of County Squad.
Free Style (Free-G)
A fun and energising class for children aged 5+. Freestyle sports are dynamic and exciting, gaining popularity within the UK for providing participants with the ability to express themselves creatively through movement and an incredible range of tricks. To help capture the power and explosive nature of freestyle, British Gymnastics has developed a new club-based activity called FreeG, which comes indoors and introduces a range of freestyle-specific equipment and training techniques to take your trick learning, to a new level. FreeG fuses traditional gymnastic and acrobatic tricks, with kicks and leaps made famous through martial arts and brought to worldwide attention by festival performers and stunt actors. It will get your heart racing and develop a heightened sense of spatial awareness that can be put to good use in a variety of other sports (including boarding, biking, skiing, climbing and surfing).
For all children up to 18 years old to come and play on all their favourite equipment. A coach will be on hand to assist and help if needed. This is an unstructured pay as you go class.
Ex-Comp and Teens
A fun session aimed at under 18s. Coaches will be on hand for advice and to give ideas and instruction if wanted/needed but alternatively gymnasts can train in an unstructured session to suit themselves. Gymnasts are encouraged to join the Leadership Academy.
An Academy for young people aged 11+ within NWGC who want to develop their leadership skills. The group will have their own constitution and committee members. They will meet throughout the year and help plan and attend events, complete training and socialise as a group.
This one-hour class is designed for anyone interested in learning or relearning basic to intermediate tumbling skills, working on strength and flexibility, cardio work or just have a fun hour with friends. This is also a session for those ex gymnasts to use equipment like they once competed on.
This offers students the best value for their investment. With a private lesson, the students will work one-on-one with a coach, receiving personalised instruction and immediate correction. In learning the best methods, one-on-one, both beginner and advanced students will find they progress faster and more easily. Private lessons must be arranged with the Head Coach.
Schools Gymnastics Development
This strategy brings together Gymnastics Development for schools in North Walsham and surrounding areas. Schools can bring students for a one-off session, or weekly development sessions, making full use of all the equipment with the support of our staff and the available staff of the school. Working together increases the opportunity for the students to succeed with their personal development including co-ordination, balance, strength, flexibility, stamina and confidence.
This is an excellent way to celebrate a child’s birthday. We recommend a structured party with the first 60 minutes to include a warm up and games on the equipment and 30 minutes play time. The final 30 minutes are for refreshments, food, and gifts provided by the parents.