Classes Elite Performance


These classes cater for gym­nasts who have shown poten­tial in the recre­ational classes and have been invited to join one of the devel­op­ment or com­pe­ti­tion squads through a trial process.

They are also open to accom­plished gym­nasts mov­ing into the area from another club. In this case you will be inter­viewed by the head coach to deter­mine your level and placed in the most appropriate squad.

Hours range from 4 to 20 per week, pos­si­bly increas­ing dur­ing half terms and school hol­i­days. The aim for gym­nasts in these squads is to go on and rep­re­sent the club in com­pe­ti­tions at County, Regional and National and for some, International level. Details of when the squads train can be found on the club timetable.

Devel­op­ment Squads are for the younger gym­nasts who we have iden­ti­fied as pos­si­ble tal­ent. The Squads are used to intro­duce the gym­nasts to com­pre­hen­sive train­ing regimes and deter­mine their suit­abil­ity both phys­i­cally and men­tally to ‘real’ gym­nas­tics training.

Com­pe­ti­tion Squads are for gym­nasts who are ded­i­cated to achiev­ing their potential and com­pet­ing at county, regional, national and for some, International level.

N.B. Both Devel­op­ment and Com­pe­ti­tion Squads require a sig­nif­i­cant commitment to the train­ing regime includ­ing manda­tory com­pe­ti­tions at inter­nal and exter­nal venues, County, Regional and National train­ing ses­sions (if you are picked), and con­tin­ued, sus­tained train­ing at your assigned times. We expect gym­nasts to be prompt for class, prop­erly attired with all req­ui­site sun­dries (drinks, etc). Parents / carers must be ready for a bigger financial commitment should their child reach National and International level.