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.