Working towards county 4-piece, 6-piece & Levels competitions as well as advanced routine building. This is our highest level of training available, open to both boys and girls of all ages. From here, our gymnasts have in the past been selected for County and Regional Squads, representing Gloucestershire and the South West.
This squad will train together for up to 5 hours per week (during normal times) with focus on areas such as a Tumbling, routines to music for the girls; combining dance, flexibility and a variety of testing floor skills. They'll also typically build a showcase routine to perform at the annual Christmas Display. Our Senior girls will also be asked to create their own routine in a smaller group.
The Elite Squad will receive the highest available level of coaching the club has to offer with Level 2 and 3 UKCC qualified Artistic & General Coaches.
It's a great chance to create lasting friendships.
Moves they can expect to learn while in the gym include flic and somersault tumbling up to and including full twisting straight Back Somersaults using the Evo Track and Double Mini Trampette. Forward Handspring on Floor and Vault, Aerial cartwheel, 3/4 Giant and Back-away dismount on High Bar. Walkovers, Handstands, Splits and more. There's also training for the boys on Rings, Parallel Bars and Pommel Horse.
Friday evening training is focused on conditioning targeting flexibility, strength, core stability and stamina as well as skill progression work. Saturday is equipment-based training including Floor & Tumble Track, Balance Beam, Vault, & Uneven / High Bar.
These sessions will typically include:
30 minutes warm up & stretching
20 minutes floor skills such as handstands, walkovers, round off & flics
60 minutes equipment rotation. This will vary and include Bars, Vault, Beam, Track, Trampette, Rings, Parallel Bars, Pommel Horse/Mushroom, DMT, Floor
30 minutes group display and routine work
10 minutes conditioning & cool down
Friday 6:00 - 7:00pm
Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00pm
Age: All ages
Elite Squad: Fridays 6:00 - 7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm