All Abilities (Athletes with Disability) Gymnastic classes
BTYC KIDS All Abilities is a fun and inclusive gymnastics program that develops fundamental movement skills for children with an intellectual disability aged 5 – 18 years of age. The All Abilities program is endorsed by the Special Olympics Australia and Gymnastics Victoria and provides children with the confidence to move and learn about their bodies for life.
The focus is on fun activities that are important for both mental and physical growth. All program activities are predominantly gymnastics-based as we have exclusive use of our vast range of equipment, but also incorporate skills that can be transferred to other sports such as safety landings, fine motor activities, ball skills and locomotions. We will cover throwing, catching, kicking, jumping, rolling, balancing and swinging.
The aim of the program is to develop life skills including confidence, self-esteem, body awareness, movement foundations, along with strength and flexabitility. All athlete participants have the opportunity to learn and progress at their own ability and time taking into account their activity level and concentration span. Gymnastics is a great foundation for all other sports alongside personal confidence and life skills.
The program provides a supportive social network for both children and parents/carers, which is crucial for all-round development and self-esteem. We involve parents and carers on the gym floor if desired and required.
Classes run for 45 minutes on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdy, Thursday and Friday from 3:00pm to 3:45pm or Saturday from 8:00am – 8:45am. If you know any families that this program would suit please recommend us! For many families finding an activity for a child with a disability is an unbelievably difficult task. Please tell your friends.