Boys and Girls Recreational Gymnastics

Gymnastics is a great all round sport that develops numerous aspects of fitness such as balance, coordination, body awareness, strength, flexibility, and power. We believe that our one hour recreational program provides children with a great introduction to this sport, and hope that it leads to long and fulfilling sporting careers. We are passionate about gymnastics and we hope that we can pass this onto all the children we coach.

 

For more information contact:

Girls Recreation Program Manager – Angela: angela@btycgymnastics.org.au

Boys Recreation Program Manager – Brett: brett@btycgymnastics.org.au

At BTYC Gymnastics, we separate our gymnasts into different classes based on age and prior experience.

Girls & Boys

Foundation – 1hr class for Ages 5-6

Junior – 1hr class for Ages 6-8

Intermediate – 1hr class for Ages 8-10

Girls

Advanced – 2hr class for ages 10-12

Senior – 2.5hr class for ages 12+

Open – 2.5hr class for ex competitive

Boys

Junior Team Freestyle – 2hr class for ages 10-12

Senior Team Freestyle – 2.5 class for ages 12+

Age Based, Skill Driven!

 

These levels are progressive and sequential which enables a smooth transition between each level of the program. It is expected that gymnasts will take 5 years to progress form Foundation to the completion of Intermediate to ensure that they have gained exposure and confidence in a wide range of skills ready for more advanced classes.

Our gymnasts of all skill levels are included in our program and will be extended and enabled by our experienced and creative coaching staff.

Girls & Boys Foundation – 1hr Class

Ages 5-6

This class is a bridge between our Kindergym class and our Recreational Program. Gymnasts typically spend 1 year in this class, however some gymnasts benefit from 2 years, 6 year olds with no prior experience are recommended to begin in this class. This class does not have any Testing skills, but rather helps to teach the fundamental gymnastics movement patterns and transition into our Engaging and Fun Recreational Program

Girls & Boys Junior – 1hr Class

Ages 6-8

This class is the beginning of our Skill Curriculum. Within this class gymnasts aged between 6-8 will be engaged in a developmental and progressive Curriculum, working on swings, balance, acrobatic elements and confidence. 7-8 year olds with no prior experience are recommended to begin in this class. Gymnasts who stay with BTYC will progress through this class in 2 years, with assessment every 6 months on the skill curriculum.

Girls & Boys Intermediate – 1hr Class

Ages 8-10

This class further builds upon the Skills from the junior curriculum. 9-10 year olds with no prior experience are recommended to begin in this class. Intermediate gymnasts will be engaged with the extended skills on the curriculum, with the aim to be able to perform swinging skills, handstand skills, rolls and cartwheels successfully. Gymnasts will spend 2 years at an intermediate level, before joining our advanced class.

Girls Advanced – 2hr Class

Ages 10-12

Advanced gymnasts have successfully completed our skill curriculum and have progressed into a more challenging and technique based class. Gymnasts will be taught skills from the Advanced Recreational Manual to have a wide range of skills and confidence on all apparatuses. 11-12 year olds with no prior experience are recommended to begin in this class. Gymnasts will Spend 2 years as an Advanced gymnast before progressing to our Senior Class.

Girls Senior & Open – 2.5hr Class

Ages 12+

This 2.5 hour class continues to maintain and perfect skills learnt throughout the skills curriculum and manuals, while also working on physical strength and flexibility. 13+ year olds with no prior experience are recommended to begin in our senior class.

Ex-Gymnasts who are looking to stay active and maintain their skills are recommended to enrol into our open class. With a more social and fun based approach, this class is a great way for ex-competitive gymnasts to stay connected to the sport.

 

Boys Junior Team Freestyle – 2hr Class

Ages 10-12

Junior Team Freestyle gymnasts have successfully completed our skill curriculum and have progressed into a more challenging, broader and expressive class. Gymnasts will be taught skills from the team Freestyle Manual to have a wide range of gymnastics skills that they have learnt and mix it into parkour skills. When combined is called Free Gymnastics.

11-12 year old with no prior experience are recommended to begin in this class. Gymnasts will Spend 2 years as a Junior Freestyle athlete before progressing to our Senior Freestyle Class.

Boys Senior Team Freestyle – 2.5hr Class

Ages 12+

This 2.5 hour class continues to maintain and perfect skills learnt throughout the skills curriculum and manuals, while also working on physical strength and more expressive movement. They will begin to learn more Flipping skills and combine the Free G skills learnt in Junior Freestyle into more combinations and strength-based skills. 13+ year olds with no prior experience are recommended to begin in our senior class.

Ex-Gymnasts who are looking to stay active and maintain their skills are recommended to enrol into this class. With a more social and fun based approach, this class is a great way for ex-competitive gymnasts to stay connected to the sport.