Southampton Gymnastics Club's Elite Squad delivers an acrobatic gymnastics learning environment focused on nurturing the child’s unique abilities. Elite Squad requires a significant amount of dedication and hard work to reach the performance levels to be competitive in this country. However the rewards of experiencing travel, social activities and life long lasting friendships gives the young gymnasts, a wealth of experience that they can take forwards into their adult life.
The gymnasts will train through the National Development Plan in Pairs and Groups, as well as improving the gymnast's floor individuals, block work for tops, bar work for bases, tumbling, flexibility and choreography.
Elite Squad is an invitation only group, selection can be made from Recreational, Development, Centres, General Gym, Club Squad or a trial with our Head Coach. The Squad train five to six days a week. All days must be attended. Parents will be expected to contact the coach/office for lateness or illness and holiday forms must be filled out and granted before booking any events.
The group requires gymnasts to purchase a squad leotard, shorts, club tracksuit, club t-shirt and competition leotards. For each training session, Elite Start Squad gymnasts will be expected to have their correct attire for training - leotard and shorts, socks for the trampoline, trainers in the spring/summer for running and a drink.