The gymnasts are given the opportunity to improve their individual gymnastics, trampoline, tumbling, floor individuals, flexibility, block work, choreography, ballet, partnership and team building skills in the group, whilst being nurtured to reach their full potential by our team of dedicated and knowledgeable coaches. The gymnast’s ages generally range from 4 years to 9 years old.
Development Squad are taught the correct individual gymnastic skills in a manner appropriate for their ages. Importantly the group also practice partnership work in balancing, throwing and catching and also team building, cooperation and trust. Essential assets for themselves as individuals as well as gymnasts.
The children will compete in our annual club competition, school displays, fetes and festivals during the summer months, as well as our renowned club gala display.
The squad train 3 days a week:
Wednesdays 16.00-18.00 Ballet 18.00 – 18.30 (additional cost)
For each training session, Development Squad gymnasts will be expected to have their hair up, socks for the trampoline, trainers in the spring/summer for running, leotard, shorts and a drink. Parents will be expected to contact the coach/office for lateness or illness and holiday form must be filled out and granted before booking any events.
All Development Squad gymnasts are required to purchase club kit once in the development squad:
Club black hoodie
Club leotard and ribbon (Leotards are only worn at events/competitions)
White plain socks & black leggings (not purchased through the club)
For more information or to order an club kit, please contact Anna Tapper
Development Squad is an invitation only group, coaches will select children from our Tumble Bobs, Recreational or Centre classes. Each child will have a 1 month trial period. This squad provides good grounding in order for the gymnasts to move onto either our Regional Acrobatics, Club Acrobatic Squad or Elite Acrobatic Squad.
For more information about our Acrobatic Development Squad, please contact Head Coach of Acro Development - Kirsty Warren