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GfA - Gymnastics for All

Classes for all Ages & Abilities

Our GfA Program is caters for beginners, to advanced.   We aim to provide opportunities at all levels for gymnasts to progress at a pace that is right for them in a friendly,

 

GfA CORE ACADEMY

Classes from School Year R to Year 12

Variety = Fun & Learning

The Core Academy follows a carefully developed syllabus covering general gymnastics which means the children use a variety of apparatus as well as learning key exercises to improve fitness, co-ordination and technique.

Gymnastics for ALL

Our Core Academy provides the building blocks and opportunities for all children to enjoy and progress in gymnastics at a pace that suits them.

 

Core Academy Stages

The Core Academy is split into 5 stages.  Stages 1, 2, 3, & 4 and Intermediate.Each Stage covers 2 levels of our Proficiency schemes (and 4 levels of achievement) as well as additional skills and preparations to facilitate progression from o the next stage and beyond.Gymnasts are assessed for the award schemes during the first 6 - 8 weeks of each term.  We log and communicate their achievements in time for re-enrolment on the next term.  The skills they have achieved are then consolidated and developed to ensure they are ready for the next step.

 

GfA ADVANCED

GfA stands for Gymnastics for All and our Advanced Academy is the place to be for Gymnasts who are ready to move on to more advanced gymnastics skills.
The GfA Advanced Academy is suitable for gymnasts who have  completed the INTERMEDIATE Program.
If you are aged 12 or above, have not followed the Core Academy Schemes but have some existing skills and/or experience you may wish to consider the Advanced Academy - please ask for an assessment session if you would like to do this.
Our GfA Advanced Program is an Individual Goals-based system which aims to improve the progress and understanding of the gymnasts on the program at all levels.
So what exactly IS the INDIVIDUAL GOALS-BASED System?
It is a system whereby the gymnasts can select the types of skills they want to work towards and then have those skills clearly broken down into steps of progression. This way, they can see where they are in terms of achieving each skill, what they need to work on and how the preparation will help them get there.
Rather than performing an exercise simply for assessment to have it ‘checked off’, the proficiency schemes will provide the basis for the training with the gymnast being encouraged to perform repetitions over a period of time in order to get the most of each progression before moving on when they are ready.  This is the sort of practise required for advanced gymnastics and something we often refer to as “drills”.  The other advantage to this is that the gymnast can see that s/he can move back to a previous drill for a while any time s/he needs a refresher of technique or a little extra work on a particular area.
Gymnasts will be able to see where they are in their progression toward a particular skill and then when they achieve that skill they will be able to move onto a new module.
In addition to this, gymnasts may also choose to work toward a ROUTINE proficiency and can choose from a variety disciplines.  There are various levels of routine and the level that they start on will be determined by their individual proficiency and confidence on that apparatus.