School aged children continue to develop and master the fundamental movement patterns. They also begin to learn gymnastic sport skills.
Some of the programs that PLAY Gymnastics BC clubs have for school age children include:
This is also the “sampling stage” where children sample a range of sport activities and gymnastics should be one of their sports! There is little pressure to achieve, as children have an opportunity to enjoy sport, have fun, and develop fundamental motor skills.
The skills they learn in FUNdamentals gymnastics programs are beneficial for both competitive and recreational activities in any sport and will enhance the quality of life and health. Children can move from recreational gymnastics to other sport programs, bringing with them all of the benefits of their participation in gymnastics
Some children will show an interest in more advanced gymnastics programs and may take part in Interclub or performance opportunities. Others may move to competitive gymnastics.
Regardless, the basic premise of FUNdamentals does not change, but more advanced classes will be of slightly longer duration with a higher intensity of activity.
Programs focus on FUN, LEARNING and PARTICIPATION. Classes start with a game and warm-up to introduce FUNDAMENTAL movements and skills, followed by apparatus circuits, including all artistic gymnastics equipment, ropes, circus arts and trampoline.
These programs are designed to improve overall fitness and develop confidence in movement necessary for participation in all physical activities and sports.
As children progress, the programs begin to build a strong sport foundation as athletes develop their strength, flexibility, agility, balance and coordination with introduction to new activities and skills as gymnasts are ready.
For more details on the skills your child will learn in a recreational gymnastics class, contact the PLAY Gymnastics BC club near you.
Keara Hooi, Gymnastics For All Manager, 604-333-3494, firstname.lastname@example.org
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