Gymnastics is an excellent activity for both boys and girls. It is ideal for developing a child’s balance, basic motor skills and coordination.
Physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and balance are the sports core components however participation in gymnastics activity also develops confidence, creativity & leadership, not to mention a healthy body and mind.
Gymnastics is all about teaching children the fundamental movement skills and general coordination they need to lead an active and healthy life.
It provides the foundation for future sporting success and lifelong, active and healthy participation in physical activity. It keeps children fit and provides them with the skills of control, flexibility and strength which means they can leap and jump and perform tricks like no other.
Gymnastics is the name for a whole range of different Gymsports, or disciplines. These include those Gymsports you may have seen on television at the Olympic or Commonwealth Games such as Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (the one where the men show super human strength on Rings and the women do somersaults on the Beam), Rhythmic Gymnastics (the one where they throw a ball, hoop or clubs in the air while doing a backflip, and catch it), and Trampoline (where they jump as high as the roof).
Gymnastics also includes Acrobatic and Aerobic Gymnastics, as well as Trampolining and Gymnastics for All - an all-encompassing gymnastics discipline for people of all ages, gender and ability.