Competitive Gymnastics at Axminster currently offers 4 selected groups for those children who we feel have the correct attitude and potential to do competitive gymnastics. These groups are split into the following:
1 hr – 3.25hrs training for girls aged 5+
These groups are for children to progress along an advanced recreational route and compete locally on 2 or 3 pieces out of Floor, Vault, Trampette + Beam. They are split into Beginner Intermediate, Standard Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate with different skill criteria for each group
2.5 training for boys age 7+
This group trains on floor, vault + trampette and the boys are able to compete locally in competitions of this apparatus as well as tumbling competitions.
2.25 hours training (girls and boys aged 6-16yrs)
This is a performance based group who spend some time working on all apparatus to improve their general level of gymnastics and then work specifically on routine work for shows and displays which includes some pair and group work.
They will participate in a number of displays or shows per year and may get additional opportunity to do individual competition on a variety of apparatus.
4 – 13.5 hours training (for girls aged 6+)
These groups are for children who are working towards or are part of our women’s artistic squad. This is where children work even more on developing their skills on all four apparatus – floor, beam, bars and vault.
They aim towards individual and team competitions involving all apparatus and work towards novice, county and regional levels.