Age to start:
Children can begin participating in gymnastics from a very early age. Children can participate in classes for 1 to 2 year olds. In these classes fun activities are offered so as to develop a child’s coordination, balance, fine and gross motor skills. Classes are offered for all pre-school age children and cater to their age and their specific needs.
Most gymnastic clubs offer school age gymnastics classes for boys and girls. Children usually begin these classes between the ages of 5 and 6. However children can begin their participation in gymnastics at any age.
Rules of the game:
Children will learn various aspects of gymnastics depending on the discipline they are concentrating on and their level of expertise. Qualified coaches will educate the children on the specific skills required to successfully adapt to and master particular gymnastic disciplines.
Gymnastics is an excellent activity for both boys and girls to become involved in. Gymnastics for children in their early years has proven to be an effective way to develop a child’s balance, coordination and basic motor skills. Children can continue with gymnastics right through their childhood years.
As children become older and more advanced with their gymnastics a particular body type is required to excel at the sport. It is recommended you discuss this matter with a qualified gymnastics instructor.
Sign up dates:
Children can sign up for gymnastics classes all year round. Most clubs provide coaching in conjunction with the four school terms. Contact your local gymnastics club for further details and information on how to sign your child up for classes.
To successfully participate in gymnastics ideally you would;
- Have good flexibility
- Have a sound level of physical fitness
- Have a sound level of strength and coordination
- Have creative ability
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