OPENING HOURS

SATURDAY

10.30am - 5.00pm

 

CONTACT​ US

Roman Road

Balfron

G63

balfrongymnastics@mail.com

Safeguarding Officer:

Sara Greig

Contact: saragreig@hotmail.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q.  Can we try it out before we join?

A.  Yes of course, each gymnast can have up to 2 taster sessions to see if it's the right choice for them.  Taster sessions cost £5 per session.

Q.  What should I bring/wear?

A.  Bring along a bottle of water. All jewellery should be removed and long hair MUST be tied up. Leotards or leggings/shorts and a tshirt are fine.  No shoes needed.  Once you join leotards can be ordered from the club: details can be found here

                                        

Q. What does it cost?

A:  Fees are payable termly in advance. Fees are pro rata for children who join part way through the terms.

Recreational classes and development 1 (one hour long ) -  £5.25 per class

Development 2 classes (2 hour long) - £8.00 per class

Squad Training classes (3 hour long) - £12.00 per class

Fees are due roughly 2  weeks before the start of first term and from then by the end of the previous term.

 

Our annual membership fee is currently dependent on when you join. 

 

Term 1 = £11

Term 2 = £9

Term 3 = £7

Term 4 = £5

There is also a membership fee of £19 for  Scottish Gymnastics Association which is necessary for insurance purposes. 

Q. What is your child protection policy?

A. PLEASE SIGN THE ATTENDANCE SHEET IN THE APPROPRIATE FOLDER TO CONFIRM YOUR CHILD IS PRESENT, DETAILS OF WHO IS COLLECTING THEM AND SIGN ALL CHILDREN OUT AT THE END OF CLASS.

Insurance is provided through SGA membership.

All of our coaches have been through appropriate training in child safety and are PVG checked. Further information can be found here.

Q. I think my gymnast is good enough to be moved to a development class - can I decide this?

A. Our gymnasts are regularly skills tested by the coaches and moves will be made as soon as they are able to meet the criteria set for each class.  This will include things like behaviour and attendance.  Development and squad classes are by invitation only but the coaches are keen to progress all gymnasts to reach their full potential and we ask that you respect their judgement.

Q. I think my gymnasts should be taught by the head coach at least some of the time.  Why is this not the case?

A. Our head coaches makes up lesson plans for each class and assigns a coach to particular groups in order that a rapport is built between that coach and his/her group.  The coaches then report back to the head coach on each gymnasts progress.  The head coach takes squad training and keeps a close eye on all other classes.  Please be rest assured that all of our coaches are qualified and more than capable of teaching your gymnast to the same standards. 

Q.  What are the criteria for getting into the Development classes?

A.  Whilst skills are the most important aspect of moving up attendance and behaviour/attitude are also important in the decision to move a gymnast to the next class.  Available spaces are also relevant. Please also be aware that criteria for each class may change depending on the group's abilities at the time.  We will attempt to keep this list as updated as possible.  The following list should be treated as a guide for coaches to monitor perfomance

CRITERIA GUIDE FOR DEVELOPMENT 1

Floor

  • Bridge kick over off safety mat

  • One handed cartwheel

  • Backward roll

  • Forward roll (without using hands to stand up) Handstand against mat starting from front prone (no support)

Bars

  • 10 x scissors

  • Circle up onto bar (minimum support)

  • Climb onto bar jump down on to floor (supported)

  • Swings on high bar with re-grip (minimal support)

Beam

  • Walk forwards and backwards (no support)

  • Jump to front support swing leg over beam to straddle sit

  • Forward roll - supported

  • Round off dismount - supported

Vault

  • Stretch jump onto block

  • Kick handstand flatback

CRITERIA GUIDE FOR DEVELOPMENT 2

Floor

  • Round off Backflip (minimal support)

  • Back walkover

 

Bars

  • Circle up

  • Back hip circle (min support)

 

Beam 

  • Attempt cartwheel

  • Attempt forward roll Backwalkover (with support)

Vault

  • Handspring over block (no support)

CRITERIA GUIDE FOR SQUAD 1

Floor 

  • Back walkover

  • Roundoff

  • Straddle lever

 

Bars

  • Circle up

  • Backhip circle - minimal support

 

Beam

  • Round off dismount

  • Handspring dismount

  • Attempt cartwheel

 

Vault

  • Handspring flat back red block with 1 mat on top

CRITERIA GUIDE FOR SQUAD 2

Floor

  • Back walkover

  • Standing flip

  • Round off flip

  • Free cartwheel

  • Straddle lever

  • Bridge with straight legs

  • Splits

 

Bars

  • Circle up

  • Back hip circle

  • 5 x chin ups

 

Beam

  • Straight jump

  • Tuck jump connected Cartwheel

  • Back walkover with minimal support

Vault

  • Handspring over big vault no support​

If the answer to your question can't be found here please email or fill in this contact form and we will get back to you asap.