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Gymnastics has been taking place at Sundorne games hall for many years. In September 2013 the gymnastics is being joined by trampolining.
At Severn sessions for general gymnastics (gymnastics for all), ladies artistic gymnastics, tots gymnastics, freestyle (FreeG) gymnastics, trampoline and double mini trampoline (DMT) are available.
We are a friendly club who welcome members of from 4 years upwards and of all abilities. Whether gymnastics is for fun, fitness, display or competiton we should run sessions to suit.
Most sessions are held at Sundorne games hall but we also run satellite sessions at Meole Brace secondary school gym.
We also run extra holiday sessions at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.
We have friendly approachable coaches qualified to coach artistic, general and freestyle gymnastics.
Our GMPD coaches are trained in gymnastics and movement for people with disabilities.
All our coaches are all CRB checked.
At Sundorne games hall we have a large space with uneven bars, vault, balance bar, spring boards, safety and floor mats.
Displays and Competitions
Members have the opportunity to take part in gymnastic displays and occasional competitions. We take part in displays and competitions in the West Midlands.
General Gymnastics (GG)
This is gymnastics for all ages and abilities, male and female. This is often the introduction to gymnastic disciplines. General gymnastics helps with strength, agility, flexibility, balance, co ordination and poise. These are fun sessions that aid involvement and fitness. We also develop and take part in gymnastic displays.
Ladies artistic includes four pieces of apparatus, vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor. Members are coached on each aspect.
Gymnasts start with a 25metre run, then springboard on to their hands on to the vaulting table. They push off vertically and perform a combination of somersaults and twists before making a controlled landing.
Uneven Bars (UB)
On uneven Bars the low bar is set about 170cm high and the high bar about 250cm. The maximum distance between the two bars is 180cm. Gymnasts routines involve swinging and continuous movements in both directions and both above and below the bars. Twists, somersaults and grip changes are incorporated into the routine, which finishes with a dramatic wind up and dismount.
Balance Beam (BB)
The balance beam is 125 cm high and 500cm long. A beam routine requires precise moves as the beam is just 10cm wide. Gymnasts routines must use the entire length of the beam, they can stand, lie or sit on the beam to perform balance and acrobatic moves including turns, leaps, steps and jumps. An acrobatic dismount off the side or end of the beam completes the routine.
Floor Exercise (FX)
Floor routines incorporate dance movements with acrobatic and tumbling moves such as leaps, flips, jumps, twists and pivots. They are set to music and the gymnast must use the whole floor in their routines which should convey artistry, gymnastic skill and flair.
Freestyle Gymnastics (FreeG)
Freestyle incorperates traditional gymnastic moves and acrobatic skills with jumps, runs, kicks and leaps. It allows freedom of movement to perform tricks. Its great for fitness and spatial awareness and great fun. It has grown in popularity since featuring in many successful movies.
British Gymnastics has developed a indoor club-based activity called FreeG, which uses a range of freestyle-specific equipment and training techniques to exploit the power and expressivness of freestyle. We use the FreeG approach in our freestyle sessions.
Our freestyle sessions are for age 8+
We run Tots sessions for little people to have some fun and learn some basic gymnastic skills. Sessions help with balance and co ordination.
Our tots sessions are for ages 4 to 6.