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Gymnastics

What is Gymnastics?

Gymnastics is an acrobatic sport which requires strength, agility and co-ordination.

Gymnastics covers many different disciplines.

All are skilled and challenging and require physical strength, agility and co-ordination. Under the overall description of gymnastics lie the individual disciplines and activities of:

  • Men's artistic Gymnastics (includes high bar, parallel bars, rings, floor, vault and pommel horse)
  • Women's Artistic gymnastics (includes uneven bars, beam, floor and vault)
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Trampoline and Tumbling Gymnastics
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics

British Gymnastics provides a national directive and structure for the sport; delivering a range of opportunities across the age spectrum to take part and stay in gymnastics, as well as developing talent and delivering top-level success.

Gymnastics is an accessible and inclusive sport offering opportunities to all ability levels and ethnic groups within a range of controlled learning environments. It promotes an active and healthy lifestyle and is recognised as forming the basis for physical literacy by developing fundamental movement skills.

Benefits

  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Concentration

Costs

Whether it's bouncing on a trampoline, doing cartwheels or hanging from monkey bars, you can work on your gymnastics for free!

Facts

  • Team GB won 4 medals in the artistic gymnastics at London 2012.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

Local Programmes

Leicester-Shire & Rutland GO GOLD Athletes

Take a look at the Profiles and Blogs of our current athletes, supported by the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

National Programmes

FreeG

FreeG is about total freedom. Combining elements from martial arts and stunt performances as well as gymnastics, there are no rules or competitions.

GymChallenge

GymChallenge, a gymnastics competition with a twist

GymFit

GymFit is a programme aimed at 12 year olds and above and can take place in any gymnastics environment by any British Gymnastics registered participant.

GymFusion

GymFusion is British Gymnastics National Festivals Programme.

MY Club

MY Club is a programme that gives teenage gymnasts an active role in the ownership of their gymnastics activity and is a great way to help clubs to keep teenagers participating in the sport.

MY Leadership Academy

The MY Leadership Academy programme is designed to create a structure which young people can follow to help them develop as Leaders within gymnastics in school, clubs and leisure centres.

Next Steps Gymnastics

The Next Step Gymnastics competition resource has been put together in response to the success of the Key Step Pack.

Partners

  • Blaby District Council
    Safeguarding
    British Heart Foundation
    Sport England
    Melton Borough Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Age UK L&R
    County Sport Network
    East Midlands Platform
    Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Equality Standard
    Loughborough University
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    QUEST

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Age UK L&R
  • Rutland County Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Loughborough University
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Leicester City Council
    QUEST
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Harborough District Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Safeguarding
  • County Sport Network
    Sport England
  • Blaby District Council