Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Flying Angels Gymnastics Club’s women's program focuses on the four apparatus:
VAULT requires speed and strength down the runway in order to generate sufficient momentum to produce a high and long post-flight off the vault, essential for completing the various skills. Once in the air, the gymnast then focuses on sticking a perfect landing.
UNEVEN BARS requires special timing to combine seeming effortless swinging elements with technically demanding ‘release’ moves, followed by the sticking of a perfect landing. Balance Beam demands great balance, strength and flexibility as the gymnast must perform demanding elements on a 10 cm. wide ‘stage’ that is 1 metre above the floor.
BALANCE BEAM demands great balance, strength and flexibility as the gymnast must perform demanding elements on a 10 cm. wide ‘stage’ that is 1 metre above the floor.
FLOOR is an excellent example of where sport meets art. Each gymnast strives to merge her own unique personality and emotion into every performance while defying gravity in order to execute technically demanding tumbling elements.
The Flying Angels Gymnastics Club Girls Competitive Program features a fantastic team of Women's Artistic coaches. The program structure includes Development, Junior and Senior squads competitive program pathways, with gymnasts placed in specific competitive levels. Flying Angels Gymnastics Club has competitive program trials throughout each year. Please contact the club for further information.
Women's Artistic Gymnastics Competition Program
Any gymnast aged 5-6 years will start in the foundation program. Gymnasts in the foundation program start with floor and vault competitions so they can start to gain experience in competitions. This also gives us as coaches the opportunity to see how gymnasts can cope under pressure and how they perform in front of an audience
Training leotard and training shorts (Shorts are not a requirement, however depending on the age of the gymnast, may depend on the comfort level of training in just a leotard). For warm-up: Club t-shirt, club hoodie or Club sweatshirt, Navy tracksuit bottoms. Gym bag containing: Water bottle, training book and a resistance band, plus kinetic bands deodorant containing Straps, sweatbands, chalk, handguards, skin coloured tape, and spray bottle, plus ankle weights. Gymnasts hair MUST be up and out of face.
Regional, National & International competitions: Red competition Leotard, Club T-shirt, Club sweatshirt, & Competition tracksuit, and red scrunchy for hair. Club gym bag, club chalk bag, containing Straps, sweatbands, chalk handguards, skin coloured tape, and water bottle, deodorant.
Controlled competitions: White competition Leotard. Club T-shirt, Club sweatshirt, Competition tracksuit. Club gym bag, club chalk bag, containing Straps, sweatbands, chalk handguards, tape, deodorant.
Hair must be tied up at all times, at no time should a gymnast enter the gym or competition with their hair down. In the gymnasts' gym bag, there should be spare hair bands, hair grips & clips, gel & hair spray, plus a brush & comb to keep hair neat.
Arrive on time for every single gym session. Have correct training attire upon arrival. Listen to instructions that the coaches give.
No jewellery, including belly piercings, can be worn for training or competitions.
. Bring a refillable water bottle. Have a training book on hand, for routines, new skills etc.
Squad Guidelines and commitments
Squad groups are selection only, current members in other disciplines may trial for our Womens Artistic groups, however, we ask for parents to manage their expectations, as well as the gymnast. A member of our team will approach the parents of children who we feel have the physical and psychological attributes necessary to take part in Womens Artistic gymnastics and invite the children for a trial. Although a coach may have selected your child for a trial in the Womens Artistic program, they may not necessarily be successful but will always have the chance to try again.
Gymnasts must be committed to a high number of hours, which will increase as the gymnast becomes older.
Squad members will need to participate in extra training sessions and camps. We offer competitive opportunities to the gymnasts which allows them to represent the Club. They will be selected for competitions, which are Regional, National, and International, that include, individual, twin (as a paired team), and team competitions. As well as displays, that may be for outside establishments, festivals, and abroad. Missing any competitions, tests and other important events, having poor attendance, and or tardiness will mean moving over to the General gymnastics discipline. Parents must inform us of reasons for absence or late arrivals in advance of their child training session.
Squad members must be on time for training sessions, ready with the correct training attire, hair out of the face, and all the essentials which can be seen above [TRAINING ATTIRE] and [SQUAD RULES]
Gymnasts must do their home program, which is both inclusive of flexibility and strength & conditioning.
Gymnasts are regularly tested by participating in competitions and grading events. If gymnasts are not able to perform the required skills they will not be entered for competition. The happiness and welfare of children are paramount and we will not push gymnasts to a level that is perceived to be beyond their reach. The club will also not enter children for a competition that could set them up for failure, this would not fair be to the gymnast.
When your child is first selected for a squad we like to put some emphasis on fun. However, your child will be encouraged to challenge themselves and work on developing and perfecting skills rather than just achieving them.
If you wish to discuss the progress of your child please make an appointment to speak to your gymnast’s personal coach with one of our admin team, which can be before or after your child training session.
It is not the head coaches duty to coach all gymnasts within Womens Artistic Squads, the head coach is there to facilitate all coaches to guide all gymnasts in the right direction that is tailored to their specific needs.
Womens Artistic schedules and events
Members of the squad are selected for international competitions. Flying Angels Gymnastics Club compete in international competitions at least once a year. If there is no competition available for the gymnasts appropriate level we will train in an international gym, with specialised equipment.