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Competitive Gymnastics

Here you can find information about all our 2019 Competitive Programs; including days, times and more. If you need further information please follow us on our Wide Bay Gymnastics Club Facebook Page.

 

COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS

In addition to a full range of recreational gymnastics, Wide Bay Gymnastics offers a competitive program for both Boys and Girls. Gymnasts usually enter the competitive program through our Development Squads. Development classes are designed for the dedicated and talented gymnast who wishes to pursue competition in the future and requires a minimum of a two-day a week commitment for Boys and three-day a week commitment for Girls.

Gymnasts progress more quickly when they have less time between workouts. Classes are structured around the Australian Levels Program Competitive Routines, with a strong emphasis on building the strength and flexibility required for more advanced gymnastics.

 

WAG (Women's Artistic Gymnastics) Australian Levels Program

Ages: 5+

Women's Artistic Gymnastics is a creative blend of daring and control; powerful yet refined, elegant yet strong. Mastery on the four apparatus requires skills that flip, balance, swing and soar. 

Benefits of Women's Artistic Gymnastics (WAG):

  • Enhances co-ordination and agility, for body awareness and balance
  • Develops posture and confident body movement, including the ability to land safely
  • Enhances creativity and builds self-confidence, for sport and life
  • Develops strength and flexibility, for life's constant challenges
  • Develops healthy minds and bodies for now and later life

Women's Artistic Gymnastics is for women and girls of all ages. Once you've started and learnt the basics, you can develop your skills for fun and fitness or challenge yourself further through competitions from local to national, right through to international level. 

The four competitive apparatus in Women's Artistic Gymnastics are: 

Vault - a 20m sprint to the vaulting table followed by springing onto and off the hands and landing perfectly on the other side. Extra rotations at any point increase the difficulty. 

Uneven Bars - requiring strength, precision, rhythm, concentration and courage; the gymnast moves from one bar to the other, alternating grip changes, releases and regrasps, saltos and changes of direction with circular swings.

Beam - balance at its most extreme, adding an extra element to the acrobatic sequences, gymnastic jumps and turns. It is an exercise not only of flexibility, but also of concentration, rhythm and expression. 
  
Floor - a creative combination of expressive dance, daring acrobatics and powerful gymnastics performed to music, where each gymnast communicates her own personality and style. 

 

WAG Competitive Squads 

Girls begin competing when they reach Level 1 in the Australian Levels Program.

Levels 2,3,4 and 5 are compulsory levels, meaning that each gymnast performs the same routine as every other gymnast in competition. In Level 6, gymnasts begin performing optional routines, in which they perform routines, created from a list of appropriate skills, with their own distinct and personal style. Levels 7 to 10 are also optional levels.

WAG Development Squad

WAG Level 1 Squad

WAG Level 2 Squad

WAG Level 3 Squad

WAG Level 4 Squad

WAG Level 5 Squad

WAG Level 6 Squad

WAG Elite Squad

 

MAG (Men's Artistic Gymnastics) Australian Levels Program

Ages: 5+

Men's Artistic Gymnastics channels masculine energy to develop power, strength and control. Mastery of the six apparatus requires the skillful combination of flips, balance, stretch, spin and landings. 

Benefits of Men's Artistic Gymnastics:

  • Builds strength and prepares the body for the challenges in life
  • Enhances co-ordination and agility, allowing the body to move like lightning
  • Develops posture and confident body movement, including the ability to land safely
  • Challenges the mind and body to reach new goals
  • Develops healthy minds and bodies for now and later life

Experience Men's Artistic Gymnastics and feel the exhilaration of being in control as you fly and swing. It is the perfect sport for focus and self-discipline. Once you've started you can develop your skills for fun and fitness or challenge yourself further through competitions from local to national and even international level. 

There are six competitive apparatus in Men's Artistic Gymnastics (MAG):

Floor - an exercise in pure acrobatics, alternating between powerful tumbling series and the composure necessary for balance and strength elements.

Pommel Horse - routines mostly involve circles of the legs together and pendulous, scissor swings with the legs split, spectacularly combining these movements while turning and travelling along the horse. 

Rings
 - difficult combination of strength and swinging elements requiring control, strength and balance in the forward and backward swings and strength holds. 

Vault
 - a 25m sprint creates the necessary power to explode from the board before the dynamic push off the table, to generate greater height for rotations and flight before landing on the other side. 

Parallel Bars
 - routines require swinging above and below the bars with acrobatic flight, changes of directions and precise balances, ending in a dramatic dismount off the side or the end of the bars. 

Horizontal Bar
 - a spectacular apparatus, largely due to the combination and variation of giant swings, acrobatic releases and re-grasp flight elements. The high dismounts from the bar allows the gymnast to show his acrobatic talents and landing prowess.

 

MAG Competitive Squads

Competitive gymnastics begins for boys at Level 1.

This is a compulsory level, meaning all gymnasts perform the same routines in competition. After Level 4, there are two more compulsory levels, Level 5 and Level 6. Gymnasts begin to perform optional routines when they reach Level 7, and continue with optional routines for the remainder of their career. In optional routines, gymnasts choose from a series of appropriate skills to create unique routines.

Boys compete on all 6 events: vault, parallel bars, pommel horse (and buck/mushroom), high bar, rings, and floor exercise.

Competitions are held at local gymnastics clubs and include gymnasts in the same age categories and level from nearby clubs. Awards are given for individual and team achievement. Gymnasts work towards Regional Competitions, which features clubs from the Sunshine Coast Region, and then State Championships, in which gymnasts from throughout Queensland compete. 

MAG Development Squad

MAG Junior Squad

MAG Senior Squad