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General Gymnastics



 Harefield's General Gymnastics Classes

 

All children wishing to try gymnastics at the Harefield Gymnastics Academy can have a free taster session on any of the days we hold classes.  To book a taster session please go to the 'Book a Free Taster' page. Classes after that are £8 per session and the fees vary each term depending on how many weeks the term entails.
 
 
There are 3 terms in our General Gymnastics calendar which follow a school year.  Our classes work towrads internal activities which include the Club Championships, Badge Testing and our Club Display. These activities allow us as coaches and you as parents/guardians to see how the gymnasts are progressing. We run our classes following a 6 week structure, whereby each week focuses on the development of different gymnastic skills.  We established this structure to allow for the improvement of strength and flexibility, as these 2 components of fitness are vital for success in gymnastics as a discipline.
 
Our classes aim for the gymnasts to have fun while learning and developing basic gymnastics skils.  They also increase the development of lifelong skills such as confidence, communication and team work.  All the gymnasts are encouraged to develop at their own pace, this allows them to enjoy their gymnastics experience as they grow physically and mentally.  
 
 

Days

Hours Per Week

Cost per Session (payable at the beginning of the term)

  British Gymnastics,  London Region & Club Membership

 
Monday
 Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
 Friday
 
  
 
Saturday 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                        Friday
                        Saturday
 
 
 
        
 Harefield

4:30—5:30  

 

 

9:00 - 10:00

10.00-11.00

11.00-12.00

Rickmansworth

4.30 - 5.30

9.30 - 10.30

10.30 -11.30

 

 £8:00  

 

£21.00 (annual)

        *10% discount for one class for children that attend Harefield Infants School, Harefield Junior School or The Harefield Academy.

 

Each class is split into 3 different groups.   The gymnasts are placed into one of these groups based on age and ability. (This is a unique feature of the club which allows parents with more than one child to   have their children attend the same session.) Each group has a maximum of 12 gymnasts to 2 coaches.   This is below the British Gymnastics policy of coach gymnast ratio.
 
Gym Tots
 
We have set up a class we call 'gym tots' this is for younger children, with gymnasts from the age of 3 and a half. This class was recently established and caters for those younger children wanting to participate in gymnastics that are not developed enough to be able to cope with our general gymnastics sessions. Gym tots has a higher coach to gymnast ratio than our general gymnastics classes due to the need for more hands on support for every gymnast. The class is run at Harefield School between 11.00am and 12.00pm on a Saturday morning.

NEW Advanced Class

We are pleased to announce that we have new advanced recreational classes that takes place on Thursday evenings  at Harefield School(6.00pm-8.00pm) and/or Saturday mornings at Rickmansworth School (11.30am-1.30pm), in which selected gymnasts are invited to. This class begins to work on floor, vault and acrobatic skills where gymnasts work collaboratively in pairs and groups.  This class is aimed to allow our gymnasts to develop skills beyond the basics, the group will work on strength and flexibility in order for these gymnasts to learn more complex skills.  Our advanced costs more than our general gymnastics classes due to the extra hour they attend, therefore the cost of this will be  £12.00 per session