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Gymnastics

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

See Also:
Trampolining

An Overview of Gymnastics

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.

Find Gymnastics Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

British Gymnastics

Contact Email
information@british-gymnastics.org

Special Olympics Great Britain

Special Olympics offers a lifetime of learning through sport and benefits individuals of all ages and ability levels – from those with low motor abilities to highly skilled athletes.

British Gymnastics Coach Development Fund

British Gymnastics Coach Development Fund (CDF) provides grants for up to 50% fee reduction on selected UKCC Level 1 and 2 course places.

British Gymnastics Foundation - Hardship Fund

The British Gymnastics Foundation is providing a new Hardship Grant to provide financial support to enable their members to continue to be involved in gymnastics.

Gymnastics coach

OAGA are looking for coaches (qualified and non-qualified), volunteers and judges to help us out at the club. As we grow as a club and classes get busier, we would welcome help from anyone who has spare time and is keen to learn as full training can be given in forms of in-house training and/or external coaching courses

Gymnastics Coach - Community and Satellite Clubs

We have an exciting opportunity to join our successful team, expanding our offer into the community by working with schools and running satellite sessions around the local area. The role will also include coaching within our gymnastics for all (GFA) and pre-school sessions at our gymnastics centre, The Base. Hours will include daytime, evening and some weekend work. Some of the days/times are flexible and can be negotiated at interview stage. This role also has the potential to develop more hours and become full time.

Level 2 Gymnastics Coach

We are in need of recruiting a Level 2 coach to help with planning and running sessions.

Gymnastics Coach

Your role as a Gymnastics Coach is to deliver practical Gymnastic sessions for school programmes i.e curriculum support, lunch time clubs, after-school clubs and Multi-Sports Camps throughout the holidays. Increased hours are available throughout holiday periods.