Honiton Gymnastics

Squad Groups – Details & Times

Development Squad

This group is the bridge between Honiton Gymnastics Club’s recreational and competition groups and by invitation only. Gymnasts undertake more focused development to prepare them for the possibility of competitive gymnastics in the future.  Gymnasts begin in the Tuesday Development Squad and may then be invited into the full Development Squad. The Tuesday Development Squad costs £22 at the full Development Squad costs £36 per month.

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Days

Tuesday
Thursday

Times

5pm – 7pm
5pm – 7pm

Squad Acro 5

Gymnasts seen to have potential as a competitive gymnast are chosen to attend Squad Acro 5 sessions. Designed to develop elementary gymnastics techniques, the class focusses on basic gymnastics skills, working with a partner on acrobatic gymnastics moves, and structured competition preparation. Gymnasts must attend a minimum of two training sessions per week, one of which must be a Saturday.

Days

Monday
Wednesday
Saturday

Times

5pm – 7.30pm
5pm – 7.30pm
8am – 11am

Squad Acro 4

Squad Acro 4 is designed to further develop gymnasts’ skills and help them learn more advanced skills such as backflips and partner balances.  Gymnasts compete in national development plan competitions and become experienced performers. Gymnasts must attend a minimum of two training sessions per week, one of which must be a Saturday.

Days

Thursday
Friday (at Honiton leisure centre)
Saturday

Times

5pm – 8.30pm
5pm – 7.30pm
11am – 2pm

Squad Acro 3

Squad Acro 3 is designed to further develop gymnasts’ skills and perform in higher NDP grades, particularly grades 3-5, moving onto higher level moves such as handstands on hands and somersaults. Squad Acro 3 gymnasts also compete in national development plan competitions and must attend a minimum of three training sessions per week.

Days

Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Times

4.30pm – 8.30pm
5pm – 8.30pm
11am – 2.30pm

Preparation Group

This group is for younger gymnasts that are identified early on as having exceptional talent and potential. Training in this group is designed to fast-track their fundamental skills in order to prepare them for higher level competition in the future. It therefore requires a high level of commitment to training from an early age. Gymnasts must attend all three training sessions per week.

Days

Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday

Times

5pm – 8.30pm
5pm – 8.30pm
11am – 2.30pm

Squad Acro 2

Squad Acro 2 is a focussed competitive group for gymnasts that we believe have the potential to compete at a higher level. Training intensity is increased, more commitment is expected, and the focus is on perfecting technique. Gymnasts compete in national development plan competitions, British Championships and friendly internationals. Gymnasts must attend all three training session per week.

Days

Wednesday
Friday
Saturday

Times

5pm – 8.30pm
5pm – 8.30pm
8am – 11am

Squad Acro 1

Squad Acro 1 is a focussed competitive group for gymnasts that we believe have the potential to compete at national and international level. Training intensity is further increased, 100% commitment is a necessity, and the focus is on raising standards to compete against the best in the country. Gymnasts must attend all four training sessions per week.

Days

Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday

Class/Groups

Squad Acro 1
Squad Acro 1
Squad Acro 1
Squad Acro 1

Times

5pm – 8.30pm
5pm – 8.30pm
5pm – 8.30pm
8am – 12noon