Recreational Junior Levels
Each week the gymnasts are guided through the progressions of major gymnastics skills and strength components. The strength exercises are individualised to engage different muscle groups. These components will help with a range of skills, such as handstands, cartwheels, forward and backward rolls. Every fortnight the circuit activities are changed and the floor rotation incorporates a hand held apparatus to allow gymnasts free expression, practise their fine motor skills and coordination. The age range of this program is 7 - 10 years. Boys and girls attend gender-specific classes from this level onward as some gymnastics apparatus for boys and girls differ.
“LaunchPad programs are all about teaching children the fundamental movement skills they need to lead an active and healthy life full of sport and recreation. Designed to give children the opportunity to practise, develop and enjoy moving through a wide-range of activities, LaunchPad programs will help them to develop physically, socially and cognitively.”
– Gymnastics Australia