Learn Gymnastics Stage 1-7 Awards

The Learn Gymnastics Stage 1-7 Awards are divided into progressive stages. They make up the core, national syllabus of learning Gymnastics for primary school aged children.

They are designed to reward your child for their development of the essential fundamental skills they need to be a successful gymnast.

Each of the Learn Gymnastics Stage 1-7 Awards has a list of clear outcomes that need to be completed in order to gain each Award.

Learn Gymnastics Stage 1

Stage 1 is specially designed for babies from 3 months to moving.  Joining in with our bespoke Rhyme & Rebound classes both Adult and Baby will experience baby massage, sing songs, bubbles time and rebound therapy all on the use of Olympic styme trampolines.

 
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Learn Gymnastics Stage 2

Stage 2 is specially designed for babies who are moving to confident walkers.  Joining in with our bespoke classes both Adult and Baby taking part in our state of the art permanent gymnastics facility and experience fun themed activities all designed to develop the fundamental movement skills.  With the use of soft play, gymnastics equipment and trampolines.   

 

Learn Gymnastics Stage 3

Stage 3 is specially designed for toddlers who are confident walkers.  Joining in with our bespoke classes both Adult and Baby taking part in our state of the art permanent gymnastics facility and experience fun termly themed activities all designed to develop their fundamental movement skills, balance, coordination, language skills and confidence.  With the use of soft play, gymnastics equipment and trampolines.   

 
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Learn Gymnastics Stage 4

Stage 4 is for children aged 4+ and is the main starting point for most children.  By completing this Stage, the gymnast will be able to:

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1. Run on the spot for 30 seconds

2. Fun gym shapes – sit in tuck, pike, straddle. Stand with tall stretch & star

3. Front & back support

4. Jump in & out of a hoop

5. Transfer weight from 1 foot to the other

6. From crouch, bunny jump

7. Rock backwards & forwards in tuck

8. Matched & mirrored sequence of arm positions

9. Explore patterns using ribbons or scarves

10. Walk forwards along a bench on tiptoes

Award 7 

1. Run freely for 45 seconds

2. Bent leg dish

3. Back support raising 1 leg at a time toward the vertical

4. Stand & jump to safe landing

5. 1 foot balance on bench or box top

6. From front support jump in & up

7. Rock backwards & forwards in pike & straddle

8. Front & back support, lower to the floor with control

9. Bounce & catch a ball 3 times

10. Walk forwards along a bench & full turn in the middle

Award 6 

1. Follow my leader in pairs using different actions for 1 minute

2. Dish and arch

3. Press up forwards and backwards

4. Hop jump hop jump along the floor

5. Piked v sit with hand support

6. Travelling bunny jumps

7. Rock backwards to forwards tucked to stand

8. Side support at 1 arm turn slowly to other side 

9. With partner, roll and catch a ball or hoop

10. Walk backwards along a bench and full turn in the middle

 
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Learn Gymnastics Stage 5

Stage 5 is for gymnasts who have successfully completed Stage 4. By completing Stage 5 the gymnast will be able to:

Award 5

1. Leap from 1 foot to the other

2. Japana to 45°

3. Move sideways from dish to arch

4. Hop, step & jump

5. T-balance

6. Bunny jumps over a bench side-to-side

7. Tucked forward roll down an incline

8. Front support with partner

9. Roll a ball or hoop, travel at its side & pick it up

10. Run, hurdle step & 2 footed rebound jump

Award 4

1. Run on the spot for 30 seconds

2. Sit in pike, tuck, straddle. Stand with tall stretch and star

3. Front and back support

4. Jump in and out of hoop

5. Transfer weight from 1 foot to the other

6. From crouch to bunny hoop

7. Roll backwards and forwards in tuck

8. Matched and mirrored sequence of arm positions

9. Explore patterns using ribbons or scarves

10. Walk forward along a bench on tip toes

Award 3

1. Skip for 45 seconds

2. Japana flat

3. Headstand with knees bent & lower into frog

4. Tuck jump

5. Headstand with knees bent

6. Cartwheel

7. Forward roll

8. Teddy bear roll – back to back with partner

9. Throw, jump & catch hand apparatus

10. Squat on box top & stretch jump off

Award 2

1. 6 shuttle runs

2. Bridge

3. Half lever with 1 foot only raised – change legs

4. Jump half turn

5. Headstand

6. Cartwheel quarter turn off bench

7. Backward roll

8. Counterbalance

9. Single knee balance, throw & catch hand apparatus

10. Squat on box top & tuck jump off

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Learn Gymnastics Stage 6

Stage 6 is for gymnasts who have successfully completed Stages 4 and 5.  By completing this Stage, the gymnast will be able to:

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1. 10 shuttle runs

2. Splits

3. Half lever or straddled half lever

4. Jump full turn

5. Moving toward handstand using apparatus

6. Change leg handstand

7. Handstand forward roll

8. Matched & mirrored sequence – to include roll, jump & balance

9. Throw hand apparatus, perform leap, catch & perform a balance

10. Straddle on box top & straddle jump off

Bronze

1. Consecutive cartwheels, one with second hand only

2. Cartwheel 1/4 turn as a round-off preparation

3. Headspring off a platform

4. Handstand block

5. Backward roll to front support

6. Backward roll to a straddle or pike position

7. Forward roll to a straddle or pike position

8. Handstand forward roll with straight arms

Silver

1. Headspring

2. Jump to back lie on a soft surface and donkey kick

3. Round off

4. Handspring off a low platform

5. Handstand held (3 seconds)

6. Forward roll to straddle lever or 1/2 lever (3 seconds)

7. Backward walkover

8. Tucked planche (3 seconds)

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Learn Gymnastics Stage 7

Stage 7 is for gymnasts who have successfully completed Stages 4, 5 and 6.  By completing this Stage, the gymnast will be able to:

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1. Free cartwheel

2. Standing flic

3. Handspring

4. Round off flic

5. Forward walkover or handstand through bridge to stand

6. Lift to handstand with straddled legs and straight arms or piked

with bent arms

7. Handstand pirouette - minimum 360º

8. Backward roll to handstand - not held

Gymnasts attending Stage 7 classes will be talent identified by our Head of Gymnastics to also attend Squad classes leading to competitions and external events. 

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