RECREATIONAL GYM (AGES 5 to 8)
Our Recreational Program caters for children who are attending full time school. Our accredited coaches ensure a fun and exciting environment for children to explore the world of gymnastics in a non-competitive, inclusive way, In a fully equipped gym. Our key words are Fun, Fitness, Fundamentals, Friendship.
The ratio of children to coaches is 10:1 for girls and 8:1 for boys.
Children do a warm-up and stretch applicable to their age and ability, at the beginning of class, followed by four rotations that alternate between odd and even weeks.
- Girls Rotations: Floor, Beam, Bars, Vault, Strength, Tumble Track, Trampoline, Team Skills and Fun Drills.
- Boys Rotations: Pommel, Rings, Floor, Bars, Vault, Strength, Tumble Track, Trampoline, and Fun Drills.
Our programs are designed to improve strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness through the use of the Dominant Movement Patterns in gymnastics, including Landings, Locomotion, Rotation, Swing, Spring and Statics.
Gymnastics is an individual journey as athletes set and pursue personal goals, facing unique challenges and progressing at their own pace.
We understand that being with friends is important. However, our focus at NDGC is on each athlete’s individual success.
To maintain focus on individual growth and personal development, we regret that we cannot accept friend or coach requests.
Making new friends along the way is a part of their journey!
What to bring
Our newly renovated facilities can cater to all of your needs including toilet & changeroom facilities (including disabled), a reception area and we are fully air-conditioned. You are welcome to bring your own water and snacks.
Arriving to and from class
Please aim to arrive 5 minutes before class commences to reduce distraction to others and avoid upsetting the child to enter the class after it has started. Bags and shoes can be placed in pigeonholes at the start of class, drink bottles can be placed in the coaches bucket at the start of class. After class please leave promptly to cater for the next group of children and parents. We kindly ask all children take their shoes on and off in the reception area to allow smooth transition between classes.
What to wear
Bare feet are the only feet for gymnastics – It allows your child to experience a variety of different surfaces whilst ensuring safety. We recommend wearing fitted clothing that does not restrict movement, as children will be upside down at times. Essentially hair tied back and off the face and there is NO jewellery to be worn at any time.
We offer a makeup lesson for any missed classes. These can only be used within the same term of nonattendance. Terms & Conditions apply.