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Gymnastics at Wight Flyers

These qualified coach led sessions will be held in a fun and safe environment and will utilize as much equipment as possible, including both full size and smaller floor beams, two foam vaulting box, vaulting horse, trampets and springboards on the islands largest gymnastics floor area.
These sessions will give children of all ability the opportunity to participate in a sport that develops both physical and social skills, improving the level of gymnastics at the club and in turn on the island, with the long term aim of helping our young gymnasts to achieve competition standard
Training is held on a Saturday. The first session runs from 9.30 - 10.30 and is aimed at children aged 5 - 7
Session two is for the over 8's and runs from 10.30 until 11.30
The cost is £16.00 for 4 weeks = £4.00 per session.

Please contact us for joining instructions.

Some of the activities we cover at Wight Flyers:

Asymmetric Bars
The low bar is set around 170cm in height and the high bar often around 250cm. The distance between the two bars is set at a maximum of 180cm.
Swinging and continuous movements are required on this apparatus. Routines typically include movements in both directions as well as above and below the bars. Elements with twists and somersaults with multiple grip changes and high flight often are awarded with the highest scores. Like the men’s horizontal bar, the wind up and dismount is often the most exciting part of the routine. British Gymnstics

The floor exercise allows the gymnast their moment in the spotlight and is considered by many to be the most expressive piece of women’s apparatus.
A floor routine, always accompanied by music, lasts between 1 minute 20 seconds to 1 minute 30 seconds. The gymnast includes a combination of dance movements and sequences interspersed with a variety of tumbling and acrobatic elements. The whole floor area must be used in the routine with clear variances in mood, tempo and direction. Individuality, originality, and artistry of presentation are the key ingredients of a great routine.

Perhaps the most precarious piece of apparatus for girls, the beam stands 1.25 metres from the floor, is five metres long and if that was not posing enough of a challenge, is only 10cm wide.  
A beam routine is an exercise in precision with no room for error. The gymnast performs a combination of acrobatic elements, leaps, jumps, turns, steps, waves and balances. These can be done standing, sitting or lying on the beam. It is a requirement that the gymnast uses the entire length of the beam, with routines ending with a dramatic dismount. British Gymnasics