Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

The women’s competitive program is by invite only. The Head Coach will assess girls recommended by Gymnastics Townsville coaches. If the girls are successful, they will move into the Foundations program where they will develop basic fundamental gymnastics skills to help them progress from level 1-10.

On their journey through the levels, the girls will compete at various local competitions in Townsville, Ayr and Hughenden, regional competitions in North and Far North Queensland and State level competitions in South East Queensland (Brisbane & Gold Coast).

Depending on what level they are in will depend on what competitions your son will be invited to. 

Below are the different squads that we offer in the competitive program. As your daughter moves through the program her training hours will increase to keep up with the skill, strength, flexibility required to perform the routines in the National Levels Program (NLP). These hours range from 1.5-24Hrs/Week. It is not uncommon for a 7yr old to be training between 4-9Hrs/Week.

2020 Competitive Membership Handbook

Foundations
Pre-Comp
Level 1
Level 2
Level Pre-3

Junior Squad
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6

Senior Squad
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9  
Level 10

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics:

  • Builds strength and prepares the body for the challenges in life
  • Enhances co-ordination and agility, allowing the body to move like lightning
  • Develops posture and confident body movement, including the ability to land safely
  • Challenges the mind and body to reach new goals
  • Develops healthy minds and bodies for now and later life

There are four apparatus in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG):

Vault:
The gymnasts during their twenty-five meter approach to the vault must develop the necessary power to complete all their aerial skills before landing. Upon take-off from the board the gymnast explosively propels himself upwards, dynamically pushing off the table to generate greater height and distance in the second phase of flight . This enables a higher level of acrobatic skill and extension to be performed prior to a stable landing.

Uneven Bars:
This is a very spectacular apparatus, largely due to the acrobatic releases and re-grasp flight elements. The routine is based on swinging parts without stops, and includes extended forward and backward giant swings, combined with near bar elements, changes of direction and grip, as well as the release and re-grasp movements. The high dismounts from the bar allows the gymnast to show his acrobatic talents and landing prowess.

Balance Beam:
We balance while flipping…

Floor:
This is an exercise in pure acrobatics, alternating between powerful tumbling series and the composure necessary for balance and strength elements. The gymnast endeavours to display virtuous rebound height, whilst connecting the elements of their routine with gymnastic artistry.