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Gymnastics

A fantastic opportunity to get a weeks worth of top gymnastics tuition.

Our gymnastics coaches have been teaching for five years at recreational and club level and competing at international level. This week will help prepare children for the next step, whether that is new skills or competitions and higher level gymnastics. It is a fantastic platform to spring off, whether you’re a beginner or a club competitor.

The Excel gymnastics week will be held in the St George’s Gymnastics hall on site at Excel. Participants will be spit into two groups aged 6-9yrs and 10-15yrs.

The younger group will follow the typical day timetable below, while the older group join the All Sports Camp for sports sessions. They will then swap over at lunchtime.

Each group will have a minimum of 2.5hrs gymnastics every day. The All Sports camp will have sports sessions, team events and film making that make Excel such a great camp. The price is inclusive of the All Sports summer camp.

Skills For Awards

BRONZE: forward roll, backwards roll, kick to handstand, 5 jumps on trampette, walk confidently on beam, perform a jump and a balance on beam, cartwheel preps on floor, squat on vault.

SILVER: forward roll straddle, handstand, bridge, cartwheel, dive roll on trampette, forward roll on beam, two jumps connected on beam, catspring vault

GOLD: handstand forward roll, bridge kickover, one handed cartwheel, front somersault supported on trampette, handstand on beam, roundoff dismount from beam, squat through vault

PLATINUM: backwalkover, roundoff, handstand held for 5 seconds, front somersault on trampette, cartwheel on beam, handstand fall flat vault, handspring vault (supported).

LED BY

Becky

Our Coach Becky in Action

Our activity Calendar

Week by week Calendar

DAY ONE: Warm up and stretch

  • Basic floor skills
  • Split into groups (One group to floor, other on vault, then swap)
  • Strength to finish

DAY TWO: Warm up and stretch

  • Split into groups (One group to beam, other to trampette, then swap)
  • Start work on end of week display

DAY THREE: Warm up and stretch

  • Split into groups (One group to vault, other to floor)
  • Work on display

DAY FOUR: Warm up and stretch

  • Split into groups (One group to beam, other to trampette)
  • Practice and perfect display!

DAY FIVE: Warm up and stretch

  • Work round a circuit (coaches will go round and assess skills for awards)
  • Final practice and filming of display
Booking for the activity is closed.

DAY ONE: Warm up and stretch

  • Basic floor skills
  • Split into groups (One group to floor, other on vault, then swap)
  • Strength to finish

DAY TWO: Warm up and stretch

  • Split into groups (One group to beam, other to trampette, then swap)
  • Start work on end of week display

DAY THREE: Warm up and stretch

  • Split into groups (One group to vault, other to floor)
  • Work on display

DAY FOUR: Warm up and stretch

  • Split into groups (One group to beam, other to trampette)
  • Practice and perfect display!

DAY FIVE: Warm up and stretch

  • Work round a circuit (coaches will go round and assess skills for awards)
  • Final practice and filming of display
Booking for the activity is closed.

DAY ONE: Warm up and stretch

  • Basic floor skills
  • Split into groups (One group to floor, other on vault, then swap)
  • Strength to finish

DAY TWO: Warm up and stretch

  • Split into groups (One group to beam, other to trampette, then swap)
  • Start work on end of week display

DAY THREE: Warm up and stretch

  • Split into groups (One group to vault, other to floor)
  • Work on display

DAY FOUR: Warm up and stretch

  • Split into groups (One group to beam, other to trampette)
  • Practice and perfect display!

DAY FIVE: Warm up and stretch

  • Work round a circuit (coaches will go round and assess skills for awards)
  • Final practice and filming of display
Booking for the activity is closed.

DAY ONE: Warm up and stretch

  • Basic floor skills
  • Split into groups (One group to floor, other on vault, then swap)
  • Strength to finish

DAY TWO: Warm up and stretch

  • Split into groups (One group to beam, other to trampette, then swap)
  • Start work on end of week display

DAY THREE: Warm up and stretch

  • Split into groups (One group to vault, other to floor)
  • Work on display

DAY FOUR: Warm up and stretch

  • Split into groups (One group to beam, other to trampette)
  • Practice and perfect display!

DAY FIVE: Warm up and stretch

  • Work round a circuit (coaches will go round and assess skills for awards)
  • Final practice and filming of display
Booking for the activity is closed.
ADDITIONAL INFO

Activity FAQs

The following outline is a rough guide to a typical day at Excel Sports Academy for 6-9yrs. There will be a minimum of 2.5hrs of Gymnastics.

8am – 9.15am Drop off time
Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.
9.15am – 10.15am Excel Plus Activity: Gymnastics
10.15am – 10.30am Break
10.30am – 12pm Excel Plus Activity: Gymnastics
12pm – 12.30pm Lunch
12.30pm – 1pm Down Time – Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.
1pm – 2pm Sports Session
2pm – 3pm Sports Session
3.00pm – 3.30pm Team Film Making Practice
3.30pm – 5pm Sports Challenge or Tournament
5pm – 6pm Pick up time
Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.

The following outline is a rough guide to a typical day at Excel Sports Academy for 10-15yrs. There will be a minimum of 2.5hrs of Gymnastics.

8am – 9.00am Drop off time
Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.
9.00am – 9.45am Team Fun Games
9.45am – 10.45am Sports Session>
10.45am – 11pm Break
11am – 12pm Sports Session>
12pm – 12.30pm Lunch
12.30pm – 3pm Excel+ Activity: Gymnastics
3.00pm – 3.30pm Team Film Making Practice
3.30pm – 5pm Sports Challenge or Tournament
5pm – 6pm Pick up time
Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.

The following table of activities highlights what you might expect to do during an Excel+ week:

Monday
  • Enrolment
  • Team organisation
  • Sports activities
  • Excel+
  • Film making choices
Tuesday
  • Sports Activities
  • Excel+
  • Team tournament
  • Film Practice
Wednesday
  • Sports Activities
  • Excel+
  • Team tournament
  • Filming day
Thursday
  • Sports Activities
  • Excel+
  • Team tournament
  • Themed Thursday (e.g. pyjama party)
Friday
  • Sports Activities
  • Excel+
  • Team tournament
  • Oscar ceremony
  • Prize giving

All equipment is provided but you are welcome to bring your own specialist equipment if you prefer.

Wear clothing suitable for the season and a full active day eg shorts and tracksuit bottoms, trainers, fleece and a waterproof. We like to get outside as much as possible.

Due to allergies Excel does not provide food. Bring snacks and a packed lunch full of nutritous food fit for a full, active day. Sweets are not a good source of energy! St George's often provide a snack at the end of the day but this will be given after sign out, to allow you to decide if it is suitable.

Bring a refillable water bottle. Water is available at the water fountains for refills.

If you need to bring medicine you will be asked to fill out a form at the start of the week and this will be kept stored for you in case it is required. This can be stored in a fridge if required.

Please do not bring ipads, tablets or telephones. If you do need a telephone, you will be asked to hand it in at the start of the day. This is to protect the taking of images of children.

The Venue

Excel Sports Academy have been in the fantastic facilities of St George’s School for Girls for many years now. Located in a quiet residential area just west of the City in Roseburn. St George’s is one of the countries top schools with first class facilities.

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The Staff

Our Staff are led by a PE teacher and all undergo training as well as appropriate safety checks. We regularly have other PE teachers, elite sports performers and university students training to be teachers.

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