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Gymnastics Club

Excelsior ADC Gymnastics

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Our gymnasts

This club opened in May 2015. It is a recreational club offering gymnastics for children in the Willand, Cullompton and Uffculme area of Devon as well as Wellington, Somerset.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact James Marshall. Places will be limited to 16 per class.

Timetable April -July 2017.

No gymnastics on Tuesday 13th June and Wednesday 14th June (James on conference).

Willand:

Tuesdays in school term time at Village Hall from April 18th to July 18th (except half term May 30th).

  • 16:00 -17:00 for KS1 children in years 1-2,3.
  • 17:00-18:00 for children in years 3-7
  • FreeG 1800-1915,  (April 18th, May 2nd, 16th, 23rd, June 6th, 20th, 27th, July 4th, 18th.) (yrs 5-12).
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Freestyle gym

Wednesdays at Court Fields School, Wellington, Somerset from April 19th to July 19th (except half term).

  • 1530:1630 FreeG (yr 7+)
  • 1630:1730 General Gymnastics (Primary School, ages 5+).

Why gymnastics?

Most people don’t know it, but gymnastics isn’t just one sport. It’s a whole range of different types (or ‘disciplines’, as you’ll often hear them called).

The best gymnasts move with incredible strength, control and flexibility. Which means they can perform amazing jumps, tricks, balances and holds.

Is it easy to learn?

You probably already do some basic moves at the moment. Whether that’s bouncing on a trampoline, doing cartwheels, hanging from bars or stretching. Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that. But if you decide to learn, you’ll be supported every step of the way by expert coaches.

 What is FreeStyle Gymnastics (FreeG).

We offer FreeG at both our Wellington and Willand venues. It is especially popular with teenage boys, but many girls prefer it to formal gymnastics. This video shows some of our freestylers in action at a recent camp:

Excelsior and British Gymnastics

Our club is a member of British Gymnastics (BG). This means we provide a safe, friendly environment with professional coaches to help you learn.

BG insists on the highest standard of coach education and the safest environment for all our gymnastics activities.

You don’t have to be a member of our club or BG before arrive for your first session, but if you decide gymnastics is for you there’s an opportunity for you to become a member of our club and BG.

Coaches

Sessions are run by James Marshall, who is a Level 2 coach in general gymnastics.

Alongside Laura Lane, Holly Walker, Tom Trowbridge and Tom Hardy who are volunteer helpers.

Costs

You can try the classes out for £4 per session, up to two sessions. If you then decide that it is for you, you can join the club which is £22 per year and everyone renews on October 1st (BG rule, not ours!)

Session fees are £48 for the Summer term (13 sessions) and payable before April 4th to confirm place.

FreeG in Willand is £36 for the 9 sessions in the Summer term.

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Millfield School
For the past 2 years, as Head of Athletic Development, James has made a significant contribution to the development and understanding of athletic development among our sports programmes. With knowledge and passion, he has continually championed best practise in relation to the athletic development of young athletes, and been unstinting in the rigour of its delivery. As a coach, James has made a direct contribution to the development of several prominent individuals, as well as more broadly to our squads.
 
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Athletic Development CPD workshop
25 Jun 2017

Athletic Development CPD workshop Exclusive CPD opportunity for sports coaches, physiotherapists and p.e. teachers who have attended one of our previous courses. Following feedback from attendees of our recent courses, we have designed this workshop to help you implement practices the next day at your club or school. The workshop will be mostly practical with an […]

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