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History of Educational Gymnastics in British schools
February 13, 2018
Educational Gymnastics in Britain A popular conception of gymnastics today is of young girls in sparkly leotards with hair kept up in tightly bound buns.  This is a relatively new concept, with gymnastics originally being an all-male outdoor pursuit. Gymnastics has originated from several different sources, but all had the underlying principle of healthy movement. […]
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Gymnastics Club

Excelsior ADC Gymnastics

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Our gymnasts

I think gymnastics laid the best foundation I could have developed for any sport“. Mark Schultz, Olympic Gold Medallist, World Champion wrestler.

We are 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 resumes January 2018.

Spaces available in Willand and Wellington (prices at bottom of page).

Willand:

Tuesdays in school term time at Village Hall (starts January 2nd ends March 21st, no session 13th February in Half Term)

  • 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 years 5-10 
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Freestyle gym

Wednesdays at Court Fields School, Wellington, Somerset from January  10th until March 27th inclusive, no session on 14th February in Half Term)

  • 1530:1630 FreeG (yr 7+)
  • 1630:1730 General Gymnastics (Primary School, years 1-6).

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!)

Spring term cost is £45 for Wellington, £48 for Willand classes for one hour each week for dates above. Payment to be made by Friday 29th December for Willand and Friday 5th January for Wellington.

Parent rota is here

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.

 

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James is an excellent and experienced Strength and Conditioning Coach. He is able to draw on these experiences to adapt and meet each client’s specific needs. James is known for his engaging and dynamic style that has proved effective in producing results. Having worked with James, he is both organized and efficient. He also is an evidence based practitioner happy to engage in debate and take on new ideas. James rightly demands high standards and a good work ethic which reflects his own contribution to each situation
 
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Upcoming Courses

Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Course – Somerset **MARCH 2018** 3 PLACES LEFT
17 Mar 2018

Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Course – Somerset

Venue: Princess Royal Sports Complex, Wellington, Somerset. TA21 8NT

Assessment Day: Sunday 15 April 2018

Cost: £280 including materials and access to online resources. To book send a deposit of £100 here.

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