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IFAC Reflections Part 2
January 22, 2019
A review of Jerome Simian’s workshops on physical preparation for sport. I had to choose between different “strands” of coaching topics at the IFAC conference in Loughborough. A difficult choice, not wanting to miss out on some excellent speakers. I chose to attend Simian’s because of a quote I heard on the HMMR podcast: “I […]
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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 January -April  2019

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

Willand:

Tuesdays in school term time at Village Hall (starts January 8th  ends April 2nd  no session 19th 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 9th until April 3rd  inclusive, no session on February 26th 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 £48 for Willand, £54 for Wellington classes for one hour each week for dates above.

Payment to be made by Friday 27th December please.

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.

 

Client Testimonials

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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Upcoming Courses

Athletic Development Coach – WILLAND
20 Feb 2019

Athletic Development Coach Venue: WILLAND Date: Wednesday 20th February. Time 0900-1630. Booking deadline Friday 8 February Is the ‘Athletic Development Coach’ course for me? This particular course is for our junior members to attend. If you are interested in attending please contact Carly. What will I learn? Course Goals and Objectives Candidates will be expected […]

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