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Excelsior ADC Gymnastics
“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 April -July 2018
Spaces available in Willand and Wellington (prices at bottom of page).
Tuesdays in school term time at Village Hall (starts April 17th ends July 26th no session 29th May in Half Term or June 12th)
- 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
Wednesdays at Court Fields School, Wellington, Somerset from April 11th until July 18th inclusive, no session on May 30th in Half Term or June 13th)
- 1530:1630 FreeG (yr 7+)
- 1630:1730 General Gymnastics (Primary School, years 1-6).
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!)
Summer term cost is £58.5 for Wellington, £52 for Willand classes for one hour each week for dates above.
Payment to be made by Friday April 6th please.
Parent rota is here
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.
Sessions are run by James Marshall, who is a Level 2 coach in general gymnastics.
Working with James has been a pleasure and education for all of the fencers and coaches, from beginner fencers and trainee fencers, up to international fencers and coaches with decades of experience. We really appreciate James' desire to challenge assumptions but simultaneously his ability to listen to both fencers and coaches on technical and tactical points. He manages to keep his sessions fresh and innovative without losing sight of our central goals. His sessions are challenging and fun and his attention detail is a tribute to his professionalism. Thank you.
07 Jul 2018
One day speed seminar for sports coaches This one day seminar will help you understand basic speed training principles and give you practical coaching ideas that you can implement with your sports team and players. Athletic Development Coach James Marshall will introduce coaches to fundamental movements and exercises that will translate from track to field/court […]