Gymnastics Academies for Kids

Gymnastics Kids Academies

The Sport Ireland Campus' Gymnastics Kids Academies allow children to experience a high level of sports coaching in elite facilities. This is the perfect starting or development point in gymnastics for kids. It also provides a great basis for flexibility and movement throughout their sporting lives.

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Our Gymnastics Academy

The focus of this Academy is to develop a wide range of gymnastic movements through structured classes. The classes incorporate large periods of gymnast skill acquisition. This will occur on various pieces of apparatus. The measurement of the gymnast’s performance during the academy will be monitored through the introduction of Gymnastics Ireland ‘Gym Start’ Awards Programme. 

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Protocols and Procedures:

  • Parent/ guardians are permitted entry into our viewing area for the duration of the class. 
  • Please arrive no later than 5 minutes before your class start time.  Late arrival will result in no access to that session due to time frames/resources.

  • Children must come “session ready” (wearing only the appropriate clothing wear required to participate in their activity)

  • The National Gymnastics Training Centre is located at the side of the National Indoor Arena for drop-off and collection. At the end of the class, the coach will return the children to their parent/guardian at the National Gymnastics Training Centre reception area. Parents should not leave the Campus during this time in case of emergency.

 

Gymnastics Academy Details

Junior Gymnastics Academies

Participants: (2 years – 5 years inclusive)

Classes: Gym Tots (2-3 years) & Junior Gym (4-5 years)

The Junior Gymnastics Academy (Gym Tots/ Junior Gym) will aim to link the development of fundamental movements for child development and fundamental gymnastics. This ‘active start’ gymnastics programme has been developed around the creation of challenges for the gymnast to concur. The gymnasts will progress at their own rate and this programme will allow for individual differences in each participants rate of achievement. The Academy will allow participants to sample a wide range of movements. These are fundamental body movement patterns, fundamental gymnastics movements.

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Gymnastics Academies

Participants: (6 years – 12 years inclusive) or (12 years+).

Classes: Gym 1 / Gym 2 / Teen Gym

​The focus of this Academy is to develop a wide range of gymnastic movements through structured class. The class will incorporate large periods of gymnast skill acquisition. This will occur on various pieces of apparatus. The measurement of the gymnast’s performance during the academy will be monitored through the introduction of Gymnastics Ireland ‘Gym Start’ Awards Programme.

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Trampoline Gymnastics Academies

Participants: (6 years – 12 years inclusive) (12years+)

​The trampoline academy has developed its own gymnast centred learner based programme entitled ‘Learn to Trampoline’. This provides a well-defined set of goals based around five key skills at every level which allows participant centred progressive development.