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ESF Gymnastics -
Progression

Levels

Age Range

GY1/GY2 Monkeynastic Gym 4 years old/Sealtastic 5 years
Students will learn the fundamentals of gymnastics. Basic skills and shapes will be introduced along with strength and flexibility. Floor exercise, balance beam and vault will be introduced at a beginning level.  
   
GY3 5-6 years
Students will continue to develop basic skills and shapes while progressing to forwards and backwards rolls. Beginning handstands and cartwheels will be introduced. Balance beam will emphasise movement forward, sideways and backwards. 
   
GY4 6-7 years
Students will be focusing on developing their flexibility while continuing to work on their handstands and cartwheels. Turning and jumping with be introduced on the balance beam along with beginning handstand progressions. 
   
GY5 7-8 years
Students will work on bridges while continuing to develop their cartwheels and handstands. Cartwheels will be introduced on floor or low beam along with continued handstand progressions, turning and jumping. 
   
GY6 8-9 years
Students will begin to strengthen their tumbling by working on series of cartwheels, one handed cartwheels and round-offs. Balance beam will focus on different jump series and sequences along with continued handstand and cartwheel work on a low beam. 
   
GY7 8-11 years
Students will begin to work on their front and back walkovers by working on different types of bridges. 
 
GY8 9 years +
Students will be working on beginning back handsprings along with a variety of cartwheels to help strengthen their tumbling skills. On the balance beam leaps will be introduced along with a cartwheel to handstand dismount.  
   
GY9 10 years +
Students will continue to develop their back handsprings while front handsprings will be introduced. Back and front flipping drills will be introduced. Back walkovers and front walkovers will be introduced on the balance beam. Cartwheels and handstands will be moved from a low beam to a medium or high beam. 
   
GY10 10 years +
Students will be focusing on enhancing their tumbling by working on a connected round off back handspring. On the Balance beam students will work on a front handspring dismount along with continued work on their front and back walkovers. 
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