• Boys Team

  • WHAT IS MEN'S GYMNASTICS?

     

    Men’s Gymnastics provides a fun and safe energy outlet for boys of any age, where strength and discipline are key factors. Applying strength across six differing apparatus will build confidence and test any young thrill-seekers, through the development of mobility, endurance, flexibility and co-ordination.

    Try Out

      TBA (registration is only available online)  Free Pre-Competitive and Competitive Try Out - Anyone can attend 

    • Free Of Cost Boys & Girls Pre-Competitive & Competitive TryOut
    • Anyone in Windsor-Essex area can attend (if you live further away and you are willing to travel to practice a couple times a week you are welcomed to bring your child for the Try-out as well)
    • 5 years old no experience required, 6 and older Previous Experience Beneficial 
    Assessments available upon request!
    THE APPARATUS
     
    Floor (FX)  
    This  is an exercise in pure acrobatics, alternating between powerful tumbling series and the  composure necessary for balance and strength elements. The gymnast endeavours to display  virtuous rebound height, whilst connecting the elements of their routine with gymnastic  artistry.  
     
    Pommel Horse (PH)
    Routines on this apparatus are characterised by circular movements of the body with legs together (circles) and pendulous swings with the legs separated (scissors). Gymnasts also show a spectacular combination of these skills called flairs. Throughout the routine the gymnast performs smooth combinations of these movements, turning and travelling along the horse. Utilising all parts of the horse, while maintaining an extended body line and straight legs.  
     
    Rings (SR)
    This apparatus is known for it's difficulty of strength and swinging elements. The free moving quality of the rings makes it difficult to remain stationary during held elements, where any movement of the rings incurs a penalty. During his performance, the gymnast should demonstrate control, strength and balance in the presentation of forward and backward swings and strength holds parts. The gymnast's dismount allows him to show his aerial abilities.
     
    Vault (VT)
    Vaulting shows off the gymnasts athletic qualities, with a run up of about 25m preceding the vault movement, where clean movements, height, length and a controlled landing all key. The apparatus involves the completion of two vaults, where strength in the take-off and aerial awareness key elements.
     
    Parallel Bars (PB)
    A predominately swinging apparatus, that is interspersed with only a few held or strength elements. Swings are completed above and below the bars and consist of acrobatic flight elements, changes of direction and swing types. The gymnast's routine ends in a dramatic dismount off the side or the end of the bars. 
     
    High Bar (HB)
    This is a very spectacular apparatus, largely due to the acrobatic releases and re-grasp flight elements. The routine is based on swinging parts without stops, and includes extended forward and backward giant swings, combined with near bar elements, changes of direction and grip, as well as the release and re-grasp movements. The high dismounts from the bar allows the gymnast to show his acrobatic talents and landing prowess.