GSC Outline

The Ascot Park Specialist Physical Education & Sport School Gymnastics Strength & Conditioning Program aims to develop the physical abilities required to achieve success in acrobatic sports such as Artistic Gymnastics, Trampolining and Diving. The program is designed to complement a club-based program; however, external membership is not required, particularly at the development level. Ascot Park Primary School students will have an opportunity to compete at the Gymnastics SA Schools Challenge in Term 3 each year.

The Gymnastics Strength & Conditioning Program is focused on 5 main areas of development:

  • Core Strength
  • Arm Strength
  • Leg Strength
  • Handstand and
  • Flexibility

Athletes are grouped based on their physical abilities, not competition level, with an increasing level of difficulty/complexity of skills at each level:

Development:
Introduce basic body shapes with a focus on developing coordination, static strength, and basic flexibility.

Intermediate:
Develop strength movements such as chin ups, dips and squats, introduce balance in handstand and static flexibility such as bridge.

Advanced:
Advanced handstand development including press to handstand, introduce power development and dynamic flexibility such as bridge & recover and walkovers.

Athletes’ progress will be measured each term via a profile test to measure personal improvement and guide program development.

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