Personal Gymnastics Lessons for Children
General Gymnastics - From Beginners to Intermediate
If your child has never done gymnastics or he/she is at a beginners to intermediate level (Badges 8 to 1 from the Core Proficiency Awards Scheme of British Gymnastics for primary school children), you can book a personal gymnastics session with me, coach Stefan. This would be a wonderful opportunity to try this sport and learn the fundamentals of gymnastics, like my gymnast did (on the photo above is Nasko at the age of 6).
If you look online for gymnastics classes, you can probably find some for children as young as 2 years of age, but in most cases is better to wait until your child is at least 5 before starting any gymnastics programmes. Unlike joining a gymnastics club or an after school club, booking a personal gymnastics lesson for your child in the comfort of your home is much more mobile option because you can have the session when and where it suits you best. Moreover, your child will learn the right technique by seeing a proper demonstration by me, the coach (3-times London Gymnastics Champion on Rings). I can assure you that taking the time to learn proper gymnastics technique can improve results and prevent annoying injuries.
If your child has already been doing gymnastics, then why don't you supplement their classes with a weekly personal gymnastics lesson? In fact, combining group sessions with personal gymnastics lessons would probably be the most efficient option. So, if your children are between 5 and 11, and you would like them to do gymnastics, you can book a lesson and start that magic journey of learning the fundamentals of gymnastics.
Gymnastics Lessons for Primary School Children in London
This is Alexander on Handstand at the age of 8.
The main gymnastics course offered for primary school children is the Proficiency Awards Scheme by British Gymnastics (the National Governing Body for the sport of Gymnastics in the United Kingdom). This programme is designed to progressively develop physical fitness components, such as strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. The programme consists of 8 levels (starting from level eight and finishing at level one) and there are 10 gymnastics exercises in each level. The gymnastics exercises are directly linked to the National Curriculum and endorsed by the Association for Physical Education in the UK. After passing each level, your child will receive a certificate signed by British Gymnastics and the qualified coach who delivered the training, in addition to a gymnastics badge. Badge number one (the highest level) comes with a gold medal from British Gymnastics as well. All of those rewards will boost the motivation of your children.
As a Level 3 qualified gymnastics coach, I am in the position to award my gymnasts with those badges and certificates, and I can provide your children with the skills needed for passing all badges by delivering the Proficiency Award Scheme as part of your personal training sessions with me.
Although, I follow the Proficiency Award Scheme provided by British Gymnastics, my personal training programmes are tailored towards the individual needs of each child, and will provide you with greater information about the importance of physical activity, proper technique, recommended nutritional guidelines, as well as fun and safe homework to practise until our next session.
Here is the main list of gymnastics skills that your children will practise in our gymnastics lessons:
Tuck, pike, and straddle sit
Star and Straight shape
Dish and Arch Shape
Front, Back and Side Support
One leg balance and T-balance
Forward Rolls to different positions
Backward Rolls to different positions
Side Roll/Egg Roll and TeddyBear Roll
Head stand with bent and straight legs
Kick to Handstand/Handstands by the wall
Ride and left Split
Back and Front Walkovers
L-sit, Straddle L-sit and Frog Balance on Mini Bars