All year Round Featured Sports

Getting involved in gymnastics couldn’t be easier. You don’t need any special equipment, just your body and a desire to learn. Gymnastics isn’t just one sport. It’s a whole range of different activities that are knows as " disciplines". Gymnastics has been around for over 2000 years but as an competitive sport it is still relatively new.

According to many experts Gymnastics is  a sport that can improve overall fitness, strength, balance and body control and it requires no specialist equipment and is great for indoors. Benefits of Gymnastics include:

  • Social interaction and discipline as it trains young adults in both teamwork and achievement.
  • Improved mental focus and concentration.
  • Education and an understanding of physics.
  • Flexibility, balance and co-ordination
  • Numerous health benefits

At West Midlands Sports Development we follow national governing body recommendations.

  • We ensure Coaches are suitably qualified i.e. hold at least a UKCC Level 2 coaching award. 
  • All coaches should have attended a sports coach UK Safeguarding & Protecting Children course or an equivalent child protection course.
  • All coaches and club personnel working directly with children are Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checked.
  • All coaches are monitored of in their role to ensure they maintain the high standards of coaching practice.
  • All coaches have a valid emergency or first aid qualification.

During planning for our courses our aim is to: 

  1. Ensure a suitable coach to player ratio.
  2. Ensure additional adults are present whilst coaching sessions are undertaken.
  3. Ensure any volunteers that may support our resident coaches are aware of our strict coaching philosophy.

All our coaches are committed to the new 1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport.

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