Novice Competitive Squad

Selection into the Novice squad is by invitation only. If a child enrolled in General Gymnastics shows potential or talent, and they appear to have the appropriate mental and physical attributes to be a competitive gymnast, they may be offered a place in the Novice squad.

Competitive gymnastics requires a strong commitment from the gymnast and their family. Regular and longer hours of training, the cost of training and Auckland wide competitions, as well as parental involvement in the club, are prerequisites for a successful Novice gymnasts.

Novice Division gymnasts must attend training twice a week for 1.5-2 hours per session. Training times are determined by the child’s level.

Novice Division Gymnasts are expected to attend up to 4 competitions per year, including the compulsory Mini Tramp and Tumbling Competition (Term 1) and the ESGC Rainbow Test (Term 4)

Novice gymnasts must compete in the ESGC Competition B leotard which can be purchased from the office. Tracksuits are also compulsory and can be hired, or purchased from the office.

Novice gymnasts are strongly encouraged to attend the holiday training to keep up their strength, fitness and flexibility.

Holiday Training

Week 1:

Monday 16th April – Thursday 19th April – 5:00 – 6:30pm

Week 2:

Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th April – 5:00 – 6:30pm

 

To enrol in the Term 1 Holiday Programme for Novice Comp, please click the buttons below.

For more information please download the Novice Squad handbook

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Novice Squad gymnasts must compete in the ESGC Novice Squad leotard which can be purchased from the office.

The ESGC Novice Squad uniform can be viewed below.

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Competitive Squad

Selection into the Competitive squad is by invitation only. If a child enrolled in General Gymnastics or the Novice squad shows significant potential or talent, and they appear to have the appropriate mental and physical attributes to be a Competitive gymnast, they may be offered a place in the Competitive squad.

Gymnasts invited into the ESGC Competitive squad train and compete under the internationally-recognised Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) programme which involves a combination of acrobatics, strength and power across 4 different apparatus: Uneven Bars, Vault, Beam and Floor. GymSport NZ has developed the STEP programme that encourages gymnasts to Strive Towards Excellence in Performance with progression through thresholds to ensure gymnasts advance as they are ready. There are 10 Steps from beginner to international level gymnastics.

Competitive gymnasts in Step 0-2 are required to attend 2 training sessions per week, and generally gymnasts in Step 3 and above will be training three of more times per week. As gymnasts progress through the Steps, their attendance and commitment level increases accordingly.

Competitive gymnastics requires a major commitment from the gymnast and their family. Regular and longer hours of training, the cost of training and NZ wide competitions, as well as parental involvement in the club, are prerequisites for a successful competitive gymnast.

Competitive Gymnasts from Step 2 up are expected to attend upwards of 4 competitions per year with majority in Auckland but travel to other regions is also compulsory. Step 5-10 Gymnasts are eligible to compete at National Competitions.

Competitive Squad gymnasts must compete in the ESGC Competitive Squad leotard which can be purchased from the office.
Tracksuits are also compulsory and can be purchased from the office.
The ESGC Competitive Squad uniforms can be viewed below.

Sophie Pomfrett

Step’s 1 – 4

Akasha Shroff

Step’s 5 – 6

Amelia Windle

Step’s 7 and up