Tots (12 months - 3yrs) Tots is a movement program for children 3 years and under and their caregiver, designed to promote the development of the whole child socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically through play in a safe, structured multi-sensory environment. Tots programs encourage trust, co-operation, communication, exploration and discovery, listening skills, sharing and turn taking and most of all fun, fun, fun. Each week the lesson will be based around a new and exciting theme, with plenty of opportunities for the child to work towards improving gross and fine motor skills, spatial awareness, co-ordination and all areas of their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Classes also provide parents and caregivers the opportunity to make friends and socialise with other parents and caregivers and the opportunity to spend special one on one time with their child. Classes are fun, playful and challenging and involve a mix of free exploration, guided discovery, and group time
Junior Gymfun (4-5yrs) Our Junior GYMFUN program is for children aged 4-5 years who will be attending school the following year. In line with Kindergym principles this class continues to develop all developmental areas of the child (social, emotional, physical and cognitive). This class is designed to work towards independence, socialisation, following instructions, basic gymnastic skill development, building self confidence and enjoyment of physical activity. Each class will consist of fun and games, basic stretches, circuit based gymnastic activities, partner work and team work. The aim of the class is to give children a fun, basic introduction to gymnastic skills delivered in a friendly, age appropriate manner. Junior GYMFUN utilises the RAINBOW program to allow progression and assessment of the children through 8 levels (Red, Yellow, Pink, Green, Purple, Orange, Blue, Rainbow). Circuits are designed to allow children to progress at their own rate with each colour having a different activity on a station. This program follows through into our afternoon GYMFUN classes to allow a smooth transition once they progress to school. Parent participation is not required in this class.
GYMFUN (Kindergarten/Yr 1) GYMFUN (GF) is a Gymnastics Australia initiative providing young children the basic building blocks to succeed in more advanced Gymnastics but also developing kids for all future sport and physical activity. This class is designed to work towards independence, socialisation, following instructions, gross motor development, basic gymnastic skill development, building self confidence and enjoyment of physical activity. BGA has implemented it's RAINBOW levels program, which is a continuation from the day time Kindergym and Junior GYMFUN programs, to allow progression to the afternoon classes once the child goes to school. GF is also the perfect class to start in for children with no previous experience as it starts with the most basic shapes and movement patterns and progress through at a rate that suits each child individually
GYMSKILLS (Year 2+ ) GYMSKILLS (GS) is a 2hr recreational gymnastics class for children in Year 2 and above, developing gymnastics skills, body awareness, social skills and confidence in a fun, challenging and energetic way. GYMSKILLS covers gymnastics skills from basics through to more advanced, allowing gymnasts to progress at their own rate of development on each apparatus. As part of GYMSKILLS we are introducing basic FreeG skills into our classes. FreeG is, also known as “street gymnastics” or “parkour” is a trick based program. This is a non competitive program supported by Gymnastics Australia. Primary School age boys welcome in this program. Where numbers permit, children will be divided by age and ability.
REGIONAL LEVELS (Year 2+) Regional Levels is a fun, recreational class which focuses on teaching technically correct gymnastics for gymnasts who would like to participate in non-competitive gradings and progress through our In Club Levels program, a modified version of the Gymnastics Australia, Australian Levels Program. The gymnasts learn skills and routines on Vault, Bars, Beam and Floor. BGA has Newcastle's largest program with over 100 participants.
Competitive Squads BGA is Newcastle's most successful and largest WAG program, with over 100 participants ranging from Level 1-10 and Senior International. As BGA gymnasts progress, they compete with in Club, Region, State, National and International Events allowing a pathway for athletes to follow their dreams from basic competition through to Australian Representation. BGA philosophy is to develop a well rounded, successful individual utilising the sport of gymnastics. Our focus is on creating a positive, safe, fun but challenging and rewarding atmosphere allowing the child to learn, grow and develop in all aspects of their self, namely physical, social, emotional and mental. We desire to foster team work, sportsmanship and respect to all those involved in the sport and believe that success is achieved in the effort and the journey, not in the outcome or result. Junior Development Squads(Level 1-2) NSW Competitive Squads (Level 3-4) National Competitive Squads (Level 5-7) National Representative Squads (Level 8-10/Snr International)