At SGA we have a small Squad of Gymnasts that are Women's Artistic.
To find out what WA is all about click on the link below:
Click the link below to find out more about NDP Grades:
Being in the Artistic Squads at SGA requires alot of dedication. Training hours can be long and even though we split sessions down into apparatus blocks the gymnasts do need regular breaks.
WATER is essential for every training session. Please bring a named, large 1ltr bottle or several bottles to lessons to keep hydrated!
NUTRITION is most important before, during and after training to keep energy levels up. We recommend a healthy meal including protein & carbohydrates before training, no sooner than an hour before and an energy filled snack for break times/lunches. Eg: Fruit & Oat bar (please no nuts as a gymnast has serious allergies) Banana, Tuna Sandwhich etc...
KIT BAG £38 We have large SGA kit bags which are personalised (See Emma to order) We also have Peronalsied Chalk Bags £9 which each WA Gymnast should have with the following essentials:
1) CHALK BLOCK £2 - Can be purchased from Emma or bought online and put in a small, named plastic container
2) HANDGUARDS FOR BARS - We have a large range of palm guards & handguards for sale in Club (Please see your Coach for the correct order)
Which hand guards are right for my gymnast....?
PALM GUARDS £20 - These just cover the palms and help gymnasts to learn basic moves on bars without blistering. Wrist-bands will also need to be worn with these.
Who for....? Baby Development Rainbow Squads, F&V Squads, Adv Rec Squads
HAND GUARDS £42 - These are more advanced guards that have a special 'rod' at the base of the fingers to grip the bars. They will need to be specifically measured (info on websites)
Who for.....? All WA Squad groups
LOOP & GLOVE SET £18- This is for gymnasts in WA and F&V Squads. These are essential for metal bar work and keeps gymnasts attached to the bar for safety. They also stop gymnasts from blistering on the palms and wrists learning more complex skills such as giant swings.
Your coach will tell you what size 'loop' you will need as this varied from gymnast to gymnast and are measured in lesson. Loops only last up to 1 year and will need replacing regularly. Long gloves are sold in Club. Gymnasts will not be able to share loops and gloves as they mould to a personal fit
See picures below for various groups
Shorts £15-18 or ankle length leggings £22-25 maybe worn to training in colder months but are not permitted in competition or leading up to competition in training. No tshirts/hoodies for safety purposes.
Hair must be suitably tied back, for training and competition hair for 4-7yrs is 2 'bear buns' on top of the head with bows, 8yrs + high bun with bow
Tracksuit are compulsory for Grades Gymnasts along with competition leotard at a hire cost of £10.00 per event (RRP £80.00) Please DO NOT wash the leotards, hand back to Emma or Sarah after so that we can professionally wash them to keep the sequins and colours fresh
Any questions reagrding SGA Squads please email Head Coach Sarah HERE