Inspiring a new generation of gymnasts!
9.30am-4.30pm with optional extended hours from 8.30am-5.30pm
for children aged 5-14
Louis Smith Gymnastics Academy Coaching Programme
Our Academy coaching programmes are designed to cater for a variety of levels of gymnast.
Whether you want to enjoy your first gymnastics experiences or have have had some experience before, our coaching programme is designed for everyone who attends to benefit, enjoy and develop in a fun and safe learning environment.
The LSGA coaching programme is devised by Louis's coach, Paul Hall, lead instructor at Huntingdon Gymnastics Club. Paul has worked with Louis for over 12 years and has also taught many of the GB gymnastics team. With the expertise of Louis and Paul, we've created a gymnastics programme that will challenge beginners as well as those who have already experienced some gymnastics and want to progress further.
Our programme ensures that children will develop their gymnastics in a fun learning environment. The opportunity to meet Louis or other GB gymnasts, will provide a unique and inspiring opportunity for all participants.
We aim to meet each individual's goals and objectives and our programmes are uniquely designed to reflect this. We aim to cover age appropriate gymnastics disciplines suitable for each age group.
On LSGA 5-7 year olds have their own programme which establishes the fundamentals of gymnastics and sport in general. We understand the different needs of this age range and this is reflected in the timetable which has shorter sessions, and also includes sessions of arts and crafts, play and activities designed to develop their social skills.
We understand that to develop young children holistically they cannot complete gymnastics for 8 hours a day. We have therefore enhanced our programme by introducing activities that coaches can select from to help develop each child, these activities include:
All of the disciplines mentioned above, including more, will be taught at the level and ability of each group or player, enabling them to improve and enhance their skill levels and confidence.
Louis Smith Gymnastics Academy Example Day
|8.30 - 9:30am||Extra Time Club (DVD time/Arts & Crafts)|
|Louis Smith Energiser|
|Session 1||Festival Gymnastics|
|Drinks break and quiz|
|Session 2||Louis Smith Gym Challenge|
|Session 3||Exploring the world of Gymnastics*|
|Lunch and worksheets|
|Session 4||Assualt course & multi-activity|
|Session 5||Arts & Crafts T-shirt design|
|Session 6||Session 4 on trampette and vault|
|Reflections on the day|
|4.30 - 5.30pm||Extra Time Club (DVD time/Arts & Crafts)|
*exploring the countries and cultures of nations taking part in gymnastics