LSGE is a 2 or 3-day quality coaching programme which runs daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm with extra time club available from 8.30am to 5.30pm. We deliver our own unique coaching programme which develops children through progressive and fun sessions in different gymnastics disciplines.
The majority of our Louis Smith Gymnastics Experiences take place within school settings using a combination of school supplied and our own gymnastics equipment brought to the venue.
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.
LSGE has a unique curriculum which recognises the need for participants to develop holistically and includes elements such as arts and crafts, research activities about the gymnasts.
All children who attend the full 3 days of the Academy receive a free t-shirt and are coached by our Star Visit. As well as this, we have prizes, certificates, competitions and lots lots more...
On LSGE 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.
LSGE have trained managers on every site who come from a variety of different backgrounds. We actively recruit primary school teachers, PGCE students, childcare professionals and highly qualified sports and activity staff in order to ensure that our camps are as safe and effective as possible, and that we meet the high standards set and expected by Ofsted.
We recognise the importance of health and safety and child welfare and as such we are the only provider of our kind that has training developed in partnership with Cardinus Risk Management and approved by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management. All of our staff whether they are an assistant coach or regional manager take part in our approved online training.
Without exception, all of our coaching staff are BG (British Gymnastics) qualified, DBS checked and have completed our own comprehensive training. All our coaches take part in our accredited staff training programme by the International Institute of Risk Management.
We value our coaches experience very highly and employ several ex or current high performers as instructors. Their experience of competing adds great value and insight into what is required to perform at the highest level.
We take our responsibilities for the care of each child at our camps very seriously. This page is designed to provide all necessary and useful information for parents; from the timings of a typical day to our booking terms and conditions.