Partner School Programme - new for 2019 - British Gymnastics

Clubs, Schools & Leisure Centres

 

 Take part in fun gymnastics challenges wherever you are, and win some brilliant prizes, with the TopYa! Active app!

In partnership with British Gymnastics, the free TopYa! Active App offers gymnastics content for children to experience and enjoy the benefits of gymnastics any time, any place, anywhere! 

Challenges have been set by some of your favourite British elite gymnasts, and all you have to do is upload a video to the app showing off your creative skills. After receiving some virtual coaching feedback, your video will be shared with the TopYa! community for a chance to win some great prizes.

Dave Marshall, Participation Director at British Gymnastics said “We want as many children as possible to be active and have fun with gymnastics. The app is particularly good news for children who can’t access gymnastics sessions easily as well as encouraging and supporting those who would rather take part at home. This partnership aligns perfectly with our strategy to deliver more participation opportunities for more people.”

Are you ready to take the TopYa! challenge? Here’s how you can get involved!

Via the website

  1. Click here to visit the British Gymnastics TopYa! Active website
  2. Select ‘join now’ and select 'British Gymnastics 2019 Challenge'
  3. Enter your phone number for an immediate text to download the app and from the App Store or Google Play
  4. Set yourself up as a player, tap ‘Skills Academy’ and you are good to go! 

Via the App store

  1.            Click your chosen app store link here – Apple App Store or Google Play Store
  2.            Download the free app to your device
  3.           In the app, go to the menu and select ‘profile/settings’
  4.           Tap invite code and enter the code 172141
  5.           The challenges will now appear in your Skills Academy. Have fun!

 

 

Useful information

Rules and regulations

Terms and conditions

Privacy policy

What is it?

Adult gymnastics provides a new opportunity for anyone aged 18+ to try out or return to our amazing sport. Does your club want to offer something different to your older gymnasts once they’ve stopped competing to keep them participating? Or do you have any parents or enthusiastic adults who want to try gymnastics for the first time? Adult gymnastics can broaden your club offering and diversify revenue streams within the club, while utilising your space during quieter period such as early mornings, lunchtime or later in the evening.


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How do I set up a session?

Our pdf Adult Support Guide (4.56 MB) provides a step by step guide to setting up and delivering adult gymnastics within a club, as well as how to break down the common barriers and challenges in delivering gymnastics activities to adults.

We have also developed a dedicated Discover Adult Gymnastics workshop, where coaches can learn how to deliver a progressive and engaging programme for adults. Register your interest in a Discover Adult Gymnastics workshop by contacting [email protected]

Want to see the success of other adult gymnastics sessions? Read the case study on pdf Swanage Gymnastics adult sessions (593 KB) .

 

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Opportunities to perform and compete

Adult Gymnastics British Championships

A competition open to anyone aged 18 and over, regardless of experience or ability, with the opportunity to socialise and compete. The event creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere where competitors can meet like-minded people whilst showcasing their gymnastics skills to one another. It is a multi-discipline event where competitors can enter Acrobatic, Men’s Artistic, Trampoline, Tumbling or Women’s Artistic competitions. Adults may even choose to enter several disciplines. To get involved, why not join our ‘Adult Gymnastics’ Facebook group and become part of this fantastic community!

The 2018 Adult British Championships will be held on 25-26 August 2018 at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

Local competitions

Many clubs with well-established adult sessions run successful adult competitions. This is a great starting point for those adults who have never competed before and helps create a network of participants. As with the Adult Gymnastics British Championships, all competitions are relaxed and highly sociable with a number of disciplines on offer.

Can’t find a suitable competition? Why not run your own? We have created a pdf handy event guide (804 KB) to support you in setting up your own adult competition.

Festivals

Participating in festivals such as GymFusion or our international festivals provides the opportunity for gymnasts of all ages and abilities to showcase their gymnastics skills in front of a captive audience in theatre-like venues. Festivals are the perfect opportunity for adults to perform as part of a team and socialise with other like-minded people from all over the world.

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We know your club is always looking for fresh ways to engage and retain gymnasts.  So we’re delighted to introduce you to GymChallenge, a gymnastics competition with a twist.  Unlike other team competitions, where gymnasts are marked on technical excellence, GymChallenge is focused on fun and fitness and can be staged in as little as two hours in your club. Which means now everyone can experience the unique thrill of a team competition without the pressure and no matter what their age or ability.

It’s easy to stage a GymChallenge event and all you need to do to find out more or get started is to visit the GfA section of GymNET and add GymChallenge as an activity. You will then see the challenge cards, club and assessor guides and all marketing materials you will need to run an event. You aren’t obligated to deliver GymChallenge in your club if you add GymChallenge as an activity, this will simply allow you to see all the resources we’ve created.

We hope you enjoy using these resources and have a lot of fun with GymChallenge. 

Where to find out more

If you would like to talk to us about implementing GymChallenge, please contact us on [email protected]

GymChallenge packs are available from the BG online shop - GymChallenge Packs





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GymFit is a programme which can be used to improve the general fitness and physical condition of your participants via a series of fun and challenging exercise work cards. There are beginner, intermediate and advanced work cards which work the upper body, lower body, core and cardio vascular system. The programme is flexible in application and is suitable for a wide range of ability groups. It can be adapted for use by small or large groups, individuals and disabled participants. GymFit can take place in any gymnastics environment and is open to British Gymnastics registered participants under the supervision of a minimum level 2 coach.

How can GymFit help you?

  • It is a great way for your teenagers to continue their participation in gymnastics and can also attract new participants to your club who want to keep fit and stay in shape.
  • It can enhance and add new ideas to your current club programme.
  • With over 100 exercises to choose from you can add a variety of activities to your sessions.
  • It is a flexible, informal, non-traditional training opportunity which offers additional motivation for your participants.
  • It will help to improve the fitness levels of your gymnasts


Clubs can register now via GymNET

Visit the club management folder, select club information, select activities page and scroll down to GymFit. You will be able to choose which age groups you offer, if you support disabilities and if you have space currently available.

After registration you will receive access to the GymFit delivery guide, all work cards and poster and postcard templates to help you advertise your sessions.


Where to find out more...

For more information on GymFit, please contact [email protected] 

GymFit packs are also available on the BG online shop - GymFit Pack


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