Next Step Competition

The Next Step Gymnastics competition resource has been put together in response to the success of the Key Step Pack.  It targets Key Stages 3-5 building upon the basic skills learnt in the Key Step by introducing more complex, discipline specific skills. The Next Step resource provides a flexible competitive format to suit the abilities and aspirations of the young people involved. the Next Step pack is designed to be used as a gymnastics competition portfolio. Next Step Gymnastics is the recommended competitive format for the use by: Competition Organisers, Secondary Schools, Clubs, Colleges, Partnerships and Leisure Centres.

Next Step pack contains
  1. An introduction to and the aims of, the Next Step Programme
  2. Recommended and alternative formats for competitions
  3. 3 body management routine cards for use in preparing gymnasts and in competition
  4. A choice of 1 or more discipline specific packs containing 6 work cards depicting routines and providing advice on developing skills, a DVD of students of varied ability demonstrating the routines, a set of colourful A2 sized posters showing routines, guidelines on how to set up and judge a competition and  judging score sheets
  5. Advice on managing ad running gymnastics competitions
  6. Information about officiating and the use of volunteers and leaders
  7. Template for score sheet, competitions programme, and invitation letters

Next Step - Getting Started

You can order a Next Step pack by contacting 0845 1297 129 option 4 - GEL (Gymnastics Enterprises Ltd, Unit 1, Lilleshall Hall Farm, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9AS or visit the British Gymnastics website online shop

If you are going to begin using Next Steps during your school lessons or club, or if you are going to set up a competition you may find it useful to talk to;

Next Step - Judging

We are currently piloting the Judging course that will support this resource. Please bare with us until this course is completed.
Next Step - Disciplines
The Next Step pack resource is designed to be expanded by allowing other disciplines to be added to the folder.
Discipline packs are available separately as follows

  • Trampoline Gymnastics
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics
  • Cheerleading
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics - Available Early 2012