Squad

Our competitive squad are known as Dolphina Gymnastics Club.

Viewing is restricted to Saturday’s (WAG)

Squad classes are for children who show competitive ability. And are by invitation only.

WOMENS ARTISTIC

The female competitors use four different pieces of apparatus: Vault, Uneven Bars, Beam and Floor.

The Vault should have a very powerful and fast run up which enables the gymnast to perform a high and long vault which will include one or more rotations and finishes with a controlled landing.

In a Bar routine, the gymnast will perform swinging and continuous movements which include movements in both directions, above and below the bar, twists and somersaults and an acrobatic dismount to land.

The Beam is seen to be one of the hardest pieces of apparatus to master as the width of the beam is only 10cm. During the routine they need to perform acrobatic elements, leaps, jumps and turns whilst demonstrating elegance, flexibility, rhythm and balance.

During a Floor exercise the gymnast will include movements that show strength, flexibility and balance and combine moves such as somersaults, twists and leaps which is performed to music.

Development Squads

Girls for these squads are selected by experienced coaches following an initial trial. The girls are chosen because they demonstrate natural physical requirements and potential.

Once in this squad the gymnasts follow a training programme designed to improve flexibility, strength and coordination which will allow them to develop the required skills at a later stage. Regular attendance is very important for gymnasts in these squads.

Competition Squads

These squads are for selected gymnasts who wish to work towards taking part in competitions.

Gymnastics is a demanding sport and squad members and their families need to realise that entry into a squad requires enormous commitment.

In order to be successful a squad gymnast will need to attend regularly, be committed to their training programme and develop a high level of self-discipline.

FIND OUR SQUAD GALLERY BELOW

General Squad

Training daysTraining times
Monday6:15-8:15pm
Tuesday6:15pm-8:15pm
Wednesday6:15pm-8:15pm
Thursday6:15pm-8:15pm
Friday4:30pm-6:30pm
Friday (Boys Squad) 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday11:00am-1:00pm

Pat’s Squad

Normal Training HoursHoliday Training Hours
Tuesdays 5.30pm – 7.30pmWednesday’s 3.00pm-7.00pm
Wednesdays 5.30pm – 7.30pmThursday’s 3.00pm-7.00pm
Saturdays 1pm – 5pm

Nancys Squad

Normal Training HoursHoliday Training Hours
Tuesday 4.00pm – 8.00pmMonday 3pm – 7pm
Thursday 4pm – 6pmWednesday 3pm – 7pm
Saturday 1pm – 6pmThursday 3pm – 6pm

Bev’s Squad

Normal Training HoursHoliday Training Hours
Tuesdays 4.45pm- 8pmMonday’s 3.00pm-8.00pm
Wednesday 5.15pm – 8.00pmWednesday’s 3.00pm-8.00pm
Thursday 5pm – 8pmThursday’s 3.00pm-7.00pm
Saturday 1pm -6pm

Alice’s Squad

Normal Training HoursHoliday Training Hours
Monday 4.30pm – 8.30pmMonday 2pm – 8pm
Tuesday 4.30pm – 6.30pmWednesday’s 3pm – 8pm
Friday 4.00pm – 8.30pmThursdays 2pm – 7pm
Saturday 1pm-6pm