Classes

Participating in gymnastics has many physical benefits as it develops co-ordination, flexibility, strength and balance. Gymnastics also has social benefits as it improves concentration, self-esteem and helps develops self-discipline. Leader Gymnastics Club offers a wide range of classes for all ages and ability from beginners to advanced, at both recreational and competitive levels. The club is fitted throughout with quality gymnastics equipment. We are committed to teaching gymnastics in a safe and fun environment. We want all our gymnasts to leave their classes with a smile on their face and a sense of achievement. Please see below for the various gymnastics classes and programmes we provide:

Pre-schoolers*


Little Leaders (Ages 3-4)

These classes are aimed at pre-school aged children and are a 45 minute class. It is a great introduction to the sport of gymnastics to children at a young age. The children learn the basic elements in gymnastics skills with a focus on easy exercises such as rolls, gymnastics stretches and exercises on the trampolines. Using our gymnastics equipment, a wide range of basic gymnastics skills are introduced to the children on the appropriate level apparatus including bars, beam and tumble Trak.


Recreational*


Leader Cubs (Ages 5-6) / Leader Leopards (Ages 7-8) / Leader Lions (Ages 8-12)/Teen

These classes are open to children in the above age ranges and are from one hour up to two hours duration. The classes aim to develop gymnastics skills in a fun, safe and encouraging environment and focus on learning the fundamentals of gymnastics skills while improving strength and flexibility. Children are grouped according to age (see above) and train on all apparatus (including asymmetrical bars, beam, floor and vault) during each term.


Competitive


Elite Teams: 1 - Senior Squad / 2 - Intermediate Squad / 3 - Junior Pre-Elite Squad

Gymnasts who show potential may be invited to join one of our Elite Teams. The training sessions for the elite teams are longer and more intense depending on the squad. The Elite 1 and 2 teams train at a more intense and challenging level of gymnastics which requires a high level of commitment and dedication. Gymnasts in the Elite Teams train at the Gymnastics Ireland Levels System which prepares them to compete at Regional and National level.


Teenagers


Our teen classes are for ages from 13 – 17 years old

Little or no gymnastics experience is required as these classes cater for all levels from beginners to gymnasts with previous gymnastics experience. These classes give teens an opportunity to develop skills in a safe and fun environment. Instruction is given on all four apparatus.


Safeguarding


All our coaches are qualified gymnastics instructors.

At Leader Gymnastics Club, our aim is to ensure all our young members have a positive experience in a safe and fun environment. All our staff are Garda Vetted in line with Gymnastics Ireland garda vetting policy and procedure and in compliance with the National Vetting (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Bureau Acts 2012 to 2016.

We have recently be awarded National Safe Club of the Year 2016 and Governance Club of the Year 2016 by Gymnastics Ireland .


*Please refer to our timetable to see the days and times for our pre-school and recreational classes.