As a British Gymnastics affiliated club we follow the official BG proficiency awards scheme. At each level gymnasts pass they will obtain a certificate and badge which can be sewn onto the uniform, at the end levels they will also receive a medal. Gymnasts will be assessed at regular intervals and will be eligible for the relevant badges when skills have been reached.
At Leapz and Boundz the focus is always on individual progress and enjoying sport, however badges are a good way in giving your child;-
- An indication of progress made.
- Motivation to achieve targets.
- A sense of pride and confidence.
- An incentive to pursue gymnastics.
The Pre-school Award Scheme developed for children from 3 years focuses on the development of physical, literacy and movement skills. Children learn the three fundamental building blocks of movement – Action, Balance and Coordination, with a range of 40 different activities to choose from. The scheme introduces children to physical activity in a fun yet structured environment so that they can safely learn and experiment action, balance and coordination activities. Below are the skills which must be achieved to be awarded a pass.
1st Pre-school Badge – 4 Skills from each page of activities
2nd Pre-school Badge – 7 Skills from each page of acitivites
3rd Pre-school Badge – 10 Skills from each page of acitivites
The Core Proficiency Awards
The Core Proficiency Award scheme follows on from Pre- School for beginners and children aged 5 years & upwards the scheme assists in the progressive development of core skills such as balance, strength, flexibility and co-ordination and incorporates compulsory pulse raising activities. There are 10 types of activity and 8 levels of attainment. After level 1 is reached gymnasts can move onto the Advanced Proficiency Awards. Below are the skills which must be completed in order to pass each level.
All Badge Levels – Complete 7/10 Skills
The Advanced Proficiency Awards
The Advanced Proficiency Award scheme is for children aged 11 years & upwards, it assists in the development of Core fitness (Strength, power, flexibility, co-ordination) and gymnastics skills for the coaching of more advanced skills. The scheme offers a range of activities including Fitness, Floor, Vault & Rebound, Apparatus, Pairs & Groups, Hand Held Apparatus and Dance & Aerobics.