Squad Gymnastics at FBGC
Fishermen's Bend runs a Women's Artistic limited hours ALP program with Gymnasts currently competing in Levels 1 - 7. We also run a mixed gender Gymstar Squad program with Gymnasts competing in Levels 3-8. Entry into the squad program is by invitation only.
This class is designed for our younger squad Gymnasts to focus on developing their strength, flexibility and developing skills required for higher squad levels. Gymnasts are usually in this class for 2 years before progressing through to ALP Level 3+ or into Gymstar.
Australian Levels Program (ALP)
ALP is a National Program where Gymnasts attend competitions in two streams; Limited hours or Unlimited hours. At FBGC we want our Gymnasts to love their Gymnastics and to be competitive but we also want them to have the opportunity to be involved in other sports/activities. This is why we compete in the limited hours division. Limited hours is still a significant commitment with training hours ranging from 4-9hrs per week. Gymnasts in this program compete the 4 Women's Artistic apparatus; Vault, Bar, Beam & Floor. ALP training includes a significant amount of time on strength and flexibility training which allows Gymnasts to perform advanced skills to a high quality. ALP Gymnasts are expected to be consistently attending training during term time and will also have training during some school holiday breaks, and are expected to enter competitions that the club attends.
Gymstar is a Victorian program designed to bridge the gap between Recreational Gymnastics and ALP Gymnastics. It has two divisions; competition and challenge. In the challenge division the focus at events is celebrating Gymnastics and giving it a go. The competition division is more competitive but still a heap of fun. Gymnasts at FBGC participate in both divisions, the division we enter is dependent on what we think is the best for that particular group. Gymnasts must attend training at least once a week and need to compete a minimum of one external competition each year.
If you have any questions regarding squad Gymnastics please contact our Squad co-ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org