Girls displaying aptitude and natural talent may be invited to the competitive WAG stream, learning advanced levels of the National Development curriculum and potentially representing the Club at regional, state, national and international competition.
Expectations are placed on the gymnast to work hard and improve their physical abilities and skills. Positions within the competitive team are offered on the understanding that the gymnast aspires to high levels of performance and intends to fully meet the training and competition requirements of that team. Gymnasts can expect the dedication of their coach to the task of developing their gymnastic ability to their maximum potential. The programs put in place will give your child the best chance to maximise their individual potential and provide future life skills, if correctly followed with determination, effort and persistence.
Strength, flexibility and shapes are the key components of the Girls Development Program. Maroochy Beach Competitive gymnasts follow the WAG National Development Program with the aim being representation at Regional, State and National competition.
Girls participate in 4 apparatus under the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Program
This apparatus shows off the gymnast's athletic qualities, as the movement is performed after a run up of up to 25 metres. The gymnast must put both hands on the vaulting table. As far as marking is concerned, the judges will evaluate the complexity of the movement, the position of the body, and the landing, which must be perfect.
The uneven bars are by far the most spectacular apparatus of the competition. Imagine the strength, the precision, the rhythm, the concentration and the courage that these girls need to perform their exercises with such simplicity. The gymnast moves from one bar to the other, alternating grip changes, releases and regrasps, saltos and changes of direction with circular swings.
The beam has a certain magic about it. Many people wonder how the gymnasts manage to perform on an apparatus where balance, acrobatic sequences with or without flight elements, gymnastic jumps and turns all play a role. It is an exercise not only of flexibility, but also of concentration, rhythm and expression.
This exercise is the public's favourite and they are ready to clap as soon as the music begins. Many gymnasts will tell you that they have had their greatest ovations when performing floor exercises to music. The floor is the area where a gymnast can fully express all her grace, her personality, and her technique, combining acrobatics, gymnastics and dance.
Level 1-3 gymnasts style hair in a high bun secured with a pink hair scrunchie, available for purchase through the front office.
Level 4-10 gymnasts are requested to style hair for competition as demonstrated in this video, secured with ribbons.
Gymnasts, parents and coaches gathered at the Kunda Park venue on Friday 20th October to welcome home WAG Level 10 athlete - Karleigh Fraser - following her return from the 2017 New Zealand Tour.
Karleigh was selected to the Australian WAG Level 10 team to tour New Zealand, following her 1st All Around placing at the 2017 Queensland State Championships and 3rd All Around at the Australian Championships.
Karleigh is a huge inspiration for all of our athletes and a great ambassador for Maroochy Beach Gymnastics. Our younger athletes were in awe of her incredible achievements - not only in attaining Level 10, but also her success with selection for Queensland and Australian teams.
Karleigh is already back in training preparing for another great year of competition in 2018.