New Zealand Step and Levels Programme
The National Programme is designed to:
• Provide a systematic development pathway for young gymnasts;
• Develop and promote participation at the basic level;
• Provide enjoyable opportunities for as many, youths and adults as possible to participate in gymnastics and to become competitive at a national level or, with a higher level of commitment, to become international class athletes.
How do I become a 'Squad'/Competitive Gymnast:
Entry into these squads is by invitation from our coaching team. Our recreational and competitive coaches are always on the look out, assessing the quality of our programs, and seeing what members are ready to take the next step in the pathway from recreational to competitive gymnastic training.
In addition to our constant scouting for talent and readiness, we also run invite and open 'Come and Try' days in set periods of the year. During which Coaches are on the lookout for “coachability”- so things such as listening skills, focus, attention, response to feedback, ability to make corrections, a willingness to try new things and so on. New members are welcomed, so we can find the best recreational or competitive program for you, with current members recieving advice on how they can continue to develop within their current program, or be invited to join a new program, be it competitive or recreational.
Gymnastics Nelson Competitive Class Descriptions Below:
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) comprises four apparatus. These are Vault, Bar, Beam and Floor.
The Sports Development Committee (SDC) have developed a programme called ‘Strive Towards Excellence in Performance” (STEP programme).
This will encourage the majority of gymnasts to STEP at their own level
and pace through the WAG programme.
Gymnasts learn skills and routines on the four apparatus, which are performed during competitions and judged by a panel of two or three judges. Gymnasts move up through the STEP system at their own pace, based on their acquisition of new
skills and their performance in competitions.
Men's Artistic Gymnastics (MAG)
The National Programme is designed to provide a systematic development pathway for young gymnasts and promote participation at the basic level;
Provide enjoyable opportunities for as many boys, youths and adults as possible to participate in gymnastics and to become competitive at a national level or, with a higher level of commitment, to become international class athletes.
Our recreational competitive programme is designed to give children a further challenge with their gymnastics. This programme is structured around 4-terms with the two key focuses being on routine development to compete at regional competitions and skill development for Gymnastics New Zealand Incentive Awards. This programme looks to continue to develop skill progressions on each of the apparatus while maintaining a fun and supportive environment for sport specific and personal growth.