Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
Are you looking for a challenging, fun and safe sport for your daughter to turn herself upside down, rather than your house?
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics is the perfect sport to teach your daughter co-ordination and confidence, develop creativity and contribute to her general health and fitness.
Benefits of Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
- Enhances co-ordination and agility, for body awareness and balance
- Develops posture and confident body movement, including the ability to land safely
- Enhances creativity and builds self-confidence, for sport and life
- Develops strength and flexibility, for life’s constant challenges
- Develops healthy minds and bodies for now and later in life
Give your daughter the right start in life. Let her experience Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and watch her grow into a happy, healthy and responsible young adult.
Women’s Gymnastics (WAG) is composed of four components
Vaulting shows off the gymnast’s athletic qualities, as the movement is performed after a run up of about 20 metres. The gymnast must put both hands on the horse. 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.
They fly, do pirouettes, touch the floor and then leap high again into the air. 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.
The PCGC WAG program is the competitive stream of common gymnastics for females. Gymnasts train at least twice per week and aim to progress through the Australian Gymnastics National Levels Program.
Gymnasts will be provided with the environment to develop their skills/routines, increase strength, conditioning and physical fitness, as well as the many other benefits gymnastics brings.
Gymnasts are placed in a class based on their age and gymnastic ability. It is preferred that gymnasts master all relevant skills as close to perfect as possible before moving to a more advanced class.
WAG athletes will be given the opportunity to compete at least three times per year, including at our In House Mini Competition – a no-pressure competition, which allows participates to get a feel for the comp structure and build confidence.
Note – beginner gymnasts are welcome to register for WAG. We have classes available for all ages and abilities.
Athletes must be turning five in the year they enroll to be eligible for this gym sport.