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GSA GYM CHALLENGE CIRCUIT NO 1

GSA Gym For All Challenge Circuit

Challenge Circuit 1
This is a two staged program of activity circuits that are intended to provide
a bridge between any “one session per week” recreational gymnastic class
and a formal Gym For All or Artistics gymnastic competitive program. This
program is for both boys and girls – teams may be mixed.

This program involves four DMP based activity circuits:


1. STATICS
2. SPRING AND LANDING
3. ROTATION
4. SWING

This program has aimed to include activities that are relevant to a recreational program and
that can easily be included in a variety of recreational gymnastic circuits. It is also aimed to
target activities that are fundamental to the development of higher-level gymnastics. All of
the activities will lead to the first or the Artistic or Club levels of competition.

Finally, the program has aimed at an approach that remains fun and fast moving for an age
range that may not be ready for the structure, discipline and repetitiveness of competition
preparation.

This program is in its own stage of development and will readily be modified if good reasons
for such modification become apparent in its application. Feedback from all participants is
welcomed. The Challenge program will provide a transition into the formality of
competition for our younger potentials. The event will be a genuine competition as such
but should not provide a daunting atmosphere for the children. It should also be an easy
environment for clubs not experienced in the protocols of formal competitions.

SCORING:
Each of the circuits has five activities that, in an event, should each be done in sequence –
much the same as in a formal routine. Each activity will receive a score out of ten based on
competency and the five scores for the circuit will be averaged to provide the final score for
that circuit.

Gymnastics SA would like to acknowledge the conception of this program by Gymnastics WA


and Paul Szyjko and thank them for their assistance in this area.

We hope that this approach to gymnastics finds a receptive audience as we believe that not
only can it be good for gymnastics, those who follow it will themselves benefit in the many
ways possible from the sound development of skill patterns.
GSA Gym For All Challenge Circuit

EVENT 1 – Sunday 24th June 2012


STATICS & SPRING

ENTRIES CLOSE : MONDAY 18TH JUNE 2012

EVENT 2 – Sunday 16th September 2012

ROTATION & SWING

ENTRIES CLOSE : MONDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2012

AWARDS

Each participant will receive a ribbon for each event. The awards will be
graded as follows:

Top 3rd GOLD RIBBON


Middle 3rd SILVER RIBBON
Lower 3rd BRONZE RIBBON

JUDGING THE EVENT:


PERFORMANCE JUDGING:
Each skill is judged out of 10pts as below:
Performance Value
Attempt skill not identifiable 4 pts
Attempt skill identifiable 6 pts
Attempt skill – near ideal model 8 pts
Ideal model 10 pts

COST:
Entry fee for the event will be $4.50 (incl GST) per apparatus
GSA Gym For All Challenge Circuit

Challenge Circuit 1

STATICS / BALANCE CIRCUIT


Station Activity
1 FLOOR
Kneeling Arabesque
(hold 5 secs) optional entry and exit
2 FLOOR
From stand, roll backwards to candle, lower to tuck sit
3 FLOOR
Support sequence – from sit, rear support to side support to front support and
squat to stand
4 LOW BEAM
Step onto beam: 3 steps forward, straddle balance, 3 steps backward, straight
jump off side of beam
5 BOX
Tuck handstand on appropriate sized box

SPRING CIRCUIT

Station Activity
1 FLOOR
3 x bunny hops forward along mat
2 VAULT STRIP
2 X long jumps
3 BOX / MINI TRAMP
Star Jump to land from box
4 BOX / MINI TRAMP
Straight Jump to land from box
5 BOARD / BOX / VAULT
Bunny hop to squat onto box, pause to steady, bunny hop onto vault, walk to
end, straight jump to land
GSA Gym For All Challenge Circuit

Challenge Circuit 1

SWING CIRCUIT

Station Activity
1 RINGS
Lift legs to a tucked hang – optional position ( knees tucked to chest or feet to
bottom)
2 P BARS
Lift legs to sole circle hang on bar
3 P BARS / BOX
Standing on box, jump to front support (arched position ), shoulder shrug back to
arch
4 BAR/BLOCK
Jump to ticked swing forward and backward to release to land (feet tucked to
bottom)
5 BAR
From hang, travel along bar – 4 steps – tuck or straight legs

Note: All skills can be performed on a bar if other apparatus is not available

ROTATION CIRCUIT

Station Activity
1 FLOOR
Tucked forward roll to tuck sit on incline
2 FLOOR
Straddle forward roll to L-sit down incline
3 FLOOR
Tucked backward roll, to angry cat (optional hand position)
4 FLOOR
2 x Egg Rolls ( straddle optional)
5 LOW BEAM
Tucked bunny hops x 2 each way over the low beam
Competition Entry Form
Competition Details
Event Name GYM CHALLENGE CIRCUIT
Event Date
CLOSING DATE:
Club Details
Name of Club
Address
Phone
Email
Contact Person
Nominated Coaches GA No.
(1 per team) GA No.
GA No.
Nominated Judges GA No.
(2 per CLUB) GA No.
GA No.

ENTRY FEE: Entry fee for the event will be $4.50 (incl GST) per apparatus

SEND NO MONEY NOW!

Clubs will be invoiced after the competition for the number of gymnasts
entered into the event. No entries will be received on the day of the
competition.

Office use only:

Payment

No. of Gymnasts Office Use Only


x Entry Fee Receipt No.
Number of
apparatus
Total Fee Enclosed Invoice No.
Competition Entry Form (Continued)

All details must be completed. Please print or type participant’s name(s) and
make sure spelling is correct as the Participation Certificates are compiled
from this form. One form can be used for different Levels within the same
event. Please group those in the same Level together and leave a blank line
before going on to the next category.

Gymnasts:
First Name Surname Apparatus
Please circle or highlight
STATICS SPRING
Jim Nastics ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
STATICS SPRING
ROTATION SWING
CHALLENGE BLUE:
STATICS / BALANCE

STEP TO LUNGE, RAISE ONE LEG


BACKWARD AT LEAST
45º TO SCALE
(5 SECS) RETURN TO STAND
CHALLENGE BLUE:
STATICS / BALANCE

FROM STAND, ROLL BACKWARD TO


CANDLE STAND, LOWER TO TUCK SIT

ARMS ABOVE HEAD


ARMS ABOVE HEAD
CHALLENGE BLUE:
STATICS / BALANCE

SUPPORT SEQUENCE
FROM SIT, REAR SUPPORT TO SIDE
SUPPORT TO FRONT SUPPORT &
SQUAT TO STAND
START POSITION

HOLD ALL SUPPORT POSITIONS X 3 COUNTS


CHALLENGE BLUE:
STATICS / BALANCE

STEP ONTO BEAM: 3 STEPS


FORWARD, STRADDLE BALANCE, 3
STEPS BACKWARDS. STRAIGHT JUMP
OFF SIDE
CHALLENGE BLUE:
STATICS / BALANCE
ENSURE SHOULDERS REMAIN OVER HANDS – USE
TUCK HANDSTAND ON APPROPRIATE CORRECT SIZE BOX FOR ATHLETE
SIZE BOX
CHALLENGE BLUE:
PERFORMED ON THE VAULT RUN
SPRING CIRCUIT

BUNNY HOPS FORWARD X 3,


SQUAT TO STAND

BUNNY HOPS X 3
CHALLENGE BLUE:
SPRING CIRCUIT

5 X DEPTH JUMPS WITH ARM SWING


TO STICK LAND

STICK EACH LANDING


CHALLENGE BLUE:
SPRING CIRCUIT

STAR JUMP TO
STICK LANDING

BOX & MINI TRAMP


CHALLENGE BLUE:
SPRING CIRCUIT

STRETCH JUMP TO STICK LANDING

BOX & MINI TRAMP


CHALLENGE BLUE:
SPRING CIRCUIT

FROM BOX, TUCK JUMP ONTO BOX,


PAUSE TO STEADY, BUNNY HOP TO
SQUAT ON LONG HORSE, STRAIGHT
JUMP OFF

AIRBOARD TO BOX TO LONG HORSE


DISMOUNT
CHALLENGE BLUE:
ROTATION CIRCUIT

TUCKED FORWARD ROLL TO SQUAT

START STANDING ON A BOX


CHALLENGE BLUE:
ROTATION CIRCUIT

STRADDLE FORWARD ROLL TO


SQUAT
START STANDING ON A BOX
CHALLENGE BLUE:
ROTATION CIRCUIT

TUCKED BACKWARD ROLL, HANDS


CLASPED BEHIND THE NECK

FINISH IN ANGRY CAT


CHALLENGE BLUE:
ROTATION CIRCUIT WHEN TEACHING START ON BACK
MAY ADD ONE STRAIGHT LEG OR
SPLIT IN THE MIDDLE
EGG ROLL X 2
CHALLENGE BLUE:
ROTATION CIRCUIT

TUCKED BUNNY HOPS X 3 EACH


WAY OVER BENCH OR LOW BEAM

ENSURE LEGS ARE TUCKED AND


FEET ARE TOGETHER
CHALLENGE BLUE:
SWING CIRCUIT

FROM STANDING ON A BOX, LIFT


LEGS TO A TUCKED HANG

TUCK HANG MAYBE PERFORMED


WITH STRAIGHT ARMS BUT
EXTEND GYMNASTS TO A BENT
ARM ACTION.
CHALLENGE BLUE:
SWING CIRCUIT

FROM STAND LIFT TO STRADDLE


START TEACHING FEET ON SECOND
SOLE HANG (SINGLE BAR)
BAR AND THEN MOVE TO SINGLE
BAR
CHALLENGE BLUE:
SWING CIRCUIT

JUMP TO FRONT SUPPORT ON P


BARS AND SHRUG OPTIONAL
DISMOUNT

SHOW GOOD SHAPE – PUSH


UP AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE ON
THIGHS IN SHRUG MAY SIDE
OR END
CHALLENGE BLUE:
SWING CIRCUIT SHOW GOOD SHAPE THROUGH
OUT THE SWING
FROM STANDING ON BLOCK , JUMP
TO TUCKED SWING FORWARD AND
SWING BACKWARD WITH RELEASE
TO LAND
CHALLENGE BLUE:
SWING CIRCUIT
SHOW GOOD SHAPE THROUGH
OUT THE ACTIVITY
FROM HANG , TRAVEL ALONG BAR IN
- LEGS AND FEET TOGETHER
4 STEPS