We had an amazing time. They were smart, tidy, positive, hardworking and a smiling credit to the club. The work on attitude and tightness really shone through.
By far the youngest and smallest there, they held their own with the different warm up tasks from each club and proudly led the bridge section from the centre of the circle.
Floor was first and the inspiration of older gymnasts led to backwards rolls with virtually straight arms to their feet.
Walkover work was positive and they did their first (supported) handsprings, apparently anything is possible when you’re a Wetherby gymnast.
Conditioning next. The gymnasts showed how much their conditioning had improved since September. They joined the older girls on a run through of the grade 6 conditioning routine. Some elephant lift and Russian lever work followed by a rope climb, Beth just got higher and higher!
Onto vault, some flat backs standing on the table vault and then some separate work learning to fly on a handspring flat back rather than pootle over a ‘handstand flatback’
A well behaved and well deserved snack break was followed by some focussed work on hand turning on bars in back circle, with tips from other clubs leading to much improvement. Then some solid practice on our squat ons, not phased at all by strange equipment.
Final flourish on beam, our tinies tidy tight stance on beam and their jump drills had them setting the example for older girls to copy. Then some input from a fellow coach on their different but successful rolling technique led to all gymnasts succeeding in getting a forward roll to stick.
A cool down, smiley photos and it was home time.