Frequently asked questions
Is your child keen to be a gymnast? Do they just want to try a weekly class, or do they want to train regularly and compete? Take this all into account when choosing a class, as it may mean considering a location that is further away.
Gymnastics clubs vary, but usually classes are grouped by age, and as your child progresses in the sport, she/he will later be grouped by ability level.
First, find a local gymnastics club in your area. Clubs that are members of Gymnastics NSW, the state governing body for the sport, have to meet minimum requirements for liability insurance and coaching expertise and must pledge to follow Gymnastic Australia’s Code of Ethics.
Most clubs within NSW offer a trial lesson, this can easily be booked over the phone. If you child loves their class, you can then enrol them by speaking with the club reception.
I’d love my child to do gymnastics but I’m not interested in competitions, can he/she just do gymnastics for fun?
YES! All our gymnastics clubs are about participation and fun! All our clubs offer classes that are perfect for children who want to come along and do gymnastics once a week. These classes are ideal for children to improve their development and coordination and assist them with other sporting or academic endeavours.
What does my child need to wear?
For most classes girls should wear a gymnastics leotard and boys should wear a singlet or t-shirt and shorts. In the interest of safety, accessories such as belts, buckles and jewellery should be left at home. Hair should be pulled neatly and securely away from the face. All students should be barefoot while in class.
How do I enrol my child into a gymnastics class?
First you will need to find your nearest club using our club finder. Then contact your club via telephone or email to obtain more information on their enrolment process.
What age can my child start gymnastics?
We have programs that accommodate our tiniest of athletes all the way to to their grandparents!
Are your teachers qualified?
All of our coaches are fully qualified and accredited with Gymnastics Australia.
All Gymnastics NSWaffiliated clubs are required to ensure that all their staff (including coaches) are assessed for suitability to work with children and young people.
Do I have to stay with my child during classes?
Each club will have their own guidelines on whether you will need to remain with your child during their class.
For children under the age of four, parents are required to actively participate with their child at all times.