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Under 5s

KSTP under 5s programs are designed to prepare children for life, the programs are professionally developed so that each activity and equipment station serves a purpose. For 18months to 3years we recognise the parent or care giver is the primary educator for children, so we give plenty of instruction and assistance to provide a great learning environment for your child.

Once they are three our independent format means that we move towards working on key learning areas that need repetition for this age. Taking turns, sitting and listening, following instructions is just the start, while we begin to focus on gymnastics specific skills. We cover all fundamental movement patterns through running, jumping. Rolling, balancing climbing and swinging activities sand stations.

By the age of four we aim to have prepared these young children for our introductory Early 1 Pre Squad. This program not only teaches the basic shapes and preparation drills for future involvement in this sport, it shows that practice and hard work brings with it confidence and the desire to want to achieve more and in turn builds a genuine love for the sport. This unique pathway provides the ideal development for your child to apply a growth mindset to all activities and exercises through their younger years. We believe such a mindset builds successful children who become successful adults. Click here to be taken to the Gymnastics NSW “Start Here Go Anywhere” video

Download our Under 5’s program flyer for more information.

KinderGym – Parent assisted
Ages 18 months – 3 years. 1 day a week (1 hours per week).
KinderGym has been founded on child development principles and promotes active involvement of the child’s caregiver. Whilst not only encouraging physical growth through endless movement activities, KinderGym promotes cognitive functioning as they create, construct and solve problems with their bodies through a variety of gymnastics related circuits. Our KinderGym program is considered the nursery of development and with engaging themes and exciting movement patterns, it’s an enjoyable time for both parent/carer and child.

Tumble Tots – Independent program
Ages 3 – 4 years. 1 day a week (1 hours per week).
At KSTP we recognize that as children progress they like to become more independent in their learning and how they go about tasks. 
KSTP’s Tumble Tots class follows the same principals as KinderGym with the difference being that the parent/carer is not involved in the class. The program is a great introduction into the specific skills of trampoline and tumbling, and the ideal transition for children who choose to move into our Tiny Tumbler or Early 1 Pre Squad program.

Tiny Tumblers – Independent program
Ages 4 – 5 years. 1 day a week (1.5 hours per week).
Tiny Tumblers follows on from the Tumble Tots program and is a pathway to our Early 1 Pre Squad. A natural progression that will continue working on the basic fundamental movements that carry children through all types of sports. For children who love our sport, we recommend when the time is right to move into our Early 1 Pre Squad.

Early 1 Pre Squad
Suggested ages 4 – 5 years. 2 day a week (3 hours per week).
Early 1 Pre Squad is ideal for children who have taken to our sport and want to continue to progress, providing the chance to train 2 days a week. Children that are selected for this squad have generally participated in our Tiny Tumbler program and are familiar with the basic structure of a class. They also show a good understanding of basics and prove they are ready to further progress within the sport. This program can be the ideal start to future squads at KSTP.

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Recreation Programs

GymFun

LaunchPad Time To Move
KSTP are pleased to be part of LaunchPad an initiative of Gymnastics Australia. LaunchPad’s programs have been expertly designed to cater for all stages of physical, social and cognitive development. KSTP follow the programs for our GymFun and GymSkills classes. For further information click here to see the Gymnastics Australia video.  

At KSTP our recreation programs are fun and energetic for boys and girls alike, where they will tumble, jump, balance and grow. Each child progresses at their own pace building confidence and social skills as they go. From GymFun through to Triple Ts our programs are engaging and age appropriate with the aim of developing physically well-rounded individuals.

As children learn and attempt new skills within the program they will be encouraged and supported to challenge themselves and achieve new goals. This follows our philosophy of teaching children to adopt a growth mindset in all they do.

Our younger recreation programs, GymFun and GymSkills aim to equip the participants with the necessary skills and qualities they need in order to move into one of our squad or competition classes if they choose to. If not, they will have learnt fundamental skills, built up their strength and developed the coordination which they will carry into any future activities or sports.

KSTP is proud to give every child not just those who will become elite tumblers the right start in life by building healthy bodies and minds and providing a quality experience.

Download our Recreation program flyer for more information.

GymFun – Beginner Recreation
Ages 5 – 7 years. 1 day a week (1.5 hours per week).
GymFun is just that- FUN! If kids are enjoying what they’re doing, they’re more likely to want to do it again. In GymFun, we focus on fundamental movement patterns that help kids progress into more advanced skills or sports. The activities in GymFun are safe and engaging and encourage kids to work with others and build self-esteem. This is a great program to gain understanding about general gymnastics skills.

GymSills – Intermediate Recreation
Ages 8 – 11 years. 1 day a week (1.5 hours per week).
As children develop more control of their bodies through fundamental movement, we can start to introduce activities more specific to certain sports, without being too serious or repetitive. Kids involved in GymSkills will improve their fitness while still having fun. The skills learnt are specifically related to trampoline and tumbling along with the safe practices of them.

Triple T – Teens Recreation
Ages 12 – 15 years. 1 day a week (2 hours per week).
Our Teens Tumbling & Trampoline class is a noncompetitive program. Triple T focuses on building skills, fitness and strength while enjoying the company of likeminded teens. Participants will use some of the most sophisticated equipment in Australia to assist with learning some new tricks and exciting skills on the trampolines & tumbling air floors.

Competitive Programs

Our Levels Stream classes provide programs that are designed to fully equip children with all the necessary tools to become competent competitors in the levels system. These classes combine development in tumbling, trampoline, single mini and double mini trampoline.

Whilst we nurture and encourage progression through levels and the skills required, there is no pressure or timeframe set to when athlete should be achieving/passing a certain level. Therefore, athletes are learning at a pace that works for them allowing achievement to happen when they are most comfortable. In Levels competitions it is common to see athletes of varying ages competing in the same level as we not following the guidelines set for age groups as per the national stream.

Download our Competitive program flyer for more information.

Stage 1 State Squad
Ages 6 – 7 years. 2 days a week required. (4 hours a week).
Stage 1 State Squad is a first-year squad for children from our recreational classes, who show readiness for the next stage of learning. This program focuses on tumbling, trampoline and dmt. Competition squads use the base of what has already been cultured and begin to turn focus towards execution and technique. Basic skills across all disciplines will be established in order to learn the skills required to begin competing in the State Stream Levels System.

Stage 2 State Squad
Ages 7 – 8 years. Minimum 2 days a week required (4 hours per week).
Stage 2 State Squad is a squad for athletes already accomplished in basic skills and processes. These selected children show a readiness to take their learning further to continue along the State Stream Levels System. A greater focus will be placed on strength, and flexibility which will deliver quality in the execution of their skills.

Open Intermediate Levels
Minimum 2 days a week required (5 hours per week).
Open Intermediate Levels is based on ability for athletes of any age who wish to begin competing and become part of a team. We take the skills already practiced and begin putting them together into routines. Greater emphasis is put on technique and execution of basic skills across all disciplines, in order to learn the routines and combinations required for the State Stream Levels System.

Open Advanced Levels
Ability based. Minimum 3 days a week required (12 hours per week).
Open Advanced Levels is a competitive squad for children who have been working well and progressing nicely through the lower levels system. Selected athletes show the right strength, form and skills to carry them forward to Levels 4 and above.

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Junior Development Squads

As it suggests this pathway is for the younger age groups to instill strong foundations and qualities that will see them progress to the elite High Performance pathway.  

Like most sports the earlier we get started the more likely it is to reach quality performance and, in a sport, where representative level begins at age 9, where 5 and 8 skill routines are the target, there’s a lot of work to do in the early stages.
Shapes, strength, flexibility, basics, self-motivation and building a genuine love to the sport and the training that comes with it are all areas of focus within the junior development pathway. Athletes along with their families should understand the program target and goals and with that in mind adhere to all expectations and requirements. If they can’t it is expected they choose an alternate pathway within our structure, one that is more comfortable for all involved.

Download our Junior Development program for more information.

Early 1 Pre Squad
Suggested ages 4 – 5 years. 2 day a week (3 hours per week).
Early 1 Pre Squad is ideal for children who have taken to our sport and want to continue to progress, providing the chance to train 2 days a week. Children that are selected for this squad have generally participated in our Tiny Tumbler program and are familiar with the basic structure of a class. They also show a good understanding of basics and prove they are ready to further progress within the sport. This program can be the ideal start to future squads at KSTP.

Stage 1 National Age Squad
Suggested for ages 5-6 years. 2 days a week required – 2 hour sessions (4 hours per week).
Stage 1 National Age Squad is a first-year squad who have previously been in our Early 1 Pre Squad or show great potential during the assessment phase. These children are usually first year at school.
We aim to take what they have already learned and build further confidence and excitement toward future skills. This program prepares children for long term participation in sport and as the beginning of our High Performance pathway can lead to some great achievements in this sport.

Stage 2 National Age Squad
Suggested for ages 6-7 years. 2 days a week required – 2.5 hour sessions (5 hours per week).
Stage 2 National Age Squad is a second-year squad. These children are a collective group who have been specially selected based on above average level of strength, agility and understanding within their program.

We aim to instill quality in these gymnast’s technique and execution to provide a strong foundation for the future. The purpose of this program is to prepare the children for a competitive pathway in Tumbling & Trampoline who will one day wish to represent their club and State at competitions.

Junior National Age Squad
Ages 9-10 years. 3 days a week required – 11 hours per week.
Junior National Age Squad is for children turning 9 or 10 years of age. This squad will work towards National Age Stream requirements in all 3 disciplines. Considered Pre-Elite and on the direct pathway to High Performance, this squad requires a great deal of commitment from gymnasts and families.

Age group requirements become the new targets in hopes of reaching level 5 by the age of 11/12. Age groups are aligned with the National Levels System (NLS) as determined by Gymnastics Australia.  This program requires dedication, hard work and discipline. The aim of this program is to prepare athletes for competition in the age/elite stream and can be where the dream of representing their country is conceived.

Open Age Squad
Ability based. 4 days a week required (14 hours per week).
Open Age Squad is for athletes who have moved through the levels system and are working towards the age group/skill requirements in order to attend National Level Competitions
Usually by this stage, as their chosen sport the athletes along with their families are committed to the program, training times and additional expectations such as nominated competitions which will usually require travel.

Elite Squads

Our squads in this pathway follow guidelines set out by the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) in regard to ages and stages of development.

With the aim of the pathway being to carry athletes right through to an elite level we must be achieving certain skills and routine requirements to move through the levels in line with their age. Further to this our programs and specifically the hours each group trains is directly in relation to what they are expected to achieve.

This pathway leads towards the idea of making this sport the athletes chosen sport to focus on and develop within, right up to an elite level. It is a choice and a commitment from the athlete and their family and with it can bring great achievements and high accolades but most of all our elite athletes are well rounded individuals who choose to do well in all aspects of their life including school, relationships work and in their home.

 

High Performance Development Squad
Youth 11-12 years.  5 days a week required (16+ hours per week)
Athletes in the High Performance Development Squad are selected based on their potential to compete at an international level.  Being part of this squad brings with it the opportunity to be selected as part of Gymnastics Age Stream.  The idea of this squad is to prepare these athletes for international representation in the Youth category when they are turning 11 or 12.

Before being named in this squad athletes will go through sports specific testing to show future skill development can be achieved, performance and personality attributes are also taken into consideration.  

This program requires a great deal of dedication and commitment from athletes and their families with the hopes that these squad members will move through the High Performance Pathway and become strong representatives for their country.

KSTP High Performance
Based on selection. 5 days a week required, morning and afternoon training (24+ hours per week).
Athletes in the KSTP High Performance Squad are a select group that are competing within the International Age Stream. Being part of this squad brings with it the opportunity to be selected as part of Gymnastics NSW High Performance program, Gymnastics Australia National Squad and international training camps and competitions.

Athletes and families in this program work directly with Dima and must continue to meet the guidelines relating to performance and self-management including reporting, testing and treatment of injuries.  Athletes are required to maintain an exceptional work ethic and attendance rate.  This program requires a great deal of dedication and commitment from athletes and their families. 

Gymnastics NSW High Performance
Based on selection. 5 days a week required, morning and afternoon training (26+ hours per week).
The High Performance program is a partnership program between KSTP and Gymnastics NSW. Athletes are selected by Dima and the Gymnastics NSW High Performance Manager. Athletes and families in this program work directly with Dima and must continue to meet the, guidelines relating to performance and self-management including reporting, testing and treatment of injuries. The guidelines are set in conjunction with the High Performance Manager at GymNSW. Athletes are required to maintain an exceptional work ethic and attendance rate.

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