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LaunchPad is Gymnastics Australia’s National initiative to increase sport
participation in Australia.
The initiative aims to
engage children aged 0-12 in fundamental movement programs that will provide
children with the essential skills required to participate in a vast range of
sports. LaunchPad is a foundation for future sporting endeavors and we believe
it is the Nursery of Australian Sport!
What you learn? This is a general
gymnastics program where the focus is on fundamental movement skills. These
skills are drawn from the dominant movement patterns: statics, landing, spring,
rotation, locomotion and swing. The sessions rely
on safe and enjoyable activities that challenge participants relative to their
abilities and stage of development.
How long does it run for? Session length with vary
but a standard session is 1-1.5 hours at your school or local club.
What is it? Rhythmic Gymnastics is the
perfect combination of sport and art, linking expressive dance steps with
skillful manipulations of the ball, rope, ribbon, and hoop: throw, spin,
spiral, roll and catch.
What do you learn? The rhythmic gymnastics program has a focus is on
fundamental movement skills. These skills are drawn from the dominant movement
patterns: statics, landing, spring, rotation, locomotion and object management.
Hand apparatuses (rope, hoop, ball and ribbon) are used and have a focus on
receiving, sending and handling.
This program does not
require equipment. Coaches can deliver a program on carpet or a gym floor and
can supply the ropes, hoops, ribbons and balls if required.
How long does it run for? Session lengths vary but a
standard session is 1-1.5 hours or can be delivered following a school
What is it? Aeroschools is a great
non-equipment based gymnastics program that teachers can do within PE lessons,
Dance lessons or general class time. It is a fun school based aerobic
gymnastics program where students will learn an aerobics routine.
What do you learn? At the end of this
program students will feel confident to perform a choreographed aerobics
routine. Students will learn a range of basic aerobic movements to encourage
participation and improve coordination and fitness. Students will learn
fundamental movements including Statics (body tension basics, core stability,
and balances), Locomotions, Rotations, Spring and Land.
How long does it run for? 4 – 7 weeks
What is it? An Australian Government initiative where primary schools can apply for
funding per term for up to three (3) terms of a school year, to deliver
Sporting Schools activities before, during or after school hours. Sporting
Schools is all about fostering a lifelong interest in sport among Australian
children. Gymnastics Australia is a partner
organisation of Sporting Schools and we deliver LaunchPad as part of the
Sporting Schools Program. Gymnastics Australia’s LaunchPad program
caters for children of all ages and are expertly designed to cater for all
stages of physical, social and cognitive development.
What do you learn? Students will learn fundamental
movement skills in a fun and safe environment. The sessions include a
warm up, cool down and a circuit of activities where students will learn
gymnastics based skills such as landing, jumping as well as improving their
strength and flexibility. These sessions will help to improve student’s body
awareness, coordination and confidence.
How long does it run for? We provide 4 sessions in total as part of this
program and generally it is run over 4 weeks. The sessions can be conducted at
your school or local gymnastics club as well as at our state training facility.
High School Programs
What is it? We can offer a variety of
lessons that suit the learning focus of your class. We will work with you to
deliver a lesson that involves practical activities along with worksheets that
tie into the theory you are focusing on in the classroom.
What do you learn?
Key topics include:
- Exercise physiology (energy systems and acute
responses to physical activity)
- Measurement and monitoring of fitness and energy
- Acquisition of skill and skill learning
- Biomechanics (types of motion & static/dynamic
How long does it run for? 1.5 hours at our state
Gymnastics SA – State
What is it? The State training centre
is located in Morphettville and schools can bring in a class, a whole year
levels or an OSHC vacation care group to our facility. Our coaches will take
your group through a structured warmup, circuits and games. Participants
will have access to our foam pits, sprung floor and trampolines.
What do you learn? The session is based around the dominant movement
patterns found in the LaunchPad program. Students will learn these skills on
our high performance equipment which includes foam pits and trampolines. It is
a great opportunity for students to see the set-up of a gymnastics facility and
perform skills on specialized equipment that wouldn’t be found at school.
How long does it run for? The length of each session can be
customized to suit your group but a standard session is between 1-2hours.
GSA Schools Challenge
Schools Challenge offers school participants regardless of age or ability the
opportunity to perform some of the gymnastics skills they have learnt. The Challenge is open to
ALL School participants from Years 3-9 who will compete against others in their
respective Year Level. Students involved in the
challenge compete as a team and they showcase their skills on the vault, bars,
beam, floor and mini tramp.
Date: The 2017
challenge will be held on Friday 8th of September.
can choose a level of competition that suits them and they perform in small
groups. There's no need for flashy outfits or expensive equipment, AeroSchools
utilises a standard gym floor (e.g. wood) and wearing a sports uniform of
shorts and t-shirt is all that's required!