Development & Squads

Development

Both male and female gymnasts are selected from our Gym for all groups to join our development groups. These gymnasts train 2-4hrs a week. In this group the gymnasts have their first taste of conditioning while still improving their basic gymnastic skills. They are constantly assessed and gymnasts who are old enough to compete are offered a place in one of our squad groups.

County Squad

County Squad members are both male and female gymnasts who train between two – four hours a week. They compete a least twice a year at the Bucks county competition against gymnasts from all over Buckinghamshire County. After the competitions the gymnasts are presented with their county colour rosettes.

Women’s Artistic Squad

One moment you’re upside down, spinning around a bar metres off the ground. The next you’re demonstrating perfect balance, somersaulting along a beam no wider than the length of an iphone.. This squad is for female gymnasts only. They train from 9hrs + a week on un-even bars, beam, floor and vault. Gymnasts in this squad compete at county, regional and national level. Their goal is to be selected for national squad training and be the next Claudia Fragapane or Beth Tweddle.

Men’s Artistic Squad

Men’s artistic gymnastics is all about strength. From your very first day, you’ll start building your power. As you get to grips with the six activities that make up this type of gymnastics, (floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar) you’ll learn to perform powerful routines full of mind-blowing moves. This squad train from 9hrs + a week. Male gymnasts compete at county, regional and national level. Their goal also is to be chosen for national squad and to be the next Louis Smith or Max Whitlock

Sports Acrobatic Squad

The music swells. You climb onto your partner’s shoulders and take a deep breath. The next thing you know you’re flying through the air, spinning and twisting. You can almost feel the crowd gasp… Acrobatic gymnastics is all about working as a team to pull off the most spectacular balances and throws. By learning as a pair or group, you can have a lot of fun developing your skills, strength and co-ordination. What better way to release your inner performer? This squad is for both male & female gymnasts; they work on floor only and train 6hrs+ a week. They compete at county, regional and national level.

Tumbling Squad

You’re thundering down the runway, launching into your fifth backflip in a row. For a moment it feels like the whole world is rotating around you. Then it’s over. Tumbling is a truly breath-taking type of gymnastics. It’s all about somersaults, flips and twists – and linking them together, one right after the other. This squad is for both male & female gymnasts who train 4hrs+ a week. They compete at county, regional and national level. In 2014 MK Springers were very proud to have Louise Jones become British Champion tumbler.