There are 3 kinds of skills in the pre-school badges including: ACTION
BALANCE, & CO-ORDINATION moves.
There are 3 levels of badge attainment, Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3.
Badges & certificates can be purchased once passed.
These badges include many skills suitable for pre-school aged gymnasts to help with balance & co-ordination.
There are 8 levels of badge attainment & gymnasts work from badge 8 through to badge 1. Gymnasts have to attain 7 out of 10 skills to pass each badge.
The core badges contain all basic gymnastic skills including forward & backward rolls, headstands, handstands, cartwheels, with an introduction to hand apparatus, vault & rebound and apparatus skills.The Core gymnastic badges consist of 10 areas of work including:
- PULSE RAISING ACTIVITIES
- FLEXIBILITY & POSTURE
- WEIGHT ON HANDS - LOCOMOTION
- PARTNER WORK
- HAND APPARATUS
- APPARATUS PREPARATION
The Advanced badges consist of Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels of award in the following areas:
Vault & Rebound
Dance & Aerobics
Hand Held Apparatus
Pairs & Groups
The Advanced badges contain the harder skills including back-flip, handspring, free cartwheel, somersaults, roundoff etc and many of the gymnasts attending the 2 hour classes work on the skills contained in the Advanced Badges.
Other skills taught at the classes include harder moves and skills not on the British Gymnastics Proficiency Awards including:
HANDSPRING FRONT SOMERSAULT
FORWARD & BACKWARD STRETCHED FRONT SOMERSAULT
ROUNDOFF, BACKFLIP, STRETCHED BACK SOMERSAULT
FORWARD & BACKWARD SOMERSAULT WITH HALF & FULL TWIST
VAULT & TRAMPETTE
CARTWHEEL WITH 3/4 TURN
HALF TURN ON HANDSPRING WITH FULL TWIST OFF
PIKE FRONT SOMERSAULT WITH 1/2 TWIST