Training

The club runs both recreational classes and squad training for gymnasts from age 4 upwards and for all levels of ability.  Gymnasts work on all four pieces of Artistic equipment (Bars, Beam, Floor & Vault) and work towards the British Gymnastics’ badge award scheme. Squad gymnasts also undertake strengthening and conditioning in preparation for competition.  Training is tailored towards the specific level of each class/squad in order to encourage self-awareness, social skills and self-confidence.

Recreational

Rec 1 (4 and 5 years), 2 (6 to 8 years) & 3 (8 to 10 years) - One hour classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays and Friday evenings (from 4.00 pm, 5.15 pm or 6.15 pm) and Saturday afternoons from 1.15 pm.  

Subscriptions are £15.00 per month payable by standing order.

Advanced (age 10 +) – Two hour classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday from 6.30 pm or 7.00 pm.

Subscriptions are £24 per month payable by standing order.

See our ‘Waiting List’ section for details of how to join.

Pre-Squads & Squads

All gymnasts are assessed regularly for their suitability to attend Squad training. If they are invited to join a Pre-Squad, they will follow development plans specifically designed to help them progress to a squad and to ensure they enjoy the more structured training. The Pre-Squads train for between 1½ hours to 2 hours a week.

If gymnasts are invited to join a squad the progression is usually through our Lincoln themed Imps or Castle squads training twice a week for 4 to 4½ hours through to the Cathedral, Barons or Knights who train between 3 or 4 times per week for up to 10½ hours per week for the Knights.  The squads have specifically designed training programmes which include strengthening and conditioning and they work towards their respective County and Regional levels, at which they compete.

We recognise that being promoted to a Competition squad may cause financial difficulties to those on low or modest incomes.   In order to allow gymnast to fully participate within the sport we offer financial support that will limit the annual cost to £520 per annum, including the BG insurance and mandatory uniform.  Those who want to take advantage of this support may apply to the committee of the club in writing or email info@lincolncitygymclub.org and must be able to demonstrate that the full cost of membership would not be affordable to them.   All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.