For boys Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) is aimed at preparing boys to gain selection in higher level ACT Teams that represent the ACT at National Championships each year. From here they may aim to gain selection in Australian Teams to go to World Championships, Commonwealth Games, the Olympic Games and a wide range of other international events. This means that those boys who want to work in the competitive streams need to start work early in order to master the skills and techniques on all six of the competitive apparatus, namely, Floor, Pommel Horse, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar. In the early stages they also work on Mushroom so that they learning the technique to do circles on Pommel.
Within the ACT, there are three separate competition pathways, all of which derive from the same basic routines but have different age and apparatus requirements. The pathways are as follows:
WVGC conducts classes in all the MAG Programs. Boys are invited to join the Australian Levels Program when they finish Kindergym or are assessed when they first join the Club. Boys will also be assessed while they are doing recreational gymnastics in the Gym for All (GfA) program to see if they have the ability and the drive to join the competitive streams. The Australian Levels Program requires training on a minimum of two or more days per week and this will increase as the boys progress up the Levels structure.
Boys who demonstrate a very strong desire and have exceptional aptitude will be invited to join the National Levels Program. This Program requires a very high level of motivation and commitment as training hours can increase up to over 20 hours per week.
For any further information regarding the MAG program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org