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Training Program

Non Competitive Training Program

This program acts as a starter for developing the strength, flexibility, and co-ordination required for potential competitive gymnasts. Gymnasts will usually be in this programme for a maximum of 6 months before moving on to the competitive programme or across to the Recreational Groups.

Recreation Group
This a class for non competitive gymnasts who show the enthusiasm and ability to do that little bit more.

Training Times                                 
Thursday - 5.30 to 6.30 and Saturday 10.30 - 11.30 and 11.30 - 12.30

Recreation:   Friday - 6.00 to 8.30

Competitive Training Program      

Floor and Vault

This level is an introduction to competitive gymnastics   Within this level the fundamentals of 2 piece competitions are fully explored and developed allowing the gymnasts to compete in local and regional Floor and Vault competitions 

Training times:  Saturday 1.00 - 3.00

Novice Juniors

This level is an introduction to competitive 4 piece gymnastics and the training program allows for variety whilst still developing strength and flexibility 


Training Times: Saturday 1.00 – 3.00


This level is an introduction to competitive gymnastics developing basic routines and low level difficulty requirements.  The training programme of this squad will build strength, flexibility and power in preparation for full competitive gymnastics

Training Times: Saturday 1.00 to 3.00 and Wednesday 6.00 - 7.30

Junior Development

The difficulty and commitment at this level will once again increase; this level will determine the future pathway for gymnasts and identify those who have the abilities to aspire to the Elite Path.  Routines are both compulsory and optional in content with requirement for difficulties set by BG and YGA.  This will be the first opportunity gymnasts will have to gain selection for representing Yorkshire at a National Final. 

Training Times
Wednesday – 6.00 to 8.30
Thursday – 6.00 to 8.30
Saturday – 10.00 to 1.00

(Please note: Gymnasts may also be invited to attend additional training sessions with the Elite and Senior Squads on a Sunday 10.00 to 12.30)


This is a high level in the BG and YGA program.  As the difficulty requirements are high, commitment, dedication and increased training times are necessary to compete at this level.  Gymnasts will compete both compulsory and optional routines, at a Regional and National level.

Training Times
Wednesday – 6.00 to 8.30
Thursday – 6.00 to 8.30
Saturday – 10.00 to 3.30
Sunday – 10.00 to 12.30

This is the highest level of gymnastics in Great Britain.   A relatively few number of British clubs actually have this level of athlete or the coaching and resources to facilitate this. Here at HGC we are proud to have gymnasts who are training in this program and have been developed through our system.

This level requires an intense training regime with a high level of dedication and commitment from the gymnasts and their families. The difficulty is very high at this level which means that only a select few (Top 5% in the country) will have the necessary abilities to participate. Gymnasts at this level must be VERY strong and flexible. Gymnasts will compete at events both regionally and nationally (including the British Championships each Year).

Training Times
Wednesday – 6.00 to 8.30
Thursday – 6.00 to 8.30
Saturday – 10.00 to 3.30
Sunday – 10.00 to 12.30

(Please note Elite Gymnasts may also be invited to attend an additional session on a Friday 6.00 to 8.30)
Yorkshire Squad

 HGC has a number of gymnasts in Yorkshire squad.  Gymnasts are selected by the club to attend the Yorkshire Squad Trial based on their strength, flexibility, commitment and     attitude. 

Training Times
Sunday – 2.00 to 6.00 on a monthly basis