Development Gymnastics

At Writhlington Leisure we are pleased to offer a Development Gymnastics pathway for both girls and boys. Our development sessions are designed for children with an aptitude in gymnastics and is invitation only.

Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied to their sports lesson by their parent or guardian. Children attending lessons will not be released from our care in the absence of their parent or guardian; we would therefore strongly advise that you remain on site incase of any emergency so we can contact you quickly and that you arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the end of your child’s lesson.


Gymnasts will learn techniques in four pieces of apparatus including Floor, Bar, Beam & Vault.

Our development gymnasts train between 2 – 11 hours per week depending on their age and ability. We expect all of our development gymnasts to compete in low level competitions with our more experienced entering both County and Regional competitions. Gymnasts are also given the opportunity to complete through the NDP Grades which is Nationally recognised by British Gymnastics.

Our development structure is as follows – please note training times noted below are term time only, training times will vary throughout school holidays, parents will be notified no later than 2 weeks before. Children train 48 weeks per year.

Development 3 – Monday and Friday 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Development 2 – Tuesday and Thursday 4.00pm – 5.30pm

Development 1 Squad – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 5.00pm – 7.00pm



Boys train and compete on Floor, Vault and Trampette.  There is an expectation that boys will take part in local competitions. Our most talented boys will have the opportunity to compete for their County once a year at the Inter Counties Floor and Vault competition. All gymnasts are required to have a British Gymnastics membership. British Gymnastics memberships are required for all competing Gymnasts.

There are three groups, as follows:

Mini’s 4-7 yrs, Mini+ 4-7 yrs, Juniors 7-11 yrs and Seniors 11+

Gymnasts train 48 weeks of the year. Term time training hours are as follows:

Minis: 2 hours per week, Monday 4.15pm-6.15pm and Thursday 4pm-5pmpm.

Mini+: 3 hours per week, Monday 4.15pm-6.15pm and Thursday 4pm-5pm

Juniors: 4 hours per week, Tuesday 3.45pm-5.45pm and Thursday 4pm-6pm.

Seniors: 4 hours per week, Tuesday 4.30pm-6.30pm and Thursday 5pm-7pm.