Why Boys Gymnastics | Noosa Gymnastics Classes for Boys

Why Boys Gymnastics | Noosa Gymnastics Classes for Boys

Take flight with Men's Artistic Gymnastics

Gymnastics Queensland have release a new promotional video to promote the benefits of Men's Gymnastics.

Are you looking for a challenging, fun and safe sport for your son?

Men's Artistic Gymnastics is the perfect sport to teach your son focus and self-discipline - skills that can assist with their learning and concentration.

Men's Artistic Gymnastics:

  • Builds strength and prepares the body for the challenges in life
  • Enhances co-ordination and agility, allowing the body to move like lightning
  • Develops posture and confident body movement, including the ability to land safely
  • Challenges the mind and body to reach new goals
  • Develops healthy minds and bodies for now and later life

Give your son the right start in life.

Let him experience Men's Gymnastics and watch him develop into a strong, confident and happy young man!

There are six competitive apparatus in Men's Artistic Gymnastics (MAG):

Floor:

This is an exercise in pure acrobatics, alternating between powerful tumbling series and the composure necessary for balance and strength elements. The gymnast endeavours to display virtuous rebound height, whilst connecting the elements of their routine with gymnastic artistry.

Pommel Horse:

Routines on this apparatus are characterised by circular movements of the body with legs together (circles) and pendulous swings with the legs separated (scissors). Gymnasts also show a spectacular combination of these skills called flairs. Throughout the routine the gymnast performs smooth combinations of these movements, turning and travelling along the horse. Utilising all parts of the horse, while maintaining an extended body line and straight legs.

Rings:

This apparatus is known for it's difficulty of strength and swinging elements. The free moving quality of the rings makes it difficult to remain stationary during held elements, where any movement of the rings incurs a penalty. During his performance, the gymnast should demonstrate control, strength and balance in the presentation of forward and backward swings and strength holds parts. The gymnast's dismount allows him to show his aerial abilities prior to landing.

Vault:

The gymnasts during their twenty-five meter approach to the vault must develop the necessary power to complete all their aerial skills before landing. Upon take-off from the board the gymnast explosively propels himself upwards, dynamically pushing off the table to generate greater height and distance in the second phase of flight . This enables a higher level of acrobatic skill and extension to be performed prior to a stable landing.

Parallel Bars:

A predominately swinging apparatus, that is interspersed with only a few held or strength elements. Swings are completed above and below the bars and consist of acrobatic flight elements, changes of direction and swing types. The gymnast's routine ends in a dramatic dismount off the side or the end of the bars.

Horizontal Bar:

This is a very spectacular apparatus, largely due to the acrobatic releases and re-grasp flight elements. The routine is based on swinging parts without stops, and includes extended forward and backward giant swings, combined with near bar elements, changes of direction and grip, as well as the release and re-grasp movements. The high dismounts from the bar allows the gymnast to show his acrobatic talents and landing prowess.

 

Sunshine Coast Regional Championships 2018

Sunshine Coast Regional Championships 2018

Gymnast from the Cooroy Gymnastics Club have just finished competing at the Sunshine Coast Gymnastics Regional Championships. Over 260 Gymnast from eight clubs reaching from Wide Bay to Caboolture attended the Championships.

The Cooroy Gymnastics Club sent thirty gymnast to the competition in levels 3 to 6 in both mens and womens events. Even though the number of gymnast from Cooroy was small the result was great with many successes, including 4 all around championships: Cheyne Barron WAG Level 4 open, Amy Kerz WAG level 6 open, Ashton Davis MAG level 3 open and Flynn MacKeown MAG level 6. The club also had many gymnasts finishing just outside the medals in personal best performances.

Gymnast from will now prepare for the upcoming Queensland State Championships which will be held in Brisbane from 23rd to 26th September. This event will also host the Queensland Regional Challenge, where the best competitors in each level will compete against each other, Cooroy had six gymnasts selected for this event: Cheyne Barron, Amy Kerz, Ashton Davis, Oscar Robinson ,Mackenzie Jones and Flynn MacKeown.

Final Results:
Womens Division

    WAG Level 3 open:
  • Melody Easton: 2nd All Around, 1st Uneven Bars, 2nd Beam & 1st Floor
  • Madison Allen 3rd Vault
    WAG Level 4 open:
  • Cheyne Barron 1st All Around, 1st Uneven Bars, & 2nd Floor
  • Monique Blackmore: 1st Floor
  • Sarah Janssen: 3rd Floor
    WAG Level 5 open:
  • Georgia Brown: 1st Uneven Bars
  • Isabel Iriondo: 3rd Uneven Bars
  • Zoe Allen: 1st Beam
    WAG Level 6 open:
  • Amie Kerz: 1st All Around, 2nd Uneven Bars, 1st Beam

Mens Division

    MAG Level 3 open:
  • Ashton Davis: 1st All Around, 3rd Floor, 1st Rings, 1st Vault, 1st Parallel Bars, 1st High Bar
  • Eli Brauman: 3rd Rings
  • Dermot Craig: 2nd Rings, 3rd Parallel Bars
    MAG Level 4 open:
  • Oscar Robinson: 3rd All Around, 3rd Rings, 2nd Vault, 1st High Bar
  • Mackenzie Jones: 3rd Floor, 2nd Parallel Bars
    MAG Level 6:
  • Flynn Mackeown: 1st All Around, 1st Floor, 1st Pommel, 2nd Rings, 1st Vault, 1st Parallel Bars

 

Cooroy Gymnast Wins Three Golds at National Titles

Cooroy Gymnast Wins Three Golds at National Titles

Cooroy gymnast, Finlay Jones, achieved one of his goals this year which was to qualify for his first National Gymnastics Championships. The competition was the culmination of ten years of training and being selected onto the Queensland State Team for the competition at the Hisense Arena in Melbourne. The two week event saw almost 1500 of Australia’s best competitors in the five gym sports vie for national titles.

On the first day of the mens two day competition, Finlay rallied together with his Queensland team mates to win the Level 7 Open Australian team title. The Queenslanders were clear winners of the event beating their rivals by over 7 points. The Cooroy gymnast was instrumental in the win with a day one high score 1.435 in front of the competition and contributing five out of six scores towards the team combined tally.

On the second day of their event, gymnasts were looking to bank a second round of consistent competition scores for the prestigious ‘all around’ title and the six individual apparatus championships that were up for grabs. Finlay was able to put together another consistent round sticking five out of six events to win the Level 7 Open Australian Championship with a score of 144.796 over the two days.

The second day of competition also sees the apparatus specialists coming forward in each event looking for a win in their pet events. Finlay stepped up to the challenge with another Australian Championship on parallel bars and a close second place on rings missing another win by just .067 of a point. Finlay had two other top ten finishes, with a fourth place on high bar and a seventh place on floor.

Finlay works daily with his coach Jeff who was ecstatic at his results. Jeff said, “Finlay has worked hard to achieve the win. He is now seeing the result of his dedication at training.” They will now work together and plan for next years event with new and bigger skills as their goal.

 

Dual Olympian helps local Gymnasts prepare for Queensland State Championships

Dual Olympian helps local Gymnasts prepare for Queensland State Championships

Gymnasts from the Cooroy Gymnastics Club had a visit from one of Australia’s most successful gymnasts Bennon Dowrick, as they prepare for the upcoming Queensland Junior State Championships.

Brennon represented Australia at two Olympic games, three Commonwealth Games and seven World Championships. He was Australia’s first ever gymnastics Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist in 1990, a feat he repeated in 1994. He also was Australia’s first Olympic games finalist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Brennon Dorick now tours the world as a Motivational Speaker addressing multi-national clients.

His visit was to help the Gymnasts prepare themselves for the upcoming State Championships which will be held at the Sleeman Centre in Brisbane from the 16th until the 20th of September. Through his experience as an elite gymnast he passed on his knowledge about training, motivation, focus and the importance of building strong foundations.

This years Queensland State Championship will host over 1000 competitors from 55 clubs who have qualified for the event. Cooroy Gymnastics Club will send a team of 11 girls and 7 boys who will compete against the best gymnasts in the state in levels 3 - 6.

 

Gymnastics Hand Protection JAWS

Gymnastics Hand Protection JAWS

For many young gymnasts sore hands can become a real problem during bars and rings.
Cooroy Gymnastics Club are always on the lookout for ways to help our young gymnasts to achieve a happier and more productive training session.

A local Sunshine Coast business JAW Global have a local solution.  Not just Australian made but made in Coolum....

JAW hand guards are perfect for young gymnasts who get sore hands.  These hand guards can be worn for the whole training session, not just the bars or rings session.  They are soft with velcro attachments and can be washed in cold water.


They can be chalked up and will assist in the preventing rips and blisters on the hands that will mean more turns swinging and better progression and learning experiences.

  • All products are handmade in Australia
  • It was the first and is still the best quality fabric hand grip option
  • The grips have the best longevity of all in the market

The hand grips will available from the club in limited colour choice for $24.50 or on line at Jaw Global for $33 plus postage.
We have gloves to try on for sizing in the office where you can place your order.


JAW Global - Saving Hands... One Athlete At A Time!

 

Noosa Gymnast Wins Australian Title

Noosa Gymnast Wins Australian Title

Noosa Gymnast Kyle McCartney has returned from the Australian Gymnastics Championships in Melbourne with an Australian Title and three other awards.

Competing at the end of May over two days at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Kyle was the first representative for the Cooroy Gymnastics Club to compete for the Queensland State Team at Nationals.

Kyle won his National title on Pommel finishing a clear 1st and scoring well on the pommel over the two days of competition. The pommel is probably the most technical of all gymnastics apparatus for men. He kept his routine clean and was rewarded for his consistency with the highest scores on both days.

Kyle finished on the podium with a 2nd place on floor which is his favourite event. His floor routine was packed with difficulty including layout triple twist as well as sticking his double back and front somersaults. Kyle also finished in third place on parallel bars contributing to his overall achievement.

Competing over the six apparatus with such consistency over two days of competition saw Kyle awarded 3rd place in the all around division. His all around two day score of 138.06 ranks him 14th in Australia amongst our Senior International mens devision despite him turning 18 just days before the competition. This is a great achievement for the Sunshine Coast Grammar student who is also completing year 12.

Kyle has now been short listed for an international open tour at the end of the year where he hopes to compete at his first international event.

It has been a great effort from both Kyle and his Coaches Rico and Jeff.

 


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