Sports and Recreation

Sport and recreational activities at PCYC Sandgate

Martial Arts

Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that involves self-defence, patterns (pre-arranged steps) and free sparring. It is an excellent way to improve all aspects of physical fitness: endurance, agility, flexibility, strength, reflexes, balance and judgment. The self-discipline of the art also improves one’s self-confidence, especially in times of stress and confrontation, and one’s self-esteem and perseverance. Classes start from the age of 5 years all the way through to Senior and Competition level.

No prior booking required, with a casual class fee those interested can simply turn up. Any questions or for further information contact us directly.

Jujitsu

Although the word Jujitsu means “gentle art” the self-defence techniques it teaches are very powerful. Jujitsu does not encourage violence but it does teach people how to confidently deal with an attack. Jujitsu is a system of combat where a smaller person may defeat a much larger person by adding the larger person’s strength and momentum to the application of his or her own technique. However it also teaches respect for others and for self. Classes start from the age of 5 years and are grouped as Juniors and Seniors.

Karate

Karate develops both physical and mental health helping to increase self-confidence, self-discipline, anaerobic and aerobic fitness, quick reflexes, coordination and respect. Karate training teaches practical self-defense with participants then able to defend themselves against physical aggression without reliance upon weapons. With regular practice goals can be achieved regardless of age, gender or original skill level. PCYC Sandgate runs both a child and adult class weekly.

Recreational Sports Activity Camp

The PCYC Sandgate version of a Holiday Program our Rec Sports Activity Camp runs from Monday to Thursday each week of the School Holiday for 5 to 12 year old’s however 5 year old’s must be currently enrolled in Prep. Children adhere to a carefully planned agenda with activities ranging from team sports and obstacles courses to pottery and arts & crafts, gardening to gymnastics and so much more. Half day 8am-12pm or 1pm-5pm and full day 8am-5pm booking options are available with a multiple child discount also.

Prior booking essential must contact the PCYC office directly for further information and enrolment forms. Complete weekly agendas also available.

Soccer

Squirts Soccer

Our Squirts Soccer class for 2.5-5 year olds is the perfect way to introduce a child to soccer teaching skills, increasing their hand eye coordination, flexibility and communication whilst having fun. Participants are taught the basics of soccer, practising passing, kicking, dribbling and scoring with an emphasis on teamwork as each class finished with a big soccer game. Squirts Soccer is taken by a Football Brisbane qualified coach however we do ask for parent involvement and support during the class which run on the soccer field adjacent to the PCYC Main Building.

Summer Soccer

Run during the soccer off-season from October through to February, Summer Soccer is for Prep through to 11 year olds that either want to keep up their skills during the break or would like to try the sport. Children are broken up into age groups working on basic soccer skills appropriate for age and skill level for the first half of the class and then playing 5 a side games for the remainder of the time. Summer Soccer is taken by Football Brisbane qualified coaches with extensive coaching experience with this age range. The session is run on the soccer fields adjacent to the PCYC Main Building.

Seasonal Club Soccer

The Sandgate PCYC Saints Soccer Club is a small family friendly club fielding teams from U6’s – U11’s in the Football Brisbane MiniRoos Competition aiming to kick start a child’s love for the world game! Teams train for at least one hour on a Tuesday afternoon working on their skills and game practice with matches every Saturday morning during the School Term played either at the PCYC or at other local soccer clubs. The season runs from March through to September and signing on for teams is available throughout the year as long as spots are available. For further information or to grab a Sandgate PCYC Saints Soccer Information Pack please contact Hannah directly via [email protected].

Adult Soccer

For 18 years above, Adult Soccer is a casual activity in which those who do not yet want to hang up the boots gather together to play a social game on the soccer field adjacent to the PCYC Main Building

No prior booking required, with a causal class fee those interested can simply turn up. Any questions or for further information contact the PCYC directly.

Pottery

The Shorncliffe Pottery Club operates out of PCYC Sandgate from the Pottery Shed located on the PCYC Sandgate grounds. Those interested can take classes that run throughout the year or work on their own personal pieces using the available working tables, pottery wheels and the kiln.

Please contact Margaret via [email protected] for further information.

Arts & Crafts Class

Meeting once a week in a private room in the PCYC Main Hall our Arts & Crafts group focuses on one project at a time including the knitting of dolls, construction of blankets and more. Members work at their own pace and enjoy the companionship of each other.

Gymnastics/KinderGym

KinderGym

Our Kindergym UNDER 5’s gymnastics program is a fun, movement-based learning program for young children and their parent/carer.  It is age based program specifically for children under five years to help develop the fundamental movement skills needed for an active and healthy life. Children aged from 9 months can start in our free-play Kinderplay program whilst children aged 2 years & over can commence gymnastics within our Kindergym Program in an age appropriate class. Classes are split into 2-3yrs, 3-4yrs and Pre-Prep. Kindergym classes are fully structured and run in line with the School term.

Our Kinderym gymnastics program involves payment of a Term Fee, Qld Gymnastics Affiliation and PCYC Sandgate Membership. However, parents can first book their child in for a trial class with the 3 mentioned payments processed after the trial should the child wish to continue.

Kindergym classes are strictly limited as to the number of children that can be enrolled due to our student to coach ratio. Due to this prior booking for a trial class is essential and we suggest getting in touch with the PCYC office directly as soon as you become interested.

Kinderplay for 9months to 4.5 years is a casual class and therefore no prior booking is required, you can simply turn up. Please note that Kinderplay is the only class within our gymnastics program that is unstructured and casual.

Recreational Gymnastics

Our Recreational Gymnastics for School-aged children, both beginners and those with some experience is our PATHWAYS programs – PREP GYM #1 through to Performance Gold classes GYM #6/7. These classes run at differing times throughout the week and do not involve any parent participation, thus encouraging independence, listening & comprehension skills and self-discipline. Classes run during the Public-School Term.

Gymnastics is a sport where children progress to their own personal potential & ability. Our gymnastics program provides a seamless PATHWAY of skill learning and progressive skill STAGES for our students. Gymnasts are able to move through our GYM STAGES program at their own pace and are regularly motivated to reach for new levels of skill and experienceWhen children achieve certain skills, the coaches will then challenge them with additional skills until they are ready to progress.

During class children will learn the fundamental skills on acrobatics, vaulting, climbing, swinging, balance and gymnastic conditioning. The Club’s PATHWAYS program philosophy is fun, fitness, friendship and fundamentals in movement and spatial awareness.

Our PATHWAYS gymnastics program involves payment of a Term Fee, Qld Gymnastics Affiliation and PCYC Sandgate Membership. However, parents can first book their child in for a trial class with the 3 mentioned payments processed after the trial should the child wish to continue.

All our Recreational PATHWAYS gymnastics classes are strictly limited as to the number of children that can be enrolled due to our student to coach ratio. Due to this prior booking into for a trial class is essential and we suggest getting in touch with the PCYC office directly as soon as you become interested.

Tumbling

An exciting and challenging gymnastics discipline, tumbling aims to get kids progressing on gymnastics skills and moves. We offer PATHWAYS tumbling classes for children in Prep through to Gym#6 which runs twice a week and focus on coordination, conditioning, basic tumbling & trampolining. Trampolining safety is also covered. Classes run during the Public-School Term.

Our Tumbling program involves payment of a Term Fee, Qld Gymnastics Affiliation and PCYC Sandgate Membership. However, parents can first book their child in for a trial class with the 3 mentioned payments processed after the trial should the child wish to continue.

All of our Tumbling classes are strictly limited as to the number of children that can be enrolled due to our student to coach ratio. Due to this prior booking into for a trial class is essential and we suggest getting in touch with the PCYC office directly as soon as you become interested

Squad Gymnastics Program

We offer both Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and Men’s Artistic Gymnastics and follow the Australian National Levels Program (ALP) from levels 1- 10.  Within this program, expectations are placed on the gymnast to work hard and improve their physical abilities and skills. Positions within the squad competitive team are offered on the understanding that the gymnast aspires to high levels of performance and intends to fully meet the training and competition requirements of that team. Our National Competitive Squads have an expectation that the gymnasts within them will compete externally representing the club. Those with the level of skill required for Squad gymnastics however unsure as to their desire to compete are recommended for one of our Semi-Competitive Squad classes in which external competitions are optional.

Gymnasts can expect the dedication of their coach to the task of developing their gymnastic ability to their maximum potential. The programs put in place will give your child the best chance to maximise their individual potential & provide future life skills, if correctly followed with determination, effort and persistence.   Women’s Artistic Gymnastics is a creative blend of daring and control; powerful yet refined, elegant yet strong. Mastery on the four apparatus requires skills that flip, balance, swing and soar. Men’s Artistic Gymnastics channels masculine energy to develop power, strength and control. Mastery of the six apparatus requires the skilful combination of flips, balance, stretch, spin and landings.   It is the perfect sport for focus and self-discipline.

Classes run during the Public-School Term with our Squad Gymnasts training a minimum of 2hrs a week up to 16hrs a week depending upon their Level.

Our Squad gymnastics involves payment of a Term Fee, Qld Gymnastics Affiliation and Squad Levy along with PCYC Sandgate Membership.

Additional costs include competition fees, compulsory competition and training leotards/uniforms and holiday training sessions which are highly recommended for those in our National Competitive Squads.

Our Squad Gymnastics classes can not be booked into, current PCYC Sandgate gymnasts are informed of when they are ready to move up by our coaching staff. If your child is looking to transfer to our Squad Gymnastics program from another club an assessment is required to ensure that your child is then offered a squad class that suits their level. To arrange an assessment please contact our Head Coach Paula via [email protected].