Sports and Recreation

Sport and recreational activities at PCYC Sandgate

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.

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

Gymnastics/KinderGym

PCYC Queensland is the largest gymnastics’ provider in the state – enquire now about the gymnastics classes available at your local club.

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 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 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 & Trampolining

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 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 and Squad Levy.

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].