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Club Grade & Compulsory

Discussion in 'UK' started by Glasguy, May 2, 2018.

  1. Hello,

    My daughter loves gymnastics, she started recreational gymnastics at school and was invited to local gymnastics performance center and joined development their for few months, she recently passed compulsory 5.

    It was exciting watching her and her club mates compete. So I'm wondering what the difference is ( scoring / skills ) between Club Grade and Compulsory ?
     

  2. Well done to her for passing Compulsory 5! Compulsory is the elite route and it is tough, best guide for skills is here
    https://britishgymnewstics.com/2018/01/29/new-national-compulsory-levels-for-2018/

    Many start on elite then switch to national grades as the learning curve is very steep, but if she continues to love gymnastics then she could well stay on this path, and good luck to her. I’m not sure where the latest rules for national/regional/club grades are.
     
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  4. Guessing from your username that you might be in Scotland. If so, I think this page might have the info you're looking for. It lists the skills and judging requirements for the Scottish grades that you mentioned, and might answer some of the questions you had about scoring? Apologies if wrong info!

    https://www.scottishgymnastics.org/competition-forms
     
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  5. Fingers crossed she continues to enjoy this and be able to stay on some sort of gymnastics path, I see it as being positive!! her hours are going to be increased soon. She does find the conditioning tough and sometimes after a long school day does not look forward to it, though I tell her it is already paying off, her core is very muscular and she has unbelievable strength for an 8 year old. She loves doing things on Beam, Bars and Floor. When not at gym she is constantly performing gymnastics at home doing back flips, no handed cartwheels or walking on hands in supermarket stores :)


    Thanks, great information in those pdf's.

    Yes, I am in Scotland :) and thanks for the link.
     
  6. Another question :).

    Is the end destination....Espoir, junior or senior the same for both club Grade and Compulsory?
     
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  7. Hmm, well, yes sort of, but it's very hard to qualify for espoir, junior or senior at British Championships without going the compulsory route. Not impossible, but very difficult. You have to do another competition, the Challenge Cup, and score a certain (very high) mark there... At least, that's my understanding anyway...
     
  8. Thank you
     
  9. Agree with what Annikins said, just to add my understanding is if you are on regional grades the jump would be huge, if on national grades whilst still hard not impossible, I believe Ruby Harold never did compulsory grades? Also I believe others at the Academy don’t do compulsory grades but have qualified for the British Championships, my dd gym also will take girls the challenge cup route for those who don’t suit the compulsory route.
     
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  10. Thanks for providing further insight to this.
     
  11. The Academy girls are training similar to girls competing compulsory grades. They are not the norm for girls 'not on compulsory route'.
     
  12. I know they are not the norm but I know they are not the only gym who use the national grades as an alternative to compulsory grades.
     
  13. When you say they are training similar to compulsory grades - do you mean in terms of hours? If so, how many do they do at what ages? Just curious...thanks!
     
  14. Academy do very high hours, higher than the girls at my dd gym who are doing compulsory grades.
    I can’t remember exact hours just being shocked when I was told how many hours they do.
     
  15. and the older ones homeschool at the gym so they train twice a day . They are beyond compulsory lol.
     
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