- Oct 21, 2021
Hi all, im a young coach and ex-competitive gymnast with three years experience coaching competitive gymnastics. This is my first time developing a pre team from the beginning all on my own. They are 5-7 years old and they’ve been training 4hrs a week (2hrs 2 days a week) since august and from november ive been thinking anout increasing their hours to 5hrs a week (adding on a a half hour to each two hour session they're doing) or possibly more. My main reasons for this is being that im always so stuck for time and im always rushing to try get their warmup, conditioning, two apparatus and flexibility stretching done in the two hours while having time to set up equipment for stations and drills/preps and explaining/demonstrating and correcting them. However im looking for the opinion of anyone experienced in coaching pre team or competitive gymnastics and wondering how many hours you or your gym has their pre team in for and how you divide up your time (for example how long you spend on conditioning) just to get an idea of how many hours i should be doing or how to more effectively divide up my time.