What is TeamGym?
TeamGym combines parts of tumbling, mini tramp and dance to create an exciting team competition event. TeamGym is huge in Europe, with strong teams of teenagers and young adults pitting their skills and teamwork against other teams. The Australian TeamGym program has been developed for teams of gymnasts, with performances on 3 different apparatus.
Teams perform on the following apparatus:
- Vaulting / Mini trampoline
Teams can have a minimum of six and maximum of twelve members but depending on individual strengths, not everyone needs to perform on every apparatus.
TeamGym is a useful program for clubs to retain members in a team event which encourages individual skill development and team work.
The program is split into following divisions:
and has the potential to incorporate harder skills depending on coach and gymnast competencies.
Gymnastics New South Wales have developed a TeamGym program which is suitable for all ages and abilities and has now been adopted by Gymnastics Australia for use in all states. Download the Australian TeamGym Manual
and get started on this exciting team event in your club. The manual has been re-branded from the GNSW TG manual and replaces the GNSW version to maintain a consistency across the country; however most changes are cosmetic so the rules and regulations from the original version are still current.
Workshops for coaches will be held throughout the year all over NSW with a state competitions to be held in November. The 2017 National Clubs Carnival in Bendigo will host the National Championships.
How do I get started?
1. Attend an Introduction to TeamGym workshop (1.5hrs) or Attend the Coach/Judge TeamGym workshop (4hrs)
2. Gain a GfA Coaching Accreditation or attend TeamGym relevant workshops at the annual Coaches Professional Development Conference.
3. Attend the TeamGym Building for Tomorrow Athletes Clinic (athlete and coach)