British Gymnastics Proficiency Awards

At SGA we follow the British Gymnastics Award Schemes. The Core Proficiency Scheme starts at Award 8 and moves towards 1.

Once Level 1 is completed the gymnasts move on to the Advanced Proficiency Scheme which starts at Bronze and moves to Gold. Please see more information below 

When joining the club, the gymnasts will start at Award 8. If your child has some gymnastics experience or already has taken some awards please let us know. 

British Gymnastics ADVANCED PROFICIENCY

On completing Level 1, Gymnasts will move to Bronze Vault then Bronze Apparatus (Bars and Beam) and finally Bronze Floor. They will then follow the same path through Silver and Gold. There are also other Advanced Awards including, Dance, Pairs & Groups, Hand Apparatus & Fitness.

BRONZE VAULT and REBOUND
Gymnast need to pass 6 activities

  1. Step off a platform and rebound jump off a springboard and land safely
  2. Run and rebound off a springboard and land safely
  3. Run and rebound off a springboard onto a higher platform and land safely
  4. Stand on a springboard and consecutive rebounds jumps x 10
  5. Step off a platform and rebound jump off a trampette and land safely
  6. Run and rebound off a trampette and land safely
  7. Run and rebound off a trampette onto a higher platform and land safely
  8. Stand on a trampette and consecutive rebounds jumps x 10

BRONZE APPARATUS
Gymnast need to pass 6 activities

  1. Tuck and star jumps in the middle of the beam
  2. Forward roll to sit on the beam
  3. Y balance or arabesque (3 seconds) on the beam
  4. Consecutive rebound jumps along the length of the beam
  5. From floor, jump to support on bars x 5
  6. Jump to support and rotate forwards to hang underneath
  7. In long hang, kick from dish to arch x 5
  8. In long hang, perform a series of half turns along a bar

BRONZE FLOOR
Gymnast need to pass 6 activities

  1. Consecutive cartwheels, one with second hand only
  2. Headspring off a platform
  3. Handstand block
  4. Backward roll to front support
  5. Cartwheel ¼ turn as a round-off preparation
  6. Forward roll to a straddle or pike position
  7. Handstand forward roll with straight arms
  8. Backward roll to a straddle or pike position

SILVER VAULT and REBOUND
Gymnast need to pass 4 activities

  1. Squat on, stretch jump off
  2. Squat through vault or straddle vault
  3. Rebound jump off springboard through handstand on low platform to back lie
  4. Rebound off a trampette and bounce to handstand then to back lie
  5. Rebound off a trampette with ½ and full turn
  6. Rebound shapes using a trampette – tuck and star

SILVER APPARATUS
Gymnast need to pass 6 activities

  1. Jump or spin with half turn on the beam
  2. Backward roll to shoulder stand, roll forwards to stand on the beam
  3. Kick towards handstand and return to stand on the beam
  4. From front support on a bar, swing the legs forwards then backwards to dismount x3
  5. In long hang on a bar, small swings backwards and forwards x 2
  6. In support, travel around or along any apparatus
  7. In inverted hang on bar, swing backwards and forwards in either tuck, pike or straddle x 3
  8. Half lever or straddled lever (3 seconds)

SILVER FLOOR
Gymnast need to pass 6 activities

  1. Headspring
  2. Jump to back lie on a soft surface and donkey kick
  3. Handstand held (3 seconds)
  4. Handspring off a low platform
  5. Backward walkover
  6. Tucked planche (3 seconds)
  7. Round off
  8. Forward roll to straddle lever or ½ lever (3 seconds)

GOLD VAULT and REBOUND
Gymnast need to pass 4 activities

  1. Rebound off a springboard and ¼ front salto to back lie
  2. Handspring off the end of a platform
  3. Handspring
  4. Rebound shapes using a trampette – straddle and pike
  5. Rebound off a trampette, to handstand onto a higher platform, to back lie
  6. Rebound off a trampette to a tucked forward salto with support
  7. Rebound shapes using a trampette – tuck and star – to a higher platform

GOLD APPARATUS
Gymnast need to pass 6 activities

  1. Headstand on the beam
  2. Forward roll on the beam
  3. Cartwheel on the beam
  4. In support on the bar, swing backwards and forwards
  5. Jump or spin with full turn on the beam
  6. Glide swing on a low bar
  7. In long hang, swing forwards and half turn to land safely

GOLD FLOOR
Gymnast need to pass 6 activities

  1. Free Cartwheel
  2. Standing Flic
  3. Handspring
  4. Round off flic
  5. Forward walkover or handstand through bridge to stand
  6. Lift to handstand with straddle legs and straight arms
  7. Handstand turn through 360 degrees
  8. Backward roll to handstand