Gymnastics SA Kick Start Challenge

The Kick Start Challenge is a fun and exciting challenge to re-engage our Gymnastics for All community in Gymnastics!

This Kick Start Challenge is being offered to registered Gymnastics South Australia Members and can be completed at home or in a small group at your Gymnastics club. You can do the Challenge in your own time and at your own pace.

Registrations open on Tuesday, 23 June 2020 9.00 AM and will close on Friday, 17 July 2020 5.00 PM. You will then have until Monday, 10 August 2020 5.00 PM to submit your Record Sheet. 

Registration is $5.00 and includes a Participation Certificate and Gift.

We hope that you will find the activities both fun, energising, and inspiring.

WHO CAN BE INVOLVED

  • A registered Gymnastics South Australia Member
  • A member of an Affiliated Club
  • Participate in any Gymsport
  • Of any age and ability (please select the level that suits you best)

HOW TO BE INVOLVED

  1. Read the Kick Start Challenge Information
  2. Register for the Kick Start Challenge
  3. Receive your Registration Confirmation Email (includes Challenge Activities)
  4. Choose which level suits you the best
  5. Complete the Challenge Activities
  6. Submit your completed Record Sheet, photo, and video to Gymnastics SA
  7. Participation Certificate and Gift will be on its way to you!


CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES

The Kick Start Challenge has a variety of Challenge Activities, and each gymnast must complete 10 of the available 13 activities successfully to complete the Challenge. For an extra challenge try and complete all 13 activities!

As a gymnast completes an activity successfully, they are required to get it signed off by a parent or coach before they can start the next activity. Challenge Activities can be completed in any order.

A Record Sheet will be supplied once the gymnast has registered for the Kick Start Challenge. The Record Sheet has been designed to be emailed to every participant and then printed out for a hard copy. Once a gymnast completes all their Challenge Activities, the Record Sheet can be submitted to Gymnastics SA via the Submission Form online.

 

WHICH LEVEL OF ACTIVITIES TO COMPLETE

The Challenge Activities have been divided into 5 Levels. Level 1 being the easiest and Level 5 being the most difficult.

A coach or parent should look at the range of skills required and help their gymnast choose their most suited Level for their skill set. A gymnast can choose one Level and complete all Challenge Activities at that Level. If needed, a coach or parent may allow their gymnast to choose their own suitable level at each activity.

Coaches and parents are reminded that each activity is set up safely for the gymnast. The Kick Start Workbook includes all safe set ups for each activity as well as overall safety guidelines. Please ensure they have plenty of open space around them and any skills requiring jumping and landing have a safe and padded surface.

Please refer to the Safety at Home Guidelines, read below.


SCORING THE ACTIVITIES

Scoring the Challenge Activities is not necessary or a requirement to complete the Challenge. A gymnast can complete the Challenge without a score recorded.

A scoring system has been suggested for each activity that gymnasts and coaches may wish to use as an added challenge and incentive to try hard on each activity.

All participants will receive a Participation Certificate and gift regardless of the score or number of activities completed (although it is recommended that gymnasts try to complete at least 10 activities).

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

The Kick Start Challenge has been designed with minimal equipment, only a ball and a skipping rope is needed! Challenge Activities can be completed anywhere with a flat and either carpeted space or grass, an area of at least 4m x 4m would be ideal. A helper or phone timer is required to complete some activities.

Challenge Activities can also be completed in a Gymnastics Club environment – either on mats inside or grassed area outside. Please refer to the Safety Guidelines for all information about setting up your space.

 

SEND US YOUR ACTIVITIES

We want to see you performing you Kick Start Challenge activities, make sure you send them through with your Record Sheet.

 

REMEMBER THE 4 F’S – HAVE FUN, KEEP FIT, LEARN FUNDAMENTALS, AND ENJOY GYMNASTICS WITH YOUR FRIENDS.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS


Name of competition:
 Kick Start Challenge

Promoter:
 Gymnastics South Australia 

Location: Marion Leisure and Fitness Centre,
Cnr of Oaklands Rd & Rosedale Ave, MORPHETTVILLE SA 5043 


Entry Restrictions: The competition is open to South Australian Gymnasts. All entries submitted must have the approval of a parent/guardian if the subject is under the age of 18. All competition submissions must be made by current Gymnastics South Australia registered members. To be considered valid entries terms and conditions must be adhered to.  

Competition Period: Registrations will open on Tuesday, 23 June 9.00 AM and close Friday, 17 July 5.00 PM. You will have until Monday, 10 August 5.00 PM to submit your entry. 

Registration Method: Registration Fee is $5.00 and one entry per individual will be accepted. To Register, please fill out registration form HERE

Privacy/Publication: Entry into the competition provides Gymnastics South Australia permission to share your name and routine video on social media channels, website and newsletters. If you would not like your routine shared on social media, please check the box when completing the Submission Form.