This July saw the start of what we hope will become an annual adventure for our Teamgym boys. Four of the junior boys, accompanied by Head of Boys’ TeamGym, Della, and coaches Emma and Kevan, attended a week long Summer camp at the McTaggart Gymnastics Centre in Dundee. They joined over 40 other gymnasts from clubs throughout the UK, including some of the best TeamGym gymnasts in the country. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, they were ecstatic to be coached by a team of three top coaches from Sweden, one of whom is currently one of the worlds current top gymnasts!
The combination of excellent facilities, expert coaching and amazing team spirit helped the boys enormously with many of them trying a number of high level moves for the first time. They came away buzzing and motivated to not only build on what they achieved at Waterside but also to help pass on this knowledge to the younger gymnasts.
The coaches that attended learned a great deal too, picking up new ideas for progressions, conditioning and warm-ups, as well as a number of new techniques. This will all greatly benefit our TeamGym sections in the future.
We are already looking forward to next year’s camp and hopes to take many more boys in the future.