What are Recreational Assessments?
At RGC Recreational Members are assessed periodically throughout the year to ensure gymnasts are progressing and make any necessary changes to their syllabus as required.
This year we will are sharing this data with families in an effort to improve communications in regards to progress in the recreational program.
The results of assessments are primarily used to update training plans and continue promotion of a happy and healthy learning environment.
Gymnasts are encouraged to participate to the best of their ability in the assessments as they are a valuable tool for ensuring progress. They are not penalized for being unable to complete an exercise but encouraged to practice sections they find more difficult.
Term 1 (September – November 2016)
This term gymnasts participated in the following assessments:
- Running and Jumping
- Vault Basics
- Bar Basics
- Balance & Coordination
- Beam Basics
- Floor Basics
The complexity and amount of exercises varies between age groups and level of training.
There were four different types of assessments in this term.
- Tumble Tots
- Entry Level Programs
- Recreational 60 min classes
- Recreational 90 min classes
Gymnasts were given between zero and five marks for each exercise depending on how well it was performed.
Coaches take into consideration the technical performance along with the presentation of the skill.
Gymnastics is an extremely difficult sport!
The percentage shown on the back of their stamp charts might appear to be very low but this is normal. At RGC we want each child to be able to participate to the best of their own ability and the recreational program is primarily about fun and fitness.
The stamps on the front of the chart reflect each child’s participation in activities over the course of the term. Stamps are awarded as a form of positive reinforcement for participating in class activities.
From a percentage point of view even a small increase each time can be a HUGE accomplishment!
Here are the charts which will convert percentage points to progress reports for each age group and level.
Tumble Tots (3 to 4 years)
Entry Programs (4 to 13 years)
60 min Recreational Classes (4 to 7 years)
90 min Recreational Classes (7 to 13 years)
What Happens Next?
Congratulations are in order for all gymnasts who partake in assessments!
Most of the time nothing needs to change after assessments. Over the next few weeks the assessments will be processed and any training plan changes will be gradually introduced as required. Gymnasts can continue to attend their designated sessions as normal.
Occasionally a class transfer may be suggested for a discipline specific program. If this happens you will be sent an email from one of our coaches to suggest a trial date. Assessment scores are only one factor taken into consideration when recommendations are made for transferring gymnasts.
Gymnasts can continue to participate in the recreational program and make progress within the sport.
Questions about the Results?
If you would like more information on specific results please send us an email with the Subject: Assessment Results Query
One of our coaches will send a breakdown of the results as soon as possible.