The Gymnast Pathway
The sport of Gymnastics is broken down into seven different Gymsports: Gymnastics for All, Men’s Gymnastics, Women’s Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics, Trampoline Gymnastics and Acrobatic Gymnastics.
This Participation Pathway infographic from 2018 outlines how you can progress in Gymnastics according to each Gymsport. Please note some of the pathway information in this graphic may be incorrect and require updating.
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Foundation programs for recreational gymnastics
Gymnastics for All is a sport for everybody, regardless of age, gender or ability and forms the basis for all programs in recreational gymnastics. Gymnastics for All includes LaunchPad and club-specific programs for people of all ages, which focuses on learning and improving fundamental movement as a basis for all sports.
LaunchPad features three specific programs for gymnastics clubs: KinderGym, GymFun and GymSkills. If you are an athlete from another sport, an older adult or someone with Disability, then your local gymnastics club may also run specific classes to help you get fit and strengthen your body by learning fun gymnastics skills.
Click here for more information about Gymnastics for All.
Compete in Interclub and Team-Based competitions
You can progress to competitive gymnastics and compete against your friends and other clubs in Victoria through Interclub and Team-Based competitions in six Gymsports: Men’s Gymnastics, Women’s Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Trampoline Gymnastics, Acrobatic Gymnastics and Aerobic Gymnastics.
The levels in which you can compete in as part of the Gymnastics Pathway are different for every Gymsport.
Aerobic Gymnastics. Progression from recreational gymnastics does not include Interclub competitions; Level 1 in Aerobic Gymnastics starts at State Championship level.
Please view the Gymnastics Pathway diagram above for more information.
Compete in State Championships
As a member of Gymnastics Victoria, you can compete in Men’s Gymnastics, Women’s Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics, Acrobatic Gymnastics and Trampoline Gymnastics at State Championship level. Each Gymsport provides you with the pathway to progress in Gymnastics at your own pace.
Compete in National Competitions
You can represent Victoria at National competitions in seven Gymsports. The pathway in each Gymsport varies, so please refer to the Gymnastic Pathway diagram above for more information.
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Compete in International Competitions for Australia
All seven Gymsports give you the opportunity to represent Australia at International competitions. The pathway in each Gymsport varies, so please refer to the Gymnastic Pathway diagram above for more information.