Development & Squads
Both male and female gymnasts are selected from our Gym for all groups to join our development groups. These gymnasts train 2hrs a week. In this group the gymnasts have their first taste of conditioning while still improving their basic gymnastic skills. They are constantly assessed and gymnasts who are old enough to compete are offered a place in one of our squad groups.
Floor & Vault Squad
Floor & Vault Squad members are both male and female gymnasts who train 2 hours a week. Our structure comes under the General Gymnastics banner of British gymnastics. They compete a least twice a year, in Bucks competitions.
Quad Squad members are both male and female gymnasts who train between 4-9 hours a week. Our structure comes under the General Gymnastics banner of British gymnastics. However, we still train/compete on the main gymnastic apparatus (For girls – Uneven Bars / Beam / Floor / Vault; for boys – Parallel Bars / High Bar / Floor / Vault) They compete a least twice a year, in competitions across the country.
DMT/Team Gym Squad
This is our new Squad. Double mini-tramp is a small trampoline. It has a sloped end and a flat bed. The gymnasts run up and jump onto the sloping end and then jump onto the flat part before dismounting onto a mat. Skills are performed during the jumps or as they dismount https://www.british-gymnastics.org/discover/double-mini-tramp
We will also be competing in Micro Team Gym competitions. These consist of trampette, tumble and vault. Teams of 4 compete in streaming routines. This is very fast and very enjoyable https://www.british-gymnastics.org/discover/teamgym
You’re thundering down the runway, launching into your fifth backflip in a row. For a moment it feels like the whole world is rotating around you. Then it’s over. Tumbling is a truly breath-taking type of gymnastics. It’s all about somersaults, flips and twists – and linking them together, one right after the other. This squad is for both male & female gymnasts who train 4hrs+ a week. They compete at county, regional and national level. In 2014 MK Springers were very proud to have Louise Jones become British Champion tumbler.
Gymnasts training in a Squad group are only allowed to train with 1 club (if a gymnast is found to be training at 2 clubs they will be asked to leave our club)
No earrings allowed – if gymnasts get their ears pierced they CANNOT train until they can take them out.
Attire – all squad gymnasts should train in a leotard, girls may also wear leggings or shorts / boys should wear shorts or training stirrups (trousers).
Crop tops are only permitted on very hot summer days i.e 28deg plus
Club tracksuits and tops are to be purchased from Maisies Superstore in Wolverton. https://www.maisies-superstore.co.uk/mk-springers/
Leotards are to be purchased at the gym. Please check squad notice boards for specific Competition leotard style.
Hair – Long hair must be neat and tidy. Please have it tied up in a plait / bun or something similar. Long hair can get caught on apparatus and can be very distracting if in their face.
All female gymnasts must wear the Squad Orla style leotard (unless informed otherwise).
For general gymnastic competitions older female gymnasts may wear tight fitting short length shorts.
Leggings are not allowed for competition.
Male gymnasts must wear the Squad Atlas style leotard and black gymnastic shorts
Underwear must not be on show (gymnasts will incur deductions if shown)