MAG Gymnastics Information

MAG Gymnastics is an immensely challenging sport, requiring years of preparation to reach the higher performance levels.

While gymnastics is inherently fun, it also deeply enriches and educates the lives of its participants in ways unreachable by most other
activities and sport.
Recreational gymnasts seeking higher level training need to be prepared to have a greater level of commitment and competency
before being invited or accepted for progression into our Levels Program.

MAG Gymnasts at these levels are then trained to represent Splitz at Invitational, Regional, and State Championships.

MAG Gymnastics Program

  • MAG Gymnastics Levels is a more structured program that provides coaching in the six apparatus that Men’s Gymnastics uses. The six apparatus that gymnasts in this program learn are Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars, and Horizontal
    Bar.
  • A higher level of commitment is required in our MAG Levels Program than in Jumpstart due to the time it takes for the boys to
    develop the skills on each and every apparatus and in each level.
  • A commitment to each training session is required, except in the case of sickness.
  • MAG Gymnasts should also be committed for the full competitive season and set calendar which is from October to September.
  • The MAG Junior Levels Program is usually for boys aged from 5 to 12 years and is a progression from Jumpstart Boys.
  • Boys can also join this program without prior experience depending on their ability.
  • The MAG Program caters for boys who want to work on their fitness and gain some strength and learn the basics of Men’s
    Gymnastics skills

MAG Levels

The Pre Levels classes are the introduction to our Levels Program.  Boys usually start in this program when they are 4½ to 6 years old.  Boys can enter this program from either the Kindergym or the Jumpstart programs.  Our MAG coaching staff view our recreational classes on a regular basis and make offers for our competitive program.  If they think your child would benefit from the extra challenge, you will receive a letter of offer for one of our competitive classes.  Pre Level boys do not take part in competitions and don't require any specific uniforms.  The boys will work through a booklet that has a series of awards with certificates for physical conditioning.  The Pre Levels Program teaches the basic skills of the 6 Men’s Gymnastics apparatus: Vault, Parallel Bars, Rings, Pommel, High Bar, and Floor.  Boys in this program work on their strength, flexibility, and trampoline work as well as the basic skills included in the Level 1 program.  Progression from this class is into Level 1.  Boys receive a progression letter of offer to these classes when they are ready to move up.

  • Level 1 is the first level of the National Gymnastics Program of which there are 10 levels.
  • Entry into this program is usually via invitation or alternately, parents can put their son’s name down at the front desk if they want more of a challenge. They will then be assessed by one of our MAG coaches.
  • Level 1 and 2 gymnasts attend 2 x 2 hour training sessions for a total of 4 hours per week.  Not all apparatus will be coached in each session, therefore, attendance at both sessions is vital.
  • As a guide, gymnasts usually spend one-and- a-half years in each level. However, because each child progresses at a different rate, it is not uncommon for gymnasts to spend up to 2 years in a level to make sure they have mastered the skills needed for progression to more advanced skills.
  • Level tests are held in conjunction with our Club Championships or external competitions when gymnasts are ready to be tested.
  • Gymnasts in the Levels Program will also learn and develop other skills outside their set routines such as: Strength, Flexibility, and Trampoline work.
  • This program requires a higher level of commitment than the recreational programs.  As such, gymnasts need to commit to the full competition season to be assured a place in the program.
  • Entry into this program is usually via invitation or alternately, parents can put their son’s name down at the front desk if they want more of a challenge. They will then be assessed by a MAG coach.
  • As a guide, gymnasts usually spend one-and- a-half years in each level. However, because each child progresses at a different rate, it is not uncommon for gymnasts to spend up to 2 years in a level to make sure they have mastered the skills needed for progression to more advanced skills.
  • Level tests are held in conjunction with our Club Championships or external competitions when gymnasts are ready
    to be tested.
  • Gymnasts in the Levels Program will also learn and develop other skills outside their set routines such as: Strength,
    Flexibility, and Trampoline work.
  • This program requires a higher level of commitment than the recreational programs. As such, gymnasts need to
    commit to the full competition season to be assured a place in the program.
  • Level 3 is attained at a Gymnastics Queensland-sanctioned event or competition.
  • Gymnasts learn routines from the National Level 2 and 3 programs.
  • Gymnasts from Level 3 and upwards can attend the following competitions:
    • Two to three invitational events either held at Splitz or other clubs in South East Queensland during the competitive season.
    • This can include Regional Championships and State Championships, if qualified.
  • During the competitive season, some events will also be scheduled to encourage team competition.
  • Points are allocated for particular results during the competitive season and are used to decide the club’s End of Year Awards.