Flippers and Squad Programs

Specialised Programs requiring pre-requisite assessment 

4-5 years

5-6 years 

6-7 years

The Flippers Program is for 4-7 year old boys and girls who have been identified from PIT-A-PATS, Tumble bears, Junior or School Programs as showing potential for the sport of Artistic Gymnastics.


Program Entry Requirements

The following characteristics are important for entry into the Flippers/Squad Program:- strength, flexibility, spring, good posture and body tension.

The flippers class is a mixed class of boys and girls that focuses on the fundamental skills required for higher levels of gymnastics

The progress of each gymnast is reviewed each term to determine whether they are coping with the program and therefore able to maintain their place in the group.

  • To present a fun, challenging program that is SAFE and DEVELOPMENTAL.

  • To teach good basic skills as a foundation for later SPECIALIZATION in the sport.

  • To improve PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES for participation in Gymnastics at higher levels.

  • To foster a desire to continue into competitive gymnastics in the future.

The Flipper/Squad Program has been designed as a three year program. However, the length of time a child will spend in the Flippers/Squad Program is dependent on:

  1. The child's age on entry to the program

  2. The child's ability on entry to the program

  3. The child's progress within the program

The first year is an accelerated class for 4 Year old kinder aged children who demonstrate an aptitude for the sport of gymnastics. 


This program offers:

  • A fun approach, to develop sound basic gymnastics shapes and skills

  • Certificates presented at the end of each term

  • Uniform required

1 hour      2 Classes per week 

The second year focuses on the fundamental skills required for higher levels of gymnastics.  This program offers:  

  • Further development of the fundemental skills of gymnastic 

  • Emphasis on skills required for 

  • Strenth and Conditioning 

  • Uniform required

Squads - Boys & Girls
2 hours    2 classes per week

In the final year, the boys and girls train separately in Boys or Girls Squads that specialize in the development of skills required for participation in Women’s & Men’s Gymnastics Competitions.

Boys Squad

  • Developing skills on the Men's Artistic Gymnastics Apparatus

  • Strenth and Conditioning

  • Learning routines for Competition

  • Inter club Competitions, Victorian Championships

  • Uniform required


Girls ​Squad

  • Developing skills on the Women's Artistic Gymnastics Apparatus

  • Strenth and Conditioning

  • Uniform required