Gymnastics

"...adapted to meet the needs of each individual."

Disability Gymnastics - a sport for everyone 297
Disability Gymnastics - a sport for everyone

British Gymnastics’ disability programme ensures that gymnastics is adapted to meet the needs of each individual. Through the delivery of disability gymnastics, coaches adapt & modify skills where necessary to enable all disabled gymnasts to achieve their full potential, focusing on what gymnasts can do, not on what they can't do.

From fundamental movement activity to elite gymnastics skills, disability gymnastics has something exciting, fun and engaging for all disabled people to enjoy; it is also widely recognised as providing many physical and social benefits for participants, such as developing increased coordination skills and building confidence.

All disciplines can be adapted to include people with a disability in the sport; competitive opportunities exist within men's artistic, women's artistic, rhythmic, trampoline, teamgym and acrobatic gymnastics. The disability gymnastics pathway provides training and competition opportunities for gymnasts that cannot fully access mainstream gymnastics, creating a level playing field for all to enjoy gymnastics and achieve.

I’M IN is the new disability gymnastics programme from British Gymnastics, which aims to create more participation opportunities for more people with an impairment. The programme delivers a range of gymnastics taster events, festival events and competitive events for disabled people who want to experience gymnastics for the first time or are new to gymnastics and are aged between 11-17 or 18+. Events are run in every region of England throughout 2014 and the programme will be extended to Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland by the end of 2014.

Click here  to access the full calendar of I’M IN events.

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