We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our club, Oakham Artistic Gymnastic Academy.
O.A.G.A started out as a family run gymnastics club at Caldecott Village hall in 2004 with 3 coaches and 4 gymnasts. In September 2011 we opened up a satalite club at Catmose Sports Centre, progressing to 4 coaches and over 150 gymnasts. We have signicantly grown from strength to strength in this time and in just less than 3 years we had outgrown Catmose and in 2015 we moved into our new premises at Oakham Enterprise Park opened by HRH Princess Anne, unfortunely at this time we also had to close our foundation club at Caldecott Village Hall.
Our aim is to develop gymnasts of all ages and abilities and as such we provide classes for children from walking age up to adults.
Our coaches are all trained by British Gymnastics and hold the correct qualifications and relevant DBS forms. We are very fortunate to have two of our coaches who work for British Gymnastics independently and travel the country training and assessing candidate coaches up to British Gymnastic standard.
As such we are affiliated to British Gymnastics and our gymnasts work through the British Gymnastic bagde system. We do not assess badges every week and it can take weeks, sometimes months before a gymnast can pass a badge, please be patient. Our coaches do know what they are doing and if you have any concerns regarding this please e-mail the club and we can arrange a meeting to discuss this with you.
We do offer ‘selected’ children opportunities to participate in local and regional competitions and meet up for county training sessions which gives gymnasts the opportunity to meet with other gymnasts from different clubs, for your gymnast to be involved in this they have to train more then 1 hour a week and reach the required standard.
We cater for all levels of ability from beginners to competitive gymnasts and many classes inbetween. Our coaches assess the gymnasts on a regular basis and any changes to groupings will be sorted out individually and privately with those concerned before the move is made.
Gymnastics is the fundamental preparation for all physical activity, no activity is without its risk and gymnastics is no different. As gymnasts become more advanced the moves do become harder which does increase risk. Our coaches take precautions to avoid accidents but gymnasts can sometimes suffer injury. One way to help prevent injuries is for gymnasts to make sure they are mentally and physically ready to attend their session. Our competitive gymnasts will also have a level of body conditioning and preparation to do to help reduce injuries with the more difficult moves and we encourage gymnasts to do these at home in order to aid their progress.
We look forward to seeing you in the Gym
The O.A.G.A team