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SQUAD trials

MINI SQUAD TRIALS 2023

We are holding OPEN trials to select some new little superstars for our Women’s Artistic Mini Squad.  

Eligible to girls born from Jan 2017 - Dec 2018, regardless of prior experience and open to non-members as well as members

Cost £20 per child

Trials will take place during school holidays from 31st May until end of August

Wednesdays & Fridays
 

We will be looking for the following physical and psychological attributes: 

  • Strong

  • Flexible

  • Co-ordinated

  • Determined

  • Hardworking

  • Fearless

  • Excited to learn something new

  • Loves gymnastics!

​If you think your child has what it takes to be a competitive gymnast, displays the attributes above and would like to attend a Mini Squad Trial session, please head over to our Customer Portal 

Please read important information below to find out more about the process and commitment ...

2023 SQUAD trials

COMMITMENT

Our Women's Artistic Squad works at County, Regional and National level and we are proud to say that we have many champions here at Kennylands and a few gymnasts in the South Region Squad!

If selected following the trials the gymnasts will train on Sundays 9.45am-11.45am beginning in September 2023 with an additional  Wednesday 3.50-6.10pm session added at a later date, when the gymnast is ready.
Our squad timetables/fees can be found under About, Fees.

Our older girls train between 14 and 20 hours a week and have an extensive training programme. This squad is a big commitment for both gymnasts and parents alike. 

Following the initial trial, you will receive an email letting you know the outcome.  If selected, we treat our Mini Squad as an ongoing trial, designed to help us determine the best pathway for your gymnast.

Please be aware that squad places are highly selective and with such a high demand for trial places there is a less than 10% chance of any child being offered a squad place.  In view of this we suggest that you treat the trial as a “fun session” for your child to come and explore gymnastics with little mention of them being tested or assessed.  This will hopefully manage expectations and Coaches will be able to assess the children in as natural a way as possible.  The session is available for all who meet the age criteria regardless of whether they have prior gymnastics experience  and we are therefore unable to advise prior to the trial suitability for individual children.

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