7-18-year-old sports path

How to choose a sport?

Artistic gymnastics is the most extensive form of gymnastics. It exercises the whole body and places the greatest demands of the upper body of all the gymnastics. Participants will take part in familiar basic exercises (running, jumping, agility, swinging). Artistic gymnastics is an Olympic sport and the most traditional form of gymnastics.

TeamGym is for those who like to perform tricks and dance. On the vaulting track, participants will learn walkovers and springs. On the floor, on the other hand, acrobatic skills and group movements will be performed, accompanied by music. TeamGym is the most popular form of gymnastics in the other Nordic countries and also very popular among boys.

Acrobatic gymnastics is a nice social activity. One’s own sets of movements and postures, as well as movements in pairs or trios, allow participants to test their courage and develop their skills. The sport can be the ideal hobby for many.

Trampoline gymnastics teaches new tricks, body control and fitness. The emphasis is on the safe development of skills. Trampoline gymnastics is an Olympic sport.

FreeGym combines artistic gymnastics and Parkour. During the classes, participants will move around the apparatus and on the floor, building muscles and increasing mobility. Choose this hobby if you are interested in tricks, but also want to try out the apparatus (high bar, boom, etc.).

Parkour originates from the urban environment, and uses present conditions to increase creativity. The classes practice crossings, undercuttings and various other techniques, utilising obstacles and walls. Not to forget muscle fitness and flexibility.

In tricking, vaults are mixed with movements typical of martial arts. The floor is made for the purpose and movements combine multi-directional vaults with controlled twists.

How to choose a level?

It is important to select the right level to ensure meaningful and safe training. A level that is too easy does not excite, however the same applies for one that is too difficult. In addition, group members have fragmented entry levels that complicate training planning and classroom activities.

Basic level (Bronze / Level I) is a good choice for any beginner. At a basic level, the correct techniques for movement are assured and should be mastered before making any further development.

How long will I remain at the current level?

One or two years, depending on the entry level and progression. Fast progress may sound appealing and a sign of fast learning. On the other hand, body preparation (strength, dexterity, coordination) and high-quality movement skills often favour spending a second year (August-May) at the same level.

When will I advance to the next level?

The general rule of thumb is that this will take place in August, when the new autumn season begins. Of course, the level can be changed if the current group is clearly unsuitable for some reason. It is best for grouping and learning if the group remains together between August and May. The difficulty level of training for groups is increased during the seasons and is not stuck in a certain form if the members of the group have developed well.

Can I change sports?

Of course. If you have started artistic gymnastics in a Bronze Group and have been there for a year, then moving onto a FreeGym Level II group is a good path.

What is a good form of gymnastics for someone concentrating on another sport?

We recommend artistic gymnastics, although any form of gymnastics provides good support for most sports.