Men's Artistic Gymnastics (MAG)
Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) involves skills and routines on six apparatus:
- Parallel Bars;
- High Bar
Teaching the foundation skills required in competitive gymnastics. Each level thereafter progresses and builds on from the skills taught. It is important not to rush the foundations skills as it can take twice as long to undo any poor techniques. Coaches know when the child is ready to build the next technique/skill.
Using the foundation skill knowledge the gymnast has acquired to learn more complex and challenging skills/ techniques/routines. Routines for competition are compulsory. Boys compete during the year working towards competing at the Nationals.
Complex and challenging skills/techniques. Routines at these levels are optional based the difficulty of the skill, what the gymnast is able to achieve and how they link the skills.
Tight clothing is to be worn at training. Preferably a unitard with shorts. Otherwise tight clothing like Skins or polyprops. This so the coach can see their shape and tightness of body. Loose clothing gets tangled around of the bar or over their head in handstands. Shorts that allow the boy to stretch properly without holding them back.
Andrew Forrest is the Men's Artistic Gymnastics Coordinator.
If you are interested in being tested for MAG, or have any questions, please email Sharon Fulton: email@example.com