Looking for an exciting program designed to develop your child's fundamental movement skills? Look no further!
Gym Warriors is a new participation initiative engaging children and young people through fundamental gymnastics movements and activities, harnessing the proven popularity and broader appeal of parkour, free running, Ninja style activities and obstacle courses.
Gym Warriors is not just a brand but a philosophy and program which empower clubs to deliver participation activities that add their own local flavour and identity to engage their community.
Gym Warriors programs are age-appropriate programs to suit the development of fundamental movement and physical literacy in early childhood. Gymnastics WA has developed a comprehensive suite of Gym Warriors resources and support toolkits for member clubs to increase their capability to deliver targeted fundamental gymnastics movement activations and market themselves in the local community.
Gymnastics WA’s Gym Warriors resources for member clubs include the following:
- Practical advice and checklists for delivering community and school activations;
- Lesson and circuit plan examples;
- Member club access to Gym Warriors equipment and marketing materials;
- Marketing & Communications toolkit to promote club delivery of Gym Warriors.
Gym Warriors was designed as a resource for clubs and schools to assist with introducing fundamental movement in the form of gymnastics based, FreeG style of activities.
Gym Warriors is designed to become the Fundamental Movement Skills program of choice in all Western Australian primary schools and as such provide a way to promote gymnastics and ongoing participation in affiliated club programs.
The program has the capacity to complement existing Gymnastics for All (GfA) programs in clubs as well as to provide the foundation for a fresh approach to classes.
Where Will Gym Warriors Be Held?
Gym Warriors can be delivered in the following education environments in 2022 and beyond:
- Recreation Centres**
- Early Childhood and Education Care centres (ECECs)
Each of these education environments will have a diverse delivery framework of the Gym Warriors program to suit their respective needs.
Activity Plan Examples
Gymnastics WA’s Industry Development, Marketing and Community Engagement teams have been hard at work in developing, designing and delivering a full suite of Gym Warriors resources to be readily available online as a member benefit to our affiliated clubs.
With many clubs in both our metropolitan and regional areas already having access to physical copies of our F-2 resources, it is the aim of Gymnastics WA to see these clubs gain access to our online suite to fully compliment their existing resources.
Clubs will be given direct, shared access to the OneDrive once they have expressed interest in delivering the program.
The resources themselves include:
- Approximately 100 Skill Cards;
- 30 x Lesson Plans;
- 3 x Unit Plans and;
- 27 x Activity Plans
The beauty of these resources and the Gym Warriors program itself, is its ability to be portable and adaptable to your clubs’ specific needs and equipment.
The ethos and philosophy behind Gym Warriors is to bring fun and excitement to the concept of fundamental movement and to allow for clubs to deliver participation initiatives which add their own local flavour and identity to engage their communities.
Reach out to our Gym Warriors team on [email protected] for further details and to receive access to the online resources suite.
What Does the Community Think?
IPSHA PD: "[Gym Warriors] was a most interesting and invigorating session with a multitude of great ideas and easy to implement lessons. The co-ordinators comments were overwhelmingly complimentary and I hope some of them take up the offer of sharing your expertise with them at their schools."
Sacred Heart Primary School, Thornlie: “…the sessions have been a lot more age appropriate and engaging for our children. I can definitely see the benefits of the program and will consider looking at the educator training options for next year.”
Bloom Early Education, Jindalee: “It was great. The children really enjoyed the sessions with Amanda. I feel that the children were just starting to really get the hang of it and it was time to hang up their boots.”
Bloom Early Education, Yanchep: “We have absolutely been loving it!! The kids are loving it also but the educators have been raving about it!”
Thornlie Early Learning Centre & OSHC “We have definitely enjoyed the program and really appreciate the lengths you went to ensure we had a great experience. Although the session lengths were too long for our age group, Nikki was wonderful and worked with the educators to plan sessions based on the children's current interests and development. The educators noticed an improvement of the children's attention span over the course of the program and were blown away with the gifts provided for the children at the end. We are definitely looking to include some educator training in our budget for next year so I will be in touch.”