As many of our members will no doubt be aware, our Club Calendar usually involves a beam gymnastics competition every summer. Last month we adapted our acro competition to be available as a virtual event, and following the success of seeing the winners delighted to receive their medals in the post, we have decided to do the same with our Beam Competition!
You do not need a beam to participate – all you need is a straight line on the floor to work with.
Coach Sarah & Coach Eloise have shown many alternative ways to practice beam skills at home through their videos on the Springfit Online group in the Units section recently. We hope this helps!
This “Virtual Beam Gymnastics Competition” will be taking place over on Springfit Online – our Facebook service for members to enjoy our continued service during the time that classes are suspended.
To find out more about Springfit Online please click on the button below.
We are pleased to invite members of all ages and abilities to create an exciting and dynamic routine to perform in a straight line on the floor. Simply post the video of the performance as a comment on the Springfit Online group before midnight on Sunday 26th July 2020 and your entry is submitted!
The best thing about it is there is no charge for entries, and you can record the routine at your convenience! There will still be an appreciative audience who love seeing the impressive beam skills, and it will help with extra practice in readiness for returning to classes!
The judging criteria has changed slightly to award marks for creativity and style, so you can link whatever moves together you like and our team of qualified judges will award medals to the winners on Monday 27th July. These medals will be posted out to winners, in keeping with the added safety measures in place for physical distancing.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with Springfit HQ and we’d be happy to help!
To enter the Virtual Beam Competition, you will need to be a current member with either a full subscription or online-only subscription.
All you need to do is head over to the Springfit Online Group, find the post in the “Discussions” section advertising the competition (you can use the “virtual beam competition” topic label) and post a comment on it with the video of your beam routine, along with your child’s name, age and venue they usually attend classes at.
The rules of this competition are nice and simple:
- This virtual competition is open to all CURRENT members.
- Submit entries before midnight on Sunday 26th July.
- The beam routine will be scored on creativity, form and style.
- Make sure that you warm-up and stretch fully before executing your routine.
The winner of each age or ability level category (split at the discretion of the organisers) will be announced Monday 27th July and awarded with a gold medal which will be posted out to you.
The competition is open to all ages and abilities. You can do any moves that are within your ability level.
For all the usual beam skills that you may wish to use as a guide, please CLICK HERE. You are also welcome to be creative and invent your own!
We look forward to seeing your entries from home and awarding a winner.
Good luck everyone!