We are excited to now be able to offer our gymnasts the opportunity to complete Gym Bubbas Badges! We have taken a lot of time and care to craft our badges to represent the achievement and effort our gymnasts put into honing their skills. We look forward to celebrating your achievements with you all!
Our badge schemes are outlined below in detail, but if you have any questions then take a look at the frequently asked questions section which follows that.
Gym Bubbas Badges
When the British Gymnastic badge scheme ended last year, we sat down and began creating a bespoke badge scheme for our little gymnasts. Our new badge scheme has been meticulously planned and developed to truly reflect the skills we teach in our classes. This has been a massive project and we cannot wait for the children to be able to challenge themselves to achieve gym bubbas gymnastic badges.
Our badge scheme has 2 types of badges – Star Badges and Colour Badges.
The Gym Bubbas 1 and 2 Star Badges are aimed at parent/child groups (mainly 18 months – 3.5 years). The 3 Star Badge skills are aimed at gymnasts in our younger independent classes (mainly 3.5 – 6 years). For each Star Badge, there are 3 disciplines – Floor, bar and beam. The skills progress through the badge scheme and get more difficult as the star level increases.
Our Colour Badge scheme is designed for our older gymnasts (mainly 6 – 12 years). All gymnasts progress through the badge scheme in the following order as the badges progress in difficulty:
For each colour, there are 4 disciplines; floor, bar, beam and vault.
Although we have age guidelines for the badges, ages are not stated on the badge or certificate making all badges accessible to all, regardless of age.
We kindly ask that parents listen to the instructor’s advice as they will not only be thinking about the current badge but also how the children can progress on from there. For example, instructors may want to start a child on an easier badge to increase their confidence and ensure they have something achievable next, rather than starting on the hardest badge and then not being able to achieve the next badge for some time.
At the end of the session, the children will receive a slip to say if they achieved the skills required for the badge or if they need a little more practice.
For those achieving the skills, the badge and certificate can be purchased at the front desk for £5.00.
If the children require a little more practice to achieve the badge, they will receive a well-done sticker for all of their hard work. The assessor will also talk with the children and parents about what skills need to be worked on.
There will be time at the end of the session for photographs in the gym.
The badges are iron-on so there is no need for sewing!! To attach the badge to a garment simply lay the reverse of the badge on the garment, cover it with a wet cloth, and iron!
All of the skills required for the badge are written on the reverse of the certificate, allowing everyone to see exactly what had to be completed to achieve the badge.
All the skills the children need to complete for their badges will be taught throughout their weekly gymnastic sessions. We also aim to run badge practice sessions in the holidays, so if you little gymnast wants to come and practise you can get them booked in. Make-up sessions can be used for badge practice sessions, or you can just pay for an additional class.
Over the course of the next few months badge boards will go up in the gym. On the boards, you will be able to find out all of the information about the badge scheme and the skills required for each of the levels.