What is Mini D?
Mini D is the name for the Mini Development program. While fun is always important at this age, Mini D is designed to provide children with a slightly more challenging program with a focus on:
- Quality of work
Our goal for this program is to introduce gymnasts to the idea of training, to teach basic techniques that will serve as a foundation for higher levels skills and also be an introduction to performance (competitive) gymnastics.
Mini Development Program Pathway
The stages of Mini D:
Mini D Bronze
The Mini D Bronze program is a 45min class that operates at similar times to our Fungym and Gymskills programs (3:30-4:15 or 4:25-5:10). Mini D Bronze is a combined boys’ and girls’ class.
Mini D Silver
Mini D Silver is the next step in the Mini D program pathway. In the Mini D Silver program, the gymnasts train 2 x 1-hour sessions per week. Mini D Silver is a combined boys’ and girls’ class.
Mini D Gold
Mini D Gold is a girls’ only program. In the Mini D Gold program, the gymnasts train 2 x 2-hour sessions per week.
Boys JD Bronze
Boys from our Mini D Silver program may progress to our Boys Junior Development Bronze program. In this program, the gymnasts train 2 x 2-hour sessions per week.
Mini Development Key Gymnast Qualities
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do if I know if my child is suited for Mini D?
Children are observed in the learn to gym programs for suitability to be invited to join the Mini D program. Alternatively, if you would like your child assessed for suitability to join the mini D program, please contact Bri via email (email@example.com).
Does my child have to commit to the full training hours of Mini D Silver or Gold?
The gymnasts will need to train both days to progress in the Mini D Program, however, we can be flexible for 1 term. After this period, full commitment in the class is required to continue in the Mini D program.
Does the Mini D program run at all Gymsports venues?
Our Mini D classes run at our Kingborough and Clarence venues. At Clarence Gymsports, the Mini D program is currently only offered for girls.
My child is unable to attend one of their Mini D lessons. Who do I notify?
If your child in a Mini D class will be absent, please notify your Mini D team liaison via email and they can then pass this information onto your child’s coach.
Kingborough Mini D liaison: Bri- firstname.lastname@example.org
Clarence Mini D liaison: Chelsea- email@example.com
Mini Development Home Program
Mini Development gymnasts are encourgaed to practice activities at home on a regular basis. Use the below home program to help your child/ren practice fundamental shapes and strength.