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Mini Development

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: 

  • Strength 
  • Flexibility 
  • Quality of work 
  • Discipline 

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 

Mini D Bronze is the first step in the Mini D program pathway. In the Mini D Bronze program, the gymnasts train 2 x 1-hour sessions per week.

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 2-hour sessions per week.  

Mini D Gold  

Mini D Gold is the last step in the Mini D program pathway before progressing into our competitive programs. In the Mini D Gold program, the gymnasts train 3x 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 Handbook

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 the Mini D liaisons listed below.

Does my child have to commit to the full training hours of Mini D? 

Gymnasts will need to commit to the full amount of training days/hours to progress in the Mini D Program. Alternatively, your child can continue in their current class or move across into an alternative program.

Does the Mini D program run at all Gymsports venues? 

Our Mini D classes runs at our Kingborough venue only.

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- bri@gympsorts.net.au

Mini Development Home Program

Mini Development gymnasts are encouraged to practice activities at home on a regular basis. Use the below home program to help your child/ren practice fundamental shapes and strength.

Mini Development Calendar