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
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.
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.