Our recreational department is the largest of the departments in Citadel and it is run by our two co-recreational managers; Steven and Natasha.
Our main aim is to be inclusive of all abilities and skill levels for all ages. We want gymnasts to leave each class feeling as if they have learned something and have also had fun in a socially active environment.
The recreational section of Citadel is where most gymnasts will start their journey. Our classes encompasses children and adults of all ages. Whether that is primary school children from 5 years old to 12 year olds, secondary school students from 13 years old to 18 years old and adults of all ages and abilities.
We encourage gymnasts to gain confidence with different movements and environments within their own age category. Gymnasts train at all levels from new beginners on their first day to advanced skills and training.
In each of our recreational classes, our number one priority is to make sure that while learning new skills and achieving goals that the process is done in a fun and enthusiastic way. This is achieved through our energetic coaches, engaging activities and the development of exciting new skills. We encourage a friendly and welcoming environment within our classes in which gymnasts of all ages can develop their social skills, make new friends and improve their overall confidence.
There are many events throughout the year for our members, such as:
- our in-class achievement awards,
- multiple in-house competitions,
- external competitions in Dublin,
- display days, and
- awards evenings.
Our rec classes offer a wide variety of fun options where you will learn all the elements of gymnastics including key fundamental shapes and an introduction to multiple disciplines where they will learn skills such as rolls, handstands, cartwheels, leaps, jumps and tumbling. Each class will incorporate a mixture of floor, bars, vault, beam, rings, parallel bars and more.
Our classes are split by age group, however we also have an open age class for primary school aged children where family members of different ages can train together. Each class is then subdivided into skill level. Our Teen Warriors class is for secondary school kids only.
Our recreational class groups: