LaunchPad is Gymnastics Australia’s National initiative to increase sport participation in Australia.
The initiative aims to engage children aged 0-12 in fundamental movement programs that will provide children with the essential skills required to participate in a vast range of sports. In saying this, as a foundation for future sporting endeavours, we believe LaunchPad is the Nursery of Australian Sport!
In South Australia we currently have 18 recognised providers of LaunchPad:
Allegro Rhythmic Gymnastics
Henely & Grange Youth Centre (Gym West)
Millicent Gymnastics Club
Mt Lofty KinderGym
Murray Mallee Gymnastics
Seacliff Recreation Centre
Payneham Youth Centre Cooee Club
Port Lincoln Gymnastics
Port Pirie Regional Gymnastics Academy
Tea Tree Gully Gymsports
LaunchPad for Teachers
The Fundamental Gymnastics – LaunchPad: Ignite Workshop is an introduction for teachers and pre-service teachers, into the basics of gymnastics. Providing teachers with a framework for daily physical activity, which enhances the development of fundamental motor skills and also gives practical experience in the organisation and delivery of gymnastics based fundamental movement sessions.
LaunchPad: Ignite! Is a 4 hour (adjust to suit your state) workshop (1 hr online module + 3 hour face to face) covering modules in Neuro-nastics (brain development and movement) and each of the Dominant Movement Patterns (DMPs). This workshop aims to give teachers the knowledge you need to deliver LaunchPad programs in schools. The LaunchPad Ignite! workshop is the minimum requirement for teachers delivering gymnastics in the Sporting Schools program. Very practical and lots of fun, LaunchPad Ignite! will get you and your students moving!
The next LaunchPad 'Ignite' Workshop is:
Metro: Friday 4th November, 4:30 - 7:30pm, Ascot Park Primary School.
Although the LaunchPad initiative is focused on the 0-12 year old age group, this course will provide all teachers with the knowledge of the basic building blocks of gymnastics and overall movement. There will be lots of useful activities that can be incorporated and adapted into school programs in order to teach the basics, for students to master before progressing to more complex skills.