Training Groups & Development Pathway

The flow chart below explains the groups and pathway in our Women's Artistic discipline.

In order for each gymnast to reach their full potential we provide various paths  to follow. All gymnasts are indiviudals and will develop at their own rate.  Our vision and pathway is to support each gymnast to help them be the best they can be whilst providing and stimulating environment to enjoy their gymnastics. Gymnasts are grouped according to their ability, development stage, commitment and individual needs.

24+ hours per week
Coaches: Jo Miller, Laura Piedallu-Wilson, Adam Folwell, Nila Benfield

The elite group is aged from 9 years plus. Gymnasts are working towards British Espoir, Junior and Senior levels, representing Notts, England and GB. They also work towards compulsory and In-age Levels.

15+ hours per week
Coaches: Alan Price, Katie Foster
The Challenge training group is intended for gymnasts who are 10 years old plus working towards the national Challenge cup. in addition to open-age levels competitions, and national grades.
National 2 & National 1
12 / 13 hours per week
Coaches: Sarah Middleton, Katie Foster, Stuart Dale
The National Groups work along the National Grades pathway as well as open-age levels competitions. Gymnasts who progress well in this group have the opportunity to move to the challange group or other disciplines within the academy.
Development 3, Development 2, Development 1
4-16 hours per week
Coaches: Katie Foster, Fern Kassim, Rebecca Hill, Hannah Piechota
Our Development groups are for children aged 6+ years working towards their first grades and levels competitions. Gymnasts will build good foundations from our development groups for all pathways through the academy. 
Foundation 2 & Foundation 1
1 - 2 hours per week
Coaches: Rebecca Hill, Katie Foster, Joe Lehane
the Foundation groups are the young women's group for children aged 4+ years. The group aims to identify and nurture the child's natural potential. The gymnasts in this group are taught the good basic techniques required to reach competitive standard later on in their gymnastic career.
Notts Gymnastics Academy Women’s Artistic Squad operates a team coaching policy. The primary coaches will have responsibility for the group, however all coaches will be given opportunities to work at various levels.

Any holidays should be arranged to accommodate for competitions. Summer holidays should be taken in the last weeks of July or first weeks of August.

Please try to arrive ten minutes before your session begins and allow ten minutes after each session for admin and de-briefing the gymnasts.


All fees are payable on the first of each month and should be made directly into our account, using your childs name as the payment reference. The easiest way to do this is by setting up a standing order with your bank.

If for any reason you are unable to do this you should contact the office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* Please note: Any fees for ALL disciplines not paid within the first week of
the month/block will result in gymnasts not being able to train until the fees
are up to date. 

Fees are set per group and must be paid even if sessions are missed. If gymnasts cannot attend all sessions set for their particular group, coaches will look for a more suitable group.*

The Academy does operate a hardship scheme, where if you are unable to pay your child’s fees, we may be able to assist you. To apply for hardship, you must send a letter or email to your head of discipline in the strictest confidence. Please see our handbook for more details.

If gymnasts in the competitive squads (acro, boys, and girls) have any siblings in the gym, the child of the lesser price will recieve a discount (one sibling only). Please speak to your coach for details.

If you have any questions, concerns or problems with paying fees please contact our finance department on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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