HBS Revolutions Club Information Sheet

HBS Revolutions is a healthy, happy, competitive club managed by Hitchin Boys’ School. The Club is affiliated with British Gymnastics and adopt all of their policies and educational tools to produce a club with the ability to offer Pre-School sessions, Gymnastics, Trampoline, DMT & Tumbling sessions.

Can we try out?

We are excited to meet you and welcome you to the club, however we do unfortunately have a waiting list of around 12 – 24 months for Trampolining and Gymnastics classes (5years up to 12 years). Pre-School Gymnastics and Trampolining have only a 3 month wait currently.

Our Tumbling sessions are invitation only.

If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please email us with the following details;

Childs Name:

D.O.B:

Contact Tel Number:

Days available for lessons;

We offer 2 paid trial sessions before you need to commit to a full 10 week block of lessons. Payment is required upfront for the 2 trial sessions.

Once placed in one of our sessions….

We will be in touch as soon as we have spaces available.

Once placed, with an agreed start date, please arrive 10 minutes early for your first session as we do require registration paperwork to completed prior to the lesson commencing.

After your second trial session, please let us know if you would like to continue.

After your first session, we will send an email letting you know next steps.

Insurance

After a 2 week trial all gymnasts must be affiliated to British Gymnastics, our governing body whom provides personal accident insurance. 

The Membership year runs from 1st October – 30th September. 

Please note British Gymnastics do not pro rata insurance costs down if starting part way through the year.

This can be done on-line by visiting: www.british-gymnastics.org/membership

Club Membership of £15 is also charged within your first 10 week block.

Club Membership fees include a regional affiliation fee and club administration costs.

This is charged on the 1st September each year, this is also not pro rata’d if joining part way through the year.

All payments are made via our online membership management system or via Childcare Vouchers. Please email us for further information.

Do the gymnasts complete an award system?

Our classes follow British gymnastics awards systems. Badges & certificates are available on completion of each level. 

Pre- School;

Trampoline: Awards 1 through to Award 5

Gymnastics: Tiger Tots Award System.

5 Plus Years;

Trampoline: Award 4 is beginner through to Award 10 which is Advanced Recreational.

Gymnastics: Award 8 is Beginner through to Award 1 which is Advanced Recreational.

Tumbling: National Development Structure.

My child would eventually like to compete, is this something you offer?

We have a Competitive Trampoline & DMT (Double Mini Trampoline) Squad at HBS Revolutions who represent the club Nationally. 

The Development & Competitive squad is invitational only, however if you would like to know more, please speak to one of our senior coaches or myself.

Unfortunately we do not offer competitive Women’s or Men’s Artistic Gymnastics.

What should they wear?

Suitable sports clothing. No belts, buckles, toggles or buttons and no loose clothing. They will train in socks for Trampoline and DMT and bare feet for Tumbling & gymnastics. Hair must be tied back and jewellery either removed or taped.

Gymnasts will also need a sports bottle with them during their session.

You can purchase club leotards at the Main Sports Centre reception.

Please ask for further information on prices.

We also have some pre-loved leotards that have been donated to the club, we are selling for a small fee to raise money for new equipment.

Can I watch?

5+ years Gymnastics and Trampolining: We have an open viewing policy at the club, all classes can be viewed from the balcony in the Main sports hall. We recommend staying for the first class to ensure your child is settled.

For Pre-school Trampoline sessions, we ask that parents remain by the trampoline for the duration of the session

For Pre-school Gymnastics sessions, parents are encouraged to sit outside the main gym area. The session can be viewed through the windows. Our coaches will be happy to update you on your child’s progress at the end of the session.

Pre-School Gymnastics Classes are based at the Tennis Centre within the school grounds – entrance through Fishponds Road.

For all Pre-school sessions, parents are required to stay for the full session. 

Where can I park?

Pre-School Trampoline & 5+ years Gymnastics & Trampoline sessions are held at HBS Sports Centre. Free parking is available in the Hitchin Boys’ School Car Park for all users of the sports centre. It can be found halfway down Grammar School walk on the left.

Pre-school Gymnastics sessions are held at the HBS Tennis Centre. Parking is available on site. (Fishponds Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1NR)

How do I find the sports centre?

The Hitchin Boys School sports centre is situated on Grammar School walk, opposite Wilkinson’s Car Park.

HBS Sports Centre, Grammar School Walk, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JB

How do I find the Tennis centre?

The Tennis Centre is located opposite Wilshire Dacre School.

HBS Lawn Tennis Centre, Fishponds Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1NR

Trampoline Information

Our class sizes are a maximum of 5 gymnasts per Trampoline for 1 hour.

The session consists of a short warm up, timed goes for all gymnasts and 5 minutes of games at the end of each recreational session.

Our classes run right throughout the year, with the exception of Bank Holiday’s, the last 2 weeks in August and 2 weeks over Christmas. 

Age Groups and Sessions for Trampoline

1 hour sessions – Pre School 3 and 4 years old (Saturday Morning’s only)

1 hour sessions – 5-8yrs, 9-12 yrs, 13-17yrs and 18 Plus yrs

2 hour sessions – Advanced and Development sessions 7yrs plus.

SEN sessions – Saturday Mornings 9am – 10am. (All age groups)

How much is it for Trampoline Lessons?

1 hour sessions are £6 each (we normally bill in 10 week blocks)

For the first 2 lessons we ask for payment in advance.

Gymnastics Information

Our class sizes run in line with British Gymnastics Coach to Gymnast ratios.

The sessions consist of a 10 minute warm up, 3/4  rotations on apparatus (depending on session length) and a cool down at the end.

Our 5 plus classes run right throughout the year, with the exception of Bank Holiday’s and the last 2 weeks in August and 2 weeks over Christmas. 

Our Pre-school Gymnastics classes are term time only.

Parent & Toddler Classes (From walking to 2 years): Our classes work on building motor skills, co-ordination, strength and balance whilst working towards basic gymnastics skills. Our classes are structured with a 5 minute warm up, 3 rotations, free play and a 5 minute cool down and session evaluation and reward. Our sessions are themed to keep the children engaged in their lesson. Parents are actively involved in this session, the coaches are on hand to guide and support with correct handling techniques, and overall structure of the session.

Pre-school Gymnastics (3 & 4 year olds): Our classes work on building motor skills, co-ordination and balance whilst working towards basic gymnastics skills. Our classes are structured with a 10 minute warm up, 3 rotations and a 5 minute cool down and session evaluation and reward. Our sessions are themed to keep the children engaged in their lesson.

5+ years Gymnastics: Our classes work through the British Gymnastics award scheme, our sessions begin with a 10 minute warm up, 3 rotations on different apparatus and a cool down. Our classes are designed to be fun, whilst learning gymnastics skills in a safe environment. 

Age groups, session times and costs for Gymnastics Lessons

Pre – School (£6 per session, billed in 10 week blocks);

Parent and Toddler Classes: Tuesday & Friday 10am – 10:45am

Independent Classes: Tuesday 11am – 11:45am, Friday 11am – 11:45am, Friday 11:45am – 12:30pm & 1pm – 1:45pm.

5+ Years Classes.

Friday’s

4 & 5 years: 4pm – 4:45pm (£6.50 per session, billed in 10 week blocks)

6 – 8 years: 4:45pm – 5:30pm (£6.50 per session, billed in 10 week blocks)

9 years and over: 5:30pm – 6:30pm (£7.50 per session, billed in 10 week Blocks)

Saturday Sessions.

4 & 5 years: 1pm – 1:45pm (£6.50 per session, billed in 10 week blocks)

6 – 8 years: 1:45pm – 2:30pm (£6.50 per session, billed in 10 week blocks)

9 Plus years: 2:30pm – 3:15pm (£6.50 per session, billed in 10 week Blocks)

Development: (Invitational Only), times are;

Friday’s

Mini’s 4-5:30pm

Development 5:30 – 7pm

Saturday’s

Development 2:30 – 4pm

Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding any of the information above.