Gymnastics is a sport that includes exercises requiring balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance. The movements involved in gymnastics contribute to the development of the arms, legs, shoulders, back, chest, and abdominal muscle groups. Alertness, precision, daring, self-confidence, and self-discipline are mental traits that can also be developed through gymnastics. Gymnastics evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks that included skills for mounting and dismounting a horse and from circus performance skills.

How to Play
1. Handstand:
The handstand is arguably the single most important skill and position in the sport of gymnastics.  the building block for essential skills on each of the four events. Being able to do a perfect handstand is one skill that should learn to master.

2. Cast:
Casting is the most basic bar element, and learning how to cast well early on will help to learn so many other skills.

3. Splits:
Mastering side and middle splits will help execute other skills that use that same shape as well. The split  is everywhere in gymnastics  split leaps, jumps, switch leaps, in the middle of backwalkovers, etc

4. Handspring on Vault:
The handspring on vault is the basic skill that all upper level vaults are based off of. It will be hard to succeed at Yurchenkos or twisting vaults if you haven't figured out the mechanics of the handspring vault.

5. Back Handspring:
A back handspring is an important gymnastics skill to master because it is the basic skill used in back tumbling on floor and beam. It will be hard for you to connect upper level skills (like layouts, full-twists, back tucks and double backs) to a round off back handspring if you can’t do a proper back handspring.

6. Round-off:
A round off is just as important as a back handspring to master for tumbling on floor. The round off gives power just like the back handspring does to the tumbling pass.

7. Turn on 1 Foot:
The turn on 1 foot is a skill that doesn't go away. It is required in every floor and beam routine gymnastics levels 4-10. So you might as well master this basic gymnastics skill right away.

8. Split Leap:
The split leap is another skill that is required in every floor and beam routine levels 4-10. To have a perfect split leap you want to be able to do your perfect split position in the air as high as you can off the ground. You also want your split to be even — both legs should be the same distance from the ground.

9. Tap Swing on Bars
Tap swings on bars, along with casts, are a building block of bar routines in all gymnastics levels.
Sports Associations Details

President

Name

Mr. Kamal S. Perera


Federation/Association Address

Address

No.795, Kularathne Mawatha, Colombo 10


Federation/Association Tel No

Telephone no

077 - 7580680

071 - 4908598


Email

info@srilankagymnastics.lk