Men’s Artistic Gymnastics

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics is for men and boys of all ages and channels masculine energy to develop power, strength and control. The six apparatus in MAG requires the skilful combination of flips, balance, stretch, spin and landings. Gymnasts are invited into this stream once the talent has been identified by the Head Coach. If a parent believes their child has the talent for this stream, an assessment can be organised with the Program Coordinator.

Men's Artistic Gymnastics Horizontal Bar

There are six competitive apparatus in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG):

Floor – an exercise in pure acrobatics, alternating between powerful tumbling series and the composure necessary for balance and strength elements.

Pommel Horse – routines mostly involve circles of the legs together and pendulous, scissor swings with the legs split, spectacularly combining these movements while turning and travelling along the horse.



Rings – difficult combination of strength and swinging elements requiring control, strength and balance in the forward and backward swings and strength holds.



Vault – a 25m sprint creates the necessary power to explode from the board before the dynamic push off the table, to generate greater height for rotations and flight before landing on the other side.



Parallel Bars – routines require swinging above and below the bars with acrobatic flight, changes of directions and precise balances, ending in a dramatic dismount off the side or the end of the bars.

Horizontal Bar – a spectacular apparatus, largely due to the combination and variation of giant swings, acrobatic releases and re-grasp flight elements. The high dismounts from the bar allow the gymnast to show his acrobatic talents and landing prowess.

Here at Nunawading Gymnastics and Sports Club, we offer MAG Development which feeds into National MAG program Levels 1 – 7.

The primary aim of the National program is to produce athletes that are capable of qualifying for the Victorian Team to compete at the National Championships and potentially to make the Open Levels Tour as a level 9 or 10 athlete.

Men's Artistic Gymnastics Floor