Black leotard (can wear t-shirt on top).
Black leggings or shorts (no colorful leggings).
White socks for warm-up
Toe shoes for practice.
No bare feet practice!
Warm jacket/ hoodie is acceptable during cold time of the year.
Hair should be in a bun or folded braid.
Hairdo must be tight (use hairspray or gel, clips to keep hair away from face).
No accessories, anything what can stick out for the safety of your gymnast.
To measure the proper length of Rhythmic Rope, have your child stand on the center of the rope and pull the rope up until it reaches their underarms. There must be a knot tied on both ends of the rope.
Best rope approved by HRG is Pastorelli brand, but can be any for non competitive team.
No Amazon ropes allowed for the team gymnasts.
Rhythmic Hoop must come up to your child’s hip bone while standing straight and holding the hoop from the floor up along the leg. Different brands may have different hoop sizes.
Best option is white color which can be designed depending on the routine and leotard style.
We recommend to buy Sasaki or Chacott brand rhythmic gymnastics balls
For non-competitive groups it can be any professional ball.
Size is depending on your child’s height and hand size.
15-16cm for children 4-7 years old
17cm – 8-11 years old
18.5cm – 10 and up
Every brand have different size chart, you always can contact vendor for advice.
We recommend for all our students to have Chacott Rubber clubs but non competitive group allowed to have any type professional clubs.
Rhythmic gymnastics clubs' size is basing on gymnasts hight and arm length.
The perfect length for the club is, when it’s held, the top of the club should not extend beyond the gymnasts mid-bicep.
To choose perfect size you always can get an advice from the seller.
Professional Ribbon and Stick required for the Competitive team. Stick and Ribbon sales separately.
4m for children 8-11 years old
5m – 10-14 years old
6m – 15 and up
Ribbon stick size depends on your child’s height; the stick can be:
50cm for children 8-11 years old
57cm – 10-13 years old
60cm – 11 and up
Some brands might have slightly different sizes.
As an alternative For Beginners' and Recreational groups we recommend good not expensive ribbon from Amazon.
Knee pads we mainly use for the over split stretching to put under heel. Also some children find it helpful when we do acro on the floor to avoid carpet burn on the knee.
Can be any type.
For girls younger than 8 years- 0,5 lbs each.
For girls older -1 lbs each
Very helpful website jenerg.com
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