medalplaqueThe SAADI award is a scheme of work specially designed to progress our young gymnasts from their first day of gymnastics as beginners, through entry to their first competition up to the top British Club Grades and voluntary competitions, FIG (Federation of International Gymnastics.) The awards are graded from Star through to Gold as shown below and at every stage, the successful gymnast receives a certificate and may purchase a badge for £2.00 in acknowledgement of her achievement.






Star Award


This is a basic coordination and skill test.  It is designed for 5 and 7 year olds new to gymnastics and they are expected to pass this in their first term.


Ruby Award


After passing a simple co-ordination test, the gymnast can then start to learn the skills that form the basic moves for gymnastics, by working on preps and relevant conditioning. The gymnast is expected to master these skills and pass the Ruby award within six months to one year.


Amber Award


The award is designed for the older beginner and lays the foundation for the development of more advanced skills. It is expected that a gymnast will manage to pass their Amber award within a year. On passing, the girls are allowed to wear SAADI black and gold leotard and a black jogging suit. They must pass this award, however, before being considered for external competitions such as the Hertfordshire Gradings (HGA) competitions and the first of the County voluntary competitions, Level 7.


Emerald Award


The EMERALD Award is more comprehensive and demanding than the first three levels and marks a greater level of achievement. It therefore is expected to take longer to pass. This award contains all the moves necessary to pass the first two levels of the Hertfordshire Grades (HGA) competitions and some of HGA 3 and will continue basic work for more advanced moves.



SAADI Club Badge


The SAADI BADGE is awarded to gymnasts taking part in their first Hertfordshire competition and is in recognition of their achievement in becoming full competitive members of the club.


Bronze Award


The BRONZE Award contains progressions and appropriate body conditioning for the gymnasts, to help them develop the stamina and learn the skills for the British Club Grades and further County voluntary competitions. On passing, the girls go into full competitions uniform that is the competition leotard and SAADI tracksuit, black cycle shorts and SAADI polo shirt.


Silver Award


This award is designed to stretch the gymnast’s quality of work, as they further develop their routines for the County Levels 4 and 3, as well as the higher British Club Grades. On passing, they receive a medal and certificate.


Gold Award 


The GOLD Award is the highest standard and marks exceptional achievement. It is designed to develop those gymnasts working to Level 2 and full FIG code (Federation of International Gymnastics). On passing, they are awarded the SAADI plaque.


Individual Apparatus Awards


We award certificates for passes on individual piece of apparatus (Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor and Conditioning) to encourage the gymnasts towards their final award.