Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Competitive Program
After developing the basic skills in the recreational gymnastics program, athletes are selected by the coaching staff and invited to train in a more structured, skill-focused program. Athletes are selected based on talent and ability, however it is not necessary that your daughter be able to perform any specific skills. Several physical attributes are assessed such as strength, flexibility, body control, body awareness, speed, power and agility. Other areas such as the ability to focus, willingness to learn, and general positive attitude are also taken into consideration. It is important to select gymnasts for this program that will feel successful and therefore build confidence, self esteem and pride in their accomplishments.
Pre-Competitive athletes are introduced to competition using the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model, where all participants receive ribbons and medals (gold, silver, bronze) based on their all-around score. Our athletes will compete at 3-4 competitions per year, depending on the Gymnastics Saskatchewan calendar. Pre-Competitive athletes train two days and 5-7 hours per week, depending on the group they are in.
Competitive athletes build on their skills, develop strength and flexibility and move through our competitive program. Gymnastics is a year-round sport – September to June, with options of summer camps through the summer months.