Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG)
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, bravery 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.
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.
Mini Springers Developmental Program
Our Developmental Program straddles the recreational and competitive program at our club. Classes run from September to April, however, fundraising obligations are similar to our recreational program. The goal of this program is to develop our five year olds, who have participated in the Kindergym program, looking to take the competitive gymnastics pathway. This class is more skill-focused and strength-based than our Active Start, Kindergym classes. If your child is looking for more of a challenge, then this is the program for her!
2020-2021 Season - Wednesdays 5:00-7:00pm
Junior Olympic (JO) Pre-Competitive Program
The Junior Olympic program develops good basic gymnastics skills and allows for a smoother transition between compulsory levels, building a strong foundation of good body positions, strength and flexibility. Athletes in the JO Program are generally selected from our Recreational Can-Gym program, by coach recommendation.
Pre-Competitive athletes are introduced to competition using the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model, where all participants receive ribbons for each event and a medal (gold, silver or bronze) based on their all-around score. Our athletes will compete at 3 competitions per year, depending on the Gymnastics Saskatchewan calendar.
JO Level 1 is the entry level to pre-competitive gymnastics and is a means to transition athletes from our recreational program into our competitive program. JO Level 1 and JO Level 2 are considered pre-competitive levels at our club, as well as in the province.
JO Level 1’s train twice a week for a total of 3.5 hours/week and they will attend three competitions.
JO Level 2’s train twice a week for a total of 5 hours/week and will attend three competitions.
JO1 & JO2 athletes will be required to purchase a competition bodysuit and a club tracksuit.
Junior Olympic (JO) Competitive Program
Our competitive athletes are Provincial Level athletes in JO Level 3-10 and will compete at 3-4 competitions per year, depending on the Gymnastics Saskatchewan calendar.
JO3 athletes train a total of 7 hours/week and they attend four competitions throughout the season, plus Provincial Championships if they achieve a qualifying score.
JO4 athletes train a total of 10.5 hours/week and they attend four competitions, plus Provincial Championships if they qualify.
JO5-JO9 athletes train a total of 10.5-14 hours/week and will attend four competitions, plus Provincial Championships if they qualify.
**All Competitive Families will receive a Parent/Athlete Handbook that includes our club fee structure and fundraising information.
For inquires regarding the Competitive Program, please email Head Coach Jessica Ronn - firstname.lastname@example.org