Programming

We offer a variety of classes including recreational, developmental, and competitive training for all ages and levels. 

Pre-School 

Based on the Sport for Life Long-Term Athlete Development Stage, “Active Start”.

With a certified Active Start coach, participants will be engaged in active play using traditional and non-traditional gymnastics apparatus. Classes are focused on physical and cognitive development, fitness and movement, rhythm, and basic gymnastics skills. 

Parents are asked to remain at the gym for the duration of the class, and may be asked to participate at times. 

AGES: 3 & 4 yo

FALL SCHEDULE: 

We are phasing in our pre-school class offerings and as such we do not have a start date for this session yet. 

COMMITMENT: 

Our pre-school sessions are generally six week sessions. 

Recreational

Best for athletes who are looking to try out the sport.

The recreational program is designed to provide fundamental skills in a fun and controlled environment. Gymnasts in this program work on developing body movement, fitness, and technical gymnastics skills, while also learning how to work together in a team.

Athletes in this program will learn a group routine to perform at our Winter Showcase in December (and Spring Showcase if registering for the entire eight month session). Be open to virtual showcases depending on COVID protocols. 

Novice Rec classes are limited to 8 gymnasts and 8 parents – parents are required to stay for the class to help if needed with physical distancing.

All other Rec classes are limited to 10 gymnasts. Parents/spectators are not permitted. 

AGES: 5-9 yo

FALL SCHEDULE:

Novice Rec (5-6 yo): 

Thursdays from 4:15-5PM OR Saturdays from 1-1:45PM

Junior Rec (7-9 yo): 

Thursdays from 5-6PM OR Saturdays from 2-3PM

Senior Rec (10-12 yo):

Saturdays from 3-4PM

COMMITMENT:

Four month session from Sept 10th-Dec 19th or 8 month session from Sept 10th-April 24th

Next Generation: Group & Individual

Best for athletes who are interested in the pre-competitive or competitive program but are not ready to train for a complete season or attend competitions.

The Next Generation program is for athletes interested in joining the pre-competitive or competitive program but are either too young to compete, found out about the sport late in the season, or are unable to commit to attending competitions. Athletes will learn one or two routines based on their skill level, and will have the option of training as a group (depending on numbers and ages) or an individual. This is a great opportunity for any athletes who may wish to train at a higher level than recreational, but are not ready to make the full leap to a season of pre-competitive or competitive training. It will also help athletes gain experience and build confidence before entering the competitive world.

Athletes in this program will learn solo and group routines to perform at our Winter Showcase in December (and Spring Showcase if registering for the entire eight month session). Be open to virtual showcases depending on COVID protocols. 

Classes will be limited to 10 gymnasts. Parents/spectators are not permitted. 

This program requires athletes to work independently at times during training. Please contact us to find out if this program is right for your gymnast. 

AGES: 8+

PREREQUISITE:

One year of recreational classes OR special approval/invitation. Please contact us with any questions.

Fall SCHEDULE:

Mondays from 5-6:30PM OR

Wednesdays from 5-6:30PM

COMMITMENT: 

Four month session from Sept 9th-Dec 19th or 8 month session from Sept 9th-April 24th

Pre-competitive Program

Best for athletes who are interested in competitive but are not quite ready, or are not able to make the time commitment for the full competitive program.

The pre-competitive program follows the provincial Rhythm Cat regulations and is used as a stepping stone for the provincial competitive level. Gymnasts in this program have moved beyond the recreational/performance level but are not quite ready for the full provincial competitive program. Athletes will be expected to train outside of class hours, as well as attend various extra training and learning opportunities throughout the season when available. This program is focused on individual routines; however, a group option may be available based on numbers. Athletes in the pre-competitive program may also be asked to perform at various opportunities in their own communities and around the province.

Classes will be limited to 12 gymnasts. Parents/spectators are not permitted. 

2020-2021 Pre-Competitive Handbook

 

AGES: 7+

PREREQUISITE: 

One year of recreational or Next Gen classes OR special approval/invitation. Please contact us with any questions.

FALL SCHEDULE: 

Mondays from 6:30-9PM

COMMITMENT: 

Full eight month session from Sept 7th to April 26th, as well as events throughout the season.

 

Competitive Program – Provincial Stream

This level is considered an introductory competitive level. It is recommended athletes train a minimum of 5.5 hours per week.

Provincial Stream/Level A athletes are divided by age specific numbers (2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A). This level has 2-3 routines depending on age. Level As attend competitions throughout the season to compete against other athletes within the province, as well as attend provincial championships. Athletes in level 3A and higher can attend out of province competitions.

Gymnasts will be trained in advanced body skills, flexibility, conditioning, ballet, and apparatus mastery skills all depending on level. Athletes may be required to attend extra training camps outside of their weekly commitments, as well as travel within the province and around the country (depending on level and COVID restrictions). Gymnasts will also be responsible for maintaining their health – both body and mind – as this program requires a high level of strength and focus.  

Classes will be limited to 12 gymnasts. Parents/spectators are not permitted. 

2020-2021 Competitive Handbook

AGES: 7+

PREREQUISITE:

Minimum one year of pre-competitive and a recommendation/invitation from the competitive coaching team.

FALL SCHEDULE:

Mondays – 6:30-9PM

Thursdays – 6-9PM

COMMITMENT:

Full eight and a half month session from Sept 1st-Mid-May, as well as competitions throughout the season. 

 

Competitive Program – Western Stream

This level is considered an intermediate competitive level. Athletes are required to train a minimum of nine hours per week, ideally more if they are wanting to qualify for Western Championships. 

Western Stream/Level B athletes are further divided by age specific numbers (1B*, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B). This level has 2-3 routines depending on age. Athletes in level 3B and higher can attend out of province competitions and are also eligible to qualify for Western Championships.

Gymnasts will be trained in advanced body skills, flexibility, conditioning, ballet, and apparatus mastery skills all depending on level. Athletes may be required to attend extra training camps outside of their weekly commitments, as well as travel within the province and around the country (depending on level and COVID restrictions). Gymnasts will also be responsible for maintaining their health – both body and mind – as this program requires a high level of strength and focus.  

Classes will be limited to 12 gymnasts. Parents/spectators are not permitted. 

2020-2021 Competitive Handbook

AGES: 9+

PREREQUISITE:

At least one full year of competition at the provincial stream level. Athletes must show an increased mastery of apparatus and body skills for their level, demonstrated by high scores and coach recommendations.

FALL SCHEDULE:

Training schedule for this program is outlined in further detail in the competitive handbook. 

COMMITMENT:

Full eight and a half month session from Sept 1st-Mid-May, as well as competitions throughout the season. 

 

Competitive Program – High Performance Stream

This level is advanced and includes Level C and National Stream athletes. Athletes in this stream are required to train a minimum of 15 hours per week and can go up to 19 if desired.

Level C athletes are further divided by age specific numbers (2C, 3C, 4C, 5C, 6C). This level has 3 routines.

National stream athletes are further divided by age specific categories: Novice, Junior, Senior. These levels have four routines with apparatus varying for each level.

Athletes in level 3C and higher can attend out of province competitions and are also eligible to qualify for Western Championships, Elite Canada & Canadian Championships (National only).

Gymnasts will be trained in advanced body skills, flexibility, conditioning, ballet, and apparatus mastery skills all depending on level. Athletes may be required to attend extra training camps outside of their weekly commitments, as well as travel within the province and around the country (depending on level and COVID restrictions). Gymnasts will also be responsible for maintaining their health – both body and mind – as this program requires a high level of strength and focus.  

Classes will be limited to 12 gymnasts. Parents/spectators are not permitted. 

2020-2021 Competitive Handbook

AGES: 9+

PREREQUISITE:

Athletes shows potential for HP by qualifying to Western Championships as a Western Stream athlete and scoring within the top 10 All-Around in their level. 

Athletes are ready to commit most of their free time to training and attending competitions.

FALL SCHEDULE:

Training schedule for this program is outlined in further detail in the competitive handbook. 

COMMITMENT:

Full eight and a half month session from Sept 1st-Mid-May, as well as competitions throughout the season.