Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Home to not one but two Olympians and countless men's and women's National and Provincial athletes, our competitive programs stand out as some of the best in the country. The combination of our talented coaches, 27,000 square foot facility and commitment to coaching athletes to achieve their personal best, has proven to be a winning combination for our team.
Our Philosophy; to enrich the lives of our athletes through competitive sport and to use gymnastics as a vehicle to help them develop life long skills. We strive to place each child in a program where they will encounter success, be challenged and ultimately; derive the most enjoyment from.
Our competitive program is by try-out or recommendation only.
Length: 2-4 hours/week
This program is aimed at girls 4-6 years of age that are showing above average physical potential, desire to learn, and have lots of energy to spare. Fun is one of the main aspect of the program with emphasis on the joy of gymnastics. Every child develops at their own pace over the season, allowing them to reach their own goals in a positive environment. It is very important to us that we also develop their enthusiasm for the sport; their confidence and self-esteem while at the same time help them to develop good listening skills, work habits and attentiveness.
Length: 6-9 hours/week
These programs are aimed at girls 6-8 years of age. The focus of the Petite Elite and Pre-Competitive program is to provide all those who participate with a structured gymnastics class where fun continues to be a main aspect of the program while developing fundamental skills and incorporating them on all apparatus (uneven bars, balance beam, floor, vault and trampoline). We also continue to emphasize the concept of fitness through developing the child's strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, concentration, body awareness and agility. This prepares the gymnast's body to learn and acquire the basic fundamental skills. At the same time, we start to develop some of the psychological aspects of gymnastics such as positive self-image, goal-setting, sportsmanship and a good level of self-confidence for each child.
Duration: Bronze & Silver-3 hrs 2x per week, Gold+-4 hrs 2/3x per week
Pre-Requisite: Recommendation or Competitive equivalent level
The XCEL program provides an opportunity for athletes of varying abilities, ages and commitment
levels to enjoy all the benefits that gymnastics has to offer. It is ideal for athletes who have a passion for the sport and the desire to have a competitive experience. XCEL classes will be offered annually from September to June.
Athletes in the XCEL program will develop skills and routines that reflect their individual abilities on each event. They will be provided 3 opportunities to showcase and compete their routines throughout the season. Each gymnast will showcase/compete in one of 3 levels as per the XCEL
program rules (Bronze, Silver or Gold).
The XCEL program is new to the province of Ontario and we are very excited to be one of the first clubs in the area to offer it! As such we expect the showcase and competition opportunities to be in-house and/or local for the first season.
For more information on the Xcel Program or for a free assessment please contact Xcel Coordinator, Kerry James, email@example.com
Pre & Junior Competitive
Length: 9-16 hours/week
The Junior Competitor Program is geared towards girls ages 7 and 8 who have met the requirements to begin competing in the Compulsory Program (Junior Olympic (JO) Levels 2-5) as determined by Gymnastics Ontario. The girls will train 3 or 4 times per week for 4 hours. The goal of this program is to further develop their base skills and continue the process of developing their physical/mental attributes in order to attend a minimum of 2 competitions toward the end of the season (March-June). Additionally, the girls may be offered a third competition to participate in if they so choose.
Age: 9 and up
Length: 12-18 hours/week
The Compulsory Competitive Program is geared toward girls ages 9 and up who have met the required skills for junior Olympic (JO) Level 3 or above as determined by Gymnastics Ontario. The girls train 12, 16 or 18 hours per week. Compulsory Competitive athletes are required to participate in three mandatory “qualifying” competitions over the season. After the third meet, their best two all-around scores will be averaged and they will be placed on a ranking list with all other athletes in the province who are of the same age and level. Those girls who rank in the top 60% (roughly) will be offered an opportunity to compete at the Level 3-5 Provincial Championships in late May or early June. Athletes in this program are expected to attend Provincial Championships if they qualify and any additional training camps as determined by Gymnastics Ontario and/or the Ottawa Gymnastics Centre. Additionally, the girls may be offered a 4th optional competition to participate in if they so choose.
Age: 9 and up
Length: 15-20 hours/week
The Optional Competitive Program is for athletes ages 9+ who have met the requirements to compete in the Junior Olympic (JO) Levels 6-10 as determined by gymnastics Ontario. The girls train 3,4 or 5 times per week for 5 or 5.25 hours each time. Optional Competitive athletes are required to participate in three mandatory “qualifying” competitions over the season. After the third meet, their best two all-around scores will be averaged and they will be placed on a ranking list with all other athletes in the province who are of the same age and level. Those girls who rank in the top 40% (roughly) will be offered an opportunity to compete at Provincial Championships in April. Athletes in this program are expected to attend Provincial Championships if they qualify and any additional training camps as determined by Gymnastics Ontario and/or the Ottawa Gymnastics Centre. Additionally, the girls may be offered a 4th optional competition to participate in if they so choose.
Age: 9 and up
Length: 20+ hours/week
The National Competitive Program is for athletes ages 8+ who have met or have the potential to develop the requirements needed to participate in Gymnastics Canada’s Aspire and High Performance Programs. The girls will train 4 or 5 times per week for 5.25 hours each time (depending on their age). Athlete’s in the National Competitive Program are expected to attend all competitions, screening activities and training camps as determined by Gymnastics Canada, Gymnastics Ontario and the Ottawa Gymnastics Centre.
For more details on the competitive program please contact our WAG program coordinator directly, Amanda Pepin at firstname.lastname@example.org.