Women’s Competitive

Our highly experienced and passionate coaches are dedicated to guiding gymnasts through training and helping them develop into strong, disciplined athletes not only physically but mentally.

Coaches:
Wynand Pretorious – Women’s Artistic (WAG) Head Coach

Stephanie Floyd – Women’s Artistic (WAG) Coordinator (assessments for JO 5-9)

Amy Miller – Women’s Artistic (WAG) Coordinator (assessments for JO 10+)

 

Wonder Women: Ages 4 and 5

  • Introduces young athletes to the sport of gymnastics, with emphasis on developing strength, flexibility, agility and overall body coordination, as well as listening and focus

Excel: Ages 6-8

  • An introduction to Pre-Competitive Gymnastics, designed to accelerate learning and provide greater challenge for athletes striving toward the Competitive Program.  Emphasis is placed on development of strength, flexibility and basic skills

Developmental 3: Yellow – Ages 5 and 6

  • Advances athletes basic skill and physical ability development

Developmental 2: Orange – Ages 6 and 7

  • Continued development of basic skills and physical ability, as well as introduction to more advanced gymnastics movements
Developmental 2: Blue – Ages 7 and 8
  • Continued development of basic skills and physical ability, as well as introduction to more advanced gymnastics movements to prepare athletes for the Provincial JO Program
Developmental 1: Red – Ages 7 and 8
  • Development of strength, flexibility and advanced gymnastics movements with the goal of guiding participants towards the Provincial JO or Aspire Program
Provincial JO (Junior Olympic) Stream
  • This Program is designed for athletes who are committed to gymnastics on a competitive level and wish to compete against other athletes within and outside of the Province
  • The Junior Olympic Program has 10 levels, from beginner (JO Level 1) to National level (JO Level 10). Levels 1-5 are compulsory and levels 6 and up are optionals
  • The JO Program was developed with the belief that all athletes, regardless of their ability, must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely
  • Athletes focus on the development of strength, flexibility, conditioning and dance, in order to learn technically correct skills and routines
  • This is a 12 month Program, where athletes train between 12 and 20+ hours/week
  • The main goal for these athletes is to qualify and rank high at the Alberta Provincial Championships in April.
National Stream
  • The Aspire Program assists in the development of athletes aged 8-10, who have set their sites on future high-level competition
  • The program is divided into 2 levels, Aspire 1 and Aspire 2, and is designed to develop strong basic skills across all four apparatus, in order to build advanced elements in the future.
  • Athletes aged 11-13 years competing in JO Level 9 are eligible for Canadian National Championships which take place each year in June. This  level was previously referred to in Canada as ‘National Novice’
  • Athletes aged 13 years and older must compete in JO Level 10 in order to be eligible for Canadian National Championships. This level was previously referred to in Canada as ‘National Open’