GIRLS RECREATION

Our Recreation Program

All children are special.  It is our goal to teach every child and provide them with the highest quality instruction regardless of their ability.  We hope to help them gain confidence, self-esteem and gymnastics skills.  The success of our program will be measured by this growth in the children whose lives we touch.

 

PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY

Our recreational gymnastics program is a developmental program.  Through principles of fun fitness and fundamentals, with full use of gymnastic equipment, music, games etc. we develop gymnastics skills.  The principles of movement and all sport: swing, spring, statics, landings, locomotion and rotations are all incorporated into the program.

 

FUN, FITNESS AND FUNDAMENTALS

 

RECREATION SCHOOL AGE 5-7 yrs   1 HOUR

Beginner gymnastics program for children with basically no formal previous gymnastics training.  Division into groups of 6-8.  Emphasis on basic fundamentals with awards for participation in the program.

RECREATION 8yrs & UP   1.5 HRS

Introduction into the Canadian Junior Olympic program which is divided into three major segments:  recreation (Levels 1-3), competitive compulsory (Levels 4-5) and optionals (Levels 6-10).  We believe that gymnasts must have a solid foundation of basics in order to advance safely.  This program allows the gymnast to advance at her own pace.  Gymnasts may progress to higher levels from this program.

RECREATION ADVANCED   2 HOUR

Entry through coach selection, or progression from Level 1, more commitment to organized training, requires more hours of gym, development in physical readiness and basic skills, development of attitude.

RECREATION ADVANCED   4 HOUR

Entry through coach selection OR completion of Level 2, commitment to organized training necessary, emphasis on skill development, physical development and attitude.  Introduction to routine development.  May take part in club competitions at the provincial intermediate level.

PROGRAM CONTENT

  • A warm up followed by equipment rotations which vary slightly from class to class depending on the length of the program and from week to week to insure that all apparatus is covered. The class lesson plan may also include strength building activities and team building activities/games.
  • In the recreation program, tracking of gymnasts progress in ongoing. We do have a check-up day about mid-term to assess how the gymnasts are doing.
  • We attempt to keep individual records, parents can check with the head coach and we should be able to tell you how far along a child is on their level
  • We attempt to group gymnasts by skill level and age. Sometimes because of numbers, this is not possible, but all gymnasts are given the opportunity to develop at their own level