Gymnastics – Team 1 to 6
The Competitive program runs annually from July to June. The program is for girls 8 and 9 years old. The goal of the program is to prepare the athletes physically, mentally and technically for Champions’ provincial program (Gymnastics Ontario Competitive Program). It will further develop their strength, flexibility, power and endurance which will enhance their fundamental skills.
Entrance into the program is by invitation only. Pre-competitive athletes are selected from our Mini Elite 1 or 2 programs, or from a competitive try out. Once selected, the athlete has the opportunity to attend one training session, so the athlete, coach, and parents can determine if this program is best suited for the athlete.
Athletes on these teams range in age and Gymnastics Ontario JO Levels (Level 3+). Athletes in this group can be selected from the Pre-comp or Team 1 Groups. They train anywhere from 12-20 hours per week. Looking at the JO Levels as a “ladder” the athletes on Team 2, 3, and 4 are working through the JO program very progressively and the intent is to work their way up the JO ladder through levels 3-9. This program takes passion, commitment and dedication to training and a love for the sport of gymnastics.
Team 1 athletes train 12 hours per week (3 days per week)
Team 2 athletes train 13 hours per week (3 days per week)
Team 3 athletes train 15 hours per week (4 days per week)
Team 4 athletes train 17 hours per week (4 days per week)
Team 5 athletes train 18 hours per week (5 days per week)
Team 6 athletes train 20 hours per week (5 days per week including Tuesday afternoon)