Philosophy - This program continues to emphasize fun and physical development with a greater emphasis on mastering skills.
Structure - Entrance is through assessment only. Our 14 color/level ‘CanGym’ program has been modeled after the Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique (GCG) 'CanGym' national program. The Advanced Recreational program uses levels 8 through 15 of this program (Silver through Gold) and fitness progress reports are provided between badge/level assessments. Two classes per week are recommended, although the option of one class is available. Instruction is provided on all Olympic gymnastics events plus trampoline. Boys and Girls are coached in separate groups and streamed according to age.
Accomplishment - Progress reports are provided to students upon fitness assessments dates, followed by separate assessments for our 'CanGym' medallions. The actual medallion is Gold in colour while the colour of the sticker represents progress being made.
Each time a student receives an award (Step 1, Step 2, or Mastered) he/she has the opportunity to either:
a) advance within a color/level or
b) move on to the next color/level.
Within each level there are an average of 36 gymnastics skills that are distributed among the floor exercise, rings,vault, parallel and uneven bars, high bar, trampoline, pommel horse, and balance beam. These skills progress in their complexity as students master each successive medallion. Note: The school retains records on the progress of each student to assist in class placement in future sessions.
Program Prerequisites - Stable round off must be completed.