COMPETITIVE TRY OUTS

Tryouts

 

Try Out Fee

$15/athlete

What we Are Looking For

Competitive gymnastics entails dedication, passion and patience for a successful outcome.
Here are some key elements we look for in a competitive gymnast:

• Flexibility
• Desire
• Coordination
• Maturity
• Discipline
• Teamwork

• Confidence
• Listening skills
• Body alignment
• Respect
• Ability to apply corrections

Competitive Try Out Information

Thank you for pursuing an interest in our competitive program at Kanata GymnoSphere. The following is a list of FAQ’s for parents that will help you prepare for any competitive tryout of testing that your child has signed up for.

What will my child be tested on during the tryout?

  • Coaches will analyze the athlete’s overall strength, flexibility, co ordination, and handstand development. They will be asked to perform certain elements such as push-ups, leg lifts, chin-ups, rope climb, handstand hold, and core strength tests.
  • Athletes will also be tested on their skill level. Rolls, walkovers, swinging movements, elements on the beam, 25 metre sprint etc.

What should my child wear to the tryout?

  • Any comfortable clothing is suitable. (Gym suit, tank top, shorts, fitted leggings etc.)

What other factors will coaches be looking for in the tryout?

  • We are looking for athletes that love the sport of gymnastics and are interested in pursing a dedicated competitive level.
  • We are also looking for athletes that have top notch listening skills, co operation with others, determination, perseverance and dedication.

When will we receive the results of the testing and how will it be communicated?

  • Lauren Mooney will email results from the testing within 1 week of the date of the tryout.
  • At that time, we will recommend the best and most suitable option for your child; whether that is staying in a recreational class, upgrading to a different recreational class or of course joining our Competitive Team.

What if my child was not accepted into the competitive program?

  • Your child is encouraged to continue in the Recreational Program. You may communicate with Administration at the front desk in order to confirm any new or existing registrations.

What are the different groups and how are they arranged by training hours?

  • Gymnastics is the type of sport that requires frequent training hours in order to physically prepare for skill development and thus eventually competing with the Team.
  • We will recommend the group and number of hours based on age, ability and future planning for level streaming.
  • For example, if your child is accepted into the 12 hour Pre Competitive Program it is because of age, ability and future planning and development. We cannot reduce the amount of hours, days of trainings or times of trainings.

If my child gets accepted into competitive immediately, does that mean they will be competing right away?

  • It all depends on timing. Competitions in Ontario generally run from December until May and vary from level to level. When the results are emailed to you, a plan of action will also be noted so that you can prepare for any additional costs such as (a Competitive Gymnastics Suit and Track Suit)

If my child is accepted into competitive, what does that mean for you as a parent?

  • We have a set of Rules and Regulations that Parents must abide by.
  • Parents are also committing to the program, thus paying fees by various deadlines and committing to the training hours set out.
  • A Competitive Contract will also be sent to you

Do we have waiting lists for certain groups and programs in Competitive?

  • Yes, there are situations where a certain group could be at full ratio. We will look to see if there is another spot in a group that could work; however, we need to make sure it is the right fit and in the best interest of your child
  • Restructuring of groups and programs occur in June in order to streamline the program for the Competitive Season starting each September.

COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS – GIRLS

WOMEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS COMPETITIVE

The goals of the Competitive programs are to provide programming for all ages and abilities, to enable all members to reach their fullest potential by physical fitness, striving for excellence and fostering self-esteem, and to promote a sense of community within the membership by developing club and team spirit.

NATIONAL PROGRAM
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AGE
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25 H / WEEK

This program trains 25 hours a week. The National Program is very intense both mentally and physically. The athletes have been identified by competitive achievements, as having the potential, the skill and the ability to perform at this level. This is a very high commitment that intensively trains year round. There will be physical abilities evaluations a couple times a year to help the coaches and athletes ensure proper training development. High intensity conditioning and a ballet/dance program will also be part of their weekly training. Athletes training hours will often include weekday trainings during the school day and have to balance training and school time management effectively.

ASPIRE PROGRAM
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8-11 YEARS OLD
ratio
20-25 H / WEEK

This program is designed for ages 8-11 years old showing potential to either stream into National Novice by age 11/12 or compete within the JO System at Level 8 and up. This program trains 20-25 hours a week and requires a high commitment level to ensure proper development. This is a selection based program and only certain younger athletes showing high capabilities and potential will be streamed to compete in this category. This program requires athletes to train year round. Physical abilities evaluations will also be conducted throughout the year. There may also be training camps that require attendance which is separate from the Seasonal Competitions. Athletes training hours will often include weekday trainings during the school day and have to balance training and school time management effectively.

PROVINCIAL PROGRAM
(LEVELS 3-5)

9+ YEARS OLD
ratio
12-16 H / WEEK

This program trains 12-16 hours a week. The athletes are required to compete compulsory gymnastics routines. This program is designed for athletes that meet the minimum requirement of turning 9 years old in the 2017 season. It involves a mid- level commitment and requires the athletes to train year round with scheduled vacation breaks from training. Physical abilities evaluations will be conducted a couple of times a year to ensure proper development. If an athlete shows potential to increase their competing Level to 6 and up, they will be required to train 20 hours a week in the Level 6-10 Program.


PROVINCIAL PROGRAM
(LEVELS 6-10)

9+ YEARS OLD
ratio
20-25 H / WEEK

This program trains 20-25 hours a week. The Provincial Program for Levels 6-10 is for athletes that have either progressed through Compulsory Competing Levels (3-5) or have streamed directly from our Pre Competitive Program. This program is designed for athletes that meet the minimum requirement of turning 9 years old in the 2017 season. It involves a high level of commitment and the athletes train year round. There will be physical abilities evaluations a couple of times a year to help the athletes ensure proper development. Athletes training hours will often include weekday trainings during the school day and have to balance training and school time management effectively.

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GIRLS DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM

4-8 YEARS OLD
3-12 H / WEEK

The Developmental Program is by invitation only and is designed to provide an opportunity to young girls showing potential to become competitive in gymnastics. Girls are placed in the Developmental Program by coach recommendation or through an evaluation process. This group/program is for girls who show an above average ability and an extraordinary enthusiasm for the sport of gymnastics.

Participation in the Developmental Program will allow development of greater strength, flexibility, and skills that may lead to future participation in gymnastics competitions. While skills are a big factor, the child’s desire to learn becomes an even bigger factor. This program gives us the chance to see how the girls respond to greater expectations of time, effort, good behaviour, etc. It is important that future gymnasts have the necessary basics to learn upper level skills safely and properly. This path is not right for all kids, and that is okay. The level of commitment required to participate in competitive gymnastics is greater than in recreational gymnastics. The time and financial commitment is one that may not be right for all families. Participation in the Developmental Program starts with a lower level of commitment. This allows parents and coaches to determine whether or not competitive gymnastics is a good fit prior to making a more serious commitment.

Participation in the Developmental Program is by no means an automatic path or right to the Kanata GymnoSphere Competitive Program. After every season, the girls are re-evaluated and then recommended to the appropriate program that best suit their abilities. This program also provides a base for strength, coordination, balance, flexibility, and discipline that will benefit these young athletes in other sports and activities now and in the future. This program will focus heavily on proper technique in very basic skills, building strength and flexibility in the early years when it the easiest to accomplish, and foster discipline which is crucial to upper level gymnastics.

MINI ELITE 1

4-6 YEARS OLD / $350/10weeks
1X 1.5 H / WEEK
Tues: 5:00pm, Sat: 2:30pm

This program trains once a week for 1.5 hours. The selected are chosen for their listening skills, ambition and potential. They will be introduced to all events (vault, bars, beam, floor) along with trampoline and fast track being important learning tools. They will also be introduced to stretching, conditioning, and learn the importance of focus while ensuring an ideal balance between Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals.

MINI ELITE 2

4-6 YEARS OLD / $450/10 weeks
2X 2 H / WEEK
Wed: 5:30pm, Sun: 11:30pm

This program trains once a week for 2 hours. The selected are chosen for their listening skills, ambition and potential. They will be introduced to all events (vault, bars, beam, floor) along with trampoline and fast track being important learning tools. They will also be introduced to stretching, conditioning, and learn the importance of focus while ensuring an ideal balance between Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals.

WAG DEVO2

5-6 YEARS OLD
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2X 2.5 H / WEEK

This program trains twice a week (2.5 hrs) for a total of 5 hours. This group will start learning the importance of conditioning, stretching and body shaping. They will also be introduced to the Ontario Developmental Program (ODP) within their training.


WAG DEVO3

6-7 YEARS OLD
3X 3 H / WEEK
Wed: Fri 5:00pm, Sun: 9:00am

This program trains three times a week for 3 hrs, for a total of 9 hrs / week. This group will be working drills to develop skills with the help and training of the ODP program. They will also follow the KGC Developmental ladder to ensure proper skill development.

WAG PRE-COMP1

7-9 YEARS OLD
12-16 H / WEEK
Tues:4:30pm, Thurs: 4:30pm, Sun: 12:00pm

This program will train between 12 and 16 hours a week depending on skill development. The group will be working closely with the ODP Program and with the OCP, Ontario Competitive Program to further their conditioning, drill and skill development. Here they will also learn about self-discipline, hard work ethic, social skills and teamwork.

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COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS – BOYS

Compeitive Gymnastics

 

MAG (MEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS) COMPETITIVE

The goals of the Competitive programs are to provide programming for all ages and abilities, to enable all members to reach their fullest potential by physical fitness, striving for excellence and fostering self-esteem, and to promote a sense of community within the membership by developing club and team spirit.

MAG DEVELOPMENTAL STRUCTURE

MAG DEVO2

5-8 YEARS OLD
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2X 3 H / WEEK

MAG Devo2 athletes train twice a week for 3 hours. The selected were chosen for their listening skills, ambition and potential. They will be introduced to all events (Floor, Pommel Horse, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars, Horizontal Bar) along with trampoline and fast track being important learning tools. The athletes will also be introduced to stretching, conditioning, and learn the importance of focus while ensuring an ideal balance between Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals.

MAG DEVO3

8-10 YEARS OLD
ratio

3X 3 H / WEEK

MAG Devo3 athletes train three times a week (3×3 hours) for a total of 9 hours. This group will start learning the importance of conditioning, stretching and body shaping while ensuring an ideal balance between Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals. They will also be introduced to the Ontario Developmental Program (ODP) within their training.

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OCP (ONTARIO COMPETITIVE PROGRAM) /ODP (ONTARIO DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM)

OCP – Ontario Competitive Program
  • Athletes will attend three to five competitions per season, competing compulsory routines between January and June.
  • Athletes in the levels 3-5 will compete compulsory routines between January and June.
  • Athletes in level 6 or higher will compete optional routines between November and March.
  • Top two scores from the three competitions are averaged and ranked in the province.
  • The top two thirds of the competitors in levels 3-5 are selected to compete at the Ontario Championships.
  • The top thirty-two of the competitors in levels 6-10 are selected to compete at the Ontario Provincial Championships.
  • Athletes in level 7 or higher can then qualify to attend Eastern Canadian Championships.
ODP – Ontario Developmental Program
  • ODP program focuses on strength training, endurance, flexibility and basic core skills.
  • ODP program prepares for Gymnastics Ontario Junior Olympic Program.
  • ODP athletes participate in one to two ODP competitions per year.
  • At an ODP meet athletes will demonstrate their strength, endurance, flexibility and basic skills in a non-routine format.
  • ODP athletes are required to purchase a team sleeveless leotard and a track suit.
  • Athletes aged 7-9 will compete basic skill elements on Vault, Bars, Beam and Floor

COMPETITIVE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

COMPETITIVE FEES

TRAINING FEES

September 5, 2016 – June 30, 2017
Training Fees listed below, except for Mini Elite 1 and 2 are divided in 5 equal installments due on June 21, August 21, October 21, December 21 and February 21.
All cancellations from competitive programs are non refundable.

MINI ELITE 1:
3hrs/week $350/10weeks (Age 4-6)
Tues: 5:00pm, Sat: 2:30pm
MINI ELITE 2:
4hrs/week $450/10weeks (Age 4-6)
Wed: 5:30pm, Sun: 11 :30am
Developmental 2:
6hrs/week $2,200/year (Age 5,6)
Developmental 3:
9hrs/week $2,845/year (Age 5-7)
Girls: Mon, Wed: 5:00pm -8:00pm, Sun: 9:00am -12:00pm

Boys: Wed, Fri: 5:00pm -8:00pm, Sun: 9:00am -12:00pm

PRE-COMPETITIVE 1:
12hrs/week $3,765/year (Age 5-7)
Tues, Thurs: 4:30pm-8:30pm, Sun: 12:00pm-4:00pm

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PROVINCIAL LEVEL 3-4:
16hrs/week $4,200/year
Mon, Wed, Fri: 4:30pm-8:30pm, Sun: 9:00am-1 :00pm
PROVINCIAL LEVEL 6-10:
20hrs/week $5,200/year (Age 7+)
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 4:30pm-8:30pm, Sun: 9:00am-1 :00pm
PROVINCIAL LEVEL 6-10
20hrs/week $5,209/year (Age 9+)
Tues, Thur, Fri: 4:00pm-9:00pm, Sun: 1:00am- 6:00pm
PROVINCIAL LEVEL 3-4:

16hrs/week $4,200/year (Age 7-9)
Mon, Wed, Fri: 4:30pm-8:30pm, Sun: 9:00am-1 :00pm

PROVINCIAL LEVEL 6-10:

20hrs/week $5,200/year (Age 7+)
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 4:30pm-8:30pm, Sun: 9:00am-1 :00pm

PROVINCIAL LEVEL 6-10

20hrs/week $5,209/year (Age 9+)
Tues, Thur, Fri: 4:00pm-9:00pm, Sun: 1:00am- 6:00pm

ADDITIONAL FEES
Competitive (Additional Fees)
  • Equipment Fee: $100-$175
  • Gymnastics Ontario Fees*: $35 – $368
  • Choreography*: $300
  • Competitions*: $85 – $130 each

*Fees are level dependant

Competitive Uniforms
  • Sleeveless Leotard: $75
  • Long Sleeve Leotard: $195
  • Track Suit: $200

COMPETITIVE COACHES

LAUREN MOONEY: COMPETITIVE PROGRAM MANAGER

 

Lauren Mooney

Lauren’s vision is creating a positive training environment, by motivating the athletes and the coaches to believe in themselves.
Lauren joined Kanata GymnoSphere in September 2015 and ever since then she had been involved in all levels of training from Pre-Elite to National Level. Lauren’s goal is to create a competitive program that is highly focused on developing athletes with excellent basics and physical abilities to progress through high levels of gymnastics. Lauren is a strong leader and strives for perfection from coaching quality and work ethics, to athlete’s preparedness.

FIODOR MARTEA: PRECOMPETITIVE & PROVINCIAL COACH

 

Fodor Martea

Fiodor graduated University of Physical Education and Sports in Bucharest, Romania and he was a member of the National Team of Republic of Moldova. As a gymnast, he was a National Champion, and was awarded at the International Championships in Russia and Ukraine. Prior to joining Kanata GymnoSphere, in August 2016, Fiodor worked in Romania and represented the team at the National Championships. At Kanata GymnoSphere, Fiodor is training athletes from pre competitive up to Level 10. Fiodor is gentle, charismatic, patient, knowledgeable and he is well loved and respected in the gymnastics community.

EKATERINA BARANOVA: PRECOMPETITIVE & COACH

 

Ekaterina Baranova

Ekaterina joined Kanata GymnoSphere in the winter of 2015. Ever since she was involved in training the developmental and pre-competitive programs. Ekaterina has over 15 years of experience coaching pre-competitive programs. Originally from Belarus, Kat enhances our programs with her expertise and training from the Ukrainian school of gymnastics. Kat is friendly, motivated, engaged and has an amazing report with her athletes and colleagues.

ANA MARIA HUNCU: DEVELOPMENTAL COACH

 

Ana Maria Huncu

Ana graduated the 2-year Coaching School at Iasi followed by a 3-year Bachelor Degree at University of Physical Education and Sports in Rome. During her university years in Rome, Ana was part of the TeamGym Team, contributing to National Title in 2009/2010. As a gymnast Ana also participated at 3 Europeans Cups, representing Italy. Ana has been a gymnastics coach since 1994 and some of her athletes were part of the National Junior Team and Senior Team (including Andreea Raducan – 2000 Olympic Medalist).

COURTENAY WOOD: PRECOMPETITIVE COACH

 

Courtenay Wood

Courtenay is a former provincial level gymnast. Courtenay began coaching at 16 , a gymnastics judge at 17 and at 18 years old Courtenay competed in the Master’s division (18+). During her 3rd year of her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Courtenay participated in an exchange program in France where she competed at the National Level. Since she joined Kanata GymnoSphere, in October 2016, Courtenay has coached both Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Courtenay’s favourite gymnastics event is conditioning. Courtenay’s most important goal as a coach is to instill in her athletes a passion for gymnastics and sports/fitness in general.

SOPHIE LECLAIR: DEVELOPMENTAL COACH

 

Sophie

Sophie is a former national level gymnast, Sophie began coaching at 17 and she enjoys the opportunity to share her love of the sport with the little athletes that she trains. Sophie is well loved by her athletes and colleagues for her passionate personality. While Sophie is firm, disciplined, she strives to provide her athletes with a most efficient and highly technical training. Sophie’s favourite gymnastics event is beam.

Competitive Coaches
LAUREN MOONEY
LAUREN MOONEY
COMPETITIVE PROGRAM MANAGER
EMAIL
Lauren’s vision is creating a positive training environment, by motivating the athletes and the coaches to believe in themselves.
Lauren joined Kanata GymnoSphere in September 2015 and ever since then she had been involved in all levels of training from Pre-Elite to National Level. Lauren’s goal is to create a competitive program that is highly focused on developing athletes with excellent basics and physical abilities to progress through high levels of gymnastics. Lauren is a strong leader and strives for perfection from coaching quality and work ethics, to athlete’s preparedness.
FIODOR MARTEA
FIODOR MARTEA
PRECOMPETITIVE & PROVINCIAL COACH
EMAIL
Fiodor graduated University of Physical Education and Sports in Bucharest, Romania and he was a member of the National Team of Republic of Moldova. As a gymnast, he was a National Champion, and was awarded at the International Championships in Russia and Ukraine. Prior to joining Kanata GymnoSphere, in August 2016, Fiodor worked in Romania and represented the team at the National Championships. At Kanata GymnoSphere, Fiodor is training athletes from pre competitive up to Level 10. Fiodor is gentle, charismatic, patient, knowledgeable and he is well loved and respected in the gymnastics community.
EKATERINA BARANOVA
EKATERINA BARANOVA
PRECOMPETITIVE & COACH
EMAIL
Ekaterina joined Kanata GymnoSphere in the winter of 2015. Ever since she was involved in training the developmental and pre-competitive programs. Ekaterina has over 15 years of experience coaching pre-competitive programs. Originally from Belarus, Kat enhances our programs with her expertise and training from the Ukrainian school of gymnastics. Kat is friendly, motivated, engaged and has an amazing report with her athletes and colleagues.
ANA MARIA HUNCU
ANA MARIA HUNCU
DEVELOPMENTAL COACH
EMAIL
Ana graduated the 2-year Coaching School at Iasi followed by a 3-year Bachelor Degree at University of Physical Education and Sports in Rome. During her university years in Rome, Ana was part of the TeamGym Team, contributing to National Title in 2009/2010. As a gymnast Ana also participated at 3 Europeans Cups, representing Italy. Ana has been a gymnastics coach since 1994 and some of her athletes were part of the National Junior Team and Senior Team (including Andreea Raducan – 2000 Olympic Medalist).colleagues.
COURTENAY WOOD
COURTENAY WOOD
PRECOMPETITIVE COACH
EMAIL
Courtenay is a former provincial level gymnast. Courtenay began coaching at 16 , a gymnastics judge at 17 and at 18 years old Courtenay competed in the Master’s division (18+). During her 3rd year of her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Courtenay participated in an exchange program in France where she competed at the National Level. Since she joined Kanata GymnoSphere, in October 2016, Courtenay has coached both Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Courtenay’s favourite gymnastics event is conditioning. Courtenay’s most important goal as a coach is to instill in her athletes a passion for gymnastics and sports/fitness in general.
SOPHIE LECLAI
SOPHIE LECLAIR
DEVELOPMENTAL COACH
EMAIL
Sophie is a former national level gymnast, Sophie began coaching at 17 and she enjoys the opportunity to share her love of the sport with the little athletes that she trains. Sophie is well loved by her athletes and colleagues for her passionate personality. While Sophie is firm, disciplined, she strives to provide her athletes with a most efficient and highly technical training. Sophie’s favourite gymnastics event is beam.

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