Congratulations to our Provincial Level 6 to 10 athletes!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Proudly presenting the competitive Provincial Level 6 to 10 athletes who qualified for the Provincial Championship! We are thrilled to announce that ALL our athletes have qualified for the Provincial Championship. Many thanks to coaches Fiodor Martea and Lauren Mooney for all their hard work!

 

Good luck to all our athletes competing in Windsor and London this month!

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Competitive Groups

Questions about this program may be directed to: lauren@kanatagymnastics.ca.

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

25 hours per 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

Ages: 8-11
20-25 hours per 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)

Ages: 9+
12-16 hours per 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)

Ages: 9+
20-25 hours per 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.

Girls Developmental Program

Ages: 4-8
3-12 hours per 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.

WAG Devo2

Ages: 5-6
2 X 2.5 hours per 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

Ages: 6-7
3 X 3 hours per week

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

Ages: 7-9
12-16 hours per week

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.

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 Devo2

Ages: 5-8
2 X 3 hours per 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

Ages: 8-10
3 X 3 hours per 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.

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

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