Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

WAG Pre-Competitive Program

The intentions of the classes below are based on the desire for each athlete to want to develop into a competitive athlete.  Our competitive athletes are chosen and expected to compete in either in house and/ or regional competitions!!! These athletes will get to purchase team uniforms and will be asked to help support  the Gymnastics Energy Family by volunteer time at different activities during the year ( ex. Participate in Gymnastradas, Parades, etc.)

The Pre Competitive Program was designed and built based on the Ontario Development Program. The Ontario Developmental Program focuses on Strength and agility, active and passive Flexibility and the most important area in gymnastics – Handstands and body line.

All Gymnastics Energy Coaches that teach within the Pre Competitive stream will be certified ODP assessors.  This means that you and your daughter are guaranteed to have a coach who has the most advanced and up to date education within the pre-competitive stream of Gymnastics.

Feeder programs:

We offer Advanced Kindergym and Mini Stars programs which are by invitation only and serve as a feeder to our pre-competitive classes. See the recreational section of our website for more details on these classes.

ODP

Our ODP group are our youngest and most eager athletes enrolled at Gymnastics Energy. They train six hours per week and work a specific *ODP training program that will help to increase their comprehension of National stream gymnastics.  This may seem like a lot to ask of such young athletes but these athletes are generally very disciplined and are requesting to be challenged. Athletes in this program are generally age 5 and 6, although we do offer the opportunity as young as age 4 for those athletes who are ready for the class in terms of maturity and ability.

Pre-Competitive (ODP)

Pre-Competitive are 7 – 8year olds and train for either six or nine hours per week. Athletes will start to take their current skills and connect them to make series that will be required for their eventual move into competitive gymnastics. These young athletes are committed to their training and show overall success on all 4 apparatus in OCP (Vault, Bars, Beam and Floor) as well as in the beginner ODP (Ontario Development Program). It should be noted that the intensity level of the nine hour class is quite a bit higher than the six hour class.  

WAG Competitive Program

Compulsory Program

This stream is for those athletes 9 years of age or older that work the Ontario Competitive Program (OCP) in Compulsory Levels 2 – 5 which is also guided by Gymnastics Ontario. Athletes who are enrolled in this program commit to a 10-month program cycle with Summer Day Camp opportunities with our competitive staff during July and August.  During the months of January to June our Invitational athletes will have the chance to compete in regional and/ or in house competitions. For more information about the Compulsory Program please contact Becky Bridges in the office for testing dates and program fees.

Provincial Program

This stream runs parallel to the compulsory stream as it too allows for athletes 9 years of age or older that works in the higher Ontario Competitive program (Optional levels 6 – 9) which is also guided by Gymnastics Ontario. Athletes who are enrolled in this program commit to a 10-month program cycle with Summer Day Camp opportunities with our competitive staff during July and August.  During the months of November to March our provincial athletes will compete at 3 provincial qualifiers in hopes of representing themselves at Ontario Championships. These athletes may also be invited to attend invitational competitions for extra experience. Some years, Gymnastics Energy also attends a travel meet and all provincial athletes are encouraged to attend to gain international competition experience. For more information about the provincial program please contact Amy Cranch or Jason Lang in the office for testing dates and program fees.

Note: Gymnastics Ontario bases an athlete’s age on their age in the year which is at the end of the season. So an athlete turning 9 in 2019 is considered a 9-year old for the entire 2018-2019 season, despite potentially being 7 or 8 when they start in September 2018.