Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

Pre Competitive Classes Structure

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.

As of January 1st 2012 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.

Future Stars (ODP)

Future Stars are our youngest and most eager athletes enrolled at Gymnastics Energy.  We do not have just one of these athletes, but a group of athletes at this level. Future stars train between 6hrs/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 challenge.

Shining Stars

Shining Star are 7 – 8year olds and train for six hours (either two 3 hour classes or three 2 hour classes). Athletes will start to take their current skills and connect them to make series that will be required for the first level of competitive gymnastics.  Shining Stars that 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).  They will have the chance to register into regional level competitions that Gymnastics Energy attend (often as Compulsory Level 1 or 2).

Mighty Stars

These little super stars train 3 times a week for 3 hours at a time and are 7 – 8 years old who show great maturity and comprehension.  Hard work, dedication, and natural talent may help these munchkins accelerate a bit faster than others their age. These athletes are working on the intermediate ODP level, connecting series AND also starting to perform manipulations for higher competitive levels. It should be noted that the intensity level of this class is quite a bit higher than in the ODP and shining start classes.They will have the chance to register into regional level competitions that Gymnastics Energy attend (Compulsory Level 1 to 5).

Invitational Stream Line

This stream line is for those athletes 9 years of age or older that work the Ontario Competitive Program (OCP) in Compulsory Levels 1 – 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 Invitational Program please contact Becky Bridges in the office for testing dates and program fees.

Provincial Stream Line

This stream runs parallel to the invitational 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 can also attend invitational competitions for extra experience. For more information about the provincial program please contact Jason Lang in the office for testing dates and program fees.