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Competitive Coach Meetings

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Men's Artistic Gymnastics

(MAG)

Boys, Ages 6-8 years Mites is a  pre-competitive program focused on age-appropriate athlete development of basic skills using elements and skills from the developmental program in areas such as strength, flexibility and skill/progression with the end goal of preparing athletes for the MAG team. Athletes are chosen by coaches through tryouts and talent scouting. This group trains 2 to 4 hours per week. Participants are encouraged to attend FLIPS mini meets (session show) to both demonstrate their progress and prepare for a competition environment.

Mites

Boys, Ages 8-15 Canadian Provincial Pathways is the developmental program for men's artistic gymnastics. The goal is provide a program allowing athletes at the provincial level to participate in more competitions. Provincial 1 and 2 are part of the FUN stage of LTAD model. Fundamental movement skills are developed with emphasis on participation and having fun on a daily basis. The routines are compulsory, however there are difficulty levels within each . Judging criteria varies and is based upon: execution, creativity and difficulty of routine, and the way they utilize their apparatus. Deductions are made for improper landings, inadequate amplitude and execution, lengthy pauses, falls, poor technique. Athletes are chosen by coaches through tryouts and talent scouting. Training hours vary from 4 hours to 12 hours per week and often on weekends and holidays. Participants are required to attend FLIPS mini meets (session show) and mock meet (judged) to both demonstrate their progress and prepare for a competition environment. Athletes must attend a minimum of two outside meets and receive acceptable scores to be considered for Provincials or higher.

P1-P2

Boys, Ages 12+ The Canadian Provincial Pathways is an adaptation of FIG Junior Rules. Level 3 is the first Optional level, meaning routines are customized to athletes while remaining within specific codes and rules. Judging criteria varies and is based upon: execution, creativity and difficulty of routine, and the way they utilize their apparatus. Deductions are made for improper landings, inadequate amplitude and execution, lengthy pauses, falls, poor technique. Provincial 3 to 5 are in the Learn to Train stage of LTAD model. Athletes build up physical capacities including strength, speed and flexibility and pay greater attention to mental preparation. Athletes are chosen by coaches through tryouts and talent scouting. Training hours vary from 10 hours to 20 hours per week and often on weekends and holidays. Participants are required to attend FLIPS mini meets (session show) and mock meet (judged) to both demonstrate their progress and prepare for a competition environment. Athletes must attend a minimum of two outside meets and receive acceptable scores to be considered for Provincials or higher.

P3-P5

Extra Costs:

Gymnasts choosing to attend meets outside the club level are required to purchase a FLIPS competitive leotard and track suit. Costs associated with events are to be paid by the athletes. These costs include entry/registration fees, own travel & accommodation and coach expenses (may include wages, travel, accommodation, and meals).

Competitive Program Goals are:

  • To provide the opportunity for each gymnast to reach their full potential.

  • To promote overall personal development including self-discipline, motivation, courage, dedication and good sportsmanship.

  • To follow the standards established by the Alberta Gymnastics Federation to ensure all technical and program requirements are being met.

  • To provide the opportunity for each gymnast to demonstrate and compete for Athabasca Flips

  • To have fun while learning and developing new skills. 

  • To promote team spirit among the gymnasts. Gymnasts will be expected to display enthusiasm not only for their own compliments but also for the accomplishments of the team as a whole.

  • To promote community service and giving of self.  Athletes are encouraged to participate in volunteer opportunities within the club and community (chosen and supervised by coaches, board members, and/or parents).

Volunteer & Fundraising Commitments:

Volunteer and fundraising deposits must be paid at the gym, either by cheque or cash, on the first day of classes or held against credit card on file.  

These deposits signal that you are committing to $375 in fundraising throughout the season, as well as 9 hours of volunteering. Cheques/cash will be returned once volunteer and fundraising duties have been fulfilled. If duties are not fulfilled by the end of session, cheques/cash will be deposited or card will be charged.  Participants  WILL NOT be allowed on the floor until the commitment deposits have been submitted.

Registration, Waivers and PIPA:

Online registration and payment to be completed prior to class. AGF waivers are to be completed once per session (paper or electronic). Members who do not have completed waivers on file WILL NOT be allowed to participate (including caregivers and adults). Please ensure registration is complete before attending class. 

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