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Mini's Developmental Gymnastics (Girls, age 4-6)

Mini's 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 XCEL or Competitive Team. Athletes at this level will train 1 hour, two days per week. This is a trimester program which follows the same schedule as recreational gymnastics.  Participants are encouraged to attend FLIPS mini meets (session show) to both demonstrate their progress and prepare for a competition environment. 

Mites Developmental Gymnastics (Boys, age 5-8)

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 Competitive Team. Athletes at this level will train 1 hour, two days per week. This is a trimester program which follows the same schedule as recreational gymnastics.  Participants are encouraged to attend FLIPS mini meets (session show) to both demonstrate their progress and prepare for a competition environment. 

Volunteer & Fundraising Commitments:

Members are required to provide a $100 Volunteer commitment deposit AND a $100 Fundraising Commitment deposit at the beginning of each 3 month session. These deposits signal that you are committing to $100 in fundraising during the session, as well as 2 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. Participants  WILL NOT be allowed on the floor until the commitment deposits have been submitted.

WAG PreCompetitive Gymnastics (Girls, age 6-8)

WAG pre-competitive program is focused on age-appropriate athlete development of basic skills using elements and skills from the developmental program Level 1 in areas such as strength, flexibility and skill/progression with the end goal of preparing athletes for XCEL or Competitive Team. Athletes at this level will train 2 hours, two days per week. This is a trimester program which follows the same schedule as recreational gymnastics. Participants are encouraged to attend FLIPS mini meets (session show) to both demonstrate their progress and prepare for a competition environment. These athletes may attend events outside of the club.

MAG PreCompetitive Gymnastics (Girls, age 6-8)

MAG Precompetitive athletes will learn the fundamentals of Men's Artistic Gymnastics by a mix of skill development, physical fitness, and group challenges.  This program focuses on age-appropriate athlete development in areas such as strength, flexibility and skill/progression on all apparatus: rings, floor, parallel bars, horizontal bar, vault, and pommel horse (mushroom) with the goal of preparing athletes for competitive gymnastics. Participants train 2 hours, two days per week.  This is a full season program with three withdrawal periods throughout the year.   All male athletes ages 6+ may be considered as precompetitive gymnasts until such a time that they are able to meet the requirements to compete at Provincial Level 1.

 

T&T PreCompetitive Gymnastics (Co-ed, age 7+)

T&T PreComp is a co-ed program focused on age-appropriate athlete development of basic skills using elements and skills from the F.A.S.T trampoline program in areas such as strength, flexibility and skill/progression with the end goal of preparing athletes for the competitive team. The T&T program include trampoline, tumbling, and double mini trampoline. Athletes at this level will train for 2 hours, two days per week. This is a trimester program which follows the same schedule as recreational gymnastics. Participants are encouraged to attend FLIPS mini meets (session show) to both demonstrate their progress and prepare for competition environment. These athletes may attend events outside of the club.

Volunteer & Fundraising Commitments:

Volunteer and fundraising deposits ($375 each per year) 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 (found here) 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. Please note that adults participating in Little Flipper's or Preschool Drop-in are required to completed an Adult Waiver.

Extra Costs:

Gymnasts choosing to attend meets outside the club level are required to purchase a FLIPS competitive leotard and track suit. While the club will register athletes for events, meet fees and travel expenses are to be paid by the athlete (either directly or through Amilia account).

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).

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