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Competitive Coach Meetings

Gymnast

Women's Artistic Gymnastics

(WAG)

Girls, Ages 4-6 years Mini's is a  pre-competitive program focused on age-appropriate athlete development of basic skills using elements and skills from the developmental program. These areas include strength, flexibility and skill/progression with the end goal of preparing athletes for Xcel or CCP Team. Athletes are chosen by coaches through tryouts and talent scouting. This class 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.

Mini's

Girls, Ages 6+ The Canadian Competitive Program (CCP) was developed with the belief that all athletes, regardless of their potential, must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. The CCP is based on the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic (JO) program. Levels 1 to 5 are Compulsory, meaning the routines are standard for all competitors. Levels 6 to 10 are Optionals, where the routines are customized to the athlete while still following 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. Athletes are chosen by coaches through tryouts and talent scouting. Training hours vary from 4 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.

CCP

Girls, Ages 6+ The Xcel program believes that every girl should have the opportunity to "play the game" and be part of a team regardless of skill level. Competition levels range from Bronze to Diamond (comparable to CCP levels 1-7). All routines are customized to the athlete while still following 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. The Xcel program is a gentle introduction to competitive gymnastics. It is ideal for those who have a passion for the sport and are looking for a competitive experience with minimal time commitment. Training hours vary from 4 to 12 hours per week with little to no training on school holidays and weekends. 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. Each participant are required to attend at least one outside judged meet. Athletes must attend a minimum of two outside meets and receive acceptable scores to be considered for Provincials or higher.

Xcel

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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