There is no doubt that participation in any competitive sport requires a significant amount of time, commitment, and effort. For the athlete it means dedicating much of their after-school time to the sport they love! For parents, it involves some sacrifice in the way of time, effort and money to provide their child much needed support.
Gymnastics is a year round sport that requires hard work, determination, commitment and perseverance. In terms of progress and skill development, there is no substitute for putting in the time in the gym with a disciplined, strict schedule.
Our competitive programs range from 4hrs per week to 30hrs per week. Please contact us if you would like an assessment for your child.
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MAG - Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) is an extremely demanding discipline based upon an athlete’s precision and agility. Men and women are judged within their own respective category and use a range of apparatuses to perform their stunning routines.
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 footing and landing, lengthy pauses, falls, poor technique.Men’s Artistic
- Vault: Launching off a spring board, pushing off a vault and landing a flip, twist, or somersault with tight body position.
- Rings: An athlete performs swings and demonstrates strength elements while keeping the rings as still as possible.
- Parallel Bars: A series of swings above and below two level bars finishing with a smooth release and dismount.
- High Bar: On a single bar, gymnasts demonstrate swing and release skills whilst changing direction; finishing with an impressive dismount.
- Pommel Horse: Gymnasts maneuver around a vault like narrow box with handles using coordination, strength, and balance.
- Floor: Gymnasts perform tumbling and acrobatic series and demonstration of strength and balance across the entire floor area.
WAG - Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG)is an extremely demanding discipline based upon an athlete’s precision and agility. Women are judged within their own respective categories (age and level) and use a range of apparatuses to perform their stunning routines.
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.
- Vault: Gymnasts fly through the air executing precise twists and somersaults over a table shaped structure.
- Uneven Bars: Gymnasts perform continuous movement between two raised bars of uneven height resulting in a series of swings, twists, somersaults and handstands.
- Balance Beam: Rhythmic and fluid, dance and acrobatic movements are performed across the length of a 4-inch wide beam.
- Floor: Creative dance elements and tumbling maneuvers performed to music utilize the entire floor space.
Practised by men and women alike, this discipline requires courage and stamina, while demanding flexibility and skill. Exercises are accompanied by music, harmoniously in keeping with gymnasts’ choreography, body movements and musical culture.
The Performance Team participates in local demonstrations to showcase their talents to our community.
Interclub: Jr & Sr
The Interclub JO 4-7 program follows the same guidelines as described in Compulsory JO 1-5 and Optional JO 6-8 descriptions. It caters to athletes and families who cannot fully commit to our standard groups due to scheduling conflicts, financial reasons, or simply athletes that prefer a lighter load and performance expectations
These athletes may compete two times per year in invitational meets
- 8 - 17 Year Olds
- 8-12 Hours
- 12 months (July - June)
The Masters program is designed for retired or ex-athletes to continue training at their own pace with the option to compete once a year in either British Columbia or Ontario. The minimum age is sixteen years of age to train in this group however you must be 18+ to compete at the optional travel meet. The Master’s competition guidelines are dependant on each PTO’s (Provincial & Territorial Organization) rules and regulations.
- 18+ Year Olds
- 4-6 Hours
- 12 months (July - June)
Alberta Gymnastics Federation
|Alberta Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for gymnastics in Alberta.|
The Alberta Gymnastics Federation values the growth and development of gymnastics and the opportunity to encourage and support the clubs, gymnasts, coaches, and judges who bring gymnastics to life. AGF works hard to strengthen the relationship between the National Gymnastics Organization and our provincial and local associations to ensure consistency and cohesiveness in gymnastics. We also strive to inspire gymnasts, coaches, and judges to meet their own potential through athlete and leadership development courses.
As a not for profit agency, the Alberta Gymnastics Federation believes in supporting the passion of these athletes to promote and strengthen gymnastics as both a recreational activity and a competitive sport in Alberta.