COMPETITIVE GYMNASTICS

Women's Artistic

Women’s Artistic gymnastics (WAG) is an extremely demanding discipline based on an athlete’s precision and agility. Some of the elements include:

  • 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.


Women are judged within their own 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.


Competitive Level 5+ is for gymnasts that have gone through compulsory level programs and whom are chosen by the coaches to move on toward provincial level competition. Competitive gymnasts training 4 days a week during 4 weeks of summer from 9am-12pm and 3 evenings a week from 4:30 to 8:30pm September to June. Rotations include warm-up, vault, bars, beam, floor and conditioning. Gymnasts compete at local and Provincial WAG competitions. This is a full year class (July 1 to mid-June) and requires purchase of team suits, as well as competition entry fees.

Competitive Level 3/4 is for gymnasts that have gone through the Level 1/2 compulsory program and whom are chosen by the coaches to move on toward provincial level competition. Competitive gymnasts training two days a week during the summer from 5:30-8:30pm and two evenings a week from 4:30 to 8:00pm September to June. Rotations include warm-up, vault, bars, beam, floor and conditioning. Gymnasts compete at local and Provincial WAG competitions. This is a full year class (July 1 to mid-June) and requires purchase of team suits, as well as competition entry fees.

Competitive Level 1-2 is a competitive program for those younger gymnasts who show promise and are invited to a more rigorous training schedule than rec offers. Competitive gymnasts training two evenings a week from 5:30 to 7:30pm September to June. Rotations include warm-up, vault, bars, beam, floor and conditioning. Gymnasts compete at local fun meets. This is a full year class (July 1 to mid-June) and requires purchase of team suits, as well as competition entry fees.

Pre-Competitive is a non-competitive program for those younger (age 4-6) gymnasts who show promise and are invited to a more rigorous training schedule than rec/tots offers. These gymnasts train two days a week for one hour. Training days vary depending on the gymnasts schedule. This is a sessional program and is run on the same weeks and registration as the recreational programs. This program is by invitation only and you can contact head.coach@fortsaskgymnastics.ca to arrange an assessment.

 

Men’s Artistic

 

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.

 

 

Floor Exercise: Gymnasts perform tumbling and acrobatic series and demonstration of strength and balance across the entire floor area.

 

Pommel Horse: Gymnasts maneuver around a vault-like narrow box with handles using coordination, strength, and balance.

 

Still Rings: An athlete performs swings and demonstrates strength elements while keeping the rings as still as possible.

 

Vault: Launching off a springboard, pushing off a vault and landing a flip, twist, or somersault with tight body position.

 

Parallel Bars: A series of swings above and below two level bars finishing with a smooth release and dismount.

 

Horizontal Bar: On a single bar, gymnasts demonstrate swing and release skills whilst changing direction; finishing with an impressive dismount.


Competitive Refund policy

All costume, competition, body suit, track suit, insurance, fundraising and ticket deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Class fees are refundable for various reasons:

Injury incurred AT GYMNASTICS - with dr. note, anything more than two weeks will be refunded if previously paid or will not be due if not yet paid. Anything less than two weeks will not be refunded if previously paid or will still be due if not yet paid (i.e. - injury occurs and the child misses one week, no refund/full payment is due. Child misses three weeks, one week will be not charged).

Injury incurred OUTSIDE GYMNASTICS - with dr. note, anything more than one month will be refunded if previously paid or will not be due if not yet paid. Anything less than one month will not be refunded if previously paid or will still be due if not yet paid (i.e. - injury occurs and child is missing six weeks of gymnastics, the final two weeks will be not charged).

Moving/no longer wishing to remain in the program for any reason other than injury - payment is due to the end of the month following when notice was given (i.e - notice given November 4, December 1 payment will be the final payment owing)
 

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