Competitive Girls (WAG) 6+ yrs
COMPETITIVE GIRLS (WAG): 6 yrs and up
Our Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Program trains girls for three levels of competition: Provincial, National and Elite. We follow the Women’s Junior Olympic Program, which is based on the idea that all athletes must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. The program allows each gymnast to advance at her own pace, competing in more than one level in a year, if she meets the criteria.
Our youngest members are in a 10-month, non-competitive program. They ease into the training routine with 2 hours, twice a week in the fall, then 3 hours, twice a week in the spring.
Once our gymnasts get to Grade 2 and up, they train with us 3 or more times per week in a year-round program. They devote 9 to 24 hours to training each week, depending on their degree of commitment and competition goals.
We place our athletes in training groups according to their age, ability, number of days committed to training per week, and their competitive goals. These goals are set in consultation with their coaches and the options open to them at their age.
Competitions: Provincial level competitions are governed by Gymnastics BC. These competitions are a good fit for new competitors and gymnasts who want to train for fewer hours.
National and Elite competitions are governed by Gymnastics Canada and they provide opportunities for interprovincial and international competition. Gymnasts who compete at this level train for many hours and have a high skill level. Their goals may include joining Team Canada!
Who is this program for? Girls with a strong work ethic who enjoy competing, want to develop high-level gymnastics skills, and who are committed to training three times a week or more. The WAG Program is by invitation or assessment only.
How do I register? Programs run from September to June (10 mos) and year-round, depending on age. Admittance into the program is generally for a summer or September start. Please contact the Program Coordinator.
- 2 to 3 hours, a minimum of three times a week (except for gymnasts in Grade 1).
- Classes are grouped by age, ability and training schedule.
- Parent Participation is required.
- Competitive gymnasts must read and sign the Gymnast Code of Conduct set out by the coaching staff.