Competitive Program

Goals

  • To provide the opportunity for each gymnast to reach their full potential.

  • To provide the opportunity for each gymnast to demonstrate and compete for Horizon Gymnastics Club.

  • To provide a training facility that is safe and an environment that is conducive to effective training.

  • 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.

Criteria

The Competitive Program is designed for those gymnasts who have demonstrated exceptional talent in gymnastics as well as other qualities which may include: age, ability, determination, flexibility, and competitive spirit.

Gymnasts are normally identified for the Competitive Program by the Competitive Program Director and club coaches through try-outs. 

 

Canadian Junior Olympic Program

1. Developmental Stream

Junior Olympic Levels 1-3

It is a developmental program for athletes between 6 and 9 years of age. These levels are meant to prepare and develop the basics for Provincial and National Stream. At this level athletes with perform compulsory routines with requirements at Invitational Meets against other gymnasts their age and level.

2. Provincial Stream

Junior Olympic Levels 4-7

Athletes in this Provincial Stream compete from levels 4-7. These athletes compete at Invitational Meets against other gymnasts their age and level. They have routines and requirements to compete at these meets. They compete at Northern Zones to qualify for Provincial Championships.

Junior Olympic Level 8

Athletes at level 8 compete at Invitational and Provincials. They compete at Northern Zones to qualify for Provincial Championships. They compete at Trials to Western Canadian Championships for a berth on the Alberta team to Western Canadian Championships.

3. National Stream

Junior Olympic Levels 9-10

Athletes at level 9-10 compete at Invitationals and compete for a berth on the Alberta Team to Western Canadian Championships and the Alberta Team to Canadian Championships.

High Performance Athletes

Athletes that are High Performance compete routines and requirements at Invitationals and Elite Canada Screening events to qualify on to Elite Canada.