School Age: 5 YRS TO 13 YRS


I’M THE ONE WHO IS STAYING ACTIVE…

Participation in gymnastics starts in a  recreational program, building a base of physical and motor abilities, developing competency and movement confidence on all apparatus. Each athlete moves progressively upward in skill ladders, at their own pace of learning and pathway of interest. There are numerous sport disciplines under one umbrella term “Gymnastics”. Artistic programs include learning skills on Olympic style apparatus; trampoline program includes trampoline, double mini and tumbling. Performance programs integrate circus, sport acrobatics, rhythmic and teamwork into displays and routines on all apparatus. This playful environment, is a great way for athletes to have fun and lay the foundations of a healthy, active lifestyle.

Want to try school age gymnastics? KGTC provides a safe, friendly environment with professional coaches to help you learn. Gymnastics can be adapted to be inclusive for everyone, regardless of your ability. What are you waiting for – Join KGTC today!

Who is this program for? Boys and girls interested in trying new skills, building fundamentals and improving fitness, while having fun and being active!

How does the program work? Register into the program that best suits your schedule or by ability level. At the beginning of every session athletes are assessed and grouped into age and level groups. This allows the group to work progressively to reach target goals. If a change in program is recommended, KGTC will contact you via email, phone or in person. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the group your child is participating in, please contact the program leader. KGTC adds program invitations onto member accounts which are determined by movement experience, interest, age and stage.

How do I register? You may register online, in person, or by phone (250.374.6424).

When do I register?

  • Classes run in 10 week and 20 week sessions: fall, winter, spring.
  • Registration for fall, winter sessions begins in mid-July and is accepted in a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Registration for spring session begins with member priority registration in November. General registration begins in mid-December and is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Registration for summer camps beings in May.

What to bring to a session? We want children to have fun while they learn in a safe and secure environment.

They should wear comfortable clothing that allows them to move easily. Shorts and t-shirts are great – just ensure that clothes are not too baggy as it may become a danger or too tight to be restrictive. Long hair should be tied back and socks and shoes removed. Jewellery or other items that might cause scratching or become caught in materials must be removed.

KGTC has leotards and shorts available for purchase in the Athlete Boutique.

Food and Drink? A water bottle is permitted. No food or juices are permitted in the session unless for medical reasons.

Class info:

  • 1.5 hour, once a week or 3 hours, twice a week.

2 IN 1 FLYERS (4.8 YRS TO 6 YRS)

Activities introduce and build strong fundamental movement patterns, with an introduction to all apparatus. Athletes get to try both artistic and trampoline activity circuits in this one program for fun and to improve sport skills. From 2 In 1 Flyers children are directed to future KGTC programs for skill development and participation.

Who is this class for? Boys and girls who are attending Kindergarten and Grade 1 students.

Class info:

  • 1.5 hours, once a week.


BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE REC (6 YRS TO 13 YRS)

A full adventure of activities and learning! Athletes learn the fundamentals and base skills on all apparatus. Perfect for building individual confidence and finding out which gym discipline they would like to focus their further skill development.

Who is this class for? Boys and girls who have a keen interest in learning and are ready to try new activities and skill that lead to achieving more advanced gymnastics skills.

How do I register? You may register online, in person, or by phone.

Class info:

  • 1.5 hours, once a week or 3 hours, twice a week.
  • Option to add a trampoline program one day a week if you are 8 yrs or older.


GYM SPORT (5.8 YRS TO 12 YRS)

This program is for those looking for a 10-week session schedule or for a “try-it” start to gymnastics. Classes run on a different schedule to accommodate those who live out of town or see conflict with other activities. Classes are designed to improve fundamentals and fitness, with athletes learning skills, as they are physically ready. No progress certificates are completed for Gym Sport participants. Athletes will receive invitations to other programs and levels.

Who is this class for? Children who are committed to training once a week, who enjoy trying new things, and who have a keen interest in trying gymnastics.

Class info:

  • 1.5 hours, once a week.


FLYERS 2 (6 YRS TO 8 YRS)

Moving athletes beyond cartwheels and pullovers, seat drops and handstands. Athletes must be keen to learn, have strong fundamental sport skills and be self-motivated to practice. Be ready to refine and combine skills into fun and creative sequences on all apparatus.

Who is this class for? Athletes with prior gymnastics experience on all apparatus or equivalent sport experience, ready to move beyond the fundamentals.

Class info:

  • 1.5 hours, once a week or 3 hours, twice a week.
  • For faster skill development, twice a week participation is recommended.
  • Registration into this program requires previous gymnastics experience or by assessment.
  • Option to add the Intro to Performance program.


SKILL BUILDERS (7.4 YRS TO 12 YRS)

Moving athletes beyond cartwheels and pullovers, seat drops and handstands. Athletes must be keen to learn, have strong fundamental sport skills and be self-motivated to practice. Be ready to refine and combine skills into fun and creative sequences on all apparatus.

Who is this class for? Athletes with prior gymnastics experience on all apparatus or equivalent sport experience, ready to move beyond the fundamentals.

Class info:

  • 1.5 hours, once a week or 3 hours, twice a week.
  • For faster skill development, twice a week participation is recommended.
  • Registration into these programs requires previous gymnastics experience or by assessment
  • Option to add the Intro to Performance or a Trampoline program once a week.


ADVANCED REC  (6 YRS TO 13 YRS)

Designed for gymnasts who have developed strong fundamental skills on all apparatus and are ready to improve the fitness components required to advance in skill development. Gymnasts continue to progress as they are ready and learn routines on all apparatus.

Gymnasts are encouraged to join the Intro to Performance or Performance 2 (requires an invite) to build on the performance side of experience and building of athlete confidence.

Gymnasts invited into the Advanced Rec 5 program will find details under our DEVELOPMENTAL/Performance program.

Who is this class for? Gymnasts must be keen to learn, self-motivated to practice and have good listening skills.

Class info:

  • 2 hours, once a week or 4 hours, twice a week.
  • For faster skill development, twice a week participation is highly recommended.
  • Registration into this program required previous gymnastics experience or by assessment.
  • Option to add a Tramoline program, Intro to Performance, or Performance 2 (invite required) one day a week.


ALL IN ONE BOYS (9 YRS TO 13 YRS)

The All In One Boys program combines trampoline, gymnastics and parkour into one fun class. Designed to build fitness, body awareness and skills as athletes show readiness. Athletes must be willing to work on physical and motor abilities, the fundamentals of landing and rotation and show safe participation in activities.

Who is this class for? Boys with some previous gymnastics experience, looking for a program with cross-training opportunities.

Class info:

  • 1.5 hours, once a week.
  • Registration into this program requires previous gymnastics or trampoline experience or by assessment.
  • Recommendation of an artistic or trampoline program to compliment skill learning.


TRAMPOLINE LEVEL 1/2 (8 YRS TO 12 YRS)

Programs focus is on learning foundation and basic skills with body management during flight elements, landings and body coordination. Focus will be on the events of Trampoline, Double Mini and Power Tumbling.

Who is this class for? Athletes wanting to explore trampoline gymnastics and to improve their fitness. Athletes master KGTC steps 1-2 before moving to Level 3/4. KGTC will contact you should a program change be recommended.

Class info:

  • 1 hour, once a week.
  • No Trampoline experience required.
  • For twice a week participation we recommend adding an artistic program for overall skill development.


TRAMPOLINE LEVEL 3/4 (8 YRS TO 12 YRS)

Designed to build on the strong foundations established in Level 1/2 with a focus on higher-level skills and eventually inversions (flips). Athletes need to master landings and rotations in preparation for skill development. Fun, improving fitness and fundamentals remain the focus.

Who is this class for? Athletes physically and mentally ready to bounce higher, longer and move into rotations and must have previous trampoline experience. Completed KGTC step 1/2 is a pre-requisite. The Trampoline Level 3/4 program is by invitation or assessment only. Please contact Member Services if you have not already received an invitation or if you would like to arrange an assessment for this class.

Class info:

  • 1.5 hours, once a week.
  • Registration into this program requires previous trampoline experience.
  • For twice a week participation we recommend adding an artistic program for overall skill development.


TRAMPOLINE FOR TEENS (12 YRS AND UP)

Trampoline for Teens is a program for athletes ready to take flight. Athletes must be keen to learn and refine all basic skills and be motivated to physically and mentally prepare for higher skills. This is a blend of Level 1 and Level 2 skills and more geared for older (teen) athletes.

Who is this class for? All levels and ability of athletes. Will follow the KGTC level system from Level 1 and Level 2.

Class info:

  • 2 hours, once a week.
  • For twice a week participation we recommend adding an artistic program for overall skill development.