Fundamental Gymnastics: 5 YRS TO 18 YRS

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Learn basic gymnastics skills while having fun and getting fit! Our 5 and 6 year-olds will be introduced to the idea of a structured gymnastics class as they work on fundamental skills.

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 fundamental 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 who want to learn how to do a cartwheel, swing from bars, get fit, and have better balance, strength and coordination for other sports. It is also a great starting point for kids who are interested in progressing to more advanced gymnastics.

How does the Fundamental Program work? Athletes progress through fundamental skills and skill builder skills. Each level represent numerous skills – some may take only one session to complete, while others may take many session. To complete a level, you must master all of its skills – once that is done, you can progress to the next level! The 10 month program is designed so that athletes can have consistent, long-term skill development with the same coach. It helps them to achieve goals and gives them a regular group of friends to practice with each week. For parents, it eliminates having to register for each session, the possibility of being waitlisted, and it helps you plan your schedule.

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

When do I register?

  • Classes run in a 10 month program from September to June.
  • GymSport classes run in sessions: fall, winter, spring.
  • Registration begins in July and is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Registration dates for our summer programs will be posted in our website in the spring.

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. Jewelery 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 hour, once a week or 1.5 hours, once a week.

FUNDAMENTAL GYMNASTICS (5 YRS TO 6 YRS)

Learn the basics while having fun: how to move, how to land properly, balance and support yourself, and increase your strength. You will break skills down into individual movements, and get to try out all the gymnastics equipment in the gym! Activities introduced will build strong fundamental movement patterns and increase in skill level with the athletes ability.

Who is this class for? Boys and girls with minimal gymnastics experience.

Class info: 1 hour, once a week or Saturday class of 1.5 hours, once a week.


GIRLS FUNDAMENTAL GYMNASTICS (7 YRS TO 12 YRS)

Learn the basics while having fun: how to move, how to land properly, balance and support yourself, and increase your strength. You will break skills down into individual movements, and get to try out all the gymnastics equipment in the gym! Activities introduced will build strong fundamental movement patterns and increase in skill level with the athletes ability.

Who is this class for? Girls with minimal gymnastics experience.

Class info: 1 hour, once a week or Saturday class of 1.5 hours, once a week.


BOYS FUNDAMENTAL GYMNASTICS (7 YRS TO 12 YRS)

Learn the basics while having fun: how to move, how to land properly, balance and support yourself, and increase your strength. You will break skills down into individual movements, and get to try out all the gymnastics equipment in the gym! Activities introduced will build strong fundamental movement patterns and increase in skill level with the athletes ability.

Who is this class for? Boys with minimal gymnastics experience.

Class info: 1 hour, once a week or Saturday class of 1.5 hours, once a week.


GIRLS SKILL BUILDER GYMNASTICS (7 YRS TO 12 YRS)

Your development continues, with more emphasis on strength and flexibility. You will learn more complex gymnastics skills and begin to work on women’s events: floor, beam, vault and bars. As you advance, yo maybe at higher levels in some events, than in others.

Who is this class for? Girls who have completed the beginner/fundamental level and who are interested in progressing to more advanced gymnastics.

Class info: 1.5 hours, once a week.


BOYS SKILL BUILDER GYMNASTICS (7 YRS TO 12 YRS)

Your development continues, with more emphasis on strength and flexibility. You will learn more complex gymnastics skills and begin to work on women’s events: floor, vault, high bar, parallel bars, rings and pommel horse. As you advance, you may be at higher levels in some events, than in others.

Who is this class for? Boys who have completed the beginner/fundamental level and who are interested in progressing to more advanced gymnastics.

Class info: 1.5 hours, once a week.


XCEL BRONZE (6 YRS TO 13 YRS)

This program puts greater emphasis to focus on physical development and mastering skills. Athletes will commit more time to skill repetition, challenging their strength and balance when adding spring and power to skills on floor, bars, beam, and vault.

Who is this class for? Athletes who enjoy being challenged, pushing themselves to do their personal best and ready to gain performance confidence. The XCEL Bronze program is by invitation or assessment only. Please contact Member Services if you have not already received an invitation or if you wish to arrange an assessment for this class.

Class info:


HIGH SCHOOL BRONZE (11.5 YRS TO 18 YRS)

Program goals will be set by participants, with focus on improving flexibility, strength and power to help athletes reach individual skill goals on apparatus. Have fun challenging yourself and combining movements into creative sequences.

Who is this class for? Athletes who are in Grade 7 to 12, from beginner to advanced and ready to improve fitness components or even just the basics while having fun and meeting new friends. Athletes who complete Grade 7 at the end of the season in June, may choose to compete at a meet if they wish.

How do I register? Please contact our office for more information.

Class info:


GYM SPORT GYMNASTICS (5.8 YRS TO 12 YRS)

This program is for those looking for a seasonal session schedule or for an introduction to the sport of 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.

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:

  • 1.25 hours, once a week (Saturday Only)