PROGRAMS

There's something for everyone! OGC offers many exciting programs, for every skill level and ability. From novice to competitive, drop-in to birthday parties; we've got you covered!

We pride ourselves on being Central Alberta's premiere gymnastics club. We strive to offer positive, healthy, and fun opportunities for our athletes. 

CLASS DETAILS

There is a lot going on at OGC! Please be sure to submit your child's Notification of Risk + PIPA forms directly to their coach on the first day of class.

Fall Session: Sept 14 - Dec 11, 2020

Winter Session: Jan 5 - Apr 9, 2021

Early Learners

Parent & Tot (45mins/week) 1.5-3yrs


Get ready to tumble together! This parent-assisted class offers toddlers an exciting introduction to gymnastics and physical literacy. There is never a dull moment, as kids are running, jumping, kicking, throwing, twisting, catching, and climbing. Toddlers can start building social skills with their classmates. Spatial awareness, balance, and coordination are enhanced, and kids will stretch their imagination with fun games, songs and activities.




Learn & Play (2hrs/week) 3-5yrs


Full of energetic singing and dancing, preschoolers explore basic gymnastics skills in Learn & Play. They work on improving balance and coordination, developing spatial awareness, and enhancing their social skills. Preschoolers learn basic safe landing positions, rolling forward/backward, locomotion, springs, and swings. Kids must be potty-trained to attend this class, as it is not parent-assisted.




Kinder Keeners (1hr/week) 4-5yrs


Let’s get ready to party! Kinder Keeners explore their gymnastics base skills with forward rolls, beginner cartwheels, and backward rolls. This class is jam-packed with fun games, songs and simple circuits where preschoolers can make friends and hone their physical literacy skills like developing agility and coordination. Kids at this level will work towards the completion of their CanGym Burgundy Badge.





Recreational

Beginner Rec (1.15hrs/week) 6+


Beginner gymnasts start here. Kids learn the skills required to complete their CanGym Red and Tan Badges. The focus is on fun and fitness, while emphasizing strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, healthy lifestyles, and positive body image.

All families are required to sell one book of raffle tickets per season.




Intermediate Rec (1.45hrs/week) 7+


Intermediate gymnasts start here. This level is a continuation from Beginner Rec, and kids will acquire the skills needed to complete their CanGym Bronze and Purple Badges. This class is for those athletes who have mastered the basics of gymnastics and are ready to challenge themselves more! The focus is on fun and fitness, while emphasizing strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, healthy lifestyles, and positive body image.

All families are required to sell one book of raffle tickets per season.




Advanced Rec (3hrs/week) 8+


Advanced gymnasts start here. Advanced Rec is for athletes who intend to complete their CanGym Blue and Turquoise Badges. Gymnasts at this level may choose to compete. The focus is on fun and fitness, while emphasizing strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, healthy lifestyles, and positive body image.

All families are required to sell one book of raffle tickets per season.





Trampoline

Beginner Trampoline (1hr/week) 7+


Ready to fly? CANJUMP Steps 1, 2 & 3 is a one-hour class that builds the basic landings and shape jumps of trampoline. Athletes will also develop their tumbling skills as they learn forward and backward rolls to power roundoffs.

All families are required to sell one book of raffle tickets per season.




Advanced Trampoline (1hr/week) 8+


Gymnasts at this advanced level class will start working towards CANJUMP level 4. This class is for the athletes who have mastered basic trampoline skills and are ready for routines.

All families are required to sell one book of raffle tickets per season.




Intermediate Rec with Trampoline (1.15hrs/week) 8+


Intermediate gymnasts start here. This level is a continuation from Beginner Rec, and kids will acquire the skills needed to complete their CanGym Bronze and Purple Badges. This class is for those athletes who have mastered the basics of gymnastics and are ready to challenge themselves more! The focus is on fun and fitness, while emphasizing strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, healthy lifestyles, and positive body image.

Ready to fly? CANJUMP Steps 1, 2 & 3 for trampoline that build the basic landings and shape jumps of trampoline. Athletes will also develop their tumbling skills as they learn forward and backward rolls to power roundoffs.

All families are required to sell one book of raffle tickets per season.




Advanced Rec with Trampoline (3hrs/week) 8+


Advanced gymnasts start here. Advanced Rec is for athletes who intend to complete their CanGym Blue and Turquoise Badges. Gymnasts at this level may choose to compete. The focus is on fun and fitness, while emphasizing strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, healthy lifestyles, and positive body image.

Gymnasts at this advanced level class will start working towards CANJUMP level 4. This class is for the athletes who have mastered basic trampoline skills and are ready for routines.

All families are required to sell one book of raffle tickets per season.





Xcel

Xcel (2hrs/week) 8+


The Xcel Program is designed to offer a broad-based, competitive experience outside the traditional Jr. Olympic Program to attract and retain a diverse group of athletes.

The Xcel program believes that every girl should have the opportunity to "play the game" and be part of a team regardless of skill level. Xcel for girls is the next step for a gymnast in the earlier stages of learning gymnastics who is interested in competing in team competition at a recreational level.

Xcel brings competitive gymnastics to gymnasts in a program that embraces all skill levels – beginner through advanced. It is a personalized competitive program starting at the first entry division.

It is ideal for those who have a passion for the sport and are looking for the competitive experience with a minimal time commitment.

Gymnasts will attend 3-5 Competitions around Alberta during the year. OGC leotard and pant suit are required. All families are required to sell one book of raffle tickets per season.





Competitive

Team OGC


Our competitive program starts at age 5, with highly dedicated athletes who have proven their talent and determination. These athletes train year-round, with their season starting in July, and wrapping up in June. They train anywhere from 2 hours to 12 hours a week, depending on the level they are competing in.

Olds Gymnastics Club follows the Junior Olympic Program and currently has 40+ athletes competing in JO1 through JO6, with many working on JO7 & JO8 skills for next season! Gymnasts in these programs will attend out of town and province competitions, as well as our own OGC Invitational.

Athletes in the competitive programs are required to do more volunteer and fundraising commitments, depending upon their level and time spent in the gym.

Want to join Team OGC? Every year, our coaches keep an eye out for those athletes that show the promise, grit, attitude and determination that we expect from our competitive girls. They are then invited to try out for Team OGC.





Private Lessons + Assessments

Private Lessons + Assessments


Olds Gymnastics offers private and semi-private lessons. These lessons provide an excellent time for athlete to focus on problem skills or areas they wish to improve. The charge is $40 per hour private, $50 per hour for a pair, $60 per hour for a trio.

These rates should be paid directly to the coach at the time of the lesson with cash or cheque payable to them. For a convenience to parents, this payment can be made at the office and a receipt of payment will be provided. You may request a specific coach and specific skill to work on.

There are times where you might want your child assessed to provide clarity for program registration.

All requests for private lessons or assessments should go to coaching@oldsgymnastics.com.





 

What do I need for Class?

 

Release of Liability

Understanding and acknowledging the liability associated with gymnastics.

Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) Form

Understanding and acknowledging how OGC handles personal information.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Understanding and acknowledging our screening protocol and potential risks.

Recreational Program

Info

What's happening, when and how.

 

ABOUT CANGYM

Created by Gymnastics Canada, the CANGYM program is intended for recreational athletes aged six and over. CANGYM recognizes varying abilities, including those just starting out through to entry-level competitive gymnasts.

 

The CANGYM badge program is a motivational tool that enables athletes, coaches, and parents to monitor progress. It is comprised of three levels or skill progressions (Bronze, Silver & Gold), with four coloured badges per level, and twelve badges overall. 

 

Creating a friendly and stimulating environment, it is based on Gymnastics Canada’s FUN, FITNESS, and FUNDAMENTALS Educational Philosophy. Mastering fundamental movement patterns is the focus of the Bronze level, mastering fundamental skills on artistic apparatus in Silver, and mastering the identified target skills in Gold. 

Bronze Level

Badge 1: Burgundy


Gymnasts will be able to:

  • Floor: Forward roll down an incline; Log roll; Hands on bench or box, cartwheel over; Five consecutive springs
  • Bars: Long hang
  • Beam: Balances on 1 foot




Badge 2: Red


Gymnasts will be able to:

  • Floor: Backward roll to feet down incline; Forward roll to feet; Jump half turn
  • Bars: From front support, forward rotation to stand; Land on back on 8’ safety mat from sole hang; 3 front support swings (cast) – hips on bar
  • Beam: Two- and three-point balances
  • Vault: 3 to 5 steps run to 2 foot take off on beat board




Badge 3: Tan


Gymnasts will be able to:

  • Floor: Forward 2-foot landing (waist height); Tripod balance roll out (tucked position); Backward roll down incline
  • Bars: Cast, push away from bar to land on feet; Skin the cat to feet; Straight body inverted hang
  • Beam: Locomotions in supports; Front to stride to back support
  • Vault: Run, jump onto knee height apparatus (with beat board, no hands); Two-foot springs over, up and off objects




Badge 4: Bronze


Gymnasts will be able to:

  • Floor: Forward shoulder roll; Headstand forward roll; Backward roll to feet; Jump full turn; Cartwheel; Shoulder stands; Handstands
  • Bars: Locomotions in hangs; Pullover bar at chest height (one leg kick); Straight arm jump to front support; Three 45-degree long hang swings to rear dismount
  • Vault: Run, jump onto waist height apparatus (with beat board, no hands)





Silver Level (Women)

Badge 5: Purple


Gymnasts will be able to:

  • Floor: Handstand forward roll; Press headstand; Series of 3 cartwheels; Roundoff
  • Bars: Cast – feet to bar height (5 times); Long hang swing, release on forward swing to land on back on incline – assisted; Pullover – bar at head height
  • Beam: Various walks and runs; Forward roll to sit; Backward shoulder roll to kneel on beam – assisted; Roundoff dismount
  • Vault: Handstand on floor ’Pop’ up to flat back onto 8’ safety mats




Badge 6: Blue


Gymnasts will be able to:

  • Floor: Handstand for 3 sec – controlled landing; Lower to bridge from handstand; Straight arm backward roll; Hurdle to roundoff with immediate rebound; Cartwheel to roundoff
  • Bars: Cast – feet to horizontal, return to bar; Jump to pike or straddle underswing; Back hip circle
  • Beam: Chasse and skipping; Jump to tuck or straddle on beam; Forward roll to stand
  • Vault: Handspring with beat board and mini tramp – assisted; Handstand – spring from block onto feet




Badge 7: Turquoise


Gymnasts will be able to:

  • Floor: Dive roll at shoulder height to stand with beat board; Forward handspring from knee height to stand; Dive cartwheel; Roundoff, rebound to back, land on waist height mats; 1/1 turn on floor
  • Bars: Cast – push away to long hang swing; Cast – straddle or pike underswing dismount; Glide or long hang swing to pike to toes to bar; Kip timer (of choice)
  • Beam: One-foot mount with beat board; Cartwheel; 3-4 steps to 2 foot take off at end of beam; Forward handspring dismount
  • Vault: Handspring with beat board and mini tramp; Jump to handstand using only beat board




Badge 8: Silver


Gymnasts will be able to:

  • Floor: Forward handspring (assisted); Handstand with four weight transfers; Backward handspring down incline
  • Bars: Free hip circle; Long hand swing pullover to front support
  • Beam: Handstand; Half turn on one foot
  • Vault: Handspring with beat board





Gold Level (Women)

Badge 9: Orange


Gymnasts will be able to:

  • Floor: Handstand half turn; Forward or backward walkover; Backward handspring; Forward salto
  • Bars: Tuck or pike on – jump to catch high bar; Cast to 45 degrees above horizontal
  • Beam: Handstand mount on low beam; Forward salto dismount (assisted)
  • Vault: Round-off entry onto beat board with rebound




Badge 10: Yellow


Gymnasts will be able to:

  • Floor: Aerial cartwheel; Round-off – backward handspring; Forward salto – step out
  • Bars: Glide kip; Backward sole circle (assisted); Free hip circle to stand (low bar)
  • Beam: Forward or backward walkover; Forward salto dismount
  • Vault: 1/1 twist to back on piled mats




Badge 11: Green


Gymnasts will be able to:

  • Floor: Handstand 1/1 turn; Forward salto to round-off
  • Bars: Backward sole circle; Uprise (assisted)
  • Beam: Backward salto dismount; Forward or backward handspring (assisted)
  • Vault: Handspring 1/1 with beat board and mini tramp




Badge 12: Gold


Gymnasts will be able to:

  • Floor: Forward handspring to forward salto; Round-off, backward handspring, backward salto
  • Bars: Cast to handstand (straddled); Uprise; Flyaway dismount (assisted)
  • Beam: Forward or backward handspring; Round-off or cartwheel with flight
  • Vault: Handspring 1/1; Tsukahara preparation onto vault height stacked mats





How does CanGym compare to Junior Olympic (JO)?

In CANGYM, we recognize that an athlete can complete a particular skill with varying ability, be it limited or with perfection. In JO, we look for that skill with limited deductions in a competition. CANGYM is where recreational ends and JO is where competitive begins.

 

OGC programming is considered to be the discipline of Women's Artistic Gymnastics or WAG for short.

How do I make the leap to competitive gymnastics?

CANGYM Badges 5/6 are comparable to JO levels 1/2
CANGYM Badges 7/8/9 are comparable to JO level 3
CANGYM Badge 10 is comparable to JO levels 4/5
CANGYM Badge 11/12 are comparable to JO levels 6/7

About the Junior Olympic (JO) Competitive Program

Gymnastics Canada states that “As of July 1, 2015, Canada has adopted the JO Program developed in the USA for use in the Provinces and Territories. The Junior Olympic program was developed with the belief that all athletes, regardless of their potential, must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. The program allows the gymnast to advance at her own pace, competing in more than one level in a year, if she so chooses.


The Canadian JO Program (CJO) has some modifications that are not in use in the USA or in other countries who have similarly adopted this program. These modifications are to assist our coaches and athletes in making the transition to JO from the previous national stream and provincial programs that have been in place in Canada. The rules of the JO program are otherwise being implemented in their entirety.”

 

JO program segments

THE BASICS
LEVELS 1-3
COMPULSORIES
LEVELS 4-5
OPTIONAL
LEVELS 6-9

About CANJUMP

CANJUMP is Canada’s Recreational Development program for the trampoline, teaching the basics of trampoline and tumbling in a fun, challenging, and rewarding atmosphere. Trampoline and Tumbling (T&T) consist of 3 disciplines; Trampoline, Double Mini-Trampoline, and Tumbling. 

 

Steps 1 - 3: Focus on basic development, coordination and positions
Steps 4 - 6: Focus on skill acquisition
Steps 7 - 9: Focus on combinations of skills and mastering skills
Steps 10 - 12: Focus on advanced skills

 
 

CONTACT

Venue

4210 46 Avenue

Olds, Alberta, Canada

T4H 1T9

Questions?

General Inquiries: info@oldsgymnastics.com

Birthday Party Bookings: coaching@oldsgymnastics.com

Tel: 403-507-8191

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