Gymnaestrada Performance Team
GYMNAESTRADA PERFORMANCE TEAM: BEGINNING THE SPORT JOURNEY/TRAINING TO TRAIN/TRAINING TO PERFORM
SEASON: SEPTEMBER-JUNE INCLUSIVE
TIME-OFF: PROGRAM CALENDAR IS INCLUDED IN REG. PACKAGE
FEES: ANNUAL TUITION. IN ADDITION, EVENT REGISTRATION AND TRAVEL/ACCOMMODATION MAY BE NECESSARY.
Gymnastics is the foundation for all physical activity and sports. The Gymnaestrada Program provides a unique opportunity for athletes to participate in one of the biggest Gymnastics Events every year. The focus is to promote and encourage athletes at all levels to demonstrate their abilities in group routines over a three-day period in the spring. In addition to the performance, workshops and other group activities are being offered. This main event of the season can be hosted anywhere in BC and attracts over 500 participants yearly.
In addition to the Provincial Gymnaestrada, the team may also participate in community events such as parades, demonstrations, and others. Athletes will also have the chance to compete at some meets throughout the season.
The program requires a 10-month commitment. This program is by invitation only and on a year-to-year basis. The program provides a solid base for the development of physical literacy. It also ensures that young athletes are well-equipped and confident to pursue another sport, should they choose to do so.
Attendance, attitude, coachability, work ethic, throughout the year will be used to assess the athletes’ suitability to continue in the program.
Areas of development include:
- Physical preparation - strength, flexibility, agility, balance, and coordination
- Cognitive development - space and body awareness, establishing patterning and problem solving.
- Social development- confidence, communication, self-awareness, and resilience.