Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
We are proud to be able to offer a variety of levels of competitive gymnastics, trampoline, and double mini. The following is a brief description of the different Competitive Gymnastics groups.
Please note that testing is required for acceptance into the Competitive Gymnastics program and placement in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics program is at the discretion of the coaching staff.
The Invitational program is comprised of Pre-Competitive, Petite Elite, Invitational, and Pre-Provincial groups.
Invitational program athletes will compete in 2-4 competitions at Ontario Competitive Program (OCP) Level 1 or 2. Athletes in the Pre-Competitive, Petite Elite, and Pre-Provincial programs will participate in a minimum of 1 showcase opportunity. Coaches reserve the right to keep athletes from competing if they are unprepared in any way. Once attendance has been confirmed for a competition, fees are required regardless of potential withdrawal. The age of an athlete for the competitive year is based on her age as of December 31st, 2018.
Provincial Program (Age 9+)
The Provincial program is comprised of Level 3-5 Compulsory and Level 5-9 Optional groups.
At the Provincial level, athletes compete according to age and level of skill. Skill level increases with increased level of training. Some gymnastics floor routines will be sub-contracted at the cost of the parents/families. Athletes in Level 3-9 (Age 9+) compete in three qualifying competitions and those ranked in the qualifying spots (score is determined by the average of the two highest qualifying score), for the All Around Competition and top 8 athletes for the Event Finals (Level 7-9, Age 14+) compete head-to-head for the title of Ontario Champion. Athletes in level 7 or higher can then qualify to attend Eastern Canadian Championships. A final list of qualified athletes will be provided by Gymnastics Ontario to the Club. Provincial athletes also compete at a number of invitational competitions each year. Once attendance has been confirmed for a competition fees are required regardless of the potential of withdrawal. Eligible athletes may also compete at:
– Provincial Tour Selection
– Eastern Canadian Championships
(If a P.A.C. coach attends one or both of the above competitions. The coach/es competition expense policy will be applied).
At the National level, athletes compete according to age and level of skill. Skill level increases with increased level of training.
The National athlete competes each year at a variety of competitions. Eligible athletes may compete at:
– Provincial Tour Selection
– Ontario Championships
(If a P.A.C. coach attends one of the above competitions, the coach/es competition expense policy is applied.)
Eligible athletes may also compete at Ontario Championships. Results from this competition determine the athlete’s placement and possibility of competing at Eastern Canadian Championships or National Championships.
National athletes also compete at a number of invitational competitions each year. Once attendance has been confirmed for a competition, fees are required regardless of potential of withdrawal.
Families of athletes who participate in each event are required to share equally in the expenses incurred by the coaching staff. The program coordinators and coaches make every effort to keep costs down for families by carpooling, sharing hotel rooms, etc. Coaches expenses include, but are not limited to, mileage, accommodations, coaching time, and meals for competitions, training camps, workshops, etc.
The cost of all coaches’ expenses will be totaled, and equally divided amongst all participating athletes at that event. Coaches expenses will usually be invoiced to you within 2 weeks of an event. If there are events held close together, the Office Administration may wait and bill you after the next event instead. Expenses are required to be paid in full upon receipt of invoice.
Regular, punctual attendance is important if the athlete is to get the benefit of training sessions. This includes summer months. Families are requested to notify the club/coaches, in advance if possible, if an athlete is going to miss a practice.
Drop off and pick up: The athlete must be picked up promptly when class ends. If your child is picked up late, you will be charged a LATE FEE of $1.00 per minute which is payable directly to the coach upon pick up. This also applies to early drop off. All athletes age 13 and under must be dropped off and picked up inside the gym.
The yearly training fees are prorated to include the following:
– Four weeks vacation for the athletes
– All long weekends (all stat/civic will be off)
– Time for team building activities
Failure to attend 75% of your scheduled training will result in the removal from our competitive program.
Attire & Fees
In addition to your training fees, you will be required to purchase the following items. Please note that styles for training suits, competitive leotards, warm up suits, and demonstration leotards may change year to year, requiring new purchases.
Club training suit – $60-100
Competitive leotard – $150-250
Competitive warm up suit – $150-200
Demonstration leotards (as required) – $50-100
Meet fees – $75-150 per meet
Hotel and other travel costs, if required
Grips – $80
Training leotards – $40-80
Routine choreography – $150-250
1503 Sandy Beach Road
Pickering, ON L1W 1Z5
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