This program is for girls aged 6 years and up. Interclub programs are offered to gymnasts who are seeking a competitive experience, and are capable of handling a more intense program than the recreational or advanced recreational program can offer. They train 6 – 10 hours per week. From age 7 and up, they participate in Invitational competitions where they present their routines for judges. This introduction to competition is fun and encourages positive participation. Until they reach the age of 7, Interclub athletes participate in “Showcase” competitions when they are ready. They show their routines on all four apparatus. This introduction to competition is fun and encourages positive participation.
Pre-Competitive, Provincial, National Stream
The Pre Comp program is for girls aged 5-9, who show potential for our Comp 1, 2, 3 or Interclub programs. Pre Comp athletes train 6-20 hours per week. From age 7, they participate in Invitational competitions where they present their routines for judges. Until they reach the age of 7, Pre Comp athletes participate in “Showcase” competitions when they are ready. They show their routines on all four apparatus. This introduction to competition is fun and encourages positive participation.
Athletes in the Provincial program train 16-20 hours per week and compete at the Provincial level. They compete at 3-4 Provincial Qualifying competitions to qualify to compete at the Provincial Championships and Eastern Canadians. Other opportunities to compete may involve traveling to Invitational competitions in Canada, and possibly the United States.
The Provincial Championships allow these gymnasts an opportunity to compete for both team and the individual awards. Provincial level athletes also compete in Invitational competitions as chosen by the Head Coach. These meets allow gymnasts to try their new skills in a competitive, team atmosphere without the pressure associated with making Provincial Championships. These competitions usually involve travel within Ontario, Quebec and the United States.
This Elite Program is very intense and focused, both physically and mentally. These girls train 25-30 hours per week and have a modified school program to accommodate their training. Gemini’s National and High Performance athletes compete at various Ontario competitions throughout the year and have the opportunity to compete Nationally and Internationally.
Becoming a National/Elite gymnast requires a great deal of determination and hard work, as well as club, community and family support.
Gemini Gymnastics Association
1000 Stevenson Road North
Oshawa, Ontario L1J 5P5
(no faxed registrations please)
9:00am to 7:30pm
9:00am to 2:00pm