Men's Artistic Gymnastics

The KW Gymnastics Club Men’s Artistic Program offers athletes an opportunity to push
themselves to their maximum potential. Leading to competition at the Regional, Provincial, and
National level. Our philosophy of "Excellence through effort" encourages all our athletes to strive for personal excellence by means of hard work and resolute dedication.

Men's Artistic Gymnastics channels masculine energy to develop power, strength, and

control. Mastery of the six apparatus requires the skillful combination of balance, flexibility,

acrobatics, coordination, and confidence.

FLOOR - an exercise in pure acrobatics, alternating between powerful tumbling series and the

composure necessary for balance and strength elements.

POMMEL HORSE - routines mostly involve circling of the legs together and pendulous scissor

swings with the legs split, spectacularly combining these movements while turning and

traveling along the horse. 

RINGS - difficult combination of strength and swinging elements requiring control, strength and

balance in the forward and backward swings and strength holds. 
 

VAULT- a 25m sprint creates the necessary power to explode from the board before the

dynamic push off the table, to generate greater height for rotations and flight before landing

on the other side. 

PARALLEL BARS - routines require swinging above and below the bars with acrobatic flight, changes of

direction and precise balances, ending in a dramatic dismount off the side or the end of the bars. 
 

HIGH BAR - a spectacular apparatus, largely due to the combination and variation of giant swings, acrobatic releases, and re-grasp flight elements. The high dismount from the bar allows the gymnast to show his acrobatic talents and landing prowess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men's Artistic Gymnastics allows athletes to:

 

  • Build strength, preparing the body for the challenges in life both in and out of gymnastics

  • Enhance coordination and agility allowing the body to move swiftly and powerfully

  • Develop posture and confident body movements

  • Challenge the mind and body to reach new goals

  • Develop healthy minds and bodies for now and later in life

 

The KW Gymnastics Club Boys Program offers athletes an opportunity, to push themselves to their maximum potential leading to competition at the Regional, Provincial, and National level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Developmental Program

This program is aimed at athletes 5 to 8 years’ old who exhibit above average physical potential, focus, drive for continuous improvement, and strong listening skills. The goal of the program is to provide structured gymnastics developing the child’s strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, concentration, body awareness and agility. We also help to develop their enthusiasm for the sport, as well as, their confidence and self-esteem while at the same time helping them to develop good listening skills, work habits, and attentiveness.

 

Entrance into the Program

Entrance into the program is by invitation only and offered to athletes that have demonstrated the necessary physical, technical and mental readiness required for this specialized program.

Training Commitment:

Developmental 1 – 4/6 hrs per week (2 days x 2/3 hrs)

Developmental 2 – 9 hrs per week (3 days x 3 hrs)

Developmental 3 – 12 hrs per week (4 days x 3 hrs)

Interclub

This program serves as a pathway to the competitive program and as an option for athletes to train and compete with a decreased training commitment. Interclub athletes compete at 2-3 invitational competitions per year.

 

Entrance into the Program

Gymnasts 8 years of age+ are selected for this program based on their ability to meet the physical, technical, and psychological demands of the category. Assessments are available through our Open Tryouts & by coach recommendations.

Training Commitment:

Interclub Compulsory – 8 hours per week (2 days x 4 hrs)

Interclub Optional – 12 hours per week (3 days x 4 hrs)

 

Provincial

This program is geared for athletes age 8+ who have met the required skills set out by Gymnastics Ontario and the competitive staff. Participation is based on their ability to meet the physical, technical, and psychological demands of the category. Provincial athletes compete at provincial cups, and potentially Ontario & Eastern Canadian Championships based on their performance.

 

Entrance into the Program

Entrance into the program is by invitation only and offered to athletes that have demonstrated the

necessary physical, technical, and mental readiness required for this specialized program.

 

Training Commitment:

Provincial Compulsory – 16 hours per week (4 days x 4 hrs)

Provincial Optional – 16-20 hours per week ( 4-5 days x 4 hrs)

National/High Performance

The National program is the highest level program within the club with strict standards of acceptance. Athletes are aged 9+. The number of competitions an athlete attends yearly is dependent upon their competition level. Although demanding, the program is well balanced and the development of skills and abilities is done in a positive and safe environment.

 

Entrance into the Program

Participants are selected by invitation only.

 

Training Commitment:

20 hrs +/week

 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Josh Caron Program Director and Head Coach

MAG@kwgymnastics.ca