Men's Artistic Gymnastics

 

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

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

rotations, spins, and flips.

 

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

travelling 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.

Our philosophy

"Excellence through effort" encourages all our athletes to strive for personal excellence

by means of hard work and resolute dedication.

 

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 – 6 hrs per week (2 days x 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.

 

Entrance into the Program

Gymnasts 9 years of age+ are selected for this program based on their ability to meet the physical, technical, and psychological demands of the category.

Training Commitment:

Interclub 1 – 8 hours per week (2 days x 4 hrs)

Interclub 2 – 12 hours per week (3 days x 4 hrs)

 

***2-3 Invitational competitions per year

 

Provincial

This program is geared for athletes age 9+ 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.

 

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:

Group 1 – 16 hours per week (4 days x 4 hrs)

Group 2 – 20 hours per week (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.

 

Entrance into the Program

Participants are selected by invitation only.

 

Training Commitment:

22 hrs +/week

 

Although demanding, the program is well balanced and the development of skills and abilities is done in a positive and safe environment.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Josh Caron Program Director and Head Coach

MAG@kwgymnastics.ca