Women's Artistic Gymnastics

 

Women's Artistic Gymnastics channels female energy to create a beautiful, daring and creative blend of strength, flexibility, and control. Powerful, refined, elegant and strong, the mastery of the four apparatus requires a gymnast's full concentration to flip, swing, balance and soar.

Vault - a 25 m sprint to the vaulting table followed by a fierce springing onto and off of the

hands to land perfectly on the other side. Extra rotations at any point increase the difficulty.

 

Uneven Bars - requiring strength, precision, rhythm, concentration and courage; the

gymnast moves from one bar to the other, alternating grip changes, releases, saltos

and changes of direction with circular swings.

Beam - balance at its most extreme, adding an extra element to acrobatic sequences

along with gymnastic jumps and turns. It is an exercise not only of flexibility, but also of

concentration, rhythm and expression. 

Floor - a creative combination of expressive dance, daring acrobatics and powerful

gymnastics performed to music, where each gymnast communicates her own personality

and style. 

Women's Artistic Gymnastics allows athletes to:

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

  • Enhanced 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 

 

KW Gymnastics offers developmental programs leading to participation in the Ontario Competitive Program at Regional, Provincial, and national levels. We follow a simple philosophy - "Excellence through effort." This philosophy guides all of our women's programs, as we work with our athletes to achieve their own maximum potential.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Developmental Program

This program is for 4 to 8 year old who exhibit physical potential, focus, drive for continuous improvement, and strong listening skills. The goal of the program is to prepare the athletes for entrance into the Ontario Competitive Program by developing strength, flexibility, and the basic fundamentals skills and shapes on each event. 

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 Information

Developmental 1: 6 hours per week (2 days x 3 hours)

Developmental 2: 9 hours per week (3 days x 3 hours)

Developmental 3: 12 hours per week (3 days x 4 hours)

Commitment

This program is a 12 month commitment.  Training in July to August may include morning and evening training Monday thru Friday.  Training from September to June consist of evenings, one weekend, and possible afternoons.  Minor schedule changes may occur due to holidays and competitions.

 
 
 
 
Competitive Program

This program is geared toward athletes ages 9 and up, who have met the required skills set out by Gymnastics Ontario and the KWGC competitive staff. KW Gymnastics women’s program is guided by the Ontario Development program for physical abilities and Ontario competitive program for skill requirements for competitive levels.

Participation, selection, and mobility within the program is based on the child's ability to meet the physical, technical, and psychological demands of the category. Technical aspects include, but are not limited to, strength, flexibility, artistry, body alignment, and spacial awareness. Athletes in the program follow our simple philosophy, “Excellence through Effort”, which assists them in reaching their maximum potential. We are dedicated to the pursuit of gymnastics excellence at all levels.

Entrance into the Program

Entrance into the program is by invitation only and offered to athletes currently in an 8 yr old developmental program that have demonstrated the necessary physical, technical and mental readiness required for this specialized program.

Training Information

Level 4: 12 hours per week (3 days x 4 hours) OR 16 hours per week (optional half day training)

Level 5: 16 hours per week (4 days x 4 hours)

Level 6 and 7: 18 hours per week (4 days per week)

Level 8 to 10: 22 hours per week (5 days per week)

Competitions

3 provincial qualifying competitions, plus Ontario Championships and optional opportunities as they become available.

Commitment   

This program is a 12 month commitment.  Training in July to August may include morning and evening training Monday thru Friday.  Training from September to June consist of evenings, one weekend, and possible afternoons.  Minor schedule changes may occur due to holidays and competitions.

If you have any questions, please contact:

For females born 2011 and younger: Rebecca Lichti at wagdevelopmental@kwgymnastics.ca

For females born 2010 and older: Charmaine Dilley at wag@kwgymnatics.ca