The PLAY Gymnastics BC Interclub program is designed to expand the scope of participation in recreational gymnastics in BC. Interclub provides a training framework and offers opportunities for athletes to attend sanctioned events, at which they perform gymnastics routines to showcase personal ability.
The program is performance-centered and focuses on the opportunity for gymnasts to perform and take pride in personal athletic achievement. Artistic movement is encouraged and there are no skill restrictions. Athletes and coaches have creative license in routine development and performances.
The Gymnastics BC Interclub program is specifically designed for recreational athletes and is not meant to be used as a developmental competitive or pre-competitive program.
Our Interclub program runs 10 months of the year (September to June). Interclub Gymstars are 6-8 yrs old and Interclub Performance Plus athletes are 9-17 yrs old. Programs train between 2.5-5 hrs a weeks.
Interclub Gymstars are required to attend one meet annually. Interclub Performance Plus athletes are required to attend 2 meets annually.
Entry into the NPGA Interclub program is by assessment and invitation only in June or late August/Early September of each year.
Junior Olympic Program Levels 1-10: Gymnastics Canada follows the American competitive structure called Junior Olympics. Within this program there are 10 levels. Level 1 – 5 are compulsory routines for all athletes. Athletes level 6 or higher have personalized routines that have specific requirements.
The following is an excerpt from USA Gymnastics Organization “The Junior Olympic program was developed with the belief that all athletes, regardless of their potential, must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. The Women’s Junior Olympic Program is divided into three major segments; developmental, compulsory, and optional and you can read more at USA Gymnastics.
There are four competitive events in women’s gymnastics: vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Judges calculate scores by assessing the difficulty value of the skills performed and assessing whether or not the athlete completed the required elements for the level. Athletes are judged against perfection. There are two to four judges per event at competition. Gymnasts receive a score on each of the four events which is added together to create the “All Around” score. Junior Olympic athletes are scored out of 10. Developmental athletes are given a Gold, Silver, Bronze score while Compulsory and Optional athletes compete against each other for placements.
Our Junior Olympic programs runs 10 months of the year (September to June) with recommended optional training through the summer. Athletes can enter the program at 6 yrs old and are required to compete in each level. Programs train from 5-20 hours a week.
Entry into the NPGA Junior Olympic program is by assessment and invitation only in June or late August/Early September of each year.