GFA Programs

Spring Session runs Feb. 15th to April 25th.

Registration opens online Feb. 6th at 7:00pm

Registration and Refund Policy

Registration is accepted on a first-come first serve basis. Payments must be up to date for your athlete to be permitted on the floor. Returned payments will be charged an NSF fee of $25.00.

Classes with insufficient registrants are subject to cancellation or we may choose to combine classes. Therefore, class dates and times are subject to change.

Refunds may only be issued within the first 2 weeks of the session. No refund will be issued after the second class except in the event of an injury or serious illness and only if a doctor’s note is presented.   Refunds or credits will not be issued for those missing class due to sickness or Covid-19 related reasons.  Please allow 3 weeks for processing a refund cheque and note that a $25.00 administration charge will be retained by NPGA.  

The $55.00 GymBC Membership fee is non-refundable. All gymnasts are required to register with GymBC. This annual fee covers a gymnast from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021. It is non-refundable even if the gymnast is required to leave for medical reasons or the facility is due to shut down do to circumstances outside of NPGA’s control.

General Information

Please wear comfortable clothing, no zippers or buttons. Clothing needs to be tight fitting so as not to get wrapped around equipment, athletes or coaches. Tshirts/tanks need to be tight enough not to fall up when upside down. No sports bras without a t-shirt/tank covering them. Long hair needs to be tied back for safety and participants need to wear/bring clean socks.

Body suits are not required for our recreational classes but are highly recommended.  

Masks are required for entry and exit at NPGA and in all common areas.  Hand sanitizer is used at the entrance, exit and during the rotations in the gym facility.  NPGA supplies sanitizer but also encourages participants to bring their own and to keep it with them.

At this time NPGA is a locked facility and your coach will meet you and your athlete at the entrance door.  Coaches will take all participants in to the club at the main door unless you and your child are registered in a Parent Participation class.  Please take note of the exit door the coach tells you the class will be exiting from.  They will always exit from the same door.  Please keep items to a minimum as we do not have boot racks or coat hooks and all items are placed in a plastic bag.  We do not have viewing or public access at this time for safety and capacity numbers.

Daily Health Screening

The daily health screening questionnaire must be completed prior to each class.  Whoever is dropping off the child/youth for class will be asked to complete the health screening checklist and if the answer is Yes to any of the screening questions the participant will not be permitted to enter the facility.  Youth aged 12 and older may complete the questionnaire.  Those aged 11 and under must have a parent complete the forms for them.  This form can be found and printed from the parent portal:
https://campsself.active.com/NorthPeaceGymnasticsAssociation

 
 

Communication

NPGA will communicate through posting information on our Facebook page and by emails. Our emails are sent from our mailing list and inboxes often view them as spam and send them to your junk mail. If you have questions for your child’s coach please do not stop them before or after class. The top priority of the coaches is the safety of the class and they do not have time between classes to talk as they are required to complete a full disinfect of the gym space their class was in. Please send an email to npga@telus.net and we would be happy to talk to you about your child or set up a time for you to speak with their coach. NPGA commits to using any e-mail addresses strictly for communication related to NPGA matters.

If at any time you have an issue, please use the following protocol:

Discuss the issue first with the class coach by contacting them through the club email at npga@telus.net

If the problem cannot be resolved with the coach, it should be brought to the Club Manager.

chantelle@npga.ca

If the Club Manager is unable to resolve the problem then the matter will be brought to the Board of Directors.

president@npga.ca

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gymnastics for All / Recreational Programs

Preschool Programs

Diaper Gym-WE HOPE TO BRING THIS PROGRAM BACK LATER IN THE SPRING.

Ages From Sitting to Walking (roughly 6 months to 13 months)

Babies and parents are introduces to physical literacy in a fun and padded environment. The class focuses on gross and fine motor development through a variety of fun movements, songs and interactive activities.

PlayTime Tots 1/2

Ages Walking to 3 yrs

Participants will begin to develop fundamental movement skills such as jumping, hanging, climbing and rolling in a fun and safe environment. In this coach led class children work with their parent/caregiver within arm’s reach of them to help explore both gross and fine motor skills. Through structured circuits, free exploration time, games, music and dance children will begin to developing body awareness, agility, balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility.

Monday
9:00-9:40
9:45-10:25
5:15-5:55

Wednesday
9:15-9:55

Thursday
9:30-10:10
5:15-5:55

Sunday
10:30-11:10
12:00-12:40

PlayTime Tots 3

Ages: 2.5-3.5 yrs

In this transitional class between Parent and Tot and our “FUN”demantal programs participants will continue to develop fundamental movement skills such as jumping with two feet, safety landings, climbing and rolling. In this coach led class parent participation is required but our goal is that the children are participating in class without the guidance of their parent/caregiver. Children will explore both gross and fine motor skills while also working independently from their parent/caregiver. Through structured circuits, free exploration time, games, music and dance children will begin to developing body awareness, agility, balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility. Completion of PLAYtime Tots 2 is strongly recommended.

Monday 10:30-11:10

Active Start 1

1st year preschool

Participants will begin to develop fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, landing, and rolling. Movement challenges are created for children to explore and resolve, further developing body awareness, agility, balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility. Music and dance activities are incorporated into each lesson, encouraging creative movement and space exploration in a safe and fun environment.

Active Start 1 (Ages 3-4)

Monday
12:15-12:55
2:00-2:40

Tuesday
10:15-10:55

Thursday
10:15-10:55

Friday
10:45-11:25
12:30-1:10

Saturday
10:30-11:10

Active Start 1/2 Split Classes (ages 3-5 yrs)

Wednesday
4:30-5:10
5:15-5:55

Thursday
6:00-6:40

Friday
4:00-4:40
4:45-5:25

Saturday
4:30-5:10
5:15-5:55

Sunday
12:45-1:25
3:00-3:40

Active Start 2

2nd year preschool

Participants will continue to develop fundamental movement skills such as balancing, swinging, climbing, and rotations. Movement challenges are created for children to explore and resolve, further developing body awareness, agility, balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility. Music and dance activities are incorporated into each lesson, encouraging creative movement and space exploration in a safe and fun environment. Participants should have exposure to a structured program setting prior to registration in this class.

Active Start 2 (ages 4-5 yrs)

Monday
11:30-12:10
1:15-1:55

Tuesday
9:30-10:10
11:00-11:40

Wednesday
1:00-1:40
1:45-2:25

Thursday
11:00-11:40

Friday
11:30-12:10
12:15-12:55

Saturday
9:45-10:25
11:15-11:55

School Aged Programs

Fun, Fitness & Fundamentals

Grades K-2 (Co-ed)

The main objective of this program is for participants to continue to develop and master the fundamental movement skills as well as begin to learn gymnastics skills from all four disciplines. The goal is to give the athlete the opportunity to enjoy sport, have fun and develop self-confidence and group/team social interactions in a safe and positive learning environment.

Fun, Fitness, FUNdamentals (Grade K)
Monday
3:45-4:25
4:30-5:10
6:00-6:40

Tuesday
4:45-5:25
5:30-6:10

Wednesday
3:45-4:25

Thursday
3:45-4:25
4:30-5:10

Friday
3:15-3:55

Fun, Fitness, FUNdamentals Grade 1-2

Monday

3:15-4:10
4:15-5:10
5:45-6:40

Tuesday
5:00-5:55

Thursday
1:45-2:40

Saturday
3:45-4:40

Intermediate Fun, Fitness, Fundamentals

This class is a continuation from Fun, Fitness and FUNdamentals. The main objective of this program is for participants to continue to develop and master the fundamental movement skills as well as continue to develop and master gymnastic skills from all four disciplines. The goal is to give the athlete the opportunity to enjoy sport, have fun and develop self confidence and group/team social interactions in a safe and positive learning environment

The main objective of this program is for participants to continue to develop and master the fundamental movement skills as well as begin to learn gymnastics skills from all four disciplines. The goal is to give the athlete the opportunity to enjoy sport, have fun and develop self-confidence and group/team social interactions in a safe and positive learning environment

Intermediate and Advance Fun, Fitness, FUNdamentals
Tuesday 3:15-4:10

Thursday
1:45-2:40
4:30-5:25

Saturday 4:45-5:40

Advanced Fun, Fitness & Fundamentals

Grades 1-2 (Co-ed)

Completion of Fun, Fitness & Fundamentals is Required (as per coach) The FFF program is a 3 year program and the completion of a session does not mean the completion of FFF. This class is a continuation from Fun, Fitness and FUNdamentals. The main objective of this program is for participants to continue to develop and master the fundamental movement skills as well as continue to develop and master gymnastic skills from all four disciplines. The goal is to give the athlete the opportunity to enjoy sport, have fun and develop self-confidence and group/team social interactions in a safe and positive learning environment.

Intermediate and Advance Fun, Fitness, FUNdamentals
Tuesday 3:15-4:10

Thursday
1:45-2:40
4:30-5:25

Saturday 4:45-5:40

Ninjas

Tiny Ninjas Ages 4-6

Lil’ Ninjas Grade 1-3

Ninjas Gr. 3-5

Our Ninja classes are an action packed adventure class for the participant who is looking to run, jump, balance and roll.  Army crawling, shoulder rolls, balance jumps and more are all part of this energy filled program.  Participants will start to develop and master fundamental movements skills in a fun, energetic and upbeat program.  Each program is tailored to the appropriate age group and skills continue to develop and advance through the program levels.

Tiny Ninjas
Wednesday
12:15-12:55
3:15-3:55
 
Lil’ Ninjas
Wednesday
4:00-4:55
 
Ninjas
Wednesday
5:00-5:55

Skill Builders

Grades 3-6
Grades 3-5 (Female only)

In this program, athletes continue to develop more advanced gymnastics skills at their own pace. They will extend and refine agility, balance, coordination, flexibility and develop sound basic skills on large apparatus. The main goal is to ensure successful, ongoing and progressive participation in recreational gymnastics in a fun and positive learning environment.

Monday 1:15-2:15

3:30-4:25

Tuesday

3:30-4:25

6:00-6:55

Thursday

5:45-6:40

Saturday

5:45-6:40

Intermediate Skill Builders

Completion of Skill Builders Required (as per coach)

This class is a continuation from Skill Builders. In this program, athletes continue to develop more advanced gymnastics skills at their own pace. They will extend and refine agility, balance, coordination, flexibility and develop more advanced skills on large apparatus. The main goal is to ensure successful, ongoing and progressive participation in the recreational gymnastics in a fun and positive learning environment.

Tween & Teen

Ages Grade 6+

In this program, athletes continue to develop more advanced gymnastics skills at their own pace. They will extend and refine agility, balance, coordination, flexibility and develop sound basic skills on large apparatus. The main goal is to ensure successful, ongoing and progressive participation in recreational gymnastics in a fun and positive learning environment.

Mighty Boys

Grades K-3

The main objective of this program is for participants to continue to develop and master the fundamental movement skills as well as begin to learn gymnastics skills from all six men’s artistic disciplines (including rings, floor, high bar, vault, parallel bars and mushroom). The goal is to give the athlete the opportunity to enjoy sport, have fun and develop self-confidence and group/team social interactions in a safe and positive learning environment

Specialty Programs

Youth Performance

Ages 9-16

Youth Performance and Fitness is a fun non sport focused conditioning and flexibility program for youth.  This program will help increase general strength, power, flexibility, self-esteem and confidence while helping with injury prevention.  Following the Long Term Athletic Development Model the program will focus on those athletes in the Learn to Train and Train to Train stages.   This program is a conditioning class which would assist in cross training for any sport (it is not a gymnastic class).  The program will take place in the gym but can also use the upstairs area or outside.   This program will be taught by Coach Brittany who has her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and has a background in sport injury recovery and prevention.

GymSpring (Invite Only)

Grade Preschool

GymSprings is an advanced preschool recreational gymnastic program for girls aged 3-5 years old (Preschool). The program runs under our Gymnastics For All programming. This program is by special invitation only and all athletes have been exposed to kinder gymnastics before entering the program. Training in GymSprings focuses on physical conditioning and apparatus skill development. Emphasis is placed on correct body alignment, position and detail for each skill.

GymStart (Invite Only)

Grade K-2

GymStart is an advanced fundamental recreational gymnastic program for girls aged 5-8 years old. The program runs under our Gymnastics For All programming. This program is by special invitation only and all athletes have been exposed to kinder and fundamental gymnastics before entering the program. Training in GymStart focuses on physical conditioning and apparatus skill development. Emphasis is placed on correct body alignment, position and detail for each skill.

Special Needs Gymnastics

Participants will begin to develop fundamental movement skills such as
jumping, hanging, climbing and rolling in a fun and safe environment. In
this coach led class children work with their parent/caregiver within arms
reach of them to help explore both gross and fine motor skills. Through
structured circuits, games, music and dance children will begin to develop
body awareness, agility, balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility. The
goal is to give the athlete the opportunity to enjoy sport, have fun and
develop self-confidence and group/team social interactions in a safe and
positive learning environment. This class is for any child who may need
extra assistance is a small class setting. Classes are 45 minutes in length.

Teen/Adult-We hope to bring this program back later in the Fall

Ages 15-99

We know as adults we have busy lives and it’s hard to commit every week to a program so we are making it simple. We require all participants to purchase a 8 visit punch card which will be valid during the current session. If you finish the punch card before the end of the session additional days may be purchased at a discounted price.

This program is for everyone, for those wanting to learn how to roll and handstand to those who are retired gymnasts wanting to come back and practice their skills and learn new ones. Depending on skill level the class will be split in to beginner/intermediate and intermediate/advanced.

Yoga for Strength and Flexibility-We hope to bring this program back later in the Season

The course will be taught by Sandra from Generation Nourished Yoga.  Some of the many benefits of yoga are: improved flexibility, hip mobility, strength and muscle tone, balance, stamina, posture and focus. Improved lung capacity by linking breath to movement, increased discipline of the mind and body awareness. Yoga also lowers the risk of injury and lowers stress levels too. These are just some of many benefits!

Acro Gymnastics -We hope to bring this program back later in the Season

Grades 3-9
Completion of a Fundamental program required or by assessment.

Acro Gymnastics is a work at your own pace program in a structured coach led class. This class focuses on floor skills from rolls, cartwheels, to more advance skills such as walk overs and hand springs. This class is a great addition to those taking Acro Dance at one of the local dance studios or for those who want to focus on floor skills. This class is taught primarily on the spring floor with the use of training aids such as crash mats and spring boards.

Jumpers & Tumblers-We hope to bring this program back later in the Season

In this fun filled introduction to trampoline the main objective for participants is to develop and master the fundamental movement skills on trampoline as well as begin to learn basic trampoline skills.

Tumbling is a form of gymnastics performed on the floor or tumble strip. Athletes in this Intermediate program will continue to master their handstands, cartwheels, front/back walkovers, round offs and more. Class content will continue in difficulty adding flight elements, tucks, handsprings as the athletes are ready. Skills are taught by drill progression and may use boxes, cheeses, beat boards, foam pit etc. to assist in learning. Tumbling requires strength and flexibility. Athletes will work on tumbling drills and skills while also working on conditioning and strengthening.

The coach will work with each individual in regards to skill development and class content.

This class will be taught on the floor, in the foam pit, on the mini tramp and the main trampoline. Safety is priority and skills will start from the floor up.

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