To the casual spectator, the sport of gymnastics may seem elegant and simple, but this surface beauty and simplicity can be deceptive. Years of training, conditioning, and practice go into each and every performance. Gymnastics isn’t necessarily about winning or losing competitions… for the athletes, it is about the feeling of flying through the air, sticking a perfect landing, and the excitement of learning a new skill. Many gymnasts love gymnastics for the person it has helped them become.
At CCGC, our WAG Program consists of Team Xcel, Junior Olympic, and High-Performance levels. For each of these programs, our professional coaching team is looking for individuals with talent in gymnastics as well as other qualities, which may include: age, ability, body type, determination, flexibility, and competitive drive. Gymnasts are typically identified from the recreational program by the Women’s Competitive Program Director, Kristi Cloman.
The Team Xcel program serves as a bridge between our recreational and Junior Olympic Programs. The goal of Team Xcel is to provide gymnasts, of all abilities and commitment levels, the opportunity for a rewarding gymnastics experience. These athletes will compete at local and in-house invitationals and will be required to train a minimum of 5 hours per week.
The Junior Olympic (JO) Program is designed for gymnasts who are 6 years of age and up who demonstrate above average ability for the sport of gymnastics. These athletes will train a minimum of six hours per week. They will compete at invitational competitions as well as Trials for a spot to represent CCGC at Provincial Championships.
The High-Performance Program is for gymnasts who are 9years of age and up who demonstrate exceptional ability for the sport of gymnastics. These athletes will train a minimum of twenty hours per week. They will compete at invitational competitions, as well as Provincials and Trials to Westerns for a spot to represent on Team Alberta at the Western Canadian Championships and National Championships.