Program Prerequisites - No Gymnastics Experience Required!
Philosophy - This class time has been exclusively reserved for registered homeschoolers to facilitate a non-competitive environment where the gymnastics curriculum is taught without regard to a skill acquisition timeline. This is a rare opportunity for homeschooled children to take part in an activity that is conducive to the homeschool philosophy.
Structure - Although it is recommended that students take part in our 14-level 'CanGym' Burgundy through Gold award system, not all groups may want to attend the required ten classes. Groups who do not wish to take part in the medallion program will be instructed according to the same curriculum as those who do, but without the awards. A 10 to 1 student/teacher ratio provides a lower cost without sacrificing the quality of instruction. Instruction is provided on all Olympic gymnastics events plus trampoline. This program is coed.
Accomplishment - Progress reports are provided to students upon fitness assessments dates, followed by presentation of our 'CanGym' medallions (if this option is chosen). The actual medallion is Gold in colour while the colour of the sticker represents progress being made. Each time a student receives an award (Step 1, Step 2, or Mastered) he/she has the opportunity to either:
a) advance within a color/level or
b) move on to the next color/level.
Within each level there are an average of 36 gymnastics skills that are distributed among the floor exercise, rings,vault, parallel and uneven bars, high bar, trampoline, pommel horse, and balance beam. These skills progress in their complexity as students master each successive medallion. Note: The school retains records on the progress of each student to assist in class placement in future sessions.