Our competitive programs are entered through successful audition of girls ages 4+. Aspiring gymnasts need no previous experience and need not even be enrolled at the centre. Simple aptitude measuring activities help us evaluate flexibility, strength, coordination, balance, listening ability and tenacity. Based on the results, the competitive staff will recommend the athlete to an appropriate program.
Excel Team: Training for this program is 2 days/week, 2 hours/training session for a total of 4 hours/week.
Ages 6 and up (Excel Jr and Sr): At this stage and age, our Excel programs are 10 month commitment programs. Commitment is required for 1 gymnastics season. For children 5 and under (Excel Minis): We run two 19-week sessions. All excel members (ages 7+) will participate in a year-end ʻIn houseʼ competition. This event is not judged and is a strictly fun day where the gymnasts get to show off all they have been working on through out the year.
Progressive Team: This program is for gymnasts ages 6-8, training 6, 9 & 12 hours per week. Girls ages 6 and up training 6 hours or more are eligible to work towards the opportunity to participate in 1-3 competitions per year in the GTA.
Invitational Team: This program is for gymnasts ages 7+, training 6 or 12 hours per week. Girls are eligible to compete in 1-3 competitions per year in the GTA.
Travel Team: This program is for gymnasts age 8+, training 20 hours per week. In order to be eligible to be part of the Travel Team, gymnasts must be attain a minimum of Level 7 requirements. Girls are eligible to compete in 4 competitions per year in Canada and the USA.
Elite Team: This program is for National Level (Novice, HP Novice, Open, Senior) athletes ages 10+, training 25+ hours per week. Girls are eligible to compete in 4+ competitions per year in Canada and Internationally.
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The Competitive Programs run on 10 and 12 month schedules. Once selected into the program, each girl is placed into a group based on factors that include age, ability, and skill level. Every gymnast is carefully placed in a group where in the opinion of the coaches, they will be challenged without feeling overwhelmed, and will best progress to attain success. Gymnasts in these programs train in between 4 and 25+ hours/week.
As gymnasts progress in their development, training hours may also increase to allow for further physical and skill development while decreasing the risk of injury. The more advanced skills require body conditioning and physical preperation. As such, an 8 year old gymnast may train up to 16+ hours/week and an elite level accomplished gymnast (12+ years) may train up to 25+ hours/week.
A note about elite level training: Out of 1000 Recreational participants, less than 5 will progress to the Elite level. Only a few kids have the physical, emotional, and psychological characterstics (focus, determination, competitive spirit, hard work ethic, patience, etc.) that are required for elite gymnastics. At Revolution, it is the coaches role to assist each gymnast in reaching her maximum potential with the realization that each gymnast is ultimately responsible for hew own progress, and ultimately, her own success.
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