Recreational Programming (last updated June 2017)
(Programming for Children 18 months to 5 years)
PARENT & TOT : this class is for children ages 18 months to approximately 3 years of age. An adult must accompany the child to class to help them. The class focuses on body awareness, for example learning to stand on one foot, balancing or jump over objects. Children will learn some gymnastic skills but its more about learning what their body can do and of course about having fun. The class starts with a warm up game and stretch, and then the children are taken through different circuits made up of the regular gymnastics equipment plus some fun things like ladders, tunnels, parachuts, rock walls and ropes are added in. This class runs for 50 mins.
KINDERGYM: this class is for children 3-5 year olds who are ready to explore the gym without the help of mom or dad. It is run much the same as the Parent & Tot with the introduction of skills for each apparatus. Children are encouraged to try and do the skills on their own.
The cangym program is made up by the Alberta Gymnastics Federation. If focuses on the six dominant movement patterns - statics, rotations, landings, locomotions, springs and swings. There is even some trampoline involved! Cangym is for both boys and girls ages 6-17 years of age.
This program is made up of 5 levels:
Burgundy is the first level of the Cangym Program. Children should be 5/6 years of age unless they have been in our Kindergym program.There is now a focus of skills for each apparatus as well as learning the safe way to fall.
Red is the second badge, for ages 6/7 year olds. This badge focuses on landings and proper body positions, this badge continues to teaches children the safe way to fall only this time the height of the apparatus has increased.
Tan here children continue to focus on the skills learned in the first two badges and build on them. For children ages 7/8 years of age.
Bronze a wide variety of skills are starting and beginning to look more like gymnastics. Cartwheels, rolls and handstands are introduced. Strength and conditoning are added. For children ages 9/10 years of age.
"NEW: Participation Junior Olympic Program
This program was created to replace the Cangym Badges(purple, blue turq+) for ages 10+. The new program will provide participants more appropriate training hours and facilitate participation in local Gymnastics Competition.
This is a 38 week program divided up into Fall, Winter and Spring Sessions. Fees are paid monthly based on the number of hours participants train a week.
A program Handbook is available at the Ashlin Office.
Parkour for boys and girls between the ages of 7-15. Free running mixed with gymnastics tumbling. David Boucher is a coach from Capital City Gymnastics club in Edmonton. He will be coming every Sunday starting in September to coach the Parkour class. We will have three class: 10:30-12:00 for children aged 7-9, 12:00-1:30 for children aged 10-12 and 1:30-3:00 for teens aged 13-15.
Trampoline this is an excellent program for children of all ages and ability. This class will challenge the participants with jumps, twists and sequences of interesting trampoline skills. Athletes will have the opportunity to work on the trampoline, tumble track and floor. This is a 1 hour class for both girls and boys.
Tumbling/Acro Class is geared for developing an acrobatic tumbling series which include cartwheels, walkovers, round offs and backhandsprings. Athletes will use the tumble track, floor and trampoline to enhance their skill level. This class will also focus on developing flexibility and strength. This is a 1 hour class for girls and boys ages 7 and up.
Homeschooling this will be a structured class for the homeschooling groups in the area, the groups will be divided according to their age and skill level with the possibility of earning badges. This class is only offered in the winter session, day and time to be determined.
Boys Class: this class will introduce men's apparatus(pommel, rings, bars etc). They will learn the basics on each event as well as incorporating trampoline, flexibility and strength training. This class is an hour and half and will keep the boys challenged. For ages 6-10
Conditioning Class: this class is for ages 10+ participants who want to work on conditioning, strengthening their body and flexibility. This is an excellent class to assit the participant in the other sports they are doing. This class is also an hour and half.
Parent & Tot Drop-In: Mondays @ 11:00-12:00 and Thursdays @ 10:30-11:30 for children aged 18 months-4 years old. Parents must be on the floor with the child at all times.
Open Gym: is held every second Saturday @ 10:00am-12:00pm for children aged 18 months and up. Children 5 and under need to have a parent/guardian on the floor with them at all times.
Early Dismissal Wednesday Drop-In: following the Lakeland Catholic Calendar from 2:00-4:00 for children 6+
* Drop in fees apply to the above programming ($5/per visit or a 10 visit punch card for $40)
*AGF Insurance fee: $2.50 will be applied to the drop in programs ONLY, participants registering for other session classes must pay full AGF Fee of $40.
Supergirls: These are our youngest group of athletes ages 4-5 year olds, they train Friday evenings from 5:00-7:00. This group focuses oon physical abilities and skill preparation needed to enter into the developmental program. Conditioning and learning how each of the muscle groups work to make body shapes is very important, they also work on flexibility and strength training. Invite Only.
Developmental: these athletes are 6-9 years of age, they train Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-7:00. These athletes also focus on physical abilities areas of strength, power, flexibility, and endurance. They also focus on skill preparation on bars, beam, vault and floor. The Junior Olympic Program allows these athletes to opportunity to experience competitive gymnastics earlier by competing compulsory routines in the JO Level 1-5.
Competitive: this team have above avearage skills for the sport of gymnastics, ranging in age from 10-15 years. These athletes train anywhere from 14-16 hours a week. The team works very hard spending time of flexibility, conditioning and all 4 events(floor, beam, bars, and vault) each day. We have been using the Junior Olympic Program now some of our athletes compete the compulsory routines in the JO Level 4 while others are focusing on skills and routines in JO Level 6 and 7. They compete at Invitational competitions travelling around Alberta, they also compete in Northern Zones trying to earn a spot to represent our club at the Provincial Championships.
*Competition Season begins in January the Competitve team will compet in 4 competitions, Northern Zones and Provincials.
*Developmental will be competiting in Fun Meets in Bonnyville, Lloyminister, Wainwright and possible Edmonton.
*The competitive program is an invitation only program. Athletes may be invited to try out for either of these teams.
*The competitive program runs all year and half time throughout the summer months.
Recreational and Competitive Programs are 2 separate programs each have their own schedule, fees, fundraising and volunteer commitments.