What is CANGYM?

CanGym is a developmental program, designed by Gymnastics Canada, that allows kids to expand on their skills starting at a beginner level and working towards advanced levels of skill acquisition.

The Cangym program consists of 12 different coloured badges, each containing approximately 20 skills. The key skills in this program can be considered “building blocks” for more advanced gymnastics but can also stand alone as excellent recreational level skills.

IMPORTANT: Only the Burgundy badge requires no experience. All other badges require students to have completed the previous level.

Level Progression

Burgundy

This is the level 1 CanGym class, it offers an introduction to all acrobatic movements and gross motor skills. Athletes learn skills like safe landings, runs, log rolls, jumps and balancing techniques.

Red

This is the level 2 CanGym class, it offers an introduction to all acrobatic movements and gross motor skills. Athletes learn skills like safe landings, runs, log rolls, jumps and balancing techniques.

Tan

This is the level 3 CanGym class. Athletes learn skills such as forward and backward rolls, inverted balances and hangs as well as beginner strength exercises.

Bronze

This is the level 4 CanGym class Each session focuses on mastering the basic skills required for each athlete to move into the gender-specific training. Athletes will work on skills such as handstands, cartwheels, and pullovers.

Purple

The athletes begin to develop skills required for women’s artistic gymnastics apparatuses. These skills include round-off’s, basic vault skills, uneven bar swings and casts as well as basic dance elements for balance beam and floor exercise.

What is the difference between Mastered, Learning & Attempted?

Progress reports will be given to each gymnast at the end of each session.

Coaches will complete the reports to indicate which skills the gymnast has “Attempted”, those they are still “Learning” and which he/she has “Mastered”.

A participant has completed a badge when he/she has “mastered” each skill in that level. Some badges may take only one session to complete, while some may require multiple sessions

Mastered (M):

Complete the skill successfully (4 out of 5 tries) over several classes without help (unless stated otherwise).

Learning (L):

Be able to perform the skill 3 to 4 times out of 5 tries sporadically throughout the session or with minimal assistance.

Attempted (A):

Requires assistance on every attempt or has a success rate of 2 out of 5 or lower.