DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS

Finding the right program for your child...  2021 Developmental Programs will be Co-Ed

                                                 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

                             Please watch for our September 2021 programming schedule. 

ABOUT DEVELOPMENTAL GYMNASTICS at R.H.G.C.

 Developmental gymnasts have fun and work hard, with an ultimate goal of developing strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and gymnastics skills, all while making new friends. As a sport that is both mental and physical, gymnastics not only offers opportunities for your child to progress physically, but also mentally through increased self-esteem, confidence, and social skills.

Please note that all of our programs have been adjusted to reflect strong health and safety standards and to respect physical distancing. Please review our COVID tab for further information

What to bring…

  • Gym bag with large Ziploc or grocery bag for shoes

  • Come dressed for class. Use of cubbies and change-rooms will NOT be permitted.

  • Personal supply of hair-ties and band-aids

  • A labelled water bottle 

  • Personal hand sanitizer

  • A large Beach Towel or Yoga Mat

  • YOUR MASK

Some notes…

At this point in time you should have already accepted our COVID-19 policies. The following information outlines our protocols for keeping our athletes and coaches safe. Please be sure you are educated on our policies to promote a safe and fun training experience. 

ALL PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS AND STAFF MUST WEAR A MASK DURING TRAINING

  • Athletes are to be dropped off at the front door / social distance markers. No parents will be allowed in the gym. 

  • Athletes must come changed. Change-room use is not permitted. 

  • Athletes will sanitize hands and feet upon entering the facility. 

  • Outdoor shoes will be bagged upon entering the front door. Any additional clothes will be placed in their gym bags, these bags will go with them from event to event. 

  • Social distancing will be practiced in the facility. 

  • Socially distanced markers have been placed on the floor for warm-up drills and games. 

  • Athletes will work individually on drills / circuits on each event.

  • Athletes will work on the equipment for several minutes and will sanitize their hands, feet, and equipment between event rotations.

  • Maximum gathering numbers will be respected within in the facility.

  • Washroom visits will happen one at a time and all handles / taps / toilets will be sanitized  frequently during training.

  • We are asking that no food be brought into the facility at this time. 

  • At the end of training athletes will be picked up at the south door by the balance beams. 

  • The entire facility will be cleaned in between groups of training sessions 

SESSION DATES

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEWS

 

CO-ED KINDERGYM

Boys and girls

In our co-ed kindergym program, children will start learning fundamental skills such as running, jumping, climbing, swinging, rolling and locomotion. Basic skills introduced may include front and back rolls, cartwheels and handstands on the floor,  and various shape jumps on trampoline. Athletes will also begin walking and jumping on beam, swinging on the bars, and learning basic vault progressions. This program will be very beneficial for your childs motor skills, social skills, and encourages  positive self-esteem. 

Masks must be worn at all times by all athletes and staff.

 

JUNIOR CO-ED

5-7 years old

Our junior co-ed program continues to build upon the body positions and dominant movement patterns essential to the sport of gymnastics. Gymnasts use: vault, bars, beam, floor, trampoline, rings, parallel bars and tumble track to learn basic skills and to train strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. 

Masks must be worn at all times by all athletes and staff. 

SENIOR CO-ED

8+

In our senior co-ed program, athletes continue to build upon the body positions and dominant movement patterns essential to the sport of gymnastics. Gymnasts use the vault, bars, beam, floor, trampoline, high bar, parallel bars, mushroom, rings, pommel horse and tumble track to learn basic skills and to train strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. At this age, gymnasts are likely to be working on handstands, cartwheels, round-offs, walkovers, and handsprings, to name a few. Our NCCP certified coaches will always work at your child's skill level. 

Masks must be worn at all times by all athletes and staff.

 
 

TEEN CO-ED

11+ years old

In our senior co-ed program, athletes continue to build upon the body positions and dominant movement patterns essential to the sport of gymnastics. Gymnasts use the vault, bars, beam high bar, floor, parallel bars, pommel horse, mushroom, rings, trampoline, and tumble track to learn basic skills and to train strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. At this age, some more advanced skills are likely to be introduced. Our NCCP certified coaches will always work at your child's skill level. 

Xcel  Junior, Xcel Senior and Xcel Teens

*Advanced     programs

In our advanced co-ed program, athletes continue to build upon the body positions and dominant movement patterns essential to the sport of gymnastics and competitive programs. Gymnasts use the vault, bars, beam, floor, rings, pommel horse, high bar, parallel bars,  trampoline, and tumble track to improve their skill set and to train strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. At this level, gymnasts will be developing skills such as press to handstand, and working tumbling passes including  round-offs, walkovers, and handsprings, to name a few. Many athletes at this level are also starting to learn saltos and aerials.  Our NCCP certified coaches will always work at your child's skill level. 

Masks must be worn at all times by athletes and staff.

HOLIDAYS

We do not run training on the following days:​

  • Thanksgiving

  • Winter break / Christmas break

  • Family day

  • April break

  • Victoria day

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What if I join late? No problem, fees will be pro-rated

  • Are there any additional fees? No, all fees include HST and Gymnastics Ontario registration fees.

  • Do you offer refunds? There are no refunds permitted once programs have started.