What is the Canadian Junior Olympic (JO) Program?
The USA Junior Olympic program is based on 10 levels with GBC using levels 1 to 9. This level system provides great long term benefits aimed at keeping athletes motivated with smoother transitions from level to level and improved progression within one level. It was developed with the belief that all athletes, regardless of their potential, must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. The program allows the gymnast to advance at her own pace, competing in more than one level in a year, if she so chooses. (USAG) The JO program is divided in three major segments:
Learn the Basics: Levels 1 to 3 Equivalent: GYMSTART Levels 1-2-3, CPP P1, recreational programs JO Levels 1 to 3 are compulsory routines with set choreography and music. They allow gymnasts to develop good and strong basics and can be used as a club noncompetitive and achievement-oriented program or as an introduction to competition. Clubs that prefer to use the JO levels 1-2-3 as an introduction to competition will be able to register their athletes at zone and invitational meets.
Compulsories: Level 4 and 5 Equivalent: GYMSTART 3 and 4, CPP P1-2-3 JO Levels 4-5 continue to use compulsory routines and choreography. Both of these levels are progressive in nature, building upon the skills required at the previous level. Level 5 is often recognized as being more difficult that the Level 6, because it focuses on impeccable basics. This is an excellent preparation for athletes who want to go into the Pre-Novice categories. Competitive opportunities exist at invitational meets.
Optional: Levels 6 to 9 Equivalent: CPP P2, 3, 4, 5 JO Levels 6-9 are competitive programs using optional routines. These levels have difficulty restrictions (like CPP). Composition, including artistry is evaluated in Levels 8 and 9. The JO Level 10, which is currently used in the USA, is equivalent to the National Novice and National Open categories. The JO Level 10 will not be used in BC.
Each member must pay the competitive registration fee of $137.00 at the time of registration in order to participate in our competitive program. This is a requirement as set out by Gymnastics BC and the Board of Directors. This fee includes a GBC, Zone and Gymnastics Canada fee. This is an annual membership commencing September 2016 to August 2017 and is nonrefundable.
Fees are due the 1st of each month.
All cheques are to be payable to “Trail Gymnastics Society” (‘TGS’). There will be a $20 charge to all NSF cheques. Delinquent fees will be individually invoiced at 30, 60 & 90 days, and then the bill will be sent to collections. We make every effort to work with families and help them find a way to keep their gymnast in gymnastics.
Program Withdrawal— we require two weeks prior written notice to effective date of withdrawal.
Competitions & Attendance
Each JO gymnast must attend a minimum of 5 competitions for the year, unless an injury is sustained. All JO gymnasts agree to attend a minimum of 6 hours/wk. All gymnasts attending any competitions must be in attendance a minimum of no less than 2/3 of their scheduled classes. The attendance of each gymnast will be closely monitored by the TGS Coaches & Office Administrator. Failing to meet this criteria will result in the gymnast not attending this competition & forfeiting their registration fee.
Club Suit Policy
We participate in community events & competitions throughout the year and require each competitive gymnast to have a long sleeved club suit to participate. Club suits are fitted and ordered in the fall.
If your gymnast cannot make a class due to illness or other problem, please phone the gym and let our coaches know. We have an answering machine so you can contact us anytime & leave a message. Fees will not be reduced for classes missed by a gymnast.
Fundraising & Volunteering
We are a non-profit organization. We are constantly striving to keep our fees as low as possible, so we ask that all families participate in our fundraising efforts.
We try to maintain only email communications, please submit an email address to be used for these communications. Tax receipts and newsletters will come out via email.
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- Ages: 6+
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- F: 5:00-8:00
- Ages: 6+