Philosophy - This program continues to emphasize fun and physical development. Basic skills are reinforced while learning many new advanced skills.
Structure - Entrance is through assessment only. The Advanced Recreational program uses levels 8 through 15 of our Victoria Gymnastics Medallion Program (Silver through Gold) and fitness progress reports are provided between badge/level assessments. Two classes per week are recommended, although the option of one class is available. Instruction is provided on all Olympic gymnastics events plus trampoline. Boys and Girls are coached in separate groups and streamed according to age.
Accomplishment - Only students who have done 8 weeks of summer classes will be assessed at the end of August, otherwise please see our schedule for assessment periods for our Fall/Winter/Spring programs. The actual medallion is Gold in colour while the colour of the sticker represents progress being made. Each time a student receives an award (Step 1, Step 2, or Mastered) he/she has the opportunity to either:
A) Advance within a color/level or
B) Move on to the next color/level.
Within each level there are an average of 36 gymnastics skills that are distributed among the floor exercise, rings, vault, parallel and uneven bars, high bar, trampoline, pommel horse, and balance beam. These skills progress in their complexity as students master each successive medallion. Note: The school retains records on the progress of each student to assist in class placement in future sessions.
Program Prerequisites - Completion of the VGMP silver badge is required prior to registering.