For gymnasts ages 7 years +. Our Competitive gymnasts range in both age and level. Competitive gymnasts must be at least 7 years old to begin the OCP (Ontario Competitive Program). Competitive gymnasts train a minimum of 8 hours per week (2 nights for 4 hours). Aereo’s Competitive Program requires a great commitment from both the gymnast and the parents. Competitive gymnastics not only requires gymnasts to be strong physically but mentally as well. The 4 hour long practices include an hour long warm up made up of endurance training, core development, full body conditioning circuits and flexibility. Competitive gymnasts train 40 minutes on each of the 4 events during their practice and have a 20 minute break.
Competitive gymnasts must compete in a minimum of 2 Competitions each season. Competitions are held between April and May each year.
Gymnasts will be ranked among the other competitors in their level and awarded medals and ribbons for their scores on each of the 4 events as well as their All Around score. Categories at many competitions will also award special recognition awards to gymnasts for outstanding performances on each event.
Competitive gymnastics not only offers girls a great way to be competitive while staying active and fit, it helps develop strong characteristics and habits. Our competitive gymnasts show great success in the class
room and outside of the gym. Busy training schedules and performing under pressure help young girls develop confidence, time management, perseverance and how to handle success/failure. At Aereo we strive to focus on more than just the gymnast we are helping create and make it important to mould strong young girls.
Competitive gymnasts ages 9+ also have the option of competing at more than just an Invitational level by joining our Provincial Team. For more information on our Provincial Program please select the Provincial option for the menu.
Competitive level assessments are generally done each year in June and new members are added in July. Competitive gymnastics requires a year long commitment.
If you are interested in having your daughter assessed for our Competitive Team please speak with your daughter’s coach or email us for scheduling.