Developmental Program

Developmental Program: Beginning the SPORT Journey

Gymnastics is the foundation for all physical activity and sports. The Developmental Boys & Girls Programs are annual programs by invitation only on a year to year basis. The programs provide a solid base for the development of physical literacy ensuring that young athletes are well-equipped and confident to pursue gymnastics or another sport that may be more suited to them. Membership in this program requires an annual training commitment (August - June) with modified training during holidays.  

 

The Developmental Girls Program trains at the St. James facility and the Developmental Boys Program trains at Millennium. Attendance, attittude, coachability, work ethic, physical and skill testing throughout the year will be used to assess the athlete suitability to continue in the program. 

 

Areas of development are:

Physical preparation - strength, flexibility, agility, balance and coordination 

Cognitive development - space and body awareness, establishing patterning and problem solving 

Social development- confidence, communication, self-awareness and managing emotions

 

Developmental Girls Program 

 

Dev Girls 6 

Dev Girls 9 

Dev Girls 12 

Ages

5 yrs

6-7 yrs

7-8 yrs

Training Hours

6h / week

9h / week

12h / week

Schedule

2 weekday evenings

2 weekday evenings &
1 weekend day

3 weekdays evenings
& 1 weekend day

Training Location

St. James Gym 

St. James Gym

St. James Gym & Millennium


Developmental Boys Program (Kickstart)

 

Dev Boys 6 

Dev Boys 9 

Ages

5-6 yrs

6-8 yrs

Training Hours

6h / week

9h / week

Schedule

2 weekday evenings

3 weekdays evenings

Training Location

Millennium Gym

Millennium Gym

Athletes in the Developmental Programs are evaluated on a regular basis and are not guaranteed placements in the Competitive or Interclub Programs. Selection to advanced programs or to return to Developmental is done annually through an assessment and tryout process.

For more information, please contact Angie Holbrook, Team Programs Manager at 640.737.7693 ext. 143.