Womens Artistic Gymnastics


Women’s Team Program (WAG)

This is a general outline of the competitive stream of WAG Program. Each level has specific requirements for training, skills and competitive level and is determined by the coaches. Age categories are determined by birth year while competitive category is determined by coaches and athlete ability. Athletes may be moved between programs at the discretion of the technical staff. Artistic Gymnastics at this level requires regular attendance, continued progression and long term commitment. Athletes are invited on a yearly basis to the program that best suits their needs as determined by the technical staff.


Canadian Junior Olympic Program (CJO Provincial Stream)
This program was adopted from the United States. Phoenix has implemented this program starting at level 6.

Each Junior Olympic level has required elements of difficulty and composition. All competitions are scored from a possible 10.00. There are opportunities to compete for positions on provincial teams (i.e. Western Canadian Championships, BC Games). Training costs are dependent on number of training hours per week. There are usually five to seven competitions per year at this level at a cost of $100.00- $125.00 per event.  There may be one or two out of town competitions at an additional cost.

 

CJO

Provincial Stream

CJO

Levels 6-8 

Ages

8+ yrs*

Training Hours

16h / week

Schedule

Evenings and weekends 

Eligible Competitions

5+ meets / year &

Provincial Championships

Westerns

* Athletes will compete based on readiness and at the discretion of the coaches.

 

National Stream Pathway: Aspire and CJO 9,10
National level athletes are expected to attain the highest results at the Provincial and National levels. Regular attendance, dedication to excellence and progress are important aspects of this level. Athletes will compete at 6-10 meets per season, as well as training camps or other activities. This program may also lead into the High Performance Stream for some athletes.


At this level many activities require travel or are requested to attend events with little notice. We will make available as much advanced information as possible; however we are often dependent on other organizations to book travel or circulate information.  Please be assured we will communicate in as timely a manner as possible.


Costs associated for this program vary depending upon the level of athlete, location and duration of events.


College recruiting and scouting begins at the National level. VPG coaches can assist with American University (NCAA) information and processes when required.


Elite Pathway: High Performance or National Team (HP Novice, Junior, Senior)
Elite athletes work on a four year plan known as the Olympic Games Cycle (or Quadrennial). Athletes who are aspiring to the International level know that the opportunities to represent their country are determined by many factors including the number of athletes eligible for such events, their age, content of routines and ability to perform on demand. There are times when athletes who hold dual citizenship may be asked or choose to represent a country other than Canada. This is a strategic decision that may afford an athlete and coach the international exposure and development opportunities that assist with the ultimate goal of international excellence. High performance athletes who are not on any national team, often participate at international meets on behalf of VPG. The coaches will determine competitions that will benefit these athletes in their quest to excellence including the opportunity to be scouted for athletic scholarships to the US. 

 

Elite Stream

Canadian

Aspire Program

Aspire 1, Aspire 2

Canadian JO Program

Levels 9-10

Canadian

High Performance Novice, Junior, Senior &
National Team Programs

Ages

8-10 yrs

8+ yrs

11+ yrs

Training Hours

20-25h / week

25h / week

25h + / week

Schedule

Day training is required

Day training  is required

Day training is required

Eligible

Competitions

5+ meets / year &

Provincial Championships

Westerns

Provincial Training Camps

National Training Camps

5+ meets / year &

Provincial Championships

Westerns

Canada Games 

Canadian Championships

Provincial Training Camps

5+ meets / year &
Elite Canada 

Provincial Championships

Canada Games 

Canadian Championships

International Events as assigned
by VPG or GCG

*Athletes will compete based on readiness and at the discretion of the coaches.


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