Developmental Program

The following programs have been designed by Can-Am’s Developmental Director specifically for our club following Gymnastics Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Model as well as the philosophies of Can-Am and its staff.

Pre-Developmental Programs

Endeavor
This sessional program is aimed at 3 year olds who show strong gymnastic physical attributes, listening skills, an eagerness to learn and can follow instructions. This pre-planned program focuses on physical preparation, basic gymnastic skill development and includes an aspect of learning through games and fun.

Aspire
This program is aimed at 4 year olds who show strong gymnastics physical attributes, listening skills, an eagerness to learn and can follow instructions. The Aspire program builds on the physical preparation and basic gymnastic skill development started in the Endeavor Program and still includes an aspect of learning through games and fun. At the end of the program which runs Sept. – June each athlete will be evaluated to determine the best further programming option. (Developmental, Venture or Advanced Recreational).

Venture
This Program is designed for 5 and 6 year old gymnasts to explore their abilities in artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics. At the end of the Venture Program season which runs Sept. – June each athlete will be evaluated and provided with information about the program they are best suited to.   

 

Developmental
The NEW Developmental Program will include 5 levels of progression.  Can-Am gymnasts will be grouped carefully mainly considering age and previous gymnastics experience.  Below is an explanation of each level with Developmental E being the introductory level through Developmental A where the gymnast is fast approaching competition age and is working on routine preparation.

 

Developmental E: Focus is on basic gymnastics skills, encouraging tight body and understanding of corrections.

Developmental D: Focus is on skill progressions which athletes will use throughout their gymnastics career, while still encouraging tight body and introducing more attention to correct technique.

Developmental C: Focus shifts to more difficult skills which athletes could use as a part of routine composition, tight body is encouraged as well as correct technique.

Developmental B: Focus is now on putting together and performing routines with a tight body and correct technique.

Developmental A: Focus is performing routines to the best of their ability and working drills for advanced gymnastics skills.