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Competitive Gymnastics and Trampoline

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Competitive Trampoline Tryouts

Open to: Athletes born 2007-2016
Where: AIM Gymnastics – Pickering Location (Please drop off and pick up at back door only).
Dates and times. Click the day/time to register for a tryout.
Important notes:
  • Only 1 tryout must be attended. 
  • Tryouts will be approximately 15-20 minutes. 
  • All athletes will be contacted with their results once all tryouts have been completed.
  • Athletes joining will begin with their new schedule effective November 1st.
  • Additionally: Masters class trial classes available for athletes Grade 10 – Adult, Wednesdays 7:30-9:30 p.m.
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AIM Gymnastics is proud to offer a variety of levels of competitive gymnastics, trampoline, and double mini. The following is a brief description of the different competitive groups we offer.

Please note that testing is required for acceptance into the competitive programs and placement is at the discretion of the coaching staff.

Competitive Women's Artistic Gymnastics

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Developmental

Ages 4-6. Entry level for our youngest athletes. Athletes will participate in 1 showcase event per season. Group trains 4 hours per week.

Ages 6-9. Working on preparing the skills required for the Development or Compulsory team. Athletes will participate in 1 showcase event per season. Group trains 8 hours per week.

Ages 7-10. The main focus is on physical preparation for the optional skills. Athletes will compete 2-4 competition at Xcel Bronze or Silver. Group trains 12 hours per week.

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Compulsory

Ages 8+.

  • Level 2: 2-4 competitions per season
  • Levels 3-5: 3 qualifiers with the potential to qualify to Provincial Championships.

Group trains 12 hours per week.

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Optional

Ages 9+.

  • Levels 6 and up: 3 qualifiers with the potential to qualify to Provincial Championships.
  • Level 6 and ages 14+: option to compete at tour selection with the potential to earn a spot on the Ontario tour team.
  • Level 7 and ages 12+: potential to be named to the Ontario team to compete at Eastern Championships.
  • Level 9+: potential to qualify for National Championships.
  • Gold athletes ages 9-10 will compete at 2-4 competitions with the goal of moving to 6 the following season.

Group trains 16 hours per week, with additional hours possible in the summer.

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Xcel

Ages 12+. Xcel is for the athletes looking to stay in the sport, but who are not interested in following the compulsory or optional technical requirements. Athletes will perform at 1-3 showcase competitions and will do optional routines with their choice of elements. Xcel gives the athletes the freedom to achieve more on certain events. This is also for the advanced recreational gymnast who wants more than an advanced class, but is not interested in the compulsory program.

  • Athletes will compete at 2-4 competition at the Xcel Gold, Silver or Bronze level.
Group trains 8 hours per week.

Competitive Trampoline & Double-mini

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Interclub

The Interclub Program includes Showcase, Interclub, and Masters.

Athletes will compete at approximately 3-5 competitions per year. Some competitions are mandatory and some are optional. Competitions will all be within Ontario with a majority of competitions within the GTA. Once attendance has been confirmed for a competition, fees are required regardless of potential of withdrawal.

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Pre-National

The Provincial program is comprised of Levels 1-4.

Athletes will compete at 3 Ontario Cups across Ontario in hopes of qualifying for the Ontario Championships. These competitions are all mandatory and within Ontario. Athletes may also attend Invitational competitions which are usually optional. Athletes at this level may also work to qualify for additional competitions representing Team Ontario, these competitions are optional. Athletes may have the opportunity to attend at PAC travel meet outside of Ontario.

Athletes in Level 4 may work towards their National mobility scores which may be achieved at specific competitions set out by Gymnastics Ontario and Gymnastics Canada. Once attendance has been confirmed for a competition, fees are required regardless of potential of withdrawal.

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National

Athletes will compete at a combination of meets throughout the year. All competitions are mandatory unless directly specified by the coordinator. Some competitions require team travel with AIM Gymnastics, Ontario, and/or Canada.

Athletes may work towards their National mobility scores which may be achieved at specific competitions set out by Gymnastics Ontario and Gymnastics Canada.

National athletes compete annually at Canada Cup and Canadian Championships, as well as a number of invitational competitions each year. Athletes at this level may also have the opportunity to compete at international competitions. Once attendance has been confirmed for a competition, fees are required regardless of potential of withdrawal.

Coaches Expenses

Families of athletes who participate in each event are required to share equally in the expenses incurred by the coaching staff. The program coordinators and coaches make every effort to keep costs down for families by carpooling, sharing hotel rooms, etc. Coaches expenses include, but are not limited to, mileage, accommodations, coaching time, and meals for competitions, training camps, workshops, etc.

The cost of all coaches’ expenses will be totaled, and equally divided amongst all participating athletes at that event. Coaches expenses will usually be invoiced to you within 2 weeks of an event. If there are events held close together, the Office Administration may wait and bill you after the next event instead. Expenses are required to be paid in full upon receipt of invoice.

Attendance

Regular, punctual attendance is important if the athlete is to get the benefit of training sessions. This includes summer months. Families are requested to notify the club/coaches, in advance if possible, if an athlete is going to miss a practice.

Drop off and pick up: The athlete must be picked up promptly when class ends. If your child is picked up late, you will be charged a LATE FEE of $1.00 per minute which is payable directly to the coach upon pick up. This also applies to early drop off. All athletes age 13 and under must be dropped off and picked up inside the gym.

The yearly training fees are prorated to include the following:

– Four weeks vacation for the athletes
– All long weekends (all stat/civic will be off)
– Time for team building activities

Failure to attend 75% of your scheduled training will result in the removal from our competitive program.

Attire & Fees

In addition to your training fees, you will be required to purchase the following items. Please note that styles for training suits, competitive leotards, warm up suits, and demonstration leotards may change year to year, requiring new purchases.

Club training suit – $60-100
Competitive leotard – $150-250
Competitive warm up suit – $150-200
Demonstration leotards (as required) – $50-100
Competitive team bag – $50-150
Meet fees – $75-150 per meet
Hotel and other travel costs, if required
Grips – $80
Training leotards – $40-80
Routine choreography – $150-250

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