Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) is a highly disciplined, perfection based sport. Athlete’s train year round to perfect and compete routines on the five events listed below. Athletes are given flexible training commitments over July & August, but encouraged to train as much as possible to learn skills of higher difficulty. For more detailed information about this discipline, check out Gymnastics Canada’s website.
At West Wind Gymnastics, we believe that developing the character traits of an athlete are just as important as developing the skills. Our athletes learn the values of hard work, discipline, accountability, perserverence, determination, good sportsmanship and contributing to a positive team environment on top of their gymnastics skills. We invest in our athletes just as much as we ask them to invest into their training.
- Floor Exercise: Gymnasts perform tumbling and acrobatic series and demonstration of strength and balance across the entire floor area.
- Pommel Horse: Gymnasts maneuver around a vault-like narrow box with handles using coordination, strength, and balance.
- Still Rings: An athlete performs swings and demonstrates strength elements while keeping the rings as still as possible.
- Vault: Launching off a springboard, pushing off a vault and landing a flip, twist, or somersault with tight body position.
- Parallel Bars: A series of swings above and below two level bars finishing with a smooth release and dismount.
- Horizontal Bar: On a single bar, gymnasts demonstrate swing and release skills whilst changing direction; finishing with an impressive dismount.
Coach Joe Odland is our Men’s Coach and we are starting a pre-competitive program this year for male athletes ages 7 and older. They will train 2 hours per week on Thursdays from 6-8PM. This is a ten month program and parent volunteering and fundraising is required. Please see our handbook for more details!