Women's Artistic Competitive Teams
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The Xcel program is a NEW competitive stream of gymnastics in Alberta.
Our Xcel team competes in a minimum of 2 competitions in-house and/or regional competitions in Medicine Hat or Calgary. The Xcel Stream consists of 5 levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond with athletes training between 2-12 hours per week. Our Xcel Team goal is to provide competitive opportunities to those that what to experience competitive gymnastics with lower training hours and family commitments.
There is one competitive level in XCEL (XCEL Bronze) where gymnasts will receive the structure and coaching required to succeed in a competitive network without the financial or hourly investment of our Junior Olympic programs. As a parent, you have more flexibility in your commitment level and hours of training per week.
XCEL is a ten month program and requires parent fundraising and volunteering commitments.
PROVINCIAL – JUNIOR OLYMPIC
The Provincial program (formerly known as Junior Olympic) represents our club throughout Alberta and hopefully Western Canada. Our Provincial Team competes in a minimum of 4 in-house and/or Provincial competitions per year. The Provincial Stream consists of Levels 1-10 with athletes training between 4-20 hours per week. Our Provincial Team goal is to provide competitive opportunities to those that aim to represent our club and Team Alberta at the Provincial, Western, and National levels.
Our Junior Olympic Program is a ten month program and requires parent volunteering and fundraising.
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) is a highly disciplined, perfection based sport. Athlete’s train year-round to perfect and compete their routines on the four 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 is just as important as developing the skills. Our athletes learn the values of hard work, discipline, accountability, perseverance, 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 in their training.
Women’s Artistic Events
Vault: Gymnasts fly through the air executing precise twists and somersaults over a table shaped structure.
Uneven Bars: Gymnasts perform continuous movement between two raised bars of uneven height resulting in a series of swings, twists, somersaults and handstands.
Balance Beam: Rhythmic and fluid, dance and acrobatic movements are performed across the length of a 4-inch wide beam.
Floor: Creative dance elements and tumbling maneuvers performed to music utilize the entire floor space.