The Gemini Gems program is a pre-competitive program for girls of all ages. This program is perfect for girls who are seeking more hours of training and are capable of handling a more intense program than recreational.
Our Gems Athletes will be focused on learning progressions, competitive skills, and routines in a less competitive environment - great for getting introduced to the world of competitive gymnastics! This allows for individual progression within a group. Our Coaches work with the athletes to discover their strengths and weakness and help them to improve overall.
What Does Training Look Like?
The program runs all year round. From September to June we are open 7 days a week, and training will be split into two separate days (typically one on the weekend and one during the week). For the summer, July to August, we are open weekdays only. Gems will train weekends between 9:00am and 6:00pm, and weekdays between 3:30pm and 9:00pm.
Training is between 4 and 8 hours each week, split into two separate days, with a trained Competitive Introduction Level Coach. Get to know our Coaches here.
Our Coaches will submit assessments for our Gems athletes to keep the family updated on their progress. Regular testing of flexibility, strength and skills will be done throughout the year. Our report cards will be given out in November, February, June and August.
What Special Events Does Gems Include?
Every December we hold a Christmas Concert for our Gems and Competitive athletes. Here athletes get to perform a dance in front of friends! Its a great opportunity to get Gems athletes to meet and start interacting with our Competitive girls! It is loads of fun and athletes get to show off their skills that aren't necessarily in their routines.
Each year we host an end of year Gems Showcase. This gives our Gems athletes the opportunity to showcase their progress and routines. We love seeing all of our athletes hard work paying off! This is the perfect way to introduce them to the world of preforming! Coming soon - optional competitions!
Who Can Join the Gems Program?
We take athletes of all ages in our Gems program. We currently have athletes as young as 5 and as old as 15. We work with athletes of all ability levels, and work on routines for Competitive Level 2 and up. If your athlete cannot do all the skills in Level 1 Competitive, we suggest our recreational program!
How Can My Athlete Join the Gems Program?
To join the Gems program we recommend having completed ALL Experience Groups of our Recreational Programs (regular, intermediate, and advanced) for at least 2 session. We also suggest that you have completed Recreational Level 1-5 as that covers all the skills and routines for Level 1 Competitive, and leads into Gems beginning with Level 2. Our Coaches also keep an eye out at all times for any athletes that they feel would excel in our Gems programs and will suggest getting tested either to the athlete, parents, or our Rec Director.
Testing is completed by Hayley our Recreational Director. She will assess all the athletes abilities for example: strength, flexibility, ability to apply corrections, as well as skills. After testing she will suggest what program suits the athlete best (either recreational, or 4/6/8 hour Gems group), as well as give tips on what the athlete needs to work on specifically to keep progressing.
To book testing please send an email to Hayley!
My Athlete passed testing now what?
Please register for a class under the Registration Tab!
Only athletes who have been given the Achievement by our Recreational Director will be able to register.
Please make sure you are trying to register for the correct amount of hours! You can double check on your athlete profile.