Programs

Recreational

Recreational

Kids Can Move

Kids Can Move

Men’s Artistic

Men’s Artistic

Sport does not build character. It reveals it.

Women’s Artistic

Women’s Artistic

The distance between dreams and reality is called DISCIPLINE.

Trampoline & Tumbling

Trampoline & Tumbling

Gold medals aren’t really made of gold.
They’re made of sweat, determination, and
a hard-to-find alloy called guts.

Acrobatic

Acrobatic

Acrobatic Gymnastics (ACRO) favours body control in various positions, both on the ground and in the air.

Recreational Gymnastics is the non-competitive branch of gymnastics. It makes up over 90% of the Alberta Gymnastics Federation’s membership.

Gymnastics is a sport for everyone. It provides an opportunity to challenge oneself physically, and enables one to explore various forms of movement in fun creative ways. Recreational Gymnastics provides children, as young as 18 months, and adults, of any age, to enjoy the sport. A variety of programming is offered such as: parent and tot, preschool, CanGym, CanJump, youth and adult rec, as well as performance or demonstration groups. Performance and demonstration groups have the opportunity to shine locally, provincially and internationally at non-competitive events such as mall demonstrations, Gymfest and Gymnaestrada. Having fun, developing fitness and acquiring fundamental fitness skills are the goals of these programs.

Gymnastics is recognized by the Canadian Sport for Life, as one of three foundation sports integral to the development of fundamental movement skills. Fundamental movements are the building blocks to a child’s physical literacy. Just like reading or writing a child becomes fluent in movement through the development of physical literacy. The proficiency in movement skills enables children to confidently and successfully participate in a healthy and active lifestyle throughout the stages of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. For more information on physical literacy, long term athlete development and healthy active living visit out these websites:

Canadian Sport for Life

  • Canadian sport for life (CS4L) is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. CS4L links sport, education, recreation and health and aligns community, provincial and national programming.
  • The seven stage Long Term Athlete Development model features a training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. CS4L, with LTAD, represents a shift in the way Canadians lead and deliver sport and physical activity in Canada.

Active for Life

  • Active for Life is the place where parents go to learn about activities for kids. Physical education leads to physical literacy, which is critical for child development. Physical literacy also gives active kids the best chance to someday compete in high performance sport.
  • Kids’ activities are organized by age and gender so parents can find fun and engaging ways of making sure their children get the recommended amount of physical activities.

Be Fit for Life

  • Be Fit for Life provides services, education and resources to encourage Albertans to be physically active. Be Fit for Life is an active member of the Alberta Active Living Partners, which is a group of 14 organizations that collaborate through programs, services, research and advocacy to help Albertans be physically active.

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Alberta Gymnastics Federation currently has more than 82 clubs that are located within the province. Enter your postal code to find a club near you. Some clubs operate independently of AGF and may not be listed here. Can’t find a club close by? Check your local phone directory under ‘gymnastics’ for a listing of AB clubs or contact us!

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Recreation Gymnastics Program Documents

You will find up to date Programs and Documents under this section. Please note that programs and documents are updated regularly and are the property of Alberta Gymnastics Federation. Watch Recreational Gymnastics video to learn more.

Alberta Gymnastics Federation’s Kids Can Move program is a fundamental gymnastics program developed to assist teachers of Kindergarten to Grade 7 students. Kids Can Move puts gymnastics into easy to understand terminology, enabling teachers to safely teach the “activities of gymnastics”. Our goal is to develop the movement skills and the motor abilities in all Alberta school children, enabling them to confidently and competently participate in physical activity. Here is how the program might look at your school.

For more information, please contact Heather Sjostrom at the AGF office 403-259-5549.

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Alberta Gymnastics Federation currently has more than 82 clubs that are located within the province. Enter your postal code to find a club near you. Some clubs operate independently of AGF and may not be listed here. Can’t find a club close by? Check your local phone directory under ‘gymnastics’ for a listing of AB clubs or contact us!

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Men’s Artistic Gymnastics is an extremely demanding discipline based upon an athlete’s precision and agility. Men and women are judged within their own respective category and use a range of apparatuses to perform their stunning routines.

  • Judging criteria varies and is based upon: execution, creativity and difficulty of routine, and the way they utilize their apparatus.
  • Deductions are made for improper footing and landing, lengthy pauses, falls, poor technique.

For more detailed information about this discipline, check out the technical documents or download the technical handbooks below.

Men’s Artistic

  • Vault: Launching off a spring board, pushing off a vault and landing a flip, twist, or somersault with tight body position.
  • Rings: An athlete performs swings and demonstrates strength elements while keeping the rings as still as possible.
  • Parallel Bars: A series of swings above and below two level bars finishing with a smooth release and dismount.
  • High Bar: On a single bar, gymnasts demonstrate swing and release skills whilst changing direction; finishing with an impressive dismount.
  • Pommel Horse: Gymnasts maneuver around a vault like narrow box with handles using coordination, strength, and balance.
  • Floor: Gymnasts perform tumbling and acrobatic series and demonstration of strength and balance across the entire floor area.

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Alberta Gymnastics Federation currently has more than 82 clubs that are located within the province. Enter your postal code to find a club near you. Some clubs operate independently of AGF and may not be listed here. Can’t find a club close by? Check your local phone directory under ‘gymnastics’ for a listing of AB clubs or contact us!

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Women’s Artistic gymnastics (WAG) is an extremely demanding discipline based upon an athlete’s precision and agility. Women are judged within their own respective categories (age and level) and use a range of apparatuses to perform their stunning routines.

  • Judging criteria varies and is based upon: execution, creativity and difficulty of routine, and the way they utilize their apparatus.
  • Deductions are made for improper landings, inadequate amplitude and execution, lengthy pauses, falls, poor technique.

For more detailed information about this discipline, check out Gymnastics Canada’s website, or download the technical documents on the below.

Women’s Artistic

  • 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.

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Alberta Gymnastics Federation currently has more than 82 clubs that are located within the province. Enter your postal code to find a club near you. Some clubs operate independently of AGF and may not be listed here. Can’t find a club close by? Check your local phone directory under ‘gymnastics’ for a listing of AB clubs or contact us!

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Women's Artistic Program Document

You will find up to date Programs and Documents under this section. Please note that programs and documents are updated regularly and are the property of Alberta Gymnastics Federation.

 

     2013 – 2016 FIG CODE OF POINTS (revised June 2015)

 

Judges

 

Clubs

 

GCG Documents: click HERE to access below forms.

  • Women's Program Rules and Regulations
  • Canadian Aspire Competition Program
  • Canadian High Performance Program
  • Junior Olympic Program

 

Forms

 

CLICK HERE to access GCG Authorization to Travel Form A and Form H.

Trampoline & Tumbling (T&T) conjures images of precise dismounts and stunning twists. T&T gymnasts exemplify aerial speed and power in their dynamic routines.

For more detailed information about each sub discipline, check out the technical documents or download the technical handbook below.

Sub Disciplines

  • Individual trampoline: A gymnast performs both a compulsory and voluntary routine.
  • Synchronized Trampoline: Two gymnasts mirror a routine together while performing on separate trampolines.
  • Double mini trampoline: A gymnast performs two skills on a small trampoline before landing on a mat for the perfect stick landing.
  • Power tumbling: Similar to Artistic gymnastics floor routines; innovation of sprung floor allows for higher, more frequent tumbling.

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Alberta Gymnastics Federation currently has more than 82 clubs that are located within the province. Enter your postal code to find a club near you. Some clubs operate independently of AGF and may not be listed here. Can’t find a club close by? Check your local phone directory under ‘gymnastics’ for a listing of AB clubs or contact us!

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Acrobatic Gymnastics officially joined the FIG in 1999. Practised by men and women alike, dynamic Sports Acrobatics are among the oldest known disciplines. The sport was practised as early as the ancient Egyptian period, as we can see in certain frescos. Its name comes from the Greek acrobateo, meaning to rise or go forth. The discipline requires courage and stamina, while demanding flexibility and skill. Exercises are accompanied by music, harmoniously in keeping with gymnasts’ choreography, body movements and musical culture.

Acrobatic Gymnastics (ACRO) favours body control in various positions, both on the ground and in the air. For this reason, the sport is welcomed and very often included in the training programme of pilots, cosmonauts and parachutists. Acrobatics is practised as Men’s, Women’s or Mixed Pairs, as Women’s Groups (3 gymnasts) or as Men’s Groups (4 gymnasts). Time allowed for each exercise is 2:30. The floor area measures 12 x 12 meters. The exercises must include a harmonious combination of choreography, collective acrobatic elements (holds, throws, catches) and individual acrobatic elements (floor acrobatic series), all in perfect synchronisation.

Here is a sample of routines from the five disciplines in Acrobatic Gymnastics:

 

 

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Alberta Gymnastics Federation currently has more than 82 clubs that are located within the province. Enter your postal code to find a club near you. Some clubs operate independently of AGF and may not be listed here. Can’t find a club close by? Check your local phone directory under ‘gymnastics’ for a listing of AB clubs or contact us!

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Acrobatic Gymnastics Document

You will find up to date Programs and Documents under this section. Please note that programs and documents are updated regularly and are the property of Alberta Gymnastics Federation.

All F.I.G. Acrobatic Gymnastics Rules, Click HERE.