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Baby Novas Age 6-18 months Coed *non-walking* (Parented) [Calgary]

This 40 minute, parented class will introduce you and your child to the environment, equipment and skills of gymnastics. Your busy kiddo will get to climb, slide, bounce, and explore during this fun-filled, structured, but open play environment. This class will encourage your child gain balance, muscle control to assist in sitting up, standing & walking. Our program will help facilitate their cognitive, sensory and social development.

As this is a parented program we require a 1:1 ratio for child to caregiver.

Coach In Training (CIT) 13+ (Calgary)

The Main Campus Gymnastics Centre is proud to offer regsistered gymnasts age 13-16 the opportunity to become a Coach In Training (C.I.T.). This volunteer program is geared towards individuals who want to learn more about coaching with the intent to become a part of our certified coaching team. 13 year old CIT's will complete the program over two training years. 14,15 & 16 year olds may have the option of completing the program in one or two training years.  This is an amazing an experince for young teens to learn how to manage a class, work with the public, share their passion for the sport of gymnastics, and learn life skills. The goal of the program is to provide excellent training with certified, professional staff, and set them up to become a successful coach and ready to take the coach courses to become a certified coach.

To find out all of the information and to get more details as to how the program is implimented, contact Deb Munro by  deborah.munro@ucalgary.ca or by phone.
 

Nebulas Age 12-23 months Coed *walking* (Parented) [Calgary]

Our preschool program is designed to develop and nurture confidence, listening skills, strengthen large motor skills, and develop a love for the sport of gymnastics.
The skills we present during the session will be based on the Fundamental Movement Patterns of Gymnastics (landings, springs, statics, rotations swings & locomotion).
This is a 40 minute class that will introduce you and your child to the environment, equipment and skills of gymnastics in a structured, but open play environment.

As this is a parented program we require a 1:1 ratio for child to caregiver.
 

Neutrons Age 2-3 Coed (Parented) [Calgary]

This 50-minute structured parented class for 2–3-year-old children will catch the interest of your child minute after minute as they cruise through a variety of challenges using sport specific equipment.   Class after class you will see continuous progress as the program will help encourage the development of independence, listening skills, patience, and perseverance.  Safety landings, gymnastics skill introductions and load of fun will be the theme of the day! Age exceptions are not available in this age group and must be a minimum of 2 years old to join this class.   Parents are expected to be actively engaged is supporting their child in this class.

As this is a parented program we require a 1:1 ratio for child to caregiver.
 

Solar Flares Age 4-5 Coed (Unparented) [Calgary]

Our 50-minute structured program is specifically designed towards children 4-5 years of age.  This program will improve confidence, strength, flexibility as well as increase agility, listening skills, and skill development all through a progressive approach which are found through the sport of gymnastics.  Friendships, mutual respect for others, and a love of the sport are just a few things that result from this class.  Age exceptions are not available in this age group and must be a minimum of 4 years of age to join this class.

Stargazers (Age 5) (Unparented) [Calgary]

The Stargazer program is the bridge from the preschool to the recreation program. The skills in this class follow the Ladder program. These skills and drills are introduced in a creative, fun, age-appropriate way. This class will last one hour and 10 minutes and will occur alongside our recreational classes.   

Age exceptions are not available for this class. All registrants must be a minimum of 5 years of age and attending Kindergarten to join.
 

Shooting Stars (Coed) Ages 6-7 [Calgary]

Register by age only. This program primarily focuses on Artistic Gymnastics including but not limited to: Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam & Floor Exercise. Gymnasts registering in these classes must be at least six years old before the start of the session as the class structure will align with the maturation level of the child. The Shooting Stars program will work primarily within steps 1-8 of the Ladder Program, which covers safety landings on all apparatus in the program, assesses strength, flexibility of the gymnast, and teaches proper body alignment. Focus will be on providing a strong foundation on basic gymnastic skills in a fun and creative way, to which more advanced skills will follow from.  Coaches will determine which step participants are on for all events by assessing the strength, flexibility, skills, and mental readiness of each individual gymnast.
 

Junior Stars (Coed) Ages 8-10 [Calgary]

Register by age. Gymnasts registering in these classes must be at least eight years old before the start of the session as the class structure will align with the anticipated emergence of both the physical and mental development of children in this age group. This program primarily focuses on Artistic Gymnastics including but not limited to: Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam & Floor Exercise. The Junior Stars program will work not only in the initial beginning stages but will primarily focus on the progressive steps laid out in the ladder Program. Coaches monitor all skill acquisition and determine the appropriate level for your child’s development by assessing their strength, flexibility, skills, and mental readiness.

Senior Stars (Girls) Ages 11-17 [Calgary]

Register by age. Gymnasts registering in these classes must be at least eleven years old before the start of the session as the class structure will align with the maturation level expected in children in this age group. This program primarily focuses on Girls Artistic Gymnastics including but not limited to: Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam & Floor Exercise. The Senior Stars Program will recap on all safety landings in a progressive way and focus on aligning the gymnast to more advanced skills however, training is based on their own set of needs. Gymnasts will work through the progressive steps in the ladder program as the coach completes ongoing assessments and will support the gymnasts in their training at their level of readiness. This approach allows a child with any experience level to train with their own age group regardless of their ability.

T&T Rockets Ages 6-7 (Coed) [Calgary]

Register by age only. Gymnasts registering in these classes must be at least six years old before the start of the session as the class structure will align with the maturation level of the child. The Trampoline and Tumbling (T&T) coed program primarily focuses on Trampoline, Tumble Track, Floor, and other specialized equipment. The T&T program will work primarily within steps 1-8 of the ladder program, which covers safety landings on all apparatus in the program, assesses strength and flexibility of the gymnast, and teaches proper body alignment. Focus will be on providing a strong foundation on basic gymnastic skills in a fun and creative way, to which more advanced skills will follow from. Coaches will assess which step of the Ladder Program is applicable for all events themselves by assessing the strength, flexibility, skills, and mental readiness of each individual gymnast.
 

T&T Flyers Ages 8-10 (Coed) [Calgary]

Register by age. Gymnasts registering in these classes must be at least eight years old before the start of the session as the class structure will align with the anticipated emergence of both the physical and mental development of children in this age group. The Trampoline and Tumbling (T&T) coed program primarily focuses on Trampoline, Tumble Track, Floor, and other specialized equipment. The T&T program will work not only in the initial beginning stages but will primarily focus on the progressive steps laid out in the ladder program.  Coaches will continuously assess which step for all events themselves is most appropriate for your child’s development by evaluating their strength, flexibility, skills, and the mental readiness.
 

T&T Supernovas Ages 11-17 (Coed) [Calgary]

Register by age. Gymnasts registering in these classes must be at least eleven years old before the start of the session as the class structure will align with the maturation level expected in children in this age group. The Trampoline and Tumbling (T&T) coed program primarily focuses on Trampoline, Tumble Track, Floor, and other specialized equipment. The T&T Program will recap on all safety landings in a progressive way and focus on aligning the gymnast to more advanced skills however, training is based on each individual own set of needs.    Gymnasts will work through the progressive steps in the ladder program as the coach completes ongoing assessments and continually supports the gymnasts in their training at their own level of readiness. This approach allows a child with any experience to train with their own age group regardless of their ability.

Super Stars 1:1 Coaching - Adaptive Gymnastics

This program is designed to introduce children with disabilities to the sport of artistic gymnastics. Each week, gymnasts will work one-on-one with a member of our coaching staff, moving through various circuits in this semi-structured class. Coaches will adapt activities for their participant, creating an environment conducive to meeting the personal learning and developmental needs of each individual. All participants will be assisted through the session to achieving their own personal best as a gymnast.

Open only to children with disabilities ages 4+ requiring 1:1 coaching. 

To register, please contact the Gymnastics Centre directly to complete the programs intake process.
Email: gymnast@ucalgary.ca 
Tel: 403-220-7010

This program is sponsored by Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart 
 

Super Stars 2:6 Group Coaching - Adaptive Gymnastics

Our small group program is designed to serve as both an introduction and bridge program for children with disabilities to the sport of artistic gymnastics. Gymnasts will participate in a structured circuit-based program in an environment conducive to their unique needs and goals. Each group will consist of a small group of coaches and athletes, allowing the space and time for coaches to adapt and modify circuits. Through the session, coaches will design class specific lesson plans, aimed to meet each child where they are at, while assist each individual as they working towards their personal goals as a gymnast.

Open only to children with disabilities ages 6+ requiring small group coaching.

A coach will be provided for each low ratio class; all parents/aids are asked to remain in the hallway during class.  If special circumstances are required, please contact the program coordinator at 403-220-7010

To register, please contact the Gymnastics Centre directly to complete the programs intake process.
Email: gymnast@ucalgary.ca 
Tel: 403-220-7010

This program is sponsored by Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart 

Super Stars Drop-in - Adaptive Gymnastics

Only open to children with disabilities, these drop-in times are designed with low ratios, allowing children with disabilities and their grown-up/helper access to come and explore the Gymnastics Centre.

Please note, this is not a structured class. Each participant is required to provide their own 1:1 support to attend.

Participants are invited to come and discover our environment in an unstructured way. This time allows each participant the space and flexibility to use the equipment and space to aid in their learning, experiences, and development.

A member of our coaching team will be present and available to offer ideas, adaptions and access to additional equipment, supporting the participants needs and goals. 

One adult is required to actively participate at all times to assist the participant during drop-in. Additional unregistered children, including those in car seats, carriers, strollers, baby-wearing devices or independent, may not be brought into the gymnastics centre during this time and can not be left unsupervised outside the gym. 

Should you feel you have an unique circumstance, please contact gymnast@ucalgary.ca. Any exceptions must have written authorization prior to registration. 
 

Adult Recreation Gymnastics (Ages 17+) [Calgary]

This structured program divides participants based on ability into Beginner and Experienced classes. By following a rotational schedule, each participant will train on all the apparatus within the Gymnastics Centre. Participants will collaborate with their coach to help reach their individuals goals.
The skills presented during these sessions will be based on the Dominant Movement Patterns of gymnastics including - landings, rotations, springs, statics, and swings.

Unsupported inversions will be based upon coach’s individual participant assessment and participant's skills, strengths, and body awareness in compliance with the UCalgary Gymnastics Centre regulations.  

PARKING IS NOT INCLUDED WITH ADULT PROGRAMS
 

Gymnastic FIT

Gymnasts have amazing overall fitness. Come and train in the Gymnastics Centre using the same kinds of exercises we use to condition our athletes. Exercises will utilize the various apparatus in the gym to build strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and co-ordination utilizing body weight exercises. Some light resistance may be achieved  with resistance and therapy bands and sliders. This 45 minute structured class will utilize a variety of training techniques such as circuits and intervals ensure a workout that will be dynamic, engaging and challenging to any fitness level. 
 

Custom Group Bookings Gymnastics [Calgary]

We are proud to offer custom group bookings for schools, special events,& cross-training programs.   Our staff will lead your group and provide programming for the time period booked.   Safety is our first priority and children will be challenged with age-appropriate skills and activities.    Alternatively, we do offer facility bookings to rent space that are suitable for a variety of activities.

To complete a booking request form CLICK HERE or to get more information, email gymnast@ucalgary.ca

Homeschool Gymnastics [Calgary]

The Homeschool Program is a once-a-week, skill-based, coed program for ages 6+yrs that aligns with our Ladder programs.  Gymnasts in this program are provided strong coaching expertise that supports learning gymnastics as a foundation sport.  Children will be challenged in individual skills as well as encouraging teamwork.  Depending on registration, groups may be combined or separated. This will be determined by the coaches at the start of the class. As this program is based on Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals within the sport of gymnastics, your child will get to build their skills regardless of what experience they previously have. Classes are scheduled once a week for an hour and 25 minutes.

Gym drop-in [Cochrane]

PLEASE READ THROUGH
Gymnastics Informed Consent is required for entry, and once signed online will be valid for the dates specified only (Sept to Dec. 2023 OR Jan to June 2024).  To sign the Informed consents, please click  "ADD TO CART"  below under "CURRENT OFFERINGS".   Although signing this does not guarantee entry, this document is required to be completed before payment can be accepted onsite.   All families will need to sign in and pay the $5.00 per participant fee each time they attend a drop in. ($5.00 cash per participant age 2 and up, under he age of 2 is free).  As we have a small float, we may be unable to accept $50 or $100.00 bills, apologies for any inconvenience. The informed consent is required for those under 2 as well, even babies that will be using the floor or equipment. 

We are located in the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sport Centre at 800 Griffin Road East, Cochrane AB

HELPFUL HINTS AND GYM EDICATE
* One adult for every 3 participants under the age of 10, active supervision is required. Children aged 3 and under must have a parent/guardian within arms reach. 
* Upon arrival, please be sure that parents and children remove all outer footwear and place them by the blue dots on the left hand side of the gym doors. We now have a NO shoe rule in our gym, and participants should have bare feet. Parents accompanying their child may wear socks if they choose. 
*Upon entering the gym doors, coat racks are available.
*Parents/guardians please be aware of the uneven surfaces within the gym, and take due care while moving around to ensure your own safety. 
*Use of the equipment is for youth only, those who have a signed informed consent waiver for Drop-in specifically. (Please note that each class/program requires its own waiver)
*MAXIMUM of 30 participants will be allowed in the gym at one time slot. Coaches reserve the right to cap the number of participants or cancel drop-in at their discretion. 
The rules for drop-in will be reviewed and/or posted for all patrons prior to participating. If you are unsure, please check with the on-site coach. 

Respect for the facility, participants, & coaches is expected. Any misbehavior will result in removal from the gym with no refund.
ONLINE Informed Consents for all patrons is required to be signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate, without exception (there are no paper copies available). Please make sure you are signing the correct Informed Consent!

Family Drop-in (ages 0-10) typically runs:

Fridays from 12:50-1:50pm OR 2:00-3:00pm 
Saturdays from 4:30-5:30pm OR 5:40-6:40pm 

It is at the discretion of the coaches on-site to determine if exceptions can be made to the ages listed for each type of drop-in as well as how many participants there are for drop-in, to ensure the safety of all participants

Last Fall 2023 Drop in dates are Fri, Dec 8 and Sat, Dec 9, 2023

Drop-in will resume on Friday, January 5, 2024!

We are closed for drop-in on the following scheduled dates:
Fri, Feb. 16, 2024
Sat, Feb. 17, 2024
Fri, March 29, 2024
Sat, March 30, 2024
Fri. May 17, 2024
Sat. May 18, 2024
Last days of Drop-in before summer are:
Fri, June 21, 2024
Sat, June 22, 2024

 

Birthday Parties [Cochrane]

Birthday Party Info.
Celebrate your birthday by swinging, jumping, tumbling and playing with your friends in a fun & safe environment. Your birthday package, which is 2 hours, includes one hour of time in the gym, where after rules and safety guidelines have been covered, you have the option to have free time, structured play or circuits which will be lead by the coach or coaches. There will be 2 trained instructors onsite to help facilitate the birthday parties; they will be engaging with the participants and their families, as well as completing administrative and cleaning duties to help ensure the success of each birthday party. The final hour is time for families to enjoy food/cake and/or present opening in the designated party area. To ensure safety and all operations, we are unable to extend your gym time.  Our staff will be happy to wash tables and clean the floors at the end of the party time, however we ask that you place all garbage in the receptacles provided. Be advised; we allow up to 22 as that is how many seats are available at the Birthday Party table and there is limited standing area.

Due to high demand of our parties, we often will have one birthday in the gym area, and one birthday finishing in the designated party area. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 15 minutes to ensure that all paperwork is completed.

You are welcome to bring cake, ice-cream, and any other food or non-alcoholic beverage into the facility. Garbage cans are provided for your convenience. We do not have a refrigerator at this time so please consider this when making your food choices. Feel free to bring a cooler if you like.

IMPORTANT!!!
All participants MUST HAVE a signed "Informed Consent" by a parent or legal guardian, which is provided as an attachment in the confirmation email. **This document is required to be printed in color and double sided. We highly recommend that families use the paper copies provided at the gymnastics facility to ensure the validity of the document and can avoid printing errors. 


Please click on "SHOW DETAILS" for helpful hints and gym etiquette. 

Birthdays are a special time for children to celebrate another bench mark in their lives. We would like to thank you in advance, for respecting each others time slots in the gym and designated party area etc as we work together to make you and your child's experience a wonderful memory.

Birthday Bookings can be made by calling Client Services at 403.220.7749 or online below. 
For more information the UCalgary Cochrane Gymnastics phone number is 403-932-7373 or email cochranegym@ucalgary.ca

Birthday package rates: $225.00 plus tax (for up to 22 guests)

***We appreciate the interest in booking your birthday party with us. We are currently reviewing how we can best utilize the space and will update whether we will have availability for spring bookings at a later date. Thank you for your patience.***

Gymnastics Baby & Me (Parented 6-18months Co-ed) [Cochrane]

This 30 minute, parented class will introduce you and your child to the environment, equipment and skills of gymnastics. Your busy kiddo will get to climb, slide, bounce, and explore during this fun-filled, structured, but open play environment. This class will encourage your child gain balance, muscle control to assist in the steady of sitting up, standing & walking. Our program will help facilitate their cognitive, sensory and social development.

As this is a parented program we require a 1:1 ratio of child to parent.

Spring 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Summer Camps 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Fall 2024 Registration opens May 1, 2024

 

Toddler Gym (18mo-2.5yrs coed) Parented [Cochrane]

Our preschool program is designed to develop and nurture confidence, listening skills, strengthen large motor skills, and develop a love for the sport of gymnastics.
The skills we present during the session will be based on the Fundamental Movement Patterns of Gymnastics (landings, springs, statics, rotations swings & locomotion).
This is a 30 minute class that will introduce you and your child to the environment, equipment and skills of gymnastics in a structured, but open play environment.

As this is a parented program we require a 1:1 ratio of child to parent.
To make arrangements for baby wearing/carrying, please contact us at the gym prior to registration. 

Spring 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Summer Camps 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Fall 2024 Registration opens May 1, 2024

Bug-a-Boo’s – ages 2-3 years – PARENTED [Cochrane]

This 45 minute class will intrigue your little Bug-a-Boo by exploring our fun-filled gymnastics environment using various equipment and gymnastics specific apparatus in a structured class with obstacle based circuits and stations set up by our qualified coaching staff. The program will assist in the development in strength, flexibility, and loads of confidence and coordination. Our coaches will help guide the parents to be hands on and engaged as they will be a key part to help their children to succeed. 

As this is a parented program we require a 1:1 ratio of child to parent.
To make arrangements for baby wearing/carrying, please contact us at the gym prior to registration. 

Spring 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Summer Camps 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Fall 2024 Registration opens May 1, 2024

Tumble Bugs (4-5yrs coed) non-Parented [Cochrane]

The skills that we present during this 45 minute class will be based on the Fundamental Movement Patterns of Gymnastics (landings, springs, statics, rotations, swings, locomotion, and object manipulation) and is designed to develop and nurture those skills. Through our well thought out programming, children will experience the magic of gymnastics. Children can enter our Tumble Bugs Program without any gymnastics experience as our coaching staff will support individual skill level.
Currently there is no spectating inside the gymnastics facility.

Future Registration Dates:

Spring 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Summer Camps 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Fall 2024 Registration opens May 1, 2024

Pre-Copper (5.5 years only Co-ed) [Cochrane]

The Cochrane Gymnastics Program is excited to launch our newly developed Pre-Copper Program. This structured program is geared towards gymnasts who are 5 years of age and have the mental and physical readiness to begin the transition into our Recreation Ladder Program. This hour and fifteen minute program emphasizes strength, flexibility, coordination and development of foundational gymnastics skills. Our goal for this program is to enable gymnasts who are not old enough to join the 6 year old copper program, but have the ability and desire to develop their skills and refine them to a higher level.
Our coaching team and the goals of the program are to ensure the success of each gymnast regardless of the program that they have registered in. Coaches will communicate to the parent if a more suitable program is available that would better support the learning of individuals. Classes are scheduled once a week for an hour and 10 minutes.

Listening skills are essential as safety is our first priority.
Currently there is no spectating inside the gymnastics facility.

Spring 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Summer Camps 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Fall 2024 Registration opens May 1, 2024

Copper/Bronze age 6 & 7 (girls) [Cochrane]

The Copper/Bronze (artistic) programs are the first ladders for the gymnasts to climb out of the 6 ladder levels in our recreational program. Coaches will determine in the first class or two, which step (rung) of the ladder your child is on and set out the level to challenge them at from there. As this program is based on Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals within the sport of gymnastics, your child will get to build their skills regardless of what experience they previously have. The 4 main events that participants will train on are Floor, Bars, Beam, Vault and will have the opportunity to use, at minimum, 1 of the trampoline apparatus. Classes are scheduled once a week for an hour and 25 minutes.

Currently there is no spectating inside the gymnastics facility.

Spring 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Summer Camps 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Fall 2024 Registration opens May 1, 2024

Silver/Gold ages 8-9 (girls) [Cochrane]

The Silver/Gold (artistic) programs are the third and fourth ladders for gymnasts to climb out of the 6 ladder levels. This ladder has a number of steps (rungs) to climb before moving onto the next ladder level. Coaches will determine at the start of the class which step (rung) your child will begin with based on the criteria set out within the program. The ladder program encourages children to have fun while learning proper gymnastics techniques and push the foundations of gymnastics to more optimum success levels. The 4 main events that participants will train on are Floor, Bars, Beam, Vault and will have the opportunity to use, at minimum, 1 of the trampoline apparatus. This program is considerate of age and ability and is set up for children coming a minimum of once a week for an hour and 25 minute class.
Currently there is no spectating inside the gymnastics facility.

Spring 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Summer Camps 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Fall 2024 Registration opens May 1, 2024

Platinum ages 10-11 (girls) [Cochrane]

The Platinum (artistic) program is the fifth ladder for gymnasts to climb out of the 6 ladder levels.  This ladder has a number of steps (rungs) to climb before moving onto the next ladder level.  Coaches will determine at the start of the class which step (rung) your child will begin with based on the criteria set out within the program. The ladder program encourages children to have fun while learning proper gymnastics techniques and push the foundations of gymnastics to more optimum success levels. The 4 main events that participants will train on are Floor, Bars, Beam, Vault and will have the opportunity to use, at minimum, 1 of the trampoline apparatus. This program is considerate of age and ability and is set up for children coming a minimum of once a week for an hour and 25 minutes.

Spring 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Summer Camps 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Fall 2024 Registration opens May 1, 2024

Platinum Plus ages 12-17 (girls) [Cochrane]

The Platinum Plus (artistic) program is the sixth ladder for gymnasts to climb out of the 6 ladder levels.  This ladder has a number of steps (rungs) to climb before moving onto the next ladder level.  Coaches will determine at the start of the class which step (rung) your child will begin with based on the criteria set out within the program. The ladder program encourages children to have fun while learning proper gymnastics techniques and push the foundations of gymnastics to more optimum success levels. This program is considerate of age and ability and is set up for children coming a minimum of once a week for an hour and 25-minute class, however, to obtain the more advanced skills more than once a week is recommended.  We have many gymnasts who have started at this age and are very successful as our coaches are capable of handling ability at an individual’s pace. The 4 main events that participants will train on are Floor, Bars, Beam, Vault and will have the opportunity to use, at minimum, 1 of the trampoline apparatus.

Spring 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Summer Camps 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Fall 2024 Registration opens May 1, 2024

Trampoline and Tumbling (Coed) [Cochrane]

This coed program incorporates four apparatus including trampoline, tumbling, double mini trampoline, and our 40-foot long tumble track. Athletes in this program will be challenged with a wide variety of technical skills on each apparatus as well as strength and flexibility. Trampoline is about body control and body awareness and from that, the result of hard work and dedication to the skill progressions comes the ability not just to flip, but to allow the child to progress through multiple tricks and flips in a routine format. It is through this progression that our coaches will work together to determine the readiness of the child through our assessment process. This program is considerate of age and ability and is set up for children coming a minimum of once a week for an hour and 25 minutes.

Registration is by age group:
Ages 6-7
Ages 8-9
Ages 10-17

Spring 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Summer Camps 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Fall 2024 Registration opens May 1, 2024

Homeschool Gymnastics [Cochrane]

The Cochrane Homeschool Program is a once a week skill based coed program that aligns with the Ladder Programs.  Gymnasts will have the opportunity to use both the artistic and trampoline apparatus to learn various drills and skills in a progression format. The homeschool programs are held in the early afternoons at a time when the gym has the most amount of opportunity for the coaches to use the equipment readily available giving lots of flexibility to adapt the program to each individuals needs and wants in the program. Depending on registration and or staffing, groups will either be combined or separated into ages 6-8 and 9-12, which is determined by the coaches at the start of the class.
Currently there is no spectating inside the gymnastics facility. This program is considerate of age and ability and is set up for children coming a minimum of once a week for an hour and 25 minutes.


Spring 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Summer Camps 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024
Fall 2024 Registration opens May 1, 2024

Adult 18+ Gymnastics [Cochrane]

Gymnastics is a sport for life. Whether you are an X-national gymnast or have never done gymnastics, the adult program is suitable for all. In this class, you will be taught the foundational techniques in the sport of gymnastics and will progress at your own rate as you are guided through criteria to advance in the skill level. This program is a class and not a drop in, however exploratory time will be allotted.

Fall 2023 Registration: May 1, 2023

Competitive (WAG) Gymnastics Teams [Cochrane]

Gymnasts selected to join this competitive program will develop the skills necessary to compete at a provincial level. Entry into competition occurs when a minimum skill level is acquired and the athlete is deemed ready by the head coach. We accommodate athletes in Canadian Competitive Programs Levels 1-7 and Xcel Programs Bronze through Diamond. This program runs 4-9 hours per week split between a minimum of 2 days.

Participants will train primarily on Vault, Beam, Bars and Floor as these are the events that they would compete on when asked to attend competitions. Other events/equipment may be used to help support their training and skill development. 
Gymnasts may also be steered into the Recreation Program depending on what the coaches decided is best suited for each individual child. Performance opportunities are not guaranteed and registration should be based on the desire to train to gain confidence, gymnastics skills, strength, flexibility, and the life skills that are learned along the way.

TRYOUTS will be held in Spring. You can register by age (Free of Charge) under the view offerings tab of the Cochrane Tryouts for 10 month Programs (LTAD) once made available after you have attended a Parent Information Night (Requirement to register for tryouts). 

Trampoline & Tumbling Twisters - 10 month program [Cochrane]

The Trampoline & Tumbling Twisters Team has a number of goals and objectives to achieve to support the Cochrane Gymnastics programming. Some of the goals are listed below.
  • Events for the Aspire Trampoline & Tumbling program (co-ed) may include' Trampoline, Double Mini Trampoline, and Floor (or rod floor), and unconventionally Tumble Track.
  • Provide the Recreation Program with a higher level of programming that future gymnastics may strive to be a part of.
  • Be ready to participate in Interclub Recreation Fun Meets when and if the opportunities arise.
  • Teaching gymnastics and the life skills that are earned through hard work and dedication. Strength, flexibility, focus, confidence, coordination, and technical training will be integral parts of this program.
  • Helping with the development of our coaches in training program (C.I.T.) and to possibly become a coach in training starting at the age of thirteen or fourteen.
TRYOUTS will be held in Spring. You can register by age (Free of Charge) under the view offerings tab of the Cochrane Tryouts for 10 month Programs (LTAD) once available.
Performance opportunities are not guaranteed and registration should be based on the desire to train to gain confidence, gymnastics skills, strength, flexibility, and the life skills that are learned along the way.

Developmental (Pre-Competitive) Gymnastics [Cochrane]

The Developmental Team is made up 2 levels of programming; Mitey Mites, which is 2 times a week for three hours a week and are typically ages 4 & 5. Hot Shots, which is 2 days a week for four hours a week are typically 5 & 6 years old. These gymnast train on various types of equipment not limited to Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor, Trampoline, Tumble Track etc, and will work on strength & flexibility as well as technique in skills. Building good technical skills, confidence, and letting the natural talent shine through is key. These programs are in pursuit of the Women's Artistic Gymnastics Programs, known as WAG.

Further development in our programming may provide in other opportunities such as in one of our Competitive WAG Programs or  T&T Twisters. Gymnasts may also be steered into Preschool or the Recreation Program depending on what the coaches decided is best suited for each individual child. Performance opportunities are not guaranteed and registration should be based on the desire to train to gain confidence, gymnastics skills, strength, flexibility, and the life skills that are learned along the way.

TRYOUTS will be held in Spring. You can register by age (Free of Charge) under the view offerings tab of the Cochrane Tryouts for 10 month Programs (LTAD) once made available after you have attended a Parent Information Night (Requirement to register for tryouts). 

Competition Registration [Cochrane]

Through the recommendation by the LTAD Coaches, gymnasts will be invited to particpate in various Competions, Training Camps, Fun Meets etc.    Particpants will be invited to these events and given the specific event code in order for them to know the specific event that pertains to each gymnasts specific level.  All policies provided by the host club will be required to be adhered to.   Click the "show details" for more information.  

Tryouts for 10 month Programs (LTAD) [Cochrane]

Our LTAD Teams have been very popular and we appreciate all the support.    At this time, we are assessing if there will be the need to host a tryout night or not, and will update this page in mid April 2024 as to where we are in this process.   

Tryouts are free of charge and open to all, however we do ask that only participants who are truly interested in furthering their development in gymnastics, as it is a 10 month commitment and their is a lot of information to be considered prior to trying out. Please call the gym at 403-932-7373 for information on spots available, what is involved in being a part of this 10-month program and to potentially book a tryout.  Our team program has over a 96% average return rate and our goal is to offer a lifetime of great fun and memories.

Follow us on our Facebook at UCalgary, Gymnastics Cochrane for the most updated information and messaging options.   This includes tryouts for , Inspire Competitive Artistic Gymnastics, and  Trampoline & Tumbling Twisters Programs. Athletes will need to be registered not only by the program in which they are interested in, but must also meet the age requirement listed. Developmental Girls Gymnastics for ages 4 & 5 years old can be done by emailing cochranegym@ucalgary.ca and book a time with one of the Senior Coaches as this age group will not be doing the regular scheduled tryout date. 

Gym Jam [Cochrane]

Gym Jam is a non-competitive, recreational fun meet that gives gymnasts an opportunity to show off the skills that they have been working on. Gymnasts registered in the Recreational program for the current Fall session in Cochrane or the Main campus (if invited by their coach) and who are ages 6-17, are eligible to participate. Both disciplines of gymnastics offered at the Cochrane location, will be included in Gym Jam. We ask that participants register based on the program that they are currently registered in.

Artistic Gymnastics – Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor
Trampoline & Tumbling – Tumble track, Trampoline, Floor (tumbling)

Each gymnast will perform a routine on each event, which they practiced as part of the programming for the session. As this is a fun, confidence building event, coaches will provide full support and can even guide participants step by step through the routines during Gym Jam. Bring the family and have them cheer you on as you show off your skills!

Due to popularity of this event, we now offer the choice to register in either the morning or afternoon session.

Fall 2023 Gym Jam will be held on December 16, 2023

For more information or questions, please feel free to contact cochranegym@ucalgary.ca or call the gym at 403.932.7373

Coach In Training Program (CIT) 13+ [Cochrane]

The Cochrane Gymnastics Program is proud to offer regsistered gymnasts age 13-16 the opportunity to become a Coach In Training (C.I.T.). This volunteer program is geared towards individuals who want to learn more about coaching with the intent to become a part of our certified coaching team. 13 year old Pre-CIT's must complete the program over two training years. 14,15 & 16 year olds have the option of completing the program in one or two training years.  This is an amazing an experince for young teens to learn how to manage a class, work with the public, share their passion for the sport of gymnastics, and learn life skills. The goal of the program is to provide excellent training with certified, professional staff, and set them up to become a successful coach and ready to take the coach courses to become a certified coach.

To find out all of the information and to get more details as to how the program is implimented, contact the gym at cochranegym@ucalgary.ca, via phone at 403.932.7373 or club Manager, TC Rogers via email at tcrogers@ucalgary.ca

Custom Group [Cochrane]

The UCalgary, Cochrane Gymnastics Facility is located in the Spray Lake Family Sports Centre in Cochrane AB.

We are proud to offer Custom group bookings for specialized training camps, schools, special events, parties, and cross training programs. Our trained staff will lead your group and provide program planning for the time period booked. Safety is our first priority and children will be challenged with age appropriate skills and challenges.

To book a custom group or for more information, please contact TC Rogers at tcrogers@ucalgary.ca, or by calling 403.932.7373

Gymnastics Summer Camps [Cochrane]

Whether you are new to the sport of gymnastics or an existing gymnast who wants to learn some new fun tricks, our Summer Camps are for you! Summer camps run for 4 or 5 consecutive days and can be done as a as a full day camp or you can just choose to do a morning or afternoon week long camp. (see age requirements for full day). All camps are co-ed and groups will be divided into the most appropriate age & ability on the first day. While our camps are primarily gymnastics based, we also incorporate team building, crafts, games and much more. *Themes are lightly incorporated.  All campers must be able to use the washroom facilities unassisted. 

Preschool Campers--ages 4-5 (coed)
We are proud to offer our 4-5 year old preschool camps, either a week of morning camp  OR afternoon camp. (Please do not register for both within the same week, as we find a full day is too much for this age group). Themes for each week of camp will be lightly incorporated into our programming, with lots of fun, games, gymnastic skills and more. Children MUST be able to follow instruction and use the washroom facility without assistance. Click on 'show details' for more information.   

Recreation Campers - age 6-13 (coed)
Our Recreation camps are an excellent way to keep active during the summer and gain buckets of strength, flexibility, coordination in a very fun-filled environment, with themes lightly incorporated. With our inground trampoline, 40-foot tumble track, uneven bars, balance beams, vaulting table and tons of specialized equipment geared towards fun, fitness, and fundamentals of gymnastics! Our qualified coaches will make the week very fun and engaging while lifelong friendships develop over the course of the week with like-minded kids. *NOTE: Trampoline and Tumbling programs for the Recreation Program will be incorporated as part of our overall summer camp and will all remain coed. However, we are offering one specific Trampoline & Tumbling Half Day Camp for our recreational athletes (please inquire if you need more information). Half and full day options available for recreational camps, click on 'show details' for more information. If you are registering for a half day camp you may only register for AM or PM, not both, unless you are able to do lunch pick up/sign out and drop off/sign in (pick up at 12 and drop off at 1pm, with an adult as they need to be signed out and in). 

**If your child is above the age of 13 and would like to partcipate in a camp, please contact the gym to help you find the most suitable camp for your child.**

Summer Camp 2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024

Preschool & Recreation Camps (themes lightly encorporated)
*Week 1: July 2-5 Amazing Race Camp (4 day camp)
Week 2: July 8-12 Disney Camp 
Week 3: July 15-19 Jungle Camp
Week 4: July 22-26 Team Building Camp 
Week 5:July 29-Aug 2 Beach Camp
*Week 6: Aug 6-9 Circus Tricks (4 day camp)
Week 7: Aug 12-16 Pajama Camp
Week 8: Aug 19-23 Olympic Games Camp 

NOTE: There are LTAD Team Camps listed, which are by Coach INVITE ONLY (no public registrations). Please click on SHOW DETAILS for more information.