In an effort to make it easier to search for a class, we have created six separate categories: Early Learners (Pre-School), CanGym, CanJump, Freestyle, Specialized Classes, and Interclub
The Early Learners category encompasses the GymBaby, Tiny Tumblers, Super Springers, Flying Friends, Bouncing Buddies, and Master Movers classes.
- GymBaby, Tiny Tumblers, and Super Springers (Walking to 23 months, 2 years, and 3 years)
Gym Baby, Tiny Tumblers, and Super Springers classes are parent-assisted, coach-led classes focused on inspiration and discovery in a gymnastics environment. Each GymBaby, Tiny Tumbler, and Super Springer attends with their own safeguarding adult aged 18 and up. With you at their side, we guide you to personalize the challenge and focus for your child. To get the most out of GymBaby, we recommend that your child already be walking.
Super Springers is also available for children under 5 who are not quite ready to attend on their own. Please make arrangements to register through the Front Office.
- Flying Friends, Bouncing Buddies, and Master Movers (4 years to under 6 years)
In Flying Friends and Bouncing Buddies, you’ll find the first 4 levels of our independent Early Learners program. Skills, imaginative activities, and tricky challenges inspire our Early Learners to go faster, higher and stronger! Master Movers is 2 more levels of advanced challenges, activities, and skills tailored toward young athletes with exceptional listening and gymnastics skills.
Master Movers Prerequisite: By coach recommendation or by assessment only. Bouncing Buddies is also open to 6 year olds upon request. Please make arrangements to register through the Front Office.
Only registered participants are supervised by the club and covered by insurance. Any other children (siblings, etc) must be entirely off the gymnastics floor in the waiting or viewing areas. This includes babies in slings, car seats, strollers, etc.
CanGym is for gymnasts aged 6 years and up. The CanGym category is about the traditional/artistic events: Vault, Uneven Bars, Beam, Floor, and Parallel Bars. Gymnastics is a fun and useful sport whether you are cross-training, want to go to higher levels, or are interested in becoming more acrobatic. Boys and girls practice the same skills in these levels.
CanJump is for gymnasts aged 6 years and up. The CanJump category is about the three trampoline events: Trampoline, Tumbling, and Double Mini-Trampoline (DMT). CanJump builds skills, training habits, endurance, balance, strength, perseverance, and safety skills in a high-flying sport.
Freestyle is for gymnasts aged 6 years and up. The Freestyle class is a multi-movement challenge that develops rapid decision-making skills. Parkour techniques of traveling over, under, and around obstacles are intensified through the mastery of gymnastics tips and tricks. Apparatuses can include: Bars, Tumbling, Trampoline, Double Mini-Trampoline, Walls, and a variety of interesting things to vault over.
Specialized Classes encompasses Homeschooler’s Gymnastics, Aerial Arts, and Handsprings & Flips classes.
Homeschooler’s Gymnastics is a gym-wide exploration of gymnastics for gymnasts ages 6 years and up but during the day! The Homeschooler’s Gymnastics class includes skills and challenges from our CanGym, CanJump, and Freestyle programs. Depending on the age and skill level of the group, the class can be tailored to a specific discipline each session. Apparatuses can include: Bars, Beam, Vault, Tumbling, Double Mini-Trampoline, and Trampoline.
Aerial Arts is for gymnasts aged 8 years and up. This class focuses on our aerial silks. Athletes learn the foundational skills, and build the strength and flexibility needed to master climbing, acrobatics and static poses on this unique equipment.
Handsprings & Flips
Handsprings & flips is for gymnasts who have passed level 5 in any of our other gymnastics programs. The handsprings & flips classes range from learning a back handspring (Level 1), connecting a back handspring (Level 2), and learning advanced tumbling lines (Level 3), as well as other tumbling skills and skill combinations.
The Airdrie Edge Interclub programs are for hard working, dedicated athletes who want to add a performance aspect to their gymnastics experience. Athletes in the Interclub groups will train 2x per week for 2 hours to further enhance their technical skills, create individualized routines, and learn the mental skills necessary to perform their routines in front of an audience.
For the start up of our Interclub program, we will host two internal Interclub meets during the Fall session. This will give the athletes two opportunities to show their progress on the routines they will be working on over the next couple of months.
Program Eligibility Requirements:
CanGym Interclub (Beam, Bars, Floor, Vault):
– CanGym Level 4 Pass or higher
CanJump Interclub (Trampoline, Tumbling, Double-Mini):
– CanJump Level 4 Pass or higher in the new program (effective in the Spring 2018 session)
Interclub is not a part of the Competitive programming here at Airdrie Edge. While Interclub has the potential to be a valuable step, it is not a necessary stepping stone in pursuing a competitive career; nor does being in the Interclub program secure/guarantee your athlete a spot in either Competitive program.
If you are interested in Competitive Artistic Gymnastics (CanGym) please contact, head coach, Tianna Larson Voth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in Competitive Trampoline and Tumbling (CanJump) please contact, head coach, Jamie Atkin at email@example.com.
This program focuses on the competitive aspect of parkour in Skill, Speed and Style. This is for athletes who can handle building strong basics and spending more time on correct technique, conditioning and flexibility in order to build them into well rounded athletes. Each session will finish with a Speed and Style competition in-house, and athletes with greater experience and skill level will move on to events in other gyms as their coaches see fit.
Freestyle Interclub Level 6-8
– Freestyle Level 5 Pass or higher, tryout and coach recommendation
Freestyle Interclub Level 9-12
– Freestyle Level 8 Pass or higher, tryout and coach recommendation
Airdrie Edge Demo Troupes are two performance teams made up of intermediate to advanced level athletes who work hard together to tell stories through music and gymnastics. Their routines consist of partner acrobatics, tumbling and group choreography. These athletes practice twice a week once for their routine and the other for their individual skill interests. Throughout the year they get the chance to share their performances with both small and large audiences around Alberta and often get to travel to BC.