Training Programs2019-02-28T16:10:16+00:00

Why train at KIN Gymnastics?

Gymnastics is an extraordinary sport for children, because it builds strength, balance, co-ordination, flexibility, muscle-tone and provides a general boost to overall fitness. Moreover, gymnastics teaches self-confidence, body awareness and discipline, while it also encourages athletes to set and achieve personal goals. It is why gymnastics is one of the best cross-training sports in the world and is considered the perfect staging platform for many other sports. To top it all off, the sport is exhilarating to watch and a lot of fun to take part in!

What program is right for me?

At KIN Gymnastics, we like to supplement all the of the above by injecting a sense of family and a sense of belonging, as an integral part of our athletes’ personal accomplishments. The KIN training program offers a full range of Recreational and Competitive Programs. Our Recreational Program starts with parented and non-parented KINder Gymnastics classes, moving aspiring young gymnasts from WeeKIN (45 mins p/wk), to MiniKIN and MunchKIN (60 mins p/wk). These preschool classes allow for the development of patterning, spatial awareness and problem solving as athletes are encouraged to explore space and equipment in a safe manner.

Next, the worKINg foundations recreational program levels are based on the CANGYM recreational programs, worKINg foundations Level 1-2 and worKINg foundations Level 3-4 for ages 6-8 and 9+ (both 90 mins p/wk), allow participants of varying ages to learn and develop gymnastics skills without the need to specialize in the sport. As athletes advance through the worKINg foundations levels, they are introduced to sport ethics and gym rules as well as movement patterns and skills that instil self-confidence.

After mastering worKINg foundations Level 3-4, the KIN Recreational Program takes a slightly different turn from most gyms by leading its gymnasts to the developmental levels 1-3 of the Junior Olympics (JO) program, which are tailored to transition recreational athletes to Canada’s Developmental and High Performance Competitive Programs in a series of classes that increase from 90 minutes to three hours per week.

At this point athletes can opt to move across to the high-calibre, progressive developmental levels 4-6 of the Junior Olympics (JO) program as part of KIN’s Competitive Program, designed to help young gymnasts develop the strong skills they need to prepare for invitational, provincial or national competition. The next levels of KIN’s Competitive Gymnastics Program embrace Canada’s primary Women’s Artistic Gymnastics programs, the pre-competitive Aspire program and the competitive High Performance program. As part of these programs, athletes learn how to challenge themselves within the supportive, positive coaching environment of a program that can go from six to nine hours of training per week, all the way to the competitive 12 and 18 hour programs that are part of Canada’s Provincial Stream, and beyond,  to the 22.5 and 26 hour National Stream that take athletes to national and international competitive levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does your program schedule and fee structure work?2018-08-21T17:17:00+00:00

The KIN Recreational Programs generally run across three seasons (Fall, Winter and Spring) and each season requires a to 13-week commitment and can either be paid in full at the start of the program, or in two installments (half of the program fees at start and the second half at the midway point). Special Summer programming in available in July and August. We post a new schedule for every season, with session dates, class times and fees.

The KIN Developmental Programs for JO levels 2-3 and levels 4-6, run for a 10-month period from September 1st through June 30th and require a 10-month commitment, and can either be paid in full at the start of the program or in 10 equal monthly instalments.

The KIN Competitive Programs (Aspire and HP Novice, Junior and Senior), run for a 12-month period from July 1st through June 30th and require a 12-month commitment, and can either be paid in full at the start of the program or in 12 equal monthly installments.

Please refer to our Recreational and Competitive Registration pages for more details.

Are there any additional costs?2018-08-22T01:05:51+00:00

Yes, in addition to the program fees, all participants in gymnastics are required to be a member of the Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF). AGF membership includes sports injury insurance coverage for all registered gymnasts at any registered Gymnastics facility in Canada in coordination with Canada Gymnastics (GCG). The annual membership fee varies based on the level of participation and is only payable once a year.

There is a separate annual KIN membership fee, which is used towards funding of new equipment and other facility improvements.

Are there discounts for having multiple children enrolled?2018-08-21T17:16:49+00:00

Discounts are available for our Recreational Programs only. Five and ten percent discounts are available for parents enrolling a second or third child respectively. Discounts are not offered for Competitive Programs, summer camps and clinics.

How do I know which class is right for my child?2018-08-22T01:07:56+00:00

We want to make sure your child is placed in the most age and skill-appropriate class, so each athlete feels physically challenged yet confident enough to propel themselves to new heights. We always recommend scheduling an assessment before deciding on a class, in case you have any doubt.

Can my child get an assessment or take a trial class?2018-08-21T17:16:38+00:00

Absolutely! KIN Gymnastics offers free assessments and trial classes whenever space is available. Please refer to our Assessments page for more details.

What should my child wear to recreational gymnastics classes?2018-08-22T01:08:40+00:00

Most comfortable and stretchy attire is acceptable for our recreational programs – leotards, shorts, leggings, T-shirts and tank tops. Please avoid buckles, belts and zippers. Shirts should be tight or long enough that they can be tucked in. Please tie back long hair. Bare feet or gymnastics slippers are preferred in the gym. KIN Gymnastics is not responsible for lost or stolen items, so please leave jewellery and valuables at home.

What should my child wear to competitive gymnastics classes?2018-08-21T17:16:23+00:00

Please refer to the KIN Competitive Gymnastics Handbook for details.

How do I know if my child is ready for the competitive program?2018-08-22T01:09:29+00:00

Our coaches evaluate all recreational gymnasts on a constant basis in order to flag prospects for the Competitive Program, and we also do assessments upon request. The Competitive Program requires athletes with a natural talent, strength and flexibility, a strong potential for growth and even more so, a family commitment to a long-term competitive program.

Can I take pictures or video during class?2018-08-21T17:16:09+00:00

For privacy reasons, pictures and video are not permitted during class times. Flash photography can be extremely dangerous for the athletes and is strictly forbidden in the facility at all times. At special events, parents may be given opportunities for pictures. If you have a special request, please contact us at info@kingymnastics.com.

Do I have to participate in fundraisers?2018-08-21T17:16:03+00:00

KIN Gymnastics does NOT rely on parent support and therefore, fundraising is not required from anyone. The KIN Gymnastics Parent Council does organize fundraising opportunities to help parents raise money to go towards the program fees of their own children as well as the travel costs for coaches, which are the responsibility of the participating athletes and their families.

What payment options does KIN accept?2018-08-21T17:15:55+00:00

All credit card registrations are completed online via the Amilia system. The payment process through Amilia requires registration and creation of a user account, prior to being able to select and pay for your program. If you require any assistance, or would like to pay with an alternate method of payment, please contact registration@kingymnastics.com.

What is KIN’s cancellation policy?2018-08-21T17:15:10+00:00

KIN Gymnastics reserves the right to cancel or change class times due to insufficient enrolment. If we cancel a class due to insufficient enrolment, a full class fee refund will be offered. Classes may be cancelled in the event of weather or power outage-related gym closures. Due to strict scheduling and coaching ratios, we cannot provide make-up classes in the event of missed or cancelled classes.

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