Our WAG Programs
The Aerials Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) program is designed for gymnasts who have demonstrated exceptional talent and competitive drive.
Our competitive program consists of 3 streams ADP, CCP, Xcel (descriptions below). Athletes are placed in the program that will allow them to best develop based on individual skill level and goals. When progressing through levels a higher demand for difficulty is required and with that comes a higher time commitment. Coaches will determine an appropriate training schedule dependent on the age, skill, and level of each gymnast.
SGA athletes are committed to the sport of gymnastics and require hard work, discipline and commitment to represent Aerials at a competitive level.try out information Parent Portal
ADP- Aerials Developmental Program
The purpose of the Aerials Developmental Program is to improve strength, speed, power, endurance, flexibility and skill. This will build a strong foundation and prepare the athlete physically and mentally to transition them into the artistic competitive stream (Xcel and CCP). This program will include 3 in house testing events throughout the year which will allow us to track athlete’s individual progress. This will also allow the athletes to experience the pressure of an evaluation in a familiar setting within the comfort of their own facility. Athletes will not be ranked against each other at testing events, the goal is to improve at each testing.
Canadian Competitive Program: Compulsory (3-5) and Optional Levels (6+)
The CCP program comes with the belief that all athletes must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. The gymnasts are challenged through progressive, yet responsible development of technique-based skills and routines. As the levels advance the focusing shifts to developing complex and advanced technical skills while maintaining a high level of physical fitness Gymnasts progress to the next level when requirements in the desired level are mastered. Athletes will compete at invitational meets and at Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) sanctioned events representing SGA.
In addition, athletes have opportunities to compete at Compulsory or Provincial Championships, and if in the appropriate level they may have opportunity to qualify for events including Alberta Winter Games Team trials, Provincial Championships, Western Canadian Championships and/or Canadian National Championships.
This program is designed to accommodate a variety of abilities and commitment levels. Athletes in the Xcel program will compete optional routines that give coaches and athletes flexibility when it comes to skills and choreography. This program is a perfect fit for those gymnasts who have other commitments, limiting the hours and travel they can commit to gymnastics. This is a great option to train competitively in our WAG program and represent Aerials locally at invitational competitions.