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CI - Women’s Artistic - Xcel Team Prep

Female at least 6y but less than 10y

Xcel Team Prep is a Coach invitational program designed for athletes who have advanced through Ortona’s Aerials program. These are specialty classes that athletes must be recommended into. Aerials and Xcel Team Prep are programs that can feed into many areas of gymnastics including but not limited to: GFA, Developmental and Provincial competitive streams.

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Program Offerings

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm & Sunday 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Sep 11, 2024 - Dec 15, 2024
Coach Amanda K2

Program Details

Xcel Team Prep

Xcel Team Prep is a Coach invitational program. These are specialty classes that athletes must be recommended into.

If you have not been recommended into this class and are interested, please email generalinfo@ortonagymnastics.com or use the request assessment on the bottom tab bar of the website.

Xcel Team Prep is an advanced programs for girls between the ages of 6 and 9.

Athletes focus on:

  • bars
  • beam
  • floor
  • vault
  • trampoline
  • flexibility
  • strength

These coach invitational programs can feed into many areas of gymnastics including but not limited to: GFA, Developmental and Provincial competitive streams, and the Xcel program. 

A Team Ortona Body Suit is required to be purchased and worn at all classes for this program. Body suit is non refundable. 

Entry into a Recommendation Only Program:

Sometimes our coaches notice children who progress through the gymnastics exercises quickly and learn the gymnastics movements faster than their fellow classmates. Our coaches will then recommend them into one of our advanced recommendation only programs.

Ortona respects the diversity of our gymnasts, and we truly believe that all our athletes are extraordinary. By offering recommendation only programs, we continue to allow all our gymnasts to work and develop at their own pace without restricting their abilities.

An invitation into a recommendation only program is based on several factors such as an athlete’s physical ability, flexibility, coordination, listening skills and learning speed. Above all, an athlete should have a positive attitude and a desire to work hard and give it their all.

If your child has not been recommended into a specialty class, and you feel that they show potential, please feel free to request an assessment. This form can be found under the register tab in the navigation bar at the top of our website.

Ortona’s Programs:

Ortona offers gender-specific programs for athletes focused on Men’s Artistic Gymnastics or Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Ortona also offers a co-ed program for athletes who are undecided on what discipline to pursue.

Gymnastics is a fun-filled, non-contact activity through which children can develop self-confidence, experience a wide variety of challenges and opportunity for social interaction.
Gymnastics helps develop physical literacy in children. The development of these physical tools are needed to take part in activity and sport, both for healthy life-long enjoyment and for sporting success. You’re never too young to gain something positive from the sport of gymnastics.
For full details on Long Term Athlete Development refer to Gymnastics Canada website. We have selected a highlight from each stage.
OGC LTAD Stage 3

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) taken from Gymnastics Canada
Role of Parents/Guardians in this Stage

  • Parents continue to expose participants to a range of activities, provide encouragement and show interest in participating in sport and physical activity.
  • Parents must listen to the participant to help identify sport preference.
  • Parents will continue to maintain a balance with school, other sport and non-sport activities.
  • Parents should be prepared to transport participants to activities, and to pay for these activities.

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