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GFA Badge 3 & 4 Co-ed

Co-ed at least 5y 11m but less than 12y

This is a one hour class which builds on the Fundamental Movement Patterns. Athletes begin to develop on the skills previously learned in Badge 1 and 2. At this level, skills are designed to be taught to co-ed groups, however, there are some boys only classes offered. We focus on mastering the basic skills required for each athlete to move into the gender-specific training. Athletes will work on fundamental skills such as handstands and cartwheels.

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Program Offerings

OfferingInstructor(s)Open
Saturday GFA Badge 3 & 4 Co-ed 9:00am - 10:30am
Sep 18, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021
Coach Hope0
Saturday GFA Badge 3 & 4 Co-ed 10:15am - 11:45am
Sep 18, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021
Coach Elijah0
Sunday GFA Badge 3 & 4 10:15am - 11:45am
Sep 19, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
Coach Garrison0
Sunday GFA Badge 3 & 4 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Sep 19, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
Coach Maksym7
Monday GFA Badge 3 & 4 Co-ed 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Sep 20, 2021 - Dec 13, 2021
Coach Carys0
Tuesday GFA Badge 3 & 4 Co-ed 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sep 21, 2021 - Dec 7, 2021
Coach Kaitie0
Wednesday GFA Badge 3 & 4 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Sep 22, 2021 - Dec 8, 2021
Coach Garrison0
Wednesday GFA Badge 3 & 4 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Sep 22, 2021 - Dec 8, 2021
Coach Elijah0
Thursday GFA Badge 3 & 4 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Sep 23, 2021 - Dec 16, 2021
Coach Amanda0
Thursday GFA Badge 3 & 4 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Sep 23, 2021 - Dec 16, 2021
Coach Bailey0
Friday GFA Badge 3 & 4 Co-ed 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Sep 24, 2021 - Dec 10, 2021
Coach Ella0
Friday GFA Badge 3 & 4 Co-ed 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sep 24, 2021 - Dec 10, 2021
Coach Kayley0
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Program Details

CanGym Badge 3 - LTAD 2

At this level, athletes focus on learning skills grouped into one of the 6 fundamental movement patterns: landings, locomotions, stationary positions, rotations, springs and swings. Skills at this level are taught on a variety of competitive and non-competitive apparatuses. Athletes progress at their own pace depending on their abilities and goals.
  • Badge 3: This is a 1 hour class which builds on the Fundamental Movement Patterns. Athletes begin to develop on the skills previously learned in Badge 1 and 2. At this level, skills are designed to be taught to co-ed groups, however, there are some boys only classes offered. Children must master 100% of the skills before moving to the next level.
GFA was created by Gymnastics Canada and is used as a progress monitoring and motivational tool for men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics. Athletes in the GFA program are beginner to advanced level recreational gymnasts and entry level competitive gymnasts. 
The Gymnastics For All program is based on Gymnastics Canada’s 3 philosophical pillars of fun, fitness and fundamentals. These 3 beliefs are integrated into every lesson which creates a welcoming, engaging and exciting environment for all gymnasts.
GFA has two objectives:
  1. To provide a badge-based, skill development program for Canadian gymnastic clubs.
  2. To provide resource material that complements the Level 1 and 2 National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Gymnastics curriculum. GFA is a progressive 12-badge program that challenges kids to develop their gymnastic skills in a fun and safe environment. Every child receives a progress card and a badge when each level is completed.
 

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 Stage2

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) taken from Gymnastics Canada

Role of Parents/Guardians in this Stage

  • To introduce participants to a range of activities, provide encouragement and participate in activities such as parent days, shows, and parent/child classes.
  • Must be prepared to transport participants to activities, and to pay for these activities.

GFA Ortona Style

Gymnastics For All is divided into 12 different badge levels. An athlete must learn the skills required at each badge before they can move on to the next level. The skills taught grow more difficult with each ascending badge.
Badges 1 through 4 are co-ed, but Ortona does offer recommendation only, gender-specific classes at these early levels. At badge 5, the classes are separated by gender so that athletes focus on apparatuses specific to men’s or women’s artistic gymnastics.
To maximize the amount of training time available to the athletes and to reinforce similar skills at different levels, badges 1 and 2 are combined into a single class, badges 7 and 8 are combined into a single class for both boys and girls classes as well as badges 9 to 12. Although these badges are grouped together, each athlete must still advance through the badge levels in order.

 

Required Memberships

Required Programs

  • CanGym Badge 1 - PREREQ USE ONLY
  • CanGym Badge 2 - PREREQ USE ONLY

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