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GFA Badge 4 Co-ed

Co-ed at least 6y but less than 12y

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 4: Each session focuses on mastering the basic skills required for each athlete to move into the gender-specific training. Athletes will work on skills such as handstands, cartwheels and pullovers

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Program Offerings

OfferingInstructor(s)Open
Friday GFA Badge 4 co-ed 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sep 16, 2022 - Dec 16, 2022
Coach Kayley1
Saturday GFA Badge 4 co-ed 10:15am - 11:45am
Sep 17, 2022 - Dec 17, 2022
Coach Kaitie0
Saturday GFA Badge 4 co-ed 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Sep 17, 2022 - Dec 17, 2022
Coach Ella0
Saturday GFA Badge 4 co-ed 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Sep 17, 2022 - Dec 17, 2022
Coach Kayley, Coach Katherine5
Sunday GFA Badge 4 co-ed 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sep 18, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022
Coach Jasmyne0

Program Details

GFA Badge 4 - 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 4: Each session focuses on mastering the basic skills required for each athlete to move into the gender-specific training. Athletes will work on skills such as handstands, cartwheels and pullovers
Athletes begin to develop on the basic skills necessary to advance through the GFA program. 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.    
Gymnastics For All 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 GFA 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. Gymnastics For All 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.
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.

Required Memberships

Recommended Programs

  • GFA Badge 3 - PREREQ USE ONLY

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