About CanGym (Badge Levels) – Ages 4 & Up
This “badge” developmental program, designed by Gymnastics Canada, allows kids to expand on their skills starting at a beginner level and working towards advanced levels of skill acquisition. Children must be four years of age to participate, and class placement is based primarily on age but badge level is considered when going into advanced classes. CanGym is a progressive program that is universal throughout most gymnastics clubs in Canada. It enables your child to earn badges for their gymnastics achievement in the presence of their qualified instructor. It focuses on the fundamentals of gymnastics while incorporating fitness and fun. There are 10 different coloured badges in the CanGym program used at SSMGC. Each badge consists of various skills. Program skills have been selected to ensure a clear progression from one badge to the next.. The key skills in this program can be considered “building blocks” for more advanced gymnastics, but can also stand alone as excellent recreational level skills. Progress reports will be given to each gymnast at the end of each session. Coaches will complete the reports to indicate which skills the gymnast has “Attempted”, those they are still “Learning” and which he/she has “Mastered”. A participant has completed a badge when he/she has “mastered” each skill in that level. Some badges may take only one session to complete, while some may require multiple sessions. IMPORTANT: Only the Burgundy badge requires no experience. All other badges require students to have completed the previous level.
Please Note: Each of the Junior Gym, Can Gym and Tumbling Levels are worked in parts A and B. After completing Part A of a level, children will receive a Congratulatory Ribbon. Upon the completion of Part B, children will then receive the Level Coloured Ribbon. Children will complete both, parts A and B, before advancing onto the next level.