The Academies of WECDSB offer students an opportunity to pursue their individual passions by focusing their efforts on particular disciplines, both athletic and academic.
Open to students in Grades 7-8, the Gymnastics Academy will help student athletes, ranging from recreational to competitive, learn and improve on advanced individual skills and lead up progressions, while developing a lifestyle inside and outside the gym that emphasizes building character through achieving both athletic and scholastic success. Purposeful practices led by highly trained staff, strength and conditioning designed to maximize physical attributes, and a focus on leadership will all position the student athlete to achieve their individual goals.
Technical development focuses on establishing composure, confidence and creativity inside and outside the gym. The following themes are targeted in personal and competitive settings:
Tactical themes are established to increase an athlete's understanding and passion for the sport, translating to a more effective and imaginative presence in the gym:
Sport training sessions are innovative and focus on individual needs. Athletes are challenged in a positive and competitive environment.
Strength & Conditioning Training: In-season and off-season training plans are designed for today's serious gymnasts and compliment the Sport specific training. The goal is to maximize the effectiveness of all gymnastics specific energy systems focusing on strength, power, agility and cardiovascular training.
Watch these two videos from a Gymnastics Academy athlete and parent!
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