Gymnastics Programs

We are not your average gymnastics program!

Under the guidance and leadership of the UBC School of Kinesiology, we provide developmentally appropriate fundamental and advanced recreational gymnastics classes to participants of all ages and levels of ability.

Our program philosophy emphasizes positive sport experiences, physical literacy development,  and encourages life-long participation in physical activity through a wide range of programs.

Gymnastics programs are led by NCCP Gymnastics certified and Active Kids trained instructors, with the additional support of UBC Kinesiology students and volunteers.

 

WINTER 2019 ACTIVE KIDS GYMNASTICS REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY NOVEMBER 19TH

2019 Winter Active Kids Brochure – please view for the complete program schedules and prices

**Please note that if you are having trouble registering or creating an account please call the Registration Office for assistance at 604-822-0207

 

Click below for complete program descriptions:

ubc_20160823_5451Parent & Tot (1.5-3 YRS)

This class is intended for children ages 18 months to 3 years old, and is 45 minutes in duration. The Parent & Tot class is a fun-filled introduction for you and your child to gymnastics and movement education. Music, hand-held equipment (balls, hoops, ribbons) and some free gym exploration time that will enhance your experience in the gym.

Please note: Parent Participation is required

Group size: Eight children to each coach
Class length: 45 minutes

To Register: click here

Preschool (3-4 YRS) S01_2817

This is an independent class for children ages 3-4, and is 45 minutes in duration. The Preschool class is for those children ready to be on their own and explore the various pieces of gymnastics equipment. Music and hand-held equipment (balls, hoops, ribbons) will enhance your child's experience. If you feel that your 3 year old is not ready to be independent, they have the option of registering in our Parent & Tot class.

Group size: Six children to each coach
Class length: 45 minutes

To Register: click here


ubc_20160823_5183This program is intended for children ages 6-10. By working on fundamental gymnastic movements and activities your child will have an opportunity to develop agility, strength, coordination, flexibility and self-confidence in a safe, supportive and fun environment. We use all the traditional gymnastics equipment plus specially designed equipment for education gymnastics, rope swings, a climbing wall, hand held equipment & trampoline.

 

Gym Kids 1 (5-6 YRS)

For 5-6 year olds in Kindergarten and is 1 hour in duration. By working on fundamental gymnastic movements and activities, your child will have an opportunity to develop agility, strength, coordination, flexibility and self-confidence in a safe, supportive and fun environment. Our fun and interactive class uses all the equipment in the gym.

Group size: Six children to each coach
Class length: 1 hour

To Register: click here

Gym Kids 2 (6-7 YRS)

For 6-7 year olds in grades 1 & 2 and is 1.5 hours in duration. By working on fundamental gymnastic movements and activities your child will have an opportunity to develop agility, strength, coordination, flexibility and self-confidence in a safe, supportive and fun environment. We use all the traditional gymnastics equipment plus specially designed equipment for education gymnastics, rope swings, a climbing wall, hand held equipment & trampoline.

Group size: Eight children to each coach
Class length: 1.5 hours

To Register: click here

Gym Kids 3 (8-10 YRS)

For 8-10 year olds in grades 3-5 and is 1.5 hours in duration. This class is intended for children ages 8-10. By working on fundamental gymnastic movements and activities your child will have an opportunity to develop agility, strength, coordination, flexibility and self-confidence in a safe, supportive and fun environment. Our fun and interactive class uses all the equipment in the gym, as well as music and hand-held equipment to enhance their learning experience.

Group size: Eight children to each coach
Class length: 1.5 hours

To Register: click here

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Designed by request for local families who homeschool their children, children develop physical literacy and basic gymnastics skills in a fun-filled environment. This fun program allows children to develop basic gymnastics skills.

Please note: Homeschool 1 and Homeschool 2 may combine pending registration numbers

Homeschool 1 (5-8 YRS) and Homeschool 2 (8-12 YRS)

For 5-8 year olds and 8-12 year olds
Group size: Eight children to each coach
Class length: 1.5 hours

To Register: click here


ubc_20160823_5206Our advanced recreational program for highly motivated children teaches progressively more advanced skills through each level of the program. An assessment is required for each level.

 

 

Excel 1 (6-10 YRS)

The excel programs is our advanced recreation program for highly motivated children teaches progressively more advanced skill through each level of the program. Each class is 2 hours in duration. An assessment is required. The Excel 1 class is for children 6-10 years.

Group size: Eight children to each coach
Class length: 2 hours

To Register: click here

Excel 2 (7-12 YRS)

The excel programs is our advanced recreation program for highly motivated children teaches progressively more advanced skill through each level of the program. Each class is 2 hours in duration. An assessment is required. The Excel 2 is for children 7-12 years old.

Group size: Eight children to each coach
Class length: 2 hours

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To Register: click here

Excel 3* (8-14 YRS)

The excel programs is our advanced recreation program for highly motivated children teaches progressively more advanced skill through each level of the program. Each class is 2 hours in duration. An assessment is required. Excel 3 is for children 8-14 years old. *Due to the nature of the program, Excel 3 participants are encouraged to register for 2 classes per week.

Group size: Eight children to each coach
Class length: 2 hours

To Register: click here

Booking An Excel Assessment

To register for any excel class, you must first complete an assessment.

If you are already registered in one of our classes (for example Gym Kids 2, or Excel 1) and would like an assessment please ask your coach directly before your class. They will be happy to do the assessment during class time. *Please note not all requests may be accommodated on the same day. This is at the coaches discretion.

If you have never taken a class with us before and would like an assessment, please contact us at active.kids@ubc.ca to coordinate a booking. *Please allow a minimum of 3 business days to receive a response.

September 10th - December 2nd non class time assessments will only be available during the following times:

  • Monday, every 15 minutes from 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sunday, every 15 minutes from 10:45am-12:00pm

Once the assessment is complete the coach will inform you of the results and submit your evaluation a form to the main registration office for processing. Processing from the date of the assessment will require a minimum of 1 full week.

*Please note the coaches have final say on the recommended level of class.

**Please plan in advance if you are trying to have the assessment prior to a registration day.

***An assessment does not guarantee a spot in the program, all registration is first come first served

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The ideal program for children who want to focus just on the trampoline and floor.

 

Beginner Trampoline & Tumbling (8-12 YRS)

This class is intended for children ages 8-12. Participants will develop basic skills on the trampoline, mini trampoline and spring floor in a fun and safe environment. Each class is 1 hour in duration.

Group size: Six children to each coach
Class length: 1 hour

To Register: click here

Intermediate / Advanced Trampoline & Tumbling (8-14 YRS)

This class is for children ages 8-14. It is intended for children who are ready to learn intermediate to advanced Tramp & Tumbling skills on the trampoline, mini trampoline and spring floor in a fun and safe environment. Each class is 1.5 hours in duration. Children are required to be evaluated before registering in this program to ensure accurate placement in a class. In order to schedule an assessment please email us at active.kids@ubc.ca.

Group size: Six children to each coach
Class length: 1.5 hours

To Register: click here


This is a fun and social gymnastics class for teens of all skill levels. Physical activity, strength, coordination, flexibility, and goal setting are just some of the many components of this program.

 

Teen 1 (11-17 YRS)ubc_20160823_5509

The Teen Program is catered towards teens of all skill levels. It is a fun and social gymnastics class with a focus on physical activity, strength, coordination, flexibility, and goal setting. Each class is 2 hours in duration. For 11-14 year olds.

Group size: Eight children to each coach
Class length: 2 hours

To Register: click here

Teen 1 / 2 (11-17 YRS)

The Teen Program is catered towards teens of all skill levels. It is a fun and social gymnastics class with a focus on physical activity, strength, coordination, flexibility, and goal setting. Each class is 2 hours in duration. For 11-17 year olds.

Group size: Eight children to each coach
Class length: 2 hours

To Register: click here


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Program Overview

This program requires absolutely no previous gymnastics experience but it is restricted to those who are fully committed to training and competing to represent their High School in local and provincial competitions. Physical activity, strength, coordination, flexibility, and goal setting are just some of the many components of this program. By working on fundamental and advanced gymnastic movements and activities, you will have an opportunity to develop and improve their overall agility, strength, coordination, flexibility and self-confidence in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

Ages: 13-17 year olds
Group size: Eight children to each coach
Class length: 2 hours

New and Want to Join?

This program has a maximum capacity of approx. 30 athletes on a yearly basis and is typically full. Program registration is restricted to participants who are already part of the program. If you are new and would like to be kept informed as to when new spots become available please contact us at kin.outreach@ubc.ca or 604-822-0207 and your name will be added to our waitlist. We contact those on the waitlist every Summer.

In addition to the seasonal class registration fees, please anticipate expenses to be incurred for 3 local competitions (mandatory), the BC Provincials competition (pending qualification and may include travel and accomodation), bodysuits, additional training sessions in December.

A very basic yearly schedule for current athletes is below:20160310_133031

Summer (July/August): Off Season. Select Training camps are offered

Fall (Sept-Dec): Weekly classes. Competitive season begins.

Winter (Jan-Mar): Weekly classes, local competitions, provincial competition (may require travel). Competitive season ends.

Spring (May-June): Weekly classes

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dsc_0181Adults of all ages and levels of ability can improve their gymnastics skills and fitness level in the adult class. No previous gymnastics experience required. We offer an adult gymnastics program which runs once a week on Thursday evening. We also offer adult drop in twice a week, Monday and Wednesday evenings 8-10pm if you would like to come in on an ad hoc basis. This program is for adults 18 and older.

Group size: Eight adults to each coach
Class length: 2 hours

To Register: click here

Parent's Afternoon Off and Parent's Evening Out - Registration Opens Monday November 19th

Register your kids and enjoy a day to yourself! Children ages 4-12 will enjoy a fun-filled day of gymnastics, games and activities. Please bring a healthy nut free snack for break time as well as a water bottle.

Parent's Afternoon Off: Saturday, Dec 8 from 12:30-3:00pm
Parent's Night Out: Saturday, Dec 15 from 6:00-8:30pm
Price: $20.00

To Register: click here

TO REGISTER

ONLINE: click here

BY PHONE: 604-822-0207

IN PERSON: Osborne Centre 6108 Thunderbird Blvd., Unit 1, Vancouver, BC, Monday – Friday, 8:45 am to 4:15 pm

*Please visit the KIN Outreach Home Page sidebar to find out more about any gymnastics class cancellations, gym closures, and holiday hours.