High School gymnastics
Students in grades 8-12 may participate in high school artistic gymnastics. The program has a variety of levels that allow participation by athletes whose abilities range from beginner to elite.
Its purpose is to allow students the opportunity to develop their skills in artistic gymnastics and represent their school at local competitions.
Under the BC School Sports calendar, artistic gymnastics is classified as a winter pport with the season typically running from the beginning of January until the end of High School Provincial Championships which are held at the beginning of March.
Typically there is no try-out process to participate on a school gymnastics team, students of all abilities are welcome to practice with the team and learn routines.
However, those students who represent their school at the BC High School Provincial Championships are selected based on their success at a trials competition.
B.C. schools that currently have gymnastics teams either hold training sessions within their schools gymnasiums or hold training sessions at member club facilities.
Students who are interested in competing for their school and who are already Gymnastics BC athletes may continue their regular training schedule. They must approach their school’s athletic director in order to be registered as a BC School Sport athlete and compete at a local qualifying meet in order to attend High School Provincial Championships.
Students who are not already training at a club facility may want to inquire about high school or teen programs at their local Gymnastics BC member club or other gymnastics facility. They can also approach their school’s athletic director to either join a team that is already in existence or to start a new team.
Resources and forms
High school code of points (2015-02-02)
Andrée Montreuil, Techncial Director, 604-333-3491, email@example.com