Artistic Gymnastics is a set of disciplines that combines power and artistry, concentration and courage. Since it is a sport that requires strength, balance, and flexibility from its athletes, Artistic Gymnastics can serve as an invaluable foundation for other sports.
In line of the Vision, Mission and Values of Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics, the main objective of the Competitive Program is for athletes to reach top rankings provincially, nationally and internationally. Our technical staff determines which program an athlete will be invited to annually. Team programs are by invitation-only and are a long-term commitment. Candidates are evaluated and placed in a training environment we believe will best allow them to meet their projected potential.
Coaches target athletes for specific programs based on a number of objective and subjective criteria including an athlete’s competitiveness, ability to deal with success as well as failure, their physical abilities and projected pathway of development and coachability. Athletes may be moved from one program area to another at any time, based on ability, work ethic, attendance, and commitment level.
Benefits of Competitive Sport:
- Coordination, agility and flexibility enhancement
- Goal Setting
- Self Discipline
- Physical and Mental Preparation
- Time Management Skills
- Team work
For more information, please contact Michael Hood, Programs Director at 604.737.7693 ext. 144.