Developmental Program -
The Strathmore Silhouettes coaches are dedicated to helping each competitive athlete to achieve their personal best. Every athlete learns differently, and at a different rate. Our aim is to promote physical, mental and emotional strength, thus awarding the athlete with a sense of accomplishment, which can radiate into many areas of their lives. Through making realistic and attainable goals, dedication and hard work, our athletes gain many benefits; self confidence, hard work ethic, discipline, courage, determination, perseverance, focus and concentration, friendships, sportsmanship....to name a few.
Participating in the recreational program can develop a platform to progress into competitive gymnastics, if that is the direction that is chosen.
Tryouts are generally held in June, space permitting, but we will occasionally do individual tryouts during the year upon request. Attributes taken into consideration include strength, flexibility, power, confidence, attitude, and how they respond to teaching.
The Developmental Program is based on the JO Program
(Junior Olympic) - levels 1-4
(new for the 2019/2020 season!)
We are excited to offer a new program for our youngest developmental athletes! This program is for girls aged 4-6 who have demonstrated the necessary physical, technical and emotional readiness to attend a class with more structure and expectations, with the goal of preparing for the Pre-competitive program. Our supergirls will train once a week for 2 hours.
Pre-competitive - JO 1/2
The Developmental program is for girls aged 5-8 who have demonstrated the necessary physical, technical and emotional readiness required for this specialized program. Developmental runs twice a week for a total of 6 hours. The program acts as a stepping stone into the Jr Competitive program in the future. Athlete's may participate in 1-2 Fun Meets throughout the season (if they are ready). This program requires a commitment from September - June.
Jr Competitive - JO 2 - JO4
The Jr Competitive program is for girls aged 6+ who have demonstrated the necessary physical, technical and emotional readiness required for this specialized program. Jr Comp runs 2 times a week for a total of 8 hours, and it acts as a stepping-stone into the Competitive Team program in the future. Athlete's may participate in 3+ meets throughout the season. This program requires a commitment from July until June.
For more information regarding either program, please contact our Competitive Head Coach - Tara Smith