Junior Olympic (JO) Program
As of July 1, 2015 Gymnastics Canada has adopted the JO Program developed in the USA for use in the Provinces and Territories. The Junior Olympic program was developed with the belief that all athletes, regardless of their potential, must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. The program allows each gymnast to advance at her own pace. The Canadian Junior Olympic Program (CJO) has some modifications that are not in use in the USA or in other countries who have similarly adopted this program. These modifications are to assist our coaches and athletes in making the transition to JO from the previous national stream and provincial programs that have been in place in Canada. The rules of the JO program are otherwise being implemented in their entirety.
At Gelico Gymnastics Club, our objective is to have our athletes work on perfecting the routines for the level they are ready to compete in, as well as working toward the skills required for the next level, with a focus on quality gymnastics, precision and form.
Junior Olympic Levels 1 – 2 (JO 1-JO2) Pre-Competitive
These levels include compulsory routines on each event, similar to the previous GymCat program. This team at Gelico Gymnastics will have opportunities to compete at invitationals during the competitive season.
Junior Olympic Levels 3 – 5 (JO 3-JO5) Provincial Compulsory
These levels include compulsory routines on each event, similar to the previous GymCat program. This team at Gelico Gymnastics will have opportunities to compete at invitationals during the competitive season. Athletes in Levels 3 to 5 will also have the opportunity to qualify to compete at Provincial Championships.
Junior Olympic Levels 6-10 (JO6-JO10) Provincial Optional Routines
These levels include progressive requirements that are used to construct individual routines on each event. Athletes in levels 6 to 10 will compete at invitational competitions, and will be eligible to qualify for Provincial Championships. Athletes in levels 8 to 10 will be eligible to qualify for Western Canadian Championships, and athletes in Level 10 (as well as level 9 age eligible) are eligible to qualify for Canadian National Championships.