How to Join
Our competitive gymnasts are generally selected from our recreational programs. Most of these gymnasts are selected during our summer Future Stars camps.
Future Stars Camp is a fun and active camp in which qualified competitive staff members coach the participants and assess which children may be best suited for the competitive program. There are several weeks of camps to choose from over the summer months. Each camp is three hours per day (Monday – Friday). This is a camp in which the participants often learn something new and always have lots of FUN! There is no obligation to join our competitive program if your child is selected, and nothing to lose from trying the camp!
Your daughter must be 4 – 6 years old to attend this camp. Your daughter can attend as many of the one-week camps as you choose. For more information, or to register, contact us!
If there are spaces available at any time, gymnasts may be selected to join the competitive program. If you feel your daughter has potential to be a competitive gymnast and would like to inquire about having an assessment done, please contact us.
Gymnasts are selected for the competitive program based on talent and ability. Your daughter doesn’t have to know how to do a cartwheel or any specific skill (teaching these skills is our specialty!)
What we are looking for, however, is the ability to excel in gymnastics. Several physical attributes are assessed such as strength, flexibility, body control, body awareness, speed, power and agility. Other areas such as the ability to focus, willingness to learn, and general positive attitude are also evaluated.
It is important to select gymnasts for this program that will feel successful and therefore build confidence, self esteem and pride in their accomplishments. We work hard to ensure that gymnasts are placed in the program that is right for them.
Generally, young children who enter the competitive program begin at five hours per week (2 ½ hours twice a week).
Gymnastics is a year-round sport. The competitive season lasts from September to June (with fun summer camps throughout July & August).
Further information will be provided to you if your child is invited to join our competitive program so that you can make a fully informed decision at that time.
"It is our first year in the Developmental program and we have noticed an appreciable difference in our daughter’s physical and emotional development. Marian has allowed her to develop cognitively through the ability to focus on a task and be motivated to practice that skill through to completion. We frequently share in the enjoyment she gets when she accomplishes that skill for the first time. We observe a fun environment, where the girls really bond and support each other through friendly competition."
"My 10 year old daughter has entered into her 6th year at the Marian Gymnastics Club. Competing as a Pre- Novice athlete, she spends a lot of time at the gym. In this time she has grown in her strength, ability, and confidence. She has formed great friendships, and is the hands of coaches I fully trust, and am proud to have her look up to. Marian to her is more than just gymnastics - it is family."
"Our daughter was in her second year of gymnastics when we started her in piano lessons. Her older sister was also taking lessons, but we had to fight with her every time she had to practice, even though she loved playing. With the younger daughter, we never had any problems getting her to the piano. She told us that she knew that if she practiced, she would get better, even if it was something really hard. In one year of gymnastics, she had learned the value of working towards a goal. She has not only learned a love of gymnastics, but also a valuable lesson that will serve her throughout her life."
"Since our girls made the move over to the Marian Gymnastics from another club, we have seen a dramatic, positive change in their abilities as gymnasts. Your gymnastics program has also boosted their confidence, and increased their self-esteem. We attribute this change in our girls to the tremendous coaching and leadership at Marian. The Marian Gymnastics team are driven, dedicated, and determined to make every athlete successful."
"The Marian Gymnastic program has been a wonderful experience for our daughter and our family. The program promotes a team atmosphere but encourages and promotes gymnasts to progress at there own abilities. The coaching staff is amazing. The combined knowledge that they have is fantastic. But more importantly is they truly care about the well-being of the athletes, both physically and mentally. The structure that the competitive program offers has had a very positive impact on our daughters' school work as well. Our family would defiantly recommend Marian gymnastics to anyone thinking of joining a recreational or competitive gymnastics team."