In advance of a planning meeting this weekend, I’m doodling. Comparing the long established USA Jr Olympic / NCCA super program vs what we’re using right now in Saskatchewan, Canada.
I’d say the Canadian Elite stream process is pretty good. I particularly like the Aspire through Novice programs.
But the older Canadian Provincial Stream girls in Saskatchewan would be far happier if they were suddenly transported to the USA. They get dead-ended at P5 … or must make a BIG jump to (near) FIG rules in National Open.
What is the goal of National Open in the Canadian system? Why do those gymnasts need to compete FIG?
A 10 level program leading up near seamlessly to College NCAA rules is ideal for those girls who have no aspirations to try out for international gymnastics.
The Level 10 / NCAA rules seem realistic for those little girls who love the sport enough to continue after they’ve grown to womanhood.
Leave a comment if you’ve an opinion. Or if you find my doodle far too simplistic.