Gymnastics BC goes Jr Olympic

Great news.

Another Canadian Province is adopting the American J.O. system, the most successful in the world.

As of September 1, 2014, Gymnastics BC will use the USA Junior Olympic Program (JO) for its provincial level competitive categories. JO will replace the Canadian Provincial Program (CPP), GYMSTART and KIP. Interclub and Performance Plus will continue to be offered, but the athletes will now also have the option to easily transition to the JO program levels 1 and 2. …

read more – New era for women’s artistic gymnastics begins in B.C.

This is all good. :-)

J.O. is better for kids. Better for parents. Better for judges. Better for coaches … who will have a far easier time getting PAID since their kids will be happier.



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coach Rick

Career gymnastics coach from Calgary, Canada.

5 thoughts on “Gymnastics BC goes Jr Olympic”

  1. FEAR NOT my Canadian friends. It is not like you are coming over to the dark side! Having spent a lot of time lecturing in Canada recently I can honestly tell you that the JO program is pretty simple. Parents will understand it (taking the pressure off you having to explain things a million times).
    The progressions are straight forward.
    It is a BASIC recipe.

    1. That’s a long, long answer.

      J.O. is out of 10.0 … and the scores are quite predictable.

      The Canadian Provincial Program is out of (less than) 20. And the scores were not consistent meet to meet.

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