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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#2 Tony on 07.04.14 at 1:18 pm

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.

#3 JO on 07.05.14 at 7:45 am

What are the differences between the old system and the JO system?

#4 coach Rick on 07.05.14 at 2:58 pm

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.

#5 SW on 07.05.14 at 3:03 pm

Nova Scotia is also adopting JO this year, as will the other Atlantic provinces the following year.

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