British Columbia schools drop competitive Gymnastics

The governing body for sport for the province’s primary and secondary schools has dropped gymnastics as a sanctioned sport.

BC School Sports (BCSS) said the rationale was based on low enrollment numbers and gymnastics typically not taking place within the school itself.

In the 2022-23 season, there were only 453 athletes across B.C. enrolled in school gymnastics, according to the BCSS. …

The decision by BCSS is extremely upsetting to Terry Mitruk, the gymnastics coach at Sutherland Secondary in North Vancouver.

“It doesn’t cost them anything extra. We are a small community. So, the workload is not significantly more. If it’s a workload issue, then tell us and help us resolve that issue,” Mitruk told Global News. …

Gymnastics programs dropped from B.C. schools: coaches, students upset

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