Classes: up to 14 hours per week
Our competitive team has really grown over the past few years. We have dedicated and experienced coaches to help all of our athletes achieve their competitive gymnastics goals.
This level of training requires a lot of dedication and commitment. Our competitive athletes train up to 14 hours per week from August – June.
Competition season: January – May
Competitive Program – Entry Requirements
The Pictou County Saltos
The Saltos are highly competitive and are no stranger to the podium at competitions. With yearly invitations to be on team Nova Scotia, we are proud of the hard work our top athletes put into their sport. We expect commitment to training, willingness to try and most of all a good attitude.
Less than 5% of recreational gymnasts possess the attributes necessary for competitive gymnastics. Entry into the competitive program is by selection from our pre-competitive program or transfer from another club’s competitive program. In all cases, formal evaluations of athlete potential and skill will be done by the Salto’s Head Coach.
Coaches are trained to identify gymnasts who show promise both physically and emotionally. An athlete’s progress will determine whether they are suitable for competitive gymnastics. Competitive gymnastics involves training a commitment of many hours weekly, on two or more days per week.
Training fees, competitive suits, meet fees and travel costs can be very expensive. Parents should fully understand this time and financial commitment prior to their child undertaking entry into the competitive program.
As a significant amount of training time and dedication is required to produce a competitive athlete, it is important that members understand the guidelines for the competitive program. Many elements are involved in success, including: discipline, a strong work ethic, respect, talent, attitude, commitment and parent support.
- Gymnasts should be on time and ready to work, for both practice and competitions
- Gymnasts are expected to attend every class as absence is not beneficial to their development
- Parents of a gymnast who is sick must notify the club’s office or their child’s coach that the gymnast will not be able to attend, prior to the start of the session
- Please notify us of planned absences as soon as possible
- Reimbursements will only be given where there are documented medical conditions, in such cases, written requests for credit/reimbursement must be made to the club with proof of medical condition. No credits/reimbursements will be made for athletes who miss training due to personal reasons
Pick up / Drop off:
- If an athlete must leave early, the coast must be informed
- Athletes are not to be dropped off any earlier than 15 minutes before start of class time
- Athletes are to be picked up on time at the end of all training sessions
- All pick-up arrangements (rides/carpools) should be arranged prior to dropping your athlete off to gym
- Parents are to ensure that their child is dropped off inside the gym, and picked up inside the gym. The club can not be responsible for unaccompanied children
Inside The Gym:
- Gymnasts must ensure they have all of their own supplies and accessories on hand in order to train properly (i.e. hair clips, elastics, headbands, grips, tape, wrist-bands, pro-wrap, etc.) – Athletes that do not come prepared may be asked to leave practice