Etobicoke Gymnastics

2019-20 Trampoline Competitive Tryouts

Sunday June 23, 2019

Synergy Gymnastics is the competitive program for Etobicoke Gymnastics.

The Club continues to successfully develop athletes in Trampoline, all of whom began their general gymnastics career in the very same recreational program that your son or daughter is enrolled in.

Tryouts will be held on Sunday June 23 for girls & boys aged;

2012 year of birth

2011 year of birth

2010 year of birth

2009 year of birth

2008 year of birth

You must register in advance to participate.

Please call the office at 416-241-3401 to let us know you are interested or email us.

Life Changes to Keep in Mind

  • You will have to change your schedule to the extent that you are available to drive your gymnast to and from practice. Carpooling with other team parents is a good solution.
  • There will be competitions that consume one to several weekends during the competitive season depending on your child’s competitive level, usually not in their first season.
  • Homework will have to be done much more efficiently and with better study habits due to shorter periods of time available. It has been our experience that students who are involved in our competitive team program tend to have good grades and are better at studying because they have learned to budget their time more effectively than their peers.
  • Time management skills will become a necessity in all areas of your gymnast’s life (and yours).  Your child will have less time at home and less time to spend with friends outside the sphere of gymnastics influence.

The following questions are frequently asked and the answers should assist you with your decision to try-out and join the competitive program.

Competitive Trampoline - What does it mean?
We believe that Competitive Trampoline teaches life skills along with the greatest overall body conditioning your child could be involved in. Properly taught trampoline gymnastics teaches self-motivation, discipline, pride, dedication, determination, work ethic, time management, teamwork, team spirit, leadership, sportsmanship, respect for others, poise and many more positive characteristics.

When and how will I be notified if my son ordaughter has been accepted onto the competitive team?
We will contact you shortly after the evaluation to notify you if your child has been invited onto the team, or recommend continuing to develop in the recreational program.

If accepted into the program when would training start?
Training would start in July and continue until the following June. The competitive team athletes train forty-nine weeks of the year, with days off during the statutory holidays. If you already have vacation plans made this summer it is not a problem, we merely ask that your child attends as much as possible when you are at home; fees are still payable during absences.

How many hours and or days per week would my child train?
Your son or daughter may be invited to train with the Trampoline 8 Team (trains three times per week for 8 hours).

When are practices held?
The start time on a weekday is usually 4:00 pm when classes are scheduled to begin during the school year.

There is daytime training during the summer in July and August, however all classes are usually scheduled from Monday to Thursday.

Trampoline 8 Team Summer Schedule
Monday 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Trampoline 8 Team School Year Schedule
Wednesday 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

How much are the training fees and when are they payable?
Trampoline 8 Team: $235 per month (8 hours per week)

Payments are made in twelve equal monthly installments on the first day of each month by credit card in our automatic recurring payment plan.

Other fees include the annual Competitive Membership Fee; this fee is equal to one month’s training fees. The Gymnastics Ontario registration fees for the participant and the club; this amount varies depending on the level of the gymnast. The purchase of a training suit and or a competition suit. There is a small fee for the club’s photo day and year-end banquet.

Will they get to snack since training occurs over the dinner hour?
Yes, athletes are encouraged to bring in healthy nutritional snacks to refuel their bodies. Your child will be given a couple of minutes to hydrate with water and have their snack throughout their practice.

Will I have to fund-raise or volunteer?
No, we do not fund-raise or require volunteer hours from our parents. The Competitive Membership Fee (previously mentioned) exonerates families from having to fund-raise, since we know in most instances the parents are usually dipping further into their own wallets to do so. Occasionally the club will host a competition when volunteers are required. Parents are needed to set-up equipment; accept admissions; sell at concessions and various other duties. Since our hosting of events is infrequent there has always been an excellent turn out.

What if I have some other questions not mentioned here?
Please do not hesitate to contact us so that we may assist you. We realize that this is a major decision with commitment from your child and the family. These frequently asked questions will at least give you some insight into our competitive program. I will also be available to answer questions during the evaluations if you choose to sign up your son or daughter.

Dave Sandford