EXTENSION & EXTENSION PLUS (4 - 6 hours)
The Extension program is our introductory class for competitive gymnastics. In this class our coaches increase the expectation on the quality of performance of skills and continue developing strong basic technique which will allow children to learn more advanced skills.
Gymnasts in the Extension program will be invited to three PAD (Physical Ability and Development) tests each year in which each child is measured on their skill, strength and flexibility improvement. This important component of our program allows parents to receive a report as to the progress of their child as well as having the senior coaches in the club review every child and pick up on improvements required.
The Extension Gymnasts attend all Delta Invitationals and can also compete in Regional Championships and State Titles (subject to qualification). Our female Extension Gymnasts will learn routines and compete in level's 1 - 5 of the National Development program and experience success by competing in Novice competitions in which they will compete against girls from other clubs who train a similar number of hours each week.
At Delta our philosophy is that children should only train the number of hours that suit their own level of gymnastics and that they will benefit from. Our Extension program is specifically designed to allow children to have successful competitive experiences at Level 1 - 3.