Free Trial Period
Now offering a free trial period for athletes accepted onto any of our competitive teams
Join our Competitive Team
How do I know if my child has potential to excel in gymnastics at a competitive level?
Although many believe that completing challenging skills is the best sign of future gymnastics talent, skills are actually one of the least important aspects of a pre-competitive gymnast.
In athletes ages 4 and 5, I specifically look for strong, energetic, fearless, flexible and motivated kids. If a child at this age demonstrates those characteristics and can show a "bridge/back bend" on the floor, they are often in a great position to begin their pre-competitive gymnastics journey.
Kids ages 6 and 7 who are looking to try out our pre-competitive programming should be strong, flexible, fearless energetic and motivated as well. The skills recommended to begin pre-competitive programming at this age include: cartwheel, handstand and bridge.
What time commitment is required for competitive gymnastics at SSA?
Progress results from practice, so we require our athletes to attend our programming year round.
Do Shining Star Athletics athletes compete?
Starting in the 2022/2023 season, eligible SSA athletes will attend competition. Athletes will compete in the Junior Olympic/Developmental Program at Gymnastics Ontario sanctioned meets.
Do you offer a trial period?
Before committing to our programming, athletes who are offered a spot of our team are encouraged to make use of a free trial class in their prospective program.
Tryout for one of our Teams!
Free private tryouts offered all throughout year
If your daughter is between the ages of 4 to 8 and demonstrates interest in advanced gymnastics, please complete this form. Coach Taylor will connect with you within a few days!