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CANGYM BADGE LEVELS

CANGYM BADGES

CanGym is a nationally recognized curriculum for recreational gymnastics. A 12-Level program where specific skills must be attained before moving onto the next level, regardless of age.  

Elements on all apparatus and general fitness are evaluated. At the end of each session, each child receives a certificate indicating the badge they have achieved. In order to pass a particular badge, each child must master all the skills before moving on.  

These key program skills have been selected to ensure a clear progression from one badge to the next. The progression through the colored badges is as follows:

​Burgundy, Red, Tan, Bronze, Purple, Turquoise, Silver, Orange, Yellow, Green, Gold.

Progress through the various levels requires mastery of challenging skills and is dependent on an individual’s abilities and efforts; it often takes more than one session of classes for a child to complete a particular level. If you have questions please contact us admin@rideaugymnastics.org

BEGINNER

BURGUNDY

Floor/Beam:
  • Walks, Runs, Animal walks
  • Forward roll down incline & log roll
  • Prone fall up incline & safety fall
  • 5 consecutive springs & shape jumps
  • Assemble & one foot balances
  • Front, back, stride supports
  • Forward / backward two foot landings
Bars/Rings:
  • Long hang
  • Sole hangs

RED

Floor/ Beam:
  • Tripod balance
  • Backward roll down incline & forward roll to feet
  • Skips and chasse
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  • Front to back support
  • Jump 1/2 turn
  • 2 & 3 point balances
  • Lunge to lever
  • Straight jump
Bars/Rings:
  • Land on 8” safety mat from sole hang to back
  • 3 long hang swings (small)
  • 3 casts (hips on bars)

TAN

Floor/Beam:
  • Hollow body log roll
  • Tripod balance roll out
  • Forward roll from knee height apparatus
  • Front to stride to back support
  • Forward and backward two foot landings
Bars/Rings:
  • 3 pendual swings
  • 3 glide swing progression
  • Tucked L-hang
  • Straight body inverted hang
  • Skin the cat to feet

BRONZE

Floor/Beam:
  • Handstand fall, prone fall, break fall
  • Power hurtle
  • Headstand forward roll
  • Drive roll down waist height
  • Run, jump onto waist height apparatus
  • Jump 1/1 turn
  • Cartwheel
  • Shoulder stand and headstands
Bars/Rings:
  • Pullover bar at chest height
  • Straight arm jump to front support
  • 3 cross support swings
  • 3 casts hips off bar
  • 3 glide swings

INTERMEDIATE

PURPLE

Women
Floor:
  • Straight arm backwards roll down incline
  • Handstand forward roll
  • Press headstand
  • 3 cartwheels & roundoff
Bars:
  • Pullover, Cast- feet to bar height
  • Glide swing to stretched body position
  • Beat swing to initiate long swings
Beam:
  • Walks and runs
  • Forward roll
  • Backwards shoulder roll
  • Round Off dismount
  • Walk on ½ point
Vault:
  • Handstand on floor “pop” to flat back 8’ mats
Men
Pommel/mushroom:
  • Front support walk feet in circle
  • Pendular swings in front support
Rings:
  • Cross support assisted
  • Rear hang, tucked pull to piked inverted hang
  • Long hang swing
Parallel bars:
  • 5 cross support swings feet at bar
  • Cross support to upper arm support
  • Glide swing
  • Swing to pike inverted hang
High Bar:
  • Car feet to bar x5
  • Beat swing to initiate long hang swing
  • Pullover at head height

BLUE

Women
Floor:
  • Hurdle cartwheel and roundoff
  • Feet back to bridge and kick over
Bars:
  • Cast to horizontal
  • Back Hip circle
  • Jump to straddle or pike underswing
Beam:
  • Tuck or straddle jump
  • Momentary handstand to lunge
  • Forward roll to stand
  • Skipping
Vault:
  • Handspring with beat board & mini tramp -assisted
Men
Pommel/mushroom:
  • Double leg circle with bucket ½ circle
Rings:
  • Cross support
  • Jump, forward roll to inverted hang
  • Long hang swing feet shoulder height
Parallel Bars:
  • 5 cross support swings to horizontal
  • Upper arm swing
  • Handstand on parallettes
High Bar:
  • Cast-feet to horizontal
  • Jump to pike/straddle dismount Back hip circle

TURQUOISE

Women
Floor:
  • Back extension down incline
  • Handspring with beat board and mini tramp (vault)
  • Dive cartwheel
  • Round off rebound to waist height
  • 1/1 turn
Bars:
  • Cast push away long hang swing
  • Cast straddle/pike dismount
  • Kip timer
Beam:
  • Cartwheel
  • Forward handspring dismount
  • 1 foot mount with beat board
Vault:
  • Handspring with beat board & mini tramp
Men
Pommel/mushroom:
  • Simple Swiss
  • Back pick up to ½ double leg circle
  • 2 double leg circles with bucket
Rings:
  • Cross support, forward roll to stand
  • Jump from beat board to muscle up
Parallel Bars:
  • Upper arm swing to cross support
  • Long hang swing to upper arm support on back swing
High Bar:
  • Cast-push away long hang swing
  • Long hang swing to 45 with ½ turn
  • Kip timer

ADVANCED

(begin routine building)

SILVER


Women
Floor:
  • Back handspring down incline
  • Front handspring assisted
  • Forward tuck with beadboard
  • Back extension to handstand
  • Handspring with beat board (vault)
Bars:
  • Cast to horizontal
  • Tuck or pike on and jump
  • Long hang swing pullover
  • Free hip circle
Beam:
  • ½ turn Handstand
  • 3 step punch dive roll dismount
  • Dance acro series
Vault:
  • Handspring with beat board
  • ½ on to stomach – 1m piled mats
  • ½ off with beat board & mini tramp
Men
Pommel/mushroom:
  • 1 double leg circle
  • Straddled front support swings
Rings:
  • Cross support swing
  • Feet supported muscle up
Parallel Bars:
  • Pike inverted swings Handstand dismount from cross
  • support swing assisted
High Bar:
  • Free hip circle
  • Long hang swing pullover to front support

ORANGE

Women Vault:
  • ½ on with beat board and mini tramp
  • Round off entry onto beat board rebound
Bars:
  • Cast to 45 above horizontal
  • Cast push away to glide swing
  • Tuck or pike catch high bar
  • Long hang swing to 45 with ½ turn
Beam:
  • Handstand mount
  • Forward / back walkover- assisted
  • Forward salto dismount
Floor:
  • Forward and back walkover
  • Forward and back handspring
  • 1 ½ turn
Men
Pommel/mushroom:
  • Stride swing under cut
  • 2 double leg circles
Rings:
  • Tucked flyaway dismount -assisted
  • Shoulder balance
Parallel Bars:
  • Glide kip
  • Cross support to momentary
  • handstand assisted
High Bar:
  • Uprise-assisted
  • Backward sole circle
  • Cast to handstand – assisted

YELLOW

Women Vault:
  • ½ on with beat board
  • ½ off with beat board
  • 1/1 twist with mats stacked
Bars:
  • Glide kip
  • Sole circle assisted
  • Free hip circle to stand – low bar
  • Long hang swings to near horizontal
Beam:
  • Forward / back walkover
  • Forward salto dismount
  • Backward salto dismount
Floor:
  • Round off back handspring
  • Forward handspring to dive roll
  • Front salto to round off
  • Back saltos
Men
Pommel/mushroom:
  • 5 double leg circles 2 loops (no pommels)
Rings:
  • Cross support-tucked-press to shoulder balance
  • Back lever – lower to rear hang – assisted
Parallel Bars:
  • L-sit tucked press to shoulder balance
  • Upper arm swing to cross support swing
High Bar:
  • Long hang kip-assisted
  • Free hip circle to swing
  • Giants assisted on straps