Women's Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Development Squad

 

The Gymnastics Victoria (GV) Women's Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Development Squad provides opportunities for athletes and coaches throughout Victoria to participate in the athlete and coach high performance WAG pathway. 

Eligibility to be invited to participate in the WAG Development squad is based on athlete performance at competitions, and for some levels, on physical testing. Athletes (through competition results) and coaches (through athlete invitation or as an observer) can attend clinics across the year to enhance their gymnastics skills and knowledge.  Guest presenters and master coaches will also be invited to present at the development squad clinics.


This key initiative of the new Victorian High Performance plan will be offered for selected athletes at the following levels:
         - Level 5 & 6 (Division 1)
         - Level 7 & 8
         - Level 9, 10, Future, Junior and Senior International.

The first pilot clinics for the WAG Development squads will be held on 9  & 10 February 2019

Coach attendance is a key component of the WAG Development squads.  Coaches of athletes selected to be part of the development squads are required to attend each clinic. Other Victorian WAG coaches are encouraged to attend the clinics and any accompanying coach education sessions as an observer.


The anticipated cost for the pilot clinics will be approximately $150 - $200 per athlete per year. The cost for coach observers (coaches attending without athletes) will be $25 per session. Updating points will be available for all coaches attending sessions. 

Please note that the 2018 WAG Development Squad clinic is a pilot program. The program will be reviewed and adapted as required for the future.

For further information, please contact Julia Fitzsimons or Jamie Parsons at the GV office on (03) 9005 4700.