Cochrane Gymnastics Programs

at Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sport Centre

Come spring, swing and flip with us!

Our programs are designed with every type of athlete in mind. All kids will be able to try gymnastics with us, no matter what their skill level.

Gymnastics programs can build a solid foundation of functional fitness for budding athletes. It fosters strength and coordination, among other skills that benefit children as they move into other sports and activities through their lives.

For our young athletes who can't get enough gymnastics, we've developed an extensive program of graduated skill progression that will put each gymnast on the path to success.

Questions? Email tcrogers@ucalgary.ca for more information or call 403.932.7373.

Cochrane gymnastics participant on the beam
Coach helping kid on gymnastics bar - Cochrane

Cochrane Gymnastics - 10-Month Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) programs

Our LTAD programs are designed to support athletes 4-17 years old who want to develop their gymnastic skills. These programs range from foundational to advanced recreation to competitive teams. Athletes begin with a tryout or invitation and placement is based on the discretion of the head coach. Tryouts are held in May but can occur throughout the year as spots become available. Programs run from September to June.

For more information or to book a tryout, call 403.932.7373 or email tcrogers@ucalgary.ca


Developmental Teams (Women’s Artistic Gymnastics) | Ages 4-6

The Developmental and Competitive program is geared toward children who show a strong level of athletic aptitude and a desire to reach their full gymnastic potential. Children may be steered to another program based on regular assessments.

Junior Olympic Competitive Teams (Women’s Artistic Gymnastics) | Ages 6-14

Gymnasts selected to join this introductory competitive program will develop the skills necessary to compete at a provincial level. Entry into competition occurs when a minimum skill level is acquired and the athlete is deemed ready by the head coach. We accommodate athletes in Junior Olympic Compulsory levels 1-5. This program runs 6-9 hours a week; athletes requiring additional training may be assessed at our main campus or invited to train with the Performance team, Inspire team, or the Trampoline and Tumbling Twisters team.

Performance Teams (Women’s Artistic Gymnastics) | Ages 5-17

Gymnasts in this program will train on the vault, bars, beam, floor and some of the trampoline and tumbling apparatus. Athletes may have the opportunity to participate in training camps or in provincial, national, or international shows such as Gymfest or Gymnaestrada. This program is suitable for retired competitive athletes and advanced recreational gymnasts.

Artistic Inspire Teams (Women’s Artistic Gymnastics) | Ages 7-17

Gymnasts in this program have the opportunity to compete in interclub or similar competitions on the vault, bars, beam and floor apparatus. These competitions are just for fun but provide the athletes an opportunity to be the best they can be. This program runs 3-9 hours a week and is suitable for retired competitive athletes and advanced recreational gymnasts.

Twisters Teams, Trampoline & Tumbling | Ages 8-17

Gymnasts in this program may have the opportunity to go to training camps or compete in interclub or similar competitions. These competitions are just for fun but provide the athletes an opportunity to be the best they can be. This program runs 3-9 hours a week and is suitable for retired competitive athletes and advanced recreational gymnasts.

Cochrane Gymnastics - Preschool Programs


Cochrane Baby and Me | 6-18 months coed

Recommended for crawlers and early walkers, this 30-minute parented class will introduce you and your child to the equipment and skills of gymnastics. Your child will get to climb, slide, bounce and explore during a fun-filled, interactive, structured but open-play environment. Help your child gain balance, muscle control, strength and coordination, while facilitating their cognitive, sensory and social development.

Register for Cochrane Baby and Me

Cochrane Toddler Gym | 18 months - 2.5 years coed

This 30-minute parented class is a mix of structured learning and free play. We present the fundamental movement patterns of gymnastics including landings, springs, statics, rotations, swings, and hand-eye coordination.

Register for Cochrane Toddler Gym

Cochrane Tiny Tots | Ages 2-3

This parented program is designed to develop and nurture confidence, listening skills, large motor skills, and a love for the sport of gymnastics. The skills learned will be based on the fundamental movement patterns of gymnastics.

Register for Cochrane Tiny Tots

Cochrane Crickets | Ages 3+ coed

This parented program is the next step up from our Tiny Tots program. Your child is familiar with safety rules, the structure of the program and is ready to combine basic gymnastic skills. We highly recommend previous participation in our Tiny Tots program or for your child to be turning 4 years old within the next 15 weeks. We focus on letting children be more independent with little parent help to prepare them for our Tumble Bugs Program.

Register for Cochrane Crickets

Cochrane Tumble Bugs | Ages 4-5 coed

This is an unparented class with a focus on safety and technique in a positive, fun environment. Children will be challenged through our progressive program while learning entry-level gymnastics skills such as cartwheels, rolls, and handstands.

Register for Cochrane Tumble Bugs

Pre-Copper Cochrane (5 years only, coed)

This structured, unparented program is geared towards gymnasts who are 5 years of age and ready to begin the transition into our Recreation Ladder Program. This 75-minute program emphasizes strength, flexibility and developing foundational gymnastic skills. Our goal is to enable gymnasts who are not old enough to join the 6-year-old Recreation Ladder Program but have the ability and desire to refine their skills. Coaches will communicate to the parent if a more suitable program is available. Listening skills are essential as safety is our first priority.

Register for Pre-Copper Cochrane

Cochrane - Women’s Artistic Recreation Ladder Program (Traditional Gymnastics)

The Recreation Ladder Program is designed to allow gymnasts to advance within their own age group and develop a strong understanding and love for the sport of gymnastics. Coaches will determine which rung your child will begin with based on the criteria of the program. Parents register their children based on age and program type. Gymnasts will be challenged mentally and physically to achieve success in a fun environment, supporting their goals of learning more advanced skills as they continue in the program.

Participants will work towards learning a short performance routine.


Recreation Copper | Age 6 girls

Expected class time: Minimum hour and a half per week
(Boys at the age of 6 are welcome to join our Trampoline and Tumbling Program)

Register for Recreation Copper

Recreation Bronze | Age 7 girls

Expected class time: Minimum hour and a half per week

Register for Recreation Bronze

Recreation Silver | Age 8 girls

Expected class time: Minimum hour and a half per week

Register for Recreation Silver

Recreation Gold | Ages 9-10 girls

Expected class time: Minimum hour and a half per week

Register for Recreation Gold

Recreation Platinum | Ages 11-12 girls

Expected class time: Minimum two classes per week

Register for Recreation Platinum

Recreation Platinum Plus | Ages 13+ girls

Expected class time: Minimum two classes per week

Register for Recreation Platinum Plus

Cochrane - Trampoline and Tumbling | coed


Trampoline and Tumbling | Ages 6-17 coed

This coed program incorporates four apparatus including trampoline, tumbling, double mini trampoline, and our 40-foot long tumble track. Athletes in this program will be challenged with a wide variety of technical skills on each apparatus as well as strength and flexibility. Athletes will train at their own individual pace and skill set.

Age categories:

  • Trampoline for Ages 6 -7
  • Trampoline for Ages 8-10 
  • Teen Trampoline for Ages 11-17

Register for Trampoline and Tumbling

Cochrane - Parkour Gymnastics


Parkour Gymnastics | Ages 11-17 coed

Parkour gymnastics is based on fundamental gymnastic movement patterns with a parkour twist. This program is for athletes who want to push their limits and are willing to work hard for big successes. Skills, strength, flexibility, and coordination will be learned in this program. Space is limited in this high-demand program. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Register for Parkour Gymnastics

Cochrane - Homeschool Gymnastics


Homeschool Gymnastics | Ages 6-8, 9-12 coed

The Cochrane Homeschool Program is a once-a-week, skill-based, coed program that aligns with our Ladder programs. Depending on registration, groups may be combined, or separated into ages 6-8 and 9-12. This will be determined by the coaches at the start of the class.

Register for Homeschool Gymnastics


Girls hanging from gymnastics bar

Cochrane Gym Drop-in

The UCalgary Cochrane Gymnastics facility offers drop-in for ages 2-17 years old. Typically runs: 

Fridays 12:50-1:50 pm or 2:00-3:00 pm
Saturdays 4:45-5:45 pm or 5:50-6:50 pm

Learn more about Cochrane Drop-in Gymnastics

Cochrane Gymnastics Birthday Parties

Come jump, roll and have fun for your birthday in our UCalgary Cochrane Gymnastics Centre!

We provide two trained instructors to lead up to 22 children. Your 2-hour birthday package includes a half hour of games and instruction, a half hour of supervised free time and a final hour to enjoy cake and presents in the party area. Our staff are happy to clean up at the end of the party time.

Typically we book parties on Sundays at the following times:
9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, or 3:30 pm.

Plan to book about 8 to 12 weeks ahead.

Girls having fun at UCalgary Gymnastics Cochrane