The New Brunswick Gymnastics Association provides support to member clubs running various types of programs in many different gymnastics disciplines.

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General Gymnastics

General Gymnastics is the non-competitive branch of gymnastics also known as recreational gymnastics. Having fun, developing fitness, and acquiring fundamental skills are the goals of all of these programs.



Women’s Artistic

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics is an extremely challenging sport, involving strength, power, flexibility, agility, courage, and a blend of technical precision and artistic creativity. Women’s artistic gymnastics includes the vaulting table, the uneven bars, the beam, and the floor.

Provincial Team Athlete and Coach Selection Criteria: NBGA WAG Technical Manual (2020-2021)

Men’s Artistic

Men’s artistic gymnastics consists of 6 routines: floor exercises, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and the horizontal bar. Floor exercises are performed on a 12×12 meter mat without musical accompaniment. Men’s routines include elements that demonstrate simultaneously strength, flexibility, and balance. Each exercise consists of movements which combine a number of elements, such as somersaults, handstands, and rotations.

Provincial Team Athlete and Coach Selection Criteria: NBGA MAG Technical Manual (2020-2021)

Trampoline and Tumbling

Trampoline, an Olympic discipline, symbolizes freedom, flying and space. Multiple somersaults and twists are performed at a height of 8 meters and require precise technique and perfect body control. The Trampoline is also used as a basic training device for all sports that contain acrobatic elements.

Provincial Team Athlete and Coach Selection Criteria: NBGA TG Technical Manual (2020-2021)

Athlete Development Pathway

The athlete development pathway describes the journey a participant should take for optimal development in their sport, the coaching and officiating they should be exposed to, the daily training environment, the competitions, and the active for life opportunities. The NBGA ADP is based on the Canadian Sport for Life Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity 3.0 and Gymnastics Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development guide.


High Performance Funding

The NBGA recognizes that athletes, coaches, and officials in the high performance pathway often incur significant costs associated with participation in official Gymnastics Canada events.  In their roles as national team athletes, coaches of national team members, and Canadian Brevet judges, they have an obligation to Gymnastics Canada to participate in training camps, attend domestic and international competitions, and in the case of judges, complete FIG courses and examinations.  While in some instances these events are fully funded by Gymnastics Canada, they are often only partially funded, and sometimes not funded at all.  The NBGA is committed to providing financial assistance to high performance athletes, coaches, and judges to assist with the costs associated with travel and competition.

High Performance (HP) funding is available to any NBGA member in good standing who is participating in an event as a member of Gymnastics Canada’s National Team, as an official representative of Gymnastics Canada, or upon official invitation by Gymnastics Canada.

HP Funding Application