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WELCOME TO BC RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

British Columbia Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics Federation (BCRSGF) is the Provincial Sport Governing (PSO) body for Rhythmic Gymnastics in British Columbia.

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Club Registrations are Due

All rhythmic gymnasstics clubs should complete their club registration by September 15th online via this link. Club fee is $100 and $60 for the So Can fee. All members athletes, coaches and official registration should be received in the office by September 30th. The athletes should be registered in the appropriate levels on the registration. New members registration is an ongoing process and submitted when they start training.

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ABOUT BC Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation

The British Columbia Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics Federation (BCRSGF) is the Provincial Sport Governing (PSO) body for Rhythmic Gymnastics in British Columbia. The Federation administers and delivers a variety of programs designed to encourage participation and develop excellence in rhythmic gymnastics. BCRSGF members include competitive athletes, developing athletes, recreational enthusiasts, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters of the sport.

Aside from the national or Olympic stream of rhythmic gymnastics, BCRSGF governs and assists with the development of rhythmic gymnastics at the grassroot level, including Special Olympics, Aethetic Group Gymnastics (AGG) and men’s rhythmic gymnastics (or MartialGym here in Canada).
The entire BC is divided into eight zones.

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ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION & DEVELOP EXCELLENCE

IN RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

BCRSGFEVENT CALENDAR

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  • BCRSGF has an event hosting kit available for rent. Click here for details.

COACHING IS THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF

CHANGE & LEARNING

COACHING

It is the goal of BCRSGF to make sure all coaches are National Coaching Cerififaction Program (NCCP) trained AND certified.

As per BCRSGF Policy and, as per B.C. law, those who work closely with minor athletes and who occupy positions of trust and authority within BCRSGF are required to complete a police record checks (PRC). Please click here for detailed instructions.

If you want to check the status of your NCCP certification, you can sign into the “CAC Locker”and check it for yourself. If you cannot find your NCCP number but took NCCP courses before, please try reading this CAC locker manual, if that didn’t help, please contact BCRSGF’s coaching chair at coaching@rhythmicsbc.com.

Starting at age 13, potential coaches may participate in the Pre-CIT program at their club. Starting at age 16, potential coaches can begin training in the NCCP.

Course Schedule

Please click here for FAQ for foundations coaches. For a course schedule, please check the following

  • BC Gymnastics website event schedule – foundations courses common to any disciplines of gymnastics are listed. If you are already a registered member of BCRSGF, you do not need a separate GBC membership to qualify for the member discount for courses. However, you need to communicate with BCRSGF’s executive director – Sashka (bcrsgf@rhythmicsBC.com).
  • BCRSGF’s event calendar – Weekend 3 (sport specific portion) of the NCCP Courses is announced there.
  • Respect in Sport (online module) – There is a $12 charge.

Downloadable resources

For other downloadable resources:

Paid positions

Following are paid job postings:

  • None currently

Volunteer positions

Special Olympics is always looking for more volunteers to work with athletes, either as coaches or as officials. You can contact SOBC directly or if you want to talk to someone first, please contact us at SOvolunteer@rhythmicsBC.com.

You can find most of the answers you need here.

The CAC database says I still need the component “Making Ethical Decisions”. What are my options?

  1. Find a live course – posted through the ViaSport website. Usually around 4 hours and $50
  2. Homestudy through ViaSport. Takes a bit longer. $65
  3. Challenge the online evaluation without doing the course but most don’t pass without the course, costs $85.

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SAFETY AND RISK AWARENESS

Rhythmic Gymnastics and other activities that take place in BCRSGF member clubs involve the risk of injury. The information contained in the Safety and Risk Awareness section of this website is intended to inform you of the risks, dangers and hazards that you may encounter while in a gymnastics club, and help you to stay safe while enjoying these activities. Whether you are a participant in these activities or a parent or guardian of a minor participant, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the Safety and Risk Awareness information on this website.

EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY – ASSUMPTION OF RISKS

Participation in rhythmic gymnastics activities and the use of rhythmic gymnastics equipment involves various risks, dangers and hazards. It is a condition of your use of the premises and facilities and your participation in these activities that you assume all risk of personal injury or property loss resulting from any cause whatsoever, including negligence, breach of contract, or breach of any duty of care on the part of the rhythmic gymnastics club management or facility operator. Your legal responsibility as a user of the rhythmic gymnastics’ facilities or participant in activities at the rhythmic gymnastics facility is explained in the form below.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

Potential Risks

There are many potential risks when individuals participate in rhythmic gymnastic activities The Participant is participating voluntarily in the Activities. In consideration of that participation, the Parties hereby acknowledge that they are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards and may be exposed to such risks, dangers, and hazards. The risks, dangers and hazards include, but are not limited to:

– Contracting COVID-19 or any other contagious disease.
– Privacy breaches, hacking, technology malfunction or damage.
– Executing strenuous and demanding physical techniques and exerting and stretching various muscle groups.
– Vigorous physical exertion, strenuous cardiovascular workouts, and rapid movements.
– The failure to properly use any piece of equipment or from the failure of any piece of equipment or apparatus.
– Failure to follow instructions or rules.
– Serious injury to virtually all bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and other aspects of the Participant’s body or to the Participant’s general health and well-being.
– Abrasions, sprains, strains, fractures, or dislocations.
– Concussion or other head injuries, including but not limited to, closed head injury or blunt head trauma.
– Physical contact with other participants, spectators, equipment, and hazards.
– Collisions with walls, any gymnastics apparatus, floors, or mats.
– Falling, tumbling, or hitting any gymnastics apparatus, the floor, mats, or other surfaces.
– Physical contact with other participants (including spotters).
– Failure to act safely or within the Participant’s ability or designated areas.
– Negligence of other persons, including other spectators, participants, or employees; and Travel to and from competitive events and associated non-competitive events which are an integral part of the Activities

GYM SAFETY AND RESPONSIBILITY CODE

BCRSGF has many rules, regulations and protocols for its member clubs and participants that will be maintained in this section of our website. The Rhythmic Gymnastics Responsibility Code provides the basic rules of conduct and must be followed by all participants when using BCRSGF member clubs.

– All participants must sign the Release Of Liability, Waiver Of Claims, Assumption Of Risks And Indemnity Agreement before starting any activities in a BCRSGF member club.
– Observe and obey all posted signs and warnings.
– Follow the instruction of your coach.
– Before attempting a new skill or progression, ask your coach.
– Always use the equipment as it was intended.
– You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability, and knowledge to safely engage in rhythmic gymnastics activities. If in doubt, ask your coach.

GENERAL SAFETY RULES FOR CLUBS

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BC’s Provincial Health Organization requires that all businesses adhere to strict cleaning protocols. This includes BCRSGF member clubs. To see current BCRSGF cleaning requirements, review BCRSGF Return to Play

PUBLIC HEALTH

BC Restart Plan are available here

WorkSafeBC 

BCRSGF Return to Play Phase 3 July 1st 2021

Via Sport Return to Play Guidance

Club Requirements
– Each BCRSGF member club must complete and communicate their individualized Communicable Desease Plan

Member Club Communicable Disease Plan Template

SAFE SPORT

This page is designed to house information relating to Safe Sport, Reporting, and Risk Management including resources, documents, and education offerings.

Safe Sport Position Statement:

BC Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation believes that everyone involved in rhythmic gymnastics has the right to participate in safe and inclusive environments free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and to enjoy the sport at whatever level or capacity they participate in.

The welfare of everyone involved in rhythmic gymnastics is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children in the sport is the responsibility of everyone involved.

As part of BC Rhythmic Gymnastics commitment to Safe Sport our staff and board have completed Commit to Kids training.

BCRSGF accepts all language contained in the British Columbia Universal Code of Conduct (BC UCC). A copy of the code is hosted here.

BCRSGF Safe Sport Policy 

Gymnastics Canada safe sport rules http://gymcan.org/programs/safe-sport/resources

Coaches Code of Conduct 

Athletes Code of Conduct 

Judges Code of Conduct 

Criminal Record Check

How to report a complaint
BCRSGF President, Curtis Andreotti
through the contact form on this website

If you, or someone close to you has been the victim of unacceptable behavior, please use the resources below.

If you think anyone has been harmed, regardless of age, please report to the Police or RCMP.

If you think a child or youth under 19 years of age is being abused or neglected, you have the legal duty to report your concern to a child welfare worker.

Phone: 1-800-663-9122 (any time of the day or night)        
WebsiteCLICK HERE                                                                                    
Alternatively Contact the Police or RCMP

BC Provincial Government VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services.

Phone: 1-800-563-0808 EmailVictimLinkBC@bc211.ca                  
WebsiteCLICK HERE

The Canadian Safe Sport Hotline is designed to ensure that Canadian sport participants of all levels compete in a safe and welcoming environment.

Please visit the link below for more details regarding the advice, guidance and resources they can provde on how to proceed/intervene appropriately in the circumstance you are faced with.

Abuse Free Sport websitewww.http://abuse-free-sport.ca/       

Abuse Fee Sport e-mailinfo@abuse-free-sport.ca        Abuse Free Sport phone/text: 1-888-83SPORT (1-888-837-7678)

More resources

Rule of Two

Please note the following (as of 2015):

  • NT assignments do not require a GCG sanction request.
  • NT expression of interests do not require a GCG sanction request.
  • ALL OTHER international competitions require a GCG sanction request. Please note, the sanction fee has increased from $25 to $50.

GCG (RGC) Participant Sanction Form 
GCG (RGC) 2010 Sanction Rules
GCG (RGC) Hosting Sanction Form

CONTACT US

Use the form below to contact us. All fields are required.

    GET IN TOUCH

    Program Coordinator: Sashka Gitcheva

    268-828 West 8th Ave
    Vancouver, BC, BC V5Z 1E2.

    Phone: 604.333.3485
    Fax: 604.909.1749

    bcrsgf@rhythmicsBC.com