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.
Our organization has recognized the need to create a bona fide strategic plan as a foundation for thoughtfully developing rhythmic gymnastics in British Columbia. This document is our blueprint for the 2009-2014 time period. It will serve as our key management tool; a basis for building an integrated and systematic approach to addressing our sport’s strategic priorities from grassroots to high performance levels.
The following elements are contained in the plan:
- Our Vision for BCRSGF and the values we believe should serve as a basis of operations.
- Our Mission as an organization; our reason for being.
- The Goals / Ends we will pursue. These flow from and support our Mission.
- Priority Areas of Emphasis that need to be addressed in pursuing stated organizational Goals.
- Measurable objectives and annual performance indicators toward the achievement of those objectives.
We are therefore accountable to achieving measurable results; results which will provide us with valuable feedback to properly assess our relative progress over time. We welcome the involvement of all individuals and groups who share our passion for promoting and developing rhythmic gymnastics throughout BC.
To that end, we are committed to collaborating with everyone who contributes to the growth of the rhythmic gymnastics community; our athletes; coaches; judges; parents; teachers; clubs; schools; community leaders; funding agencies; sponsors;media; multi-sport centres; national and international rhythmic gymnastics affiliates.
Our athletes, coaches, clubs and volunteers have accomplished much more than what can be contained in a report. Nonetheless, this is a highlight of some of our accomplishments as distributed at our annual general meeting.
Most accredited provincial and disability sport organizations have written statements on their collateral (website, social media, email, newsletter templates and all other digital and physical assets) acknowledging the financial support they receive from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
The provincial government has requested that this statement is updated to acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia, omitting references to any Ministry name.
This is particularly critical for any organization still referencing the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development in the written statement that accompanies the Province of B.C.’s logo. Please ensure these changes are made as soon as possible.
It is the goal of BCRSGF to make sure all coaches are National Coaching Certification 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 email@example.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.
Please click here for FAQ for foundations coaches. For a course schedule, please check the following
For other downloadable resources:
Following are paid job postings:
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.
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.
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
– Each BCRSGF member club must complete and communicate their individualized Communicable Desease Plan
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.
Gymnastics Canada safe sport rules http://gymcan.org/programs/safe-sport/resources
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)
Website: CLICK 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.
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 website: www.http://abuse-free-sport.ca/
Abuse Fee Sport e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Abuse Free Sport phone/text: 1-888-83SPORT (1-888-837-7678)
BCRSGF Registration Handbook 2022-2023
COI – BCRSGF – Primary Certificate – valid through June 30 2022
BCRSGF 2021 – 2022 Member List Registration Form – (MS Excel – Download and save before using)
BCRSGF Travel Expense Claim Form
BCRSGF Criminal Record Check Instructions and Policy
BC Hosting Sanction Form
BCRSGF Board of Directors meeting minutes June 8th 2019
BCRSGF Board of Directors meeting minutes March 21 2020
BCRSGF Board of Directors meeting minutes June 13th 2020
BCRSGF Board of Directors meeting minutes April 17th 2021
BCRSGF Board of Directors meeting minutes May 8th 2021
BCRSGF Board of Directors meeting minutes Juen 6th 2021
BCRSGF Board of Directors meeting minutes October 3, 2021
BCRSGF Board of Directors meeting minutes April 23, 2022
BCRSGF Board of Directors meeting minutes June 11, 2022
2021-2024 FIG Competition Update
2017 – 2024 FIG & GCG APPARATUS DESIGNATION (EN)
2020 GCG TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS
2021-22 GCG DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AGE & LEVEL
2022 GCG RGI DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
2021-22 RGI DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – FREE REQUIREMENTS
2020 Development Program Skill Progression
2020 RGI & RGG Apparatus Chart
Program Assembly Minutes (June 19/18)
Program Assembly Report (June 19/18)
Please note the following (as of 2015):
2016-2023 Compulsory Routines
View from behind the athlete
View of routine from the judges’ angle
Identified skills for each of the levels
Music for the routines
All the music in one compressed folder for downloading
folder of iso images for DVD
Judging forms and more
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