The foundation of our team program is our Pre-Team. American Gymnastics pre-team consists of Hot Shots and Pre-Competitive. The purpose of these programs is to prepare young athletes for future competition by emphasizing strong fundamentals, strength, flexibility, confidence, and working independently. Gymnasts are hand selected for this program based on many factors including their attitude, work ethic, desire, strength and flexibility. Proper skill progressions and techniques are emphasized which are vital for long-term success. Hot Shots & Pre-Competitive are both non-competitive programs. Time commitments are limited, but will increase as gymnasts move up levels. These athletes will perform in the annual Spring Fun Meet.
The Developmental team consists of Levels 1-3 and is used as an introduction to the competitive program. Compulsory routines (all gymnasts perform the same routine) are competed on all 4 events at several local “fun” meets each season. No Individual placements or scores are given, athletes are awarded with achievement ribbons based on each individual performance.
The Compulsory team consists of competitive Levels 3, 4, & 5. These levels are progressive in nature and build upon the skills developed at the previous level. Gymnasts are required to conform to the styles and techniques of the compulsory routines developed by USA Gymnastics where an emphasis is placed on form, posture and presentation. The compulsory levels provide gymnasts with a foundation of strong basic skills and allow athletes to compete for individual & team placement awards. Competitive opportunities are provided both locally and out of state with the season culminating at the state meet.
The Optional team consists of Levels6-10. These levels no longer compete compulsory routines, now the gymnasts will begin performing more complex skills and combinations in routines designed specifically for the individual athlete. Gymnasts will be scored upon their level of difficulty, execution, artistry, and originality. Each level provides a new set of more difficult requirements on each event that must be included in routines. Competitive opportunities are provided both locally and out of state with the regular season culminating at the state meet. In addition to the state meet, Level 8 will have the opportunity to qualify for regional competition and Levels 9/10 will have the opportunity to qualify for regional and national competitions
The Xcel team (formally known as prep-op) consist of five levels; Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, & Diamond. The Xcel team program is a USA Gymnastics program which serves as an alternate to regular Junior Olympic competition. These athletes compete routines on all four events at USAG sanctioned Xcel meets. Competitive opportunities are provided both locally and out of state with the season culminating at the state meet.
American Gymnastics is a USA Gymnastics member club. USA gymnastics (commonly known as USAG) is the sole national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in the United States. This designation comes from the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the International Gymnastics Federation. USA Gymnastics sets the rules and policies that govern gymnastics in this country. Training and selecting the U.S. Gymnastics Team for the Olympic Games and World Championships are just two of the many responsibilities of USA Gymnastics.