Our Pre-Team program trains young athletes in entry-level gymnastics skills on all events. This Important first step introduces the athlete and their parents or guardians to the world of competitive gymnastics.
Pre Team 1: 1hr/wk
Focus is on building event skills, physical conditioning, flexibility, and the mental strength that will give your athlete the foundation for competition.
Pre Team 2: 3hr/wk
Takes the core skills built in Pre-Team 1 and increases the time, workload and responsibility to further prepare our athletes for the competitive team.
Pre Team Transition: 5hr/wk
1. Non-competitive level that introduces the athlete to all of the events. Minimum age is 4
2. Non-competitive level that introduces the athlete to all the events and adds onto the fundamentals learned in either instructional classes on level 1. Minimum age is 5
3. The first competitive level. Compulsory skills are pre-chronological and each gymnast performs the same routine. Athletes are starting to perfect the basics. Minimum age is 6
4. Level 4 is a continuation of development of fundamental skills acquired in Level 3. Levels 3 and 4 do not use the vault table for their vaults, perform their uneven bars routine only on the low bar, and only use part of the floor area for their floor exercise. Minimum age is 7
5. Level 5 continues to build on the skills learned in the lower levels and likewise is judged with higher expectations. Minimum age is 7
6. Level 6 still has compulsory skills that the gymnast must achieve in each routine, but they start to customize their routines to their strengths. Floor music & choreography is unique to each gymnast. Minimum age is 7.
7. Level 7 is a stepping stone level. It bridges the gap between the all-compulsory levels of 5 and 6 and the all optional level of 8. The gymnasts have required skills that can be put together in an optional routine. Minimum age is 7.
8. Level 8 is the first level of all optional competition. Optional competition consists of each gymnast performing his/her own routines for each event. Minimum age is 8.
9. Level 9 is the second level of optional competition. Its difficulty requirements and expectations are accordingly more difficult than at level 8. Reaching Level 9 is a significant achievement for a gymnast. Minimum age is 8.
10. Level 10 is the highest competitive level for athletes in the developmental program and is the first level toward elite. This level is for the truly dedicated and motivated gymnast.
Elite is the 11th level of competition. It is broken up into Junior (under 16+). To qualify as an elite athlete, gymnasts must test out of elite qualification meets. From Sr. Elite, Olympic and World Championship teams are selected. Of the 1-2 thousand athletes making level 10 a year, less than 1% of those qualify elite. Only a handful of athletes from that select group make an Olympic or World Team.