Developmental Team Program (formally Specialty Classes)
The developmental team program is based on the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Program. This Program consists of five levels; level one being the easiest and level five being the more difficult. Each level has specific skills and routines that the gymnast will be periodically tested on after they are mastered. As each level is passed, the gymnast will move up to the next level, learning more difficult skills and routines. This does not always necessarily mean that the gymnast must move class times, however. In addition, gymnasts not only work the skills and routines for the level they are trying to pass, but on skills in preparation for the higher levels as well. Strength and flexibility are a large focus of these groups, as we believe the stronger the gymnast, the more easily the skills can be achieved. The gymnasts in each of these programs are trained with competition readiness in mind. Elevate Gymnastics Academy begins formal competitions at Level two.
Super Kids (Age 4 to 6 years old)
This group is for gymnasts under age six that show natural talent and/or the ability to learn skills easily. Super Kids is the entry-level group of our competitive team program. Gymnasts are most commonly invited to join this class from other classes from within our recreational program. This hour and a half class meets two days per week.
Hot Shots (Ages 6 to 9)
This group is for gymnasts ages six to nine years that show natural talent and/or the ability to learn skills easily. Gymnasts are most commonly invited to join this group from other classes within our recreational program. This two-hour class meets three days per week.
Pre Team (Ages 9 and up)
This group is for gymnasts that would like to compete, having the support of their family, and have surpassed the skills in our basic program. Gymnasts are recommended and evaluated in our recreational classes before being asked to join the Pre-Team group. The Pre-Team "A" group attends a class two days per week for 2 hours and the Pre-Team "B" group attends class three days per week for 2 1/2 hours.