Competitive Rhythmic Gymnastics Program

Girls are tested for flexibility, strength, grace and coordination in order to gain a spot in this program. The Program develops the beginning skills required to advance through the competitive USA Gymnastics system. Athletes in this program train between 6 and 9 hours per week. The classes are structured so that the girls learn basic rhythmic gymnastics body technique, fundamental apparatus technique, dance preparation and choreography of age appropriate routines. The eventual goal for a participant in this program is to compete at 2-3 invitational, state and/or regional competitions during the season.
Girls are tested for flexibility, strength, grace and coordination in order to gain a spot in this program. The Program develops the beginning skills required to advance through the competitive USA Gymnastics system. Athletes in this program train between 6 and 9 hours per week. The classes are structured so that the girls learn basic rhythmic gymnastics body technique, fundamental apparatus technique, dance preparation and choreography of age appropriate routines. The eventual goal for a participant in this program is to compete at 2-3 invitational, state and/or regional competitions during the season.
This program is for identified girls 8 years old and up and prepares them for National and International competitions. Athletes train 12 hours per week and are guided through an intensive warm up complex (emphasizing flexibility, strength and form), ballet, body technique and intermediate apparatus technique. Their competitive program involves a floor routine and three apparatus routines choreographed to feature their best qualities and strengths with apparatuses. The goal for the preparation is through participation at Invitational, State and Regional meets to qualify for the National Championships.
Girls are trained to further improve their skills and gain more competitive experience. The increased level of skills requires more training hours: 15 hours per week. The emphasis on the preparation is to discover the unique qualities each girl posses and choreograph individual routines tailored to those qualities for the ultimate success of the athlete. The competitive program encompasses tree routines with apparatuses and one floor routine. Girls have the option to compete as individuals and/or Group members. There is a strong focus on not only the athlete’s physical preparation, but also their mental training program. Athletes in this program compete at approximately 4-6 competitions during their season. The goal is to qualify for Junior Olympics as well as for the National Championships and perform to the best of their abilities. Athletes who have shown excellent results at National events may be invited to compete outside of the country to smaller Club or Invitational events.
The ultimate goal of every rhythmic gymnast’s preparation is to become a level 10 athlete! Being a level 10 athlete means you are one of the best in the country and have the great opportunity to be selected as a National Team member and represent US internationally. Athletes will be able to enter Individual or Group competitions at National and International level. Both disciplines are Olympic events and are recognized by our internationally guiding body FIG (International Gymnastics Federation). The competitive program contains four routines with apparatuses – all individually choreographed and/or two Group events one routine with only one type of apparatus and one routine with two types of apparatuses.