This 2 day/ week training program offers a less rigorous competitive experience for athletes in grades 4th-12th.
The girls will learn and compete a group floor routine, as well as 2 apparatus routines while progressively mastering apparatus technical movements and body skills.
Club Team competes in the Rhythmic 'Xcel' format.
Athletes at this level continue to develop higher level competitive gymnastics skills and apparatus technique while competing 3 routines (Floor and 2 apparatus routines), with 1-2 gymnasts on the carpet at a time.
Level 5 and 6
Athlete responsibility, sportsmanship, and self-discipline become more important as the girls progressively develop higher leveled body skills and apparatus handling.
Ballet training is required 2x per week for these levels.
The gymnasts in these levels compete 4 routines (floor and 3 apparatus routines) one gymnast at a time.
Level 7 and 8
Athlete responsibility, sportsmanship, and self-discipline are required as gymnasts in these levels are to be scored using the FIG code of points.
Advanced body skills and pre-mastery apparatus handling are expected in each of the 4 routines (floor and 3 apparatus routines).
Gymnasts in this level may perform routines choreographed for the team or just the individual.
Level 9 and 10 (Elite)
At this competitive stage, the gymnast must master difficult body skills and risk tossing maneuvers.
Each individual competes in 4 apparatus events with one gymnast on the carpet at a time.
Gymnasts earn Level 10 status upon achieving a qualifying score within the top 24 gymnasts at the USA National Qualifying Competition.
Those girls that are striving to gain Elite National Team Ranking must then achieve a qualifying score within the top 12 at the USA National Finals competition.
Gymnasts in levels 4 & 5 combine to learn 2 group routines (one floor and 1 apparatus). Each routine includes 2-5 gymnasts from the same team performing together using collaborations, rhythmic dance steps, and required body and apparatus elements.
Gymnasts in levels 6 & 7 combine to learn 2 group routines (one floor and 1 apparatus). Each routine includes 2-5 gymnasts from the same team performing together using intricate collaborations, complex rhythmic dance steps, and required body and apparatus elements.
Gymnasts in levels 8 & 9 combine to learn 2 group routines (one floor and 1 apparatus). In advanced group, the apparatus routine typically combines 2 apparatuses to add variety and difficulty.