Gymnastics TOPs Program: Everything You Need to Know

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Gymnastics TOPs Program

Gymnastics TOPs Program The Gymnastics TOPs Program, or Talent Opportunity Program, is a talent search for female gymnasts between the ages of 7-10. Potential gymnasts are evaluated, and those who qualify are invited to the National TOPS Training Camp, giving them a chance to develop their talent.  What Is TOPs Program? What is TOPs, and why does it matter? The … Read More

Teamwork and Gymnastics

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“We work hard every day. It’s hard to do things by yourself, but as a team you can go so far.” -Laurie Hernandez in Rio after USA won a gold medal in gymnastics That says it all, doesn’t it? How do you think the USA women’s gymnastics team dominated the Rio Olympics? Was it because they only focused on themselves … Read More

How Do I Become An Elite Gymnast?

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Being an elite gymnast is something that only a handful of people will get to do in their lifetime. If you are an aspiring elite gymnast, a coach wanting to learn how to coach a gymnast to the elite level, or a parent of an elite gymnast, here are some tips for you. Becoming an Elite Gymnast: There are many … Read More

How Do I Become A College Gymnast?

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It is almost every gymnast’s goal to become a college gymnast. Becoming a college gymnast is not easy and takes a lot of work but here are some useful steps to help prepare yourself or your gymnast on their journey to college gymnastics. Step 1: Being a Level 10 Gymnast A very important step to becoming a college gymnast is … Read More

The 10 DO’s and DON’Ts of Gymnastics Private Lessons

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Do's & Don'ts

About four weeks before the state meet every year, the phone starts ringing off the hook and the calendar starts booking so tightly that to get a private lesson is nearly impossible. There are some very simple guidelines you can follow when you are considering private lessons because they are truly an investment in your child. Do Know The Policy … Read More

Will My Gymnast be an Olympian?

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WILL MY GYMNAST BE AN OLYMPIAN

Many parents wonder if their competitive gymnast could be an Olympian someday. Parents of stellar adolescent baseball players and track stars also have dreams of having a pro athlete in the family someday. However, the bottom line is that most kids (no matter how well they do in competitions) will probably not become professional athletes, and this includes gymnasts. When … Read More