Competitive Team Overview
Prep Op Competitive Gymnastics Team
The American Allstars Prep Optional Program allows gymnasts 10 years and above (USAG rules) to participate in a year-round competitive gymnastics program without a huge weekly time commitment. Our program is designed to challenge and encourage each gymnast physically, mentally, and emotionally so they can reach their full gymnastic potential. Gymnasts will increase their inner strength, teamwork skills, self-control, dedication and focus. All of these attributes will help them excel in the gym, the classroom and in life.
At American Allstars we put a great emphasis on correct technique and proper progressions. Our coaches will help gymnasts develop the necessary physical and mental strength to participate in a competitive program. Much time will be spent developing and mastering basic skills, body positions, strength training, balance, and flexibility which are all keys to longevity and advancement in the sport of gymnastics.
Competitive Team Mission Statement
At American Allstars Gymnastics Academy our mission is to provide a structured program where students can develop in a positive and challenging environment. Students will receive the best instruction possible from our qualified and dedicated coaches who take great pride in teaching quality gymnastics in both a safe and progressive manner. We will help students gain the mental, emotional, and physical discipline necessary for competitive gymnastics. Gymnasts will learn life long skills such as responsibility, self-discipline, teamwork, and perseverance which will serve them for a lifetime.
Prep Optional Levels
USA Gymnastics is the governing body of gymnastics in the United States and the Prep Optional Competitive program and its competitions are sanctioned through them. This program was created by USA Gymnastics as analternative to the USA Gymnastics junior Olympic competitive program. The Prep Optional program allows gymnasts to meaningfully participate in gymnastics and gives them an incentive to improve their abilities while still having time to take part in other activities outside of the gym.
There are 4 levels in the USAG Prep Optional Program; Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Gymnasts will be evaluated on their skills, technique, and execution. They will then be placed in the level where the coaches feel they will be successful. The quality of the skills is more important then the quantity of skills. To be eligible to compete each gymnast must have a USAG Athlete Membership. The competitive season contains approximately 5 in-state competitions, which start in January and finish in April or May with a state meet.
If you are interested in more information about the Prep Optional Program please call Team Director – Amy Kinney at (248) 668-9805 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.