Competitive Gymnastics Graceful. Talented. Composed.
Competitive gymnastics takes dedication and hard work. It takes commitment from the gymnast and their family. As a gymnast moves up into higher levels, more and more time is spent in the gym and weekends are often devoted to meets—within the state and beyond. Students selected for high-level competitive gymnastics demonstrate a physical ability for the sport, have a good attitude, and are willing to learn and take direction in a positive way.
With competitive gymnastics, we seek to find a balance between coaches guiding and motivating gymnasts and the gymnasts guiding their own improvement through self-motivation. We mentor our gymnasts to recognize skills they need to work on and to take ownership of their training. Through this program, we help gymnasts face their fears, set goals, and embrace the life lessons they learn. It is our hope that each gymnast will be better off for having participated in our program.
The Benefits of Competitive Gymnastics
Teaches kids to strive for goals
Builds a sense of self-confidence
Enhances social skills and communications
Instills the importance of time management
Competitive teams start forming in April with the season running June through the following May. Competition begins in January. Enrollment begins in May.
Competitive Gymnastics Programs
This class introduces children ages 4 through 7 to competitive gymnastics in an age-appropriate way. They compete in 2 local gymnastics meets and learn the Junior Olympic Level 2 routine. Children in pre-team gymnastics practice 2-4 hours per week.
Level 3 gymnastics helps to prepare gymnasts for competition. At this level, gymnasts train 6 to 8 hours each week. All Level 3 gymnasts learn the same compulsory routine to the same music and compete at the local level. They can qualify to Washington State Championships.
Level 4 is the next level of competitive compulsory gymnastics. Gymnasts at this level train about 12 hours each week and participate in competitions statewide. This level of a gymnast can qualify to Washington State Championships.
Levels 6 - 10 is where gymnasts are allowed to get creative with their performances as they are required to develop their own individual routines. These levels of gymnastics are similar but each level requires a higher difficulty of skill. Gymnasts at these levels train for 12 - 20 hours each week. They compete throughout the Northwest and usually have two meets a season that are outside of the state. Past meets have been in Nashville, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Boise, to name a few. At levels 9-10, gymnasts can qualify to Washington State Championships and National Championships.
The XCEL Program is designed to offer a broad-based, affordable, competitive experience outside the traditional Jr. Olympic Program to attract and retain a diverse group of athletes.