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Rock River Gymnastics Center offers two competitive programs for girls team gymnastics. Girls ages 6 and up are eligible to compete.
Rock River Gymnastics Junior Olympic Program
The Junior Olympic Program begins with compulsory gymnastics. Levels 2-5 are considered compulsory levels. All athletes at a given level compete the same skills and routines and are judged on their basic form and technique.
Levels 6-10 are considered optional levels. At these levels, gymnasts and coaches customize the routines with individual music choice, skill selection, and choreography. Skill and difficulty requirements vary depending on level.
The Junior Olympic gymnastics program requires a high level of commitment to the sport, especially at the optional levels. Gymnasts at the top level of this program (level 10) often receive college scholarships.
Rock River Gymnastics Xcel Program(by recommendation only)
The Xcel Program is a program started by USA Gymnastics that provides an affordable competitive experience outside the traditional Junior Olympic program. Xcel offers the same team experience traveling to meets, earning awards, and making lifelong friendships.
However, Xcel is more flexible, less demanding, and more affordable than the Junior Olympic program. Xcel has 4 competitive levels: Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond.
Each level has different skill and difficulty requirements, and routines are customized with individual music choice, skill selection, and choreography.
The Xcel gymnastics program is an excellent choice for girls that love gymnastics and wish to compete, but are unable to commit the time necessary to be competitive in the Junior Olympics Program.
Many factors are involved in the placement of athletes in each group for training. Some, but not all, of the considerations used by the coaches are as follows:
1) Skill level - skills the athlete can perform; ability to learn and retain new skills.
4) Coachability and work ethic
Coaches may move athletes into another group during the season due to a change in any of the above factors, especially when the change affects their practice and the practice of others in the group.
Team Level Age Grouping, Requirements
Pre-Team Non-competitive — by recommendation only.
Team Level 1 Non-competitive — by recommendation only.
Team Level 2 Minimum Competition — must have advanced from Level 1
Team Level 3** Competitive ages 6 & up — must have advanced from Team Level 2
Team Level 4** Competitive ages 7 & up — must have advanced from Team Level 3.
Team Level 5** Competitive ages 7 & up — must have advanced from Team Level 4.
Team Level 6/7/8** Competitive ages 7 & up — must have advanced from Level 5 – 7
Xcel++ Competitive ages 9 & up — by recommendation only
Team Level 9/10** Competitive ages 8 & up — Level 9 & 10 competitors
Rock River Gymnastics Center will offer team tryout 2 times a year, End of Winter session and Spring Session.