The Junior Olympic program was developed with the belief that all athletes must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. The program allows the gymnast to advance at her own pace, possibly competing in more than one level in a year.
A USA Gymnastics sanctioned competitive program with more flexibility than the J.O. Program. There are 5 completely optional levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. Gymnasts can compete only certain events if they choose and are not required to compete All Around.
TOPS is meant to search and discover young talent ages 7-10 yrs old. The “Elite” program provides competitive experiences for girls aspiring to the National Team. Preparation for Elite qualification and Hopes starts early in training. Critical to training is the choice of elements and proper equipment settings.