Competitive Team Gymnastics requires a year-round commitment from both the family and athlete. Athletes have longer practice hours. Proper health & nutrition, good attitude, laser focus, passion, drive, perseverance, determination, strong family commitment & support including financial and fundraising (it’s expensive) are all necessary for a successful competitive experience.
Many team gymnasts have already decided that gymnastics will be their life. They want to train through elementary and middle school. They want to compete in high school and college. Because of their years of commitment and dedication, and more than anything else, the amount of hours they spend training, they generally tend to rise to higher levels and learn harder skills. All while learning to balance and prioritize academics and family with athletics.
When considering a child for a pre-development and competitive team program, coaches look for several traits including: physical strength, flexibility, basic gymnastics skills/fundamentals, motivation, coach-ability, family support, mental toughness and sportsmanship.