Endurance Elite Gymnastics & Dance

15814 University Oak #114

San Antonio, TX 78249

enduranceelitegym@gmail.com

 

Tel: 210-769-6359

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Check out the descriptions of each competitive level and get to know our amazing gymnasts!

MEET OUR TEAMS

USAG Women's Junior Olympic Program

In order to compete in a sanctioned competition, an athlete must be a registered USA Gymnastics Athlete Member or Introductory Athlete Member (Levels 1-2 & Xcel). The Women's Junior Olympic Program is divided into three major segments, developmental, compulsory, and optional.

  1. The Developmental Level (Level 3) is used as an introductory competitive program.  Level 3 has the opportunity to attend Level 3 State Championships.

  2. The second part consists of Compulsory Levels 4 and 5. Both of these levels are progressive in nature, building upon the skills required at the previous level. Competitive opportunities are provided up to and including the USA Gymnastics State Championships. 


  3. The third segment is the Optional Levels 6-10. Levels 6, 7, 8, and 9 have difficulty restrictions, while Level 10 has no restrictions in the skill choice. Composition is evaluated at Levels 8, 9, and 10. Level 6 & 7 has competitive opportunities up to and including State Championships. Additional competitive opportunities are provided for Levels 8-10, with the Level 10 competitive season culminating at the Jr. Olympic National Championships, Level 9 at the Eastern or Western Championships and Level 8 at the Regional Championships.

TOPS

TOPS (Talent Opportunity Program), is a talent search and educational program for female gymnasts ages 7-10 and their coaches. During the months of June and July gymnasts age 7-10 are evaluated on physical abilities at the state or regional level.

 

From there, athletes are invited to participate in the National TOPS test that is conducted in the month of October where they will be evaluated on the same physical abilities tests along with some basic gymnastics skills. Athletes are then invited to participate in the National TOPs Training camp, which takes place in December of each year. 

HOPES

HOPES provides athletes, between the ages of 10-12, with an opportunity to compete the traditional Elite compulsory and a modified FIG Optional routine and includes an opportunity to qualify to the Challenge (HOPES division only). It is a ‘Pre’ Pre-Elite program. Athletes compete in the same qualifiers as their Elite teammates and earn their way up the ranks!

USAG Women's Xcel

Xcel brings competitive gymnastics to gymnasts in a program that embraces all skill levels – beginner through advanced. It is a personalized competitive program starting at the first entry division. The Xcel program is for the competitive athlete that may partake in other sports or school activities and have limited time available to dedicate to gymnastics. With Xcel, we can offer the team experience to any athlete looking to compete without the full commitment of the Junior Olympic program.

           

The Xcel program is run like Junior Olympic Optionals in that the routines are personalized and skills chosen by the gymnast and her abilities, rather than the requirements of specific skills. The levels are as follows: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond.

USAG Men's Junior Olympic Program

The Men’s Junior Olympic Age Group Competition Program provides training and competitive opportunities for beginner to elite gymnasts from ages 6 to 18. The Junior Olympic Program is organized into ten different levels of training or competition. Each level has multiple age groups and opportunities for participation and competition. Competition is carried out at the local, state, regional and national levels through USA Gymnastics sanctioned invitational meets and championship level meets. The Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships are held in May of each year for eligible athletes in Levels 8, 9 and 10 who have qualified through their Regional Championships. The season culminates for eligible Level 10 athletes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships.

 

The Junior Olympic Age Group Competition Program consists of seven levels.

 

  • In levels 4-7, competition is offered in Division I (Junior Olympic Division) and Division II (Junior Developmental Division).

    • Division I provides basic compulsory routines and includes in the routines the opportunity for the talented gymnast to challenge his development and mastery at each level with additional developmental skills (Specified Bonus) that are rewarded with bonus.

    • Division II provides basic compulsory routines that are constructed to encourage participation, promote growth, and provide opportunity for the recreational gymnast to be successful and continue to progress. The basic routines are designed so that they are achievable for the average recreational participant.

 

  • The first three levels, 4 through 6, provide basic routines for all boys who desire to participate in competitive gymnastics. These exercises start with simple basic skills experienced in Levels 1 through 3 and progress developmentally with each competitive level.

 

  • The compulsory Level 7 is designed to encourage and prepare the gymnast for the transition from compulsory to optional routines at an appropriate age by providing skill direction and combinations which can be used as the basis for entry level optional routines. These routines help the gymnast to understand how to construct an optional routine that will fulfill the requirements of the Junior Olympic optional program.

 

  • The optional levels, 8, 9 and 10, require the gymnast to fulfill most FIG requirements or the JO modifications for those requirements approved for the program.

USAG Men's Xcel:

Xcel brings competitive gymnastics to gymnasts in a program that embraces all skill levels – beginner through advanced. It is a personalized competitive program starting at the first entry division. The Xcel program is for the competitive athlete that may partake in other sports or school activities and have limited time available to dedicate to gymnastics. With Xcel, we can offer the team experience to any athlete looking to compete without the full commitment of the Junior Olympic program.

           

The Xcel program is run like Junior Olympic Optionals in that the routines are personalized and skills chosen by the gymnast and his abilities, rather than the requirements of specific skills. The levels are as follows: Bronze, Silver & Gold.