Jean's Gymnastics has competitive programs for athletes that show an interest and ability for the challenge of competitive gymnastics. The Xcel & Junior Olympic programs are the USAG sanctioned programs that we participate in, and follow. If you would like to learn more about either program please click on the links below.
Competitive Team Programs
Level 1: This is the first level of the Junior Olympic program as set by USA Gymnastics. This is a non-competitive level; however, gymnasts will learn the compulsory routines, skills and begin learning about the competitive side of gymnastics. Gymnasts will continue their skill progression and continue to build strength & flexibility to support new skills that they're learning. This class is where the focus of gymnastics changes a bit from learning a skill, to perfecting it, in order to use those basics to progress to higher levels of gymnastics. This class meets 2 times per week for 1.5 hours per class.
Level 2: Level 2 continues to build on the skills learned from Level 1. Gymnasts will start to become more independent in the gym as the skills progress and become more difficult. At this level, gymnasts have the opportunity to compete and see what competitive gymnastics has to offer. This level also focuses on fostering team work and supporting each other in and out of the gym. This program requires two practices per week, one 2 hour, and one 3 hour practice. The long practice is used to work on competition etiquette as well as extra work on routines.
Xcel Bronze: Xcel Bronze puts gymnasts on a different track then the Junior Olympic program. This program allows gymnasts to compete if they choose withing the structure of the Xcel program which stresses participation over qualification. The requirements are very different, and allows for a wider range of skills ot fulfill a requirement on any specific event. This class can be competitive or non-competitive at this entry level depending on what the gymnast would like to commit to. This class requires two practices per week of 5 total hours per week.
Gymnasts invited to participate in these classes must be able to perform all skills required by USAG for any level. These classes are geared towards readying gymnasts for competitive gymnastics.
Tiny Tumblers: This class is designed for young gymnasts (usually ages 4-6) who have shown their physical & social readiness to participate in a class that is based on skill progression vs. strictly age. The Tiny Tumbler class will focus on building a solid foundation by perfecting basic skills on all 4 events, and exposing gymnasts to basic flexibility and strength training. The class is taught in a positive, fun & interactive environment to hopefully continue to build the bond between the sport of gymnastics and the athlete. This class meets for 1 hour, 1-2 times per week depending on the level that each gymnast is ready to participate at.
Fantastic Flippers: This is the next step for gymnasts who are ready for more of a challenge. Gymnasts will start to become more independent in the gym, and start working on the first level of compulsory skills set by USA Gymnastics. They will also start to learn skill sequences and build an aptitude for learning routines which will be essential for any future competitive gymnastics they may pursue. Emphasis is on proper technique & form as well as strength, flexibility and of course, FUN! This class meets 2 times per week for 1.5 hours each class.
Invite & Team Programs
These classes are offered on an invitation only basis. If you are interested in any of these programs please contact us to set up an evaluation for your child.