USAG Region 8
Our Competitive Teams are for the Athlete who has decided he wishes to be more serious about the sport of gymnastics and is therefore willing to commit more hours to training in the gym (a minimum of 12 hours per week) and to attend competitive meets throughout the season. These meets might require extensive travel, overnight stays, and higher tuition fees than recreational gymnastics.
Athletes on our competitive teams are expected to attend all scheduled practices and competitions. Any time a practice will be missed, the coach must be informed ahead of time. All meets are mandatory for the competitive athlete unless the athlete is medically unable or the absence has been excused by the head coach. We average 5-6 meets plus State Championships, Regionals and beyond for the higher levels.
It is a requirement that all families considering to participate on a team read and understand the "Team Handbook" and print out and sign the "Acknowledgement Form" every year on their individual anniversary date.
Haydens has an “all inclusive” monthly fee payment. Your monthly payment will include all standard costs associated with your child’s training and competition needs. Haydens reserves the right to decide how often new competitive attire is purchased. Increases to your “all inclusive” monthly payment will be evaluated from year to year to accommodate rising costs.
Team gymnastics requires a “family” commitment and please understand that your commitment is renewable from year to year. If you are considering joining one of Haydens teams please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a meeting.
We train these young athletes under the assumption that they will compete in gymnastics in the future. We require the extra days of practice to work skills, strength, speed, and flexibility in order to make them into the best possible gymnasts they can be.
This program is only for the truly committed.
Pre-Team program is a year-round program. The Boys Pre-Team program is by invitation only, but a try out request can be made from a parent. If you are asked to join the pre-team program and accept, you are accepting the responsibility and commitment of a year round athletic program where the progress of your child depends on repetition and attendance. This sport requires more time than most other sports to keep your child safe and successful! There are six different events in men’s gymnastics and all need extensive training. Repetition is the key to gymnastics!
Only students who have demonstrated a strong work ethic, discipline and dedication and have mastered the basic skills, as well as sufficient strength and flexibility to train for the requirements of level 4, will advance to the Boys's competitive team.
Boy's Competitive Team 2014-2015 Competition Schedule
Each level has a preset routine called compulsory and all athletes at the same level will perform the same routine at the competitions.
LEVEL 4, 5, & 6
These are the entry (or compulsory) levels into boy’s gymnastics competition. At the compulsory level, each gymnast performs similar basic routines. The routines in these levels are designed to be progressive from one to the next and provide a solid foundation for the optional levels. Our compulsory gymnasts typically train from 4 to 12 hours a week.
LEVEL 7, 8, 9, & 10
These are considered the optional levels of boy’s competitive gymnastics. At the optional level gymnasts perform routines that are tailored specifically for them.