USAG/AAU Levels 1 through 9
Your child’s selection and placement on our team is based on your child’s potential to learn gymnastics at a faster pace than the majority of peer participants. Faster learning is predicated by strength, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and psychological readiness. Our coaching staff determines the placement of athletes with our team and developmental programs based on the following criteria: 1.skill level, 2. success at current level, 3. individual desire, 4. coachability, 5. competitive experience, 6. age, 7. attendance, 8. mental attitude, 9. potential success at higher levels, 10. parental support
The specific mission of Stingray’s Gymnastics is to develop happy, healthy and confident children. One way in which we can meet this demanding goal is to place the gymnasts at the level where they can be happy, safe, and confident. What this means is that the gymnast must be able to perform the skills and routines required at a given level comfortably. The skills should not be at the edge of or beyond her ability level. We can never ask or expect our athletes to perform skills or routines in a competition which they cannot perform consistently in practice. Any gymnast interested in joining the Team Program must go through tryouts or evaluation. The tryouts are important because they insure that we can place the children within our program where they will be the most happy and successful. Please contact the head team coach for more information about the team program and requirements.