At The Flip Zone we pride ourselves in offering a competitive gymnastics program that increases physical fitness and develops confident and strong athletes. In addition, we believe a “team” atmosphere helps to bring out the best in each athlete. Team gymnasts are expected to learn the life skills that are involved with being on a team, i.e. time management, discipline, responsibility, self-esteem, and dedication. While parents are investing in gymnastics training, they are also building their child’s future.
The Flip Zone currently offers Developmental Team, Recreational Team, Compulsory Levels 2-5, Optional Levels 6-10, and Xcel Silver, Gold & Platinum. We also have a TOPS and PreTOPs team.
Gymnasts begin participation in competitive USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic sanctioned meets beginning at Level 2. Time commitment increases tremendously when gymnasts begin competing. Competition is at the state level; however the Level 4-10 teams do travel out of state. Gymnasts will compete in approximately 6-9 meets per year. Gymnasts perform compulsory routines in each level 2-5. The compulsory routines are developed by USA Gymnastics with varying levels of difficulty. The intent is to make the level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 routines progressive into one another. For instance, All Level 2 athletes will perform the same routines throught the US. These levels are the introductory levels of competition where gymnasts learn to perform and have their skills critiqued by certified judges. Routines are extremely intricate with little room for variation. Core skills are emphasized in these routines as well as dance movements. Gymnasts are required to conform to the styles and techniques of the compulsory routines where an emphasis is placed on form, posture and presentation. The compulsory levels provide gymnasts with a foundation of discipline and strong basic skills.
At the optional level (7-10) gymnasts have the opportunity to qualify for regional and national championships with each progressing level. In addition to travel for championships, gymnasts will have at least two out of state travel meets per year. All other competitions are held within the region. The optional levels require a very serious commitment due to the grade of difficulty and increased risk involved. Gymnasts will begin performing more complex skills and combinations. Proper training and preparation at the early pre team and compulsory levels is essential for success at these levels. Beginning with Level 6, routines are designed specifically for the individual athlete, where routines will enhance strong points and distinctive style. Gymnasts will be scored upon their level of difficulty, execution, artistry, and originality. Each level provides a new set of more difficult requirements on each event that must be included in routines. Currently The Flip Zone offers training for gymnasts through Level 10. As our gymnasts approach the upcoming levels, we will grow with our gymnasts and cater to their needs by providing the level of training they require.
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The Xcel Program is designed to offer a broad-based, affordable competitive experience outside the traditional Jr. Olympic Program to attract and retain a diverse group of athletes. We offer Silver, Gold and Platinum teams. Xcels will practice 6-8 hours per week and will attend approximately 6 meets a season. They attend the state meets for their level.
The Flip Zone Competitive Staff is extremely passionate about their role in guiding children through their gymnastics training and helping them grow into strong, confident young ladies. Gymnastics is an excellent sport for children, and The Flip Zone is a wonderful place to do it!