First, and most important, providing a fantastic gymnastics experience is what Asheville Gymnastics is all about. We are here for the athletes who have hopes and dreams of being the best they can be in life and in this sport. We are here to support them in that dream! To make that dream come alive, the gymnast, parents and coaches must function as a TEAM! If we all work together toward common goals, we have a much greater chance of achieving something really significant with our program.
Asheville Gymnastics Philosophy
Gymnastics is inherently a competitive sport and we are a competitive gymnastics team. We measure our success and progress by how we portray ourselves and execute during practice and the competition floor. During all workouts and competitions we strive for excellence. Our goal is to provide the mental and physical discipline needed for competition within a framework of positive reinforcement and encouragement. Learning to be comfortable in a competitive situation is a positive experience and adds to a child’s development.
Selection For Team
Initial placement and subsequent advancement from one team level to the next will be determined by the Asheville Gymnastics team coaching staff. Where possible, objective measures of learning potential will be used. However subjective predictors such as courage, commitment, desire, ‘coachability’ and integrity will also be considered. Keep in mind that team participation is by invitation only.
For more information about our Competitive Teams, please call our office at 828-490-1496 or email our Team Director at email@example.com. Thanks for your interest, and we look forward to working with you soon!
Our boys Pre-Team is designed to prepare gymnasts toward a competitive gymnastics career. The young gymnastics typically range in age from 6-11 years old. Our Pre-Team gymnasts have not only mastered basic requirements in strength, flexibility and skills, but have also shown the commitment and work ethic that we are looking for in our competitive gymnasts. Our focus for this group is to prepare them for competitive team. Pre-team attends year round. *Pre-Team is INVITE ONLY. You must be evaluated by a Competitive Team Staff*
We offer USAG Competitive Boys Level 4 through Level 7 teams. The competition season lasts from November through May. Gymnasts are required have all of their next level bonuses and the approval of their coaches in order to move up to the next level. Our compulsory boys team train anywhere from 8 – 12 hours each week.
Our optional boys team is comprised of USAG Competitive Boys Level 8 through Level 10 teams. The competition season is generally November through May. In boy’s optional gymnastics, gymnasts move up by age group. Gymnasts will require the approval of their coaches in order to move up to the next level. Our optional boys team train anywhere from 16 – 20 hours per week.
Our girls Xcel program is an alternative competitive program consistent with the guidelines establish through USAG. The goal is to provide a safe, fun and rewarding competitive gymnastics experience for gymnasts. The Xcel program is ideal for not only entry-level gymnasts, but also older gymnasts that are looking for a fun way to stay in shape and be involved in the sport. Our program was designed to meet the needs of a diverse group of gymnasts. Our Xcel team members train anywhere from 6 – 12 hours each week.