The Pre-team Gymnastics program is for those girls and boys who have the ability to train specifically for the team program at a young age. This gymnastics team for kids has a strong emphasis on basics and conditioning which allows for young gymnasts to make an easy transition to our Competitive gymnastics teams. These gymnastics teams are by evaluation/invitation only. Pre-team is a preparatory and accelerated gymnastic training option for athletes ages three and up with the purpose of preparing our younger gymnasts for many competitive opportunities. Here at AMP Athletics, we also have three very successful and competitive gymnastics programs. We have our XCEL gymnastics program, USAG JO Boys gymnastics program, and our USAG Junior Olympics Girls gymnastics program. The pre-team program offers a very smooth transition into the competitive gymnastics team programs once the athlete has mastered all the necessary skills. Pre-team class placement is primarily based on physical skill level, however, AMP Athletics also values class dynamics, and takes into account each athletes mental and social preparedness. The athletes will go through vigorous training, and needs to be able to get through it efficiently. We want our athletes to be mentally strong and confident, not only for gymnastics, but to excel in all areas of life.
One of the many benefits of AMP Athletics' training program are our coaches with a background in competitive gymnastics. Some of the Pre-team gymnastics coaches also coach our XCEL gymnastics team and our USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic kids gymnastics team. Our program provides the athletes with multiple opportunities to develop relationships with their teammates, while having fun on a kids gymnastics team. We have seen that kids gymnastics teams who have a stronger bond have athletes who preform better, as they know they have a whole team believing in them. Participating in AMP Athletics' Pre-team gymnastics program will produce an athlete with mental preparedness for competition.
Gymnastics is a year-round sport and AMP Athletics' Pre-team practices run continuously throughout the school year. We have found that in gymnastics, significant time off may result in skill loss or injury upon return. Each Athlete is expected to train a specified amount of hours at their designated training times while on this competitive gymnastics track. Training schedules remain consistent throughout the year, though occasionally classes are added to accommodate more athletes. Training schedules will be distributed along with the Team invitations through email or and informational packet.
There are 3 Levels within AMP Athletics' Pre-Team program:
Rising Stars (Beginning Pre-Team Class):
Rising Stars is typically for athletes that are ages three to five. They practice one and a half hours per week, all in one class.
Pre-team I (Intermediate Pre-Team Class):
Pre-team I is typically for athletes that are ages 5+. They practice for three hours per week, with two classes that are each 1 1/2 hours long.
Team Prep (Advanced Pre-Team Class)
The Team Prep class is typically for athletes that are over eight years of age and have advanced skills. They practice for four hours per week, with two sessions that are two hours each. The prep program is new to AMP Athletics this season.
For more information on our Pre-team Gymnastics program, please contact our Members Services, at 304.523.4267 or email email@example.com.