Re: Talk to me about competitive gymnastics
In our gym, it would be extremely unusual for someone to move to pre-team that quickly. We pick kids to try out for the competition teams from the Level 3 & 4 recreational classes. It can take a couple of years to go from a beginning Level 1 to a Level 3 or 4 in the rec program. From there, they do have to "audition" and some are chosen, some are not.
Originally Posted by z2akids
It sounds like moving from rec to 3 after a summer and 1/2 a session may not be too unusual. I think what prompted this was last Saturday we went to an open gym session and Abby spent most of the time with the head coach working on back bend/back walk over with her spotting. So the head coach saw quite a bit of her that day and then yesterday she followed the class with a big binder making notes and then pulled us aside after class. lol
The exception to that is with the really young kids. When we have "tots" (3-4 years old) that really show a lot of talent, they are moved into Tots II and then Hot Shots classes with the intention of going straight to pre-team once they are old enough.
I'm willing to bet your dd's dance background and flexibility really stood out to the coach! I can't wait to hear what you and she thought!
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