Gleasons team gymnasts participate in the Junior Olympic Program, which was developed by USA Gymnastics (the governing body for gymnastics in the United States).
Pre-Teams: Petite Elites and Training Team are the pre-competitive teams here at Gleason's Maple Grove. Girls are selected for both levels from our Preschool and Recreational Classes based on specific ability tests. In these pre-teams the girls will be working on the USA Gymnastics Levels 1-3 guidelines to prepare for Level 3 which is the first level in which they will enter competition.
Compulsory Levels (3-5): All gymnasts across the state perform the same routines on each event (routines differ based on compulsory level).
Optional Levels (7-10): All gymnasts across the state are subjected to meeting the same set of requirements within the routine. The construction/choreography of each routine on any event is up to the discretion of the coach, so long as all skill/difficulty requirements are met.