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USAG Competition Teams

USAG Development Program, Xcel Program, & International Elite Teams

The competitive gymnastics teams at AGA are part of a comprehensive, well-established USA Gymnastics program. We currently offer invitation-only enrollments for the Development Program Levels 2 through 10, Xcel Levels Bronze through Sapphire, and International Elite (Hopes and Jr/Sr Elite). 

USAG Xcel Program Teams

The USAG Xcel Program is designed to offer a broad-based, affordable, competitive experience outside the traditional Development Program (DP) as an alternative competitive program offering A group of young girls posing for a picture.individual flexibility to coaches and gymnasts. AGA Xcel Athletes compete in skills that showcase their individual talents while still offering competition up to the State or Regional Championships level.

AGA offers training for gymnasts to compete in the Xcel Program for Girls Levels Bronze through Sapphire. These athletes train year-round, and our Xcel team members train anywhere from 4.5 to 15 hours per week depending on their level. AGA Xcel gymnasts have competed state and region wide with continual success occurring at every level, and many of our XCel athletes competing extremely successful high school gymnastics careers.

USAG Development Program Teams

The Women's Development Program (WDP) was developed with the belief that all athletes, regardless of their potential, must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safelyThree girls standing in front of a wall with a sign. through each level. Gymnasts train rigorously and compete in the four Olympic events: vault, bars, beam and floor. AGA DP Level 2–10 athletes train year-round, and our DP team members train anywhere from 9 to 30+ hours per week depending on their assigned level. AGA WDP athletes compete locally, regionally, and nationally. 

The WDP is divided into three major segments: developmental, compulsory, and optional.

  • Developmental levels 1–2: the most fundamental skills performed in a non-competitive, achievement-oriented environment
  • Compulsory levels 3–5: progressively difficult skills performed competitively as standardized routines (all gymnasts at a given level perform the same routines)
  • Optional levels 6–10: progressively difficult skills performed competitively in original routines

Hopes and International Elite

The USAG Elite Program is designed to provide those athletes hoping to compete on the international stage a more challenging plan to progress to top-level performance, benchmarked against international standards. AGA Elite program athletes train year-round anywhere from 25 to 40+ hours per week depending on their assigned level.

AGA Elite

  • USA Gymnastics HOPEs: The Olympics Hopefuls program (HOPEs) is a program to identify talented gymnasts with potential to enter the International Elite program, and train them at an extremely advanced level. In order to qualify for HOPEs, a gymnast must pass both the elite compulsory and optional qualifiers, and obtain certain minimum scores. HOPEs Elite gymnasts compete at elite meets, but not as a Junior Elite.
  • USA Gymnastics International Elite (Jr/Sr): The Elite Program is designed to provide competitive experiences for athletes aspiring to be on the US National Team. The National Teams (Senior and Junior) are selected from the U.S. Championships each year, and these athletes represent the United States in international competitions. The National Team Size can be up to 28 athletes. To address our country’s needs and mirror the quad age requirements, the junior and senior team sizes will change each year.

College Scholarship List

Since its inception in 1993 (as Champion Gymnastics), AGA has produced college-level athletes in its WDP and Elite programs which have gone on to compete for outstanding Division I/II/III colleges across the country, such as:

  • Arizona State University

  • Auburn University

  • Boise State University

  • Brigham Young University

  • Brown University

  • Cal State Fullerton

  • Central Michigan University

  • Kent State University

  • Ohio State University

  • Rutgers University

  • Southeast Missouri

  • Southern Utah University

  • Stanford University

  • Texas Women’s University

  • University of Anchorage-Alaska

  • University of Denver

  • University of Florida

  • University of Kentucky

  • University of Washington

  • US Air Force Academy

  • Utah State University

  • Yale

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