Gymnastics Pre-Team Programs
Sanford Academy's Pre-Team Programs are classes designed to
introduce children to competitive gymnastics. These classes are
great way for your child to experience a team setting, in a higher
motivated atmosphere. Each December, Sanford Academy holds
an "in house" meet where our "pre-team" athletes can experience
a competition setting. Once your athlete has gained the skills and
strength necessary to be on the competitive team, they will then
have that option.
Level 1 is our "pre-team" for our 4 and 5 year olds. This class is
designed for kids who show an early interest and ability in the
sport of gymnastics. Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays
for 4:00PM to 5:30PM and a special leotard is worn to distinguish
our little gymnasts from the recreational classes.
Level 2 is our "pre-team" for our athletes ages 6 and older. This
class is designed to introduce our older athletes to competitive
gymnastics. This a great introduction for any child who has an
interest in competitive gymnastics and is ready for something
more challenging than our recreational classes.
|2731 Lee Ave
Sanford, NC 27332
| of Gymnastics
|Sanford Academy will compete using USAG’s Junior
Olympic Program and NC PREP Optional Program. We
will Compete J.O. Levels 3-Elite and Rookie, PREP novice
and PREP 1. Level’s 1,2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are Compulsory
levels. All gymnasts in the country at these levels
compete the same routines. There are usually 5
compulsory meets in the season ending with a State
The NC PREP Optional program is run by the state of NC.
This is an optional program where the gymnast has input
into the composition of the routines and they also get to
select their floor music. This season starts immediately
after the compulsory season. Competing in the PREP
Opt. program is optional, but it is a good introduction to
optional gymnastics and the gymnasts usually do well in
this program. Optional gymnastics begins with level 7.
Once a gymnast reaches level 8 a greater commitment to
the sport is required. At levels 8,9, and 10 the gymnasts
get an opportunity to compete at a regional level (NC is in
region 8 which includes SC, GA, FL, TN, AL, MS, and
LA). At level 9 and 10 gymnasts can earn a chance to
compete nationally. Elite- This is the top level of
gymnastics. Less than 1% of the athletes in USAG will
compete at this level. Gymnasts compete at Regional,
National, and International competitions. The USA
National teams, as well as the Olympic team are selected
from this level.
|Congratulations to the Sanford Academy
Novice Team for placing 1st as a Team in
the Region 8 Championships. Competing
against 18 Teams
from 8 different states!
We are so proud of you!!!