The Elite Program is designed to provide competitive experiences for athletes aspiring to the National Team or the Pre-Elite Training Squad. The National Teams (Senior and Junior) are selected from the USA Championships each year. These athletes represent the United States in international competitions. The Pre-Elite Training Squad is selected from the Challenge Meets each year.
Learn more about the Elite Program on the USA Gymnastics website.
Gym America’s Junior Olympic program is for levels 3 through Elite. Gymnasts work in a disciplined yet positive environment. Gym America’s competitive program develops the whole athlete. In addition to competitive training, athletes also work with a specialized strength trainer and professional dance program. GA provides professional physical therapists to help keep our athletes healthy. All staff are USA Gymnastics safety certified and have various levels of continuing educational certifications. This program is for the committed athlete and is by invitation only.
In order to compete in a sanctioned competition, an athlete must be a registered USA Gymnastics Athlete Member or Introductory Athlete Member (Levels 1-2 & Xcel).
Learn more about the Junior Olympic Program on the USA Gymnastics website.
Boys Junior Olympic Team
Gym America Boys Team competes in the Junior Olympic program. A large emphasis is placed on growing each athletes self-confidence, perseverance, and focus in working towards their goals. Boys will train on all Olympic events, developing the basic foundational skills that they need to be successful as a competitive gymnast. All staff are USA Gymnastics safety certified and have various levels of continuing educational certifications. This program is for the committed athlete and is by invitation only.
(Silver, Gold, Platinum,Diamond)
The Region 5 Xcel program was developed and authored by Claudia Kretschmer, our director, and has been adopted by many states across the nation. The Xcel team is a unique program that meets the needs of many gymnasts by providing a team atmosphere and a competitive experience without the large time and financial commitments required for traditional Junior Olympic gymnastics teams. Since this program is sponsored by USA Gymnastics, each child will still have the excitement of participating in sanctioned competitions in Michigan and earning great awards. Claudia is the USA Gymnastics National Xcel Chair.
Learn more about the Xcel Program on the USA Gymnastics website.