COMPETITIVE TEAM

COMPETITIVE TEAM

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The goal of CATS Team program is to provide safe, fun and challenging gymnastic instruction and apply the learned skills to a competitive format. We hope to provide a nurturing environment for the development of you child's confidence, self-esteem and building of life skills. Along the way we hope that children are able to realize their highest potential of ability. 

 

COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS AT CATS

 

Girls USA Gymnastics (USAG) Junior Olympic (J.O.) Compulsory Program: 

Program Director- Wendy Rein (catsboulder@gmail.com)

 

The girls compulsory team consists of Levels 3 through 5. Every athlete, in each level does the same routine choreography on every event. Routines progress in difficulty the higher the level. This program reinforces exceptional skill progression development. The competitive season begins in September and continues through mid December. The CATS competition schedule consists of 5 meets with the goal of qualifying to the State Championship Meet (34.00 AA or higher). Practice time varies from 5-12 hours per week. 

 

Girls USAG Junior Olympic (J.O.) Optional Program:

Program Director- Wendy Rein (catsboulder@gmail.com)

 

The optional girls team consists of levels 6 through 10. Their season begins in early January and continues through May. Routines are constructed based on specific "value parts" and "special requirements" by level and are set by USAG. Each athlete has routines constructed for them based on their strengths and the fufillment of USAG J.O. criteria. Qualifying to the State Championship requires a 33.00 AA or higher at a USAG sanctioned regular season meet. There is a travel meet for these athletes scheduled usually in January. Practice time varies from 14-20 hours per week. 

 

USA Gymnastics (USAG) Xcel Competitive Program

Program Director- Wendy Rein (catsboulder@gmail.com)

 

Xcel is a USAG sanctioned competitive program offering flexibility to gymnasts and their families. The CATS USAG Xcel program consists of levels Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. These levels mirror but are not identical to the USAG J.O. program. It is offered to athletes who have competed in the J.O. compulsory program and are ages 11 or older. It is similar to the J.O. Optional program in that it provides athletes an opportunity to perform optional routines choreographed to fit each individual. The level of difficulty is not as high as the J.O. program so it is ideal for athletes who have practice time limitations. In addition, the Xcel program has a less restrictive scoring system so it provides additional opportunity for successful optional gymnastics. 

 

The competition for Xcel is currently February through the first week of June so the program allows for extensive summer travels. CATS offers a travel meet opportunity (usually in January) that coincides with the J.O. Optional team. 

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