Pre-team gymnasts work hard year-round to prepare their minds and bodies for level 3 competition. These gymnasts are specially selected graduates of Shining Stars and Nova Stars and practice up to 6 hours per week.
Compulsory Level gymnasts (Levels 3-5) perform USA Gymnastics mandated and choreographed routines at sanctioned competitions throughout North Dakota and the surrounding areas. These teams practice up to four days a week, year-round, building the muscles and skills they need to become "the big girls."
Optional Level gymnasts (Levels 6-10) perform personalized routines created around a strict set of rules and requirements set by USA Gymnastics. These "big girls" are judged not only on their ability to perform their skills correctly but also on how well they are able to incorporate their individual personalities into each of their routines. DSG optional gymnasts practice up to four days a week, year-round, building the muscles, skills, and mental toughness they need to achieve the coveted Level 10 status.
Mandan Braves Varsity
LOOKING BACK THROUGH THE YEARS...
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