Artistic Gymnastics Teams
Pre-team gymnasts begin learning the USA Gymnastics mandated and choreographed routines for Level 3, while continuing to obtain and refine the skills listed on the special "Level 3 testing sheets" they began working on in Shining and Nova Stars. To be invited to join Pre-team, gymnasts have only 6 or fewer elements left to accomplish on their testing sheets. These teams practice up to four days a week, year-round, working hard to accomplish their goal of joining the Team.
USAG "Compulsory" Levels 3, 4, and 5
Compulsory Level gymnasts perform USA Gymnastics mandated and choreographed routines at sanctioned competitions throughout North Dakota and the surrounding areas. Level 3 gymnasts have accomplished 99% of the requirements listed on the special "Level 3 testing sheets" they began working on in Shining or Nova Stars, while Level 4 and 5 gymnast have accomplished 100% of the skills on their respective testing sheets. These teams practice up to four days a week, year-round, building the muscles and skills they need to become "the big girls."
USAG "Optional" Levels 6 - 10 and Xcel Gold - Diamond
Optional Level gymnasts 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 physical strength, high-flying skills, and mental toughness they need to succeed.