RGA Team Programs
RGA offers girls & boys competitive teams. Team members compete at different local,
State, Regional, Eastern and sometimes National levels. There is no FUND raising required of parents, but they are expected to assist with any in-house or invitational meets hosted by RGA.
Either program is a great way to experience gymnastics at the competitive level.
RGA is proud to have some of their former team members receive major college scholarships. Plus, many of our Team members hold Championship titles at the State, Regional & National Level. In 1998 our gymnast Cathy Thompson became a College All-American.
USA Gymnastics Level Program:
Our gymnast enjoy learning to compete at different levels as they gain strength and confidence to perform more intricate skills as a Level 5-10 gymnast. This requires more training throughout the week to achieve the skills necessary to compete at each Level. Advancement occurs based on the Levels successfully achieved at State Championships. Girls will compete at Level 2-10. Boys Level 4-8.
For those gymnast who enjoy the thrill of competing without the intensity of USA Gymnastics training, we offer USA gymnastics Levels 2-3 programs.
This is the basis to prepare them for future higher levels of competition, where training and competitions become more regimented. Many times gymnast move between the Level & XCEL programs.
USA Gymnastics XCEL Program.
This program allows gymnast to succeed without the intensity of Level training. Girls will compete at 5 different team programs - Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum & Diamond. It will still prepare each one for competition with fewer hours of workouts. Our XCEL program has been consistent State champions, along with achieving Regional Championships.
Boys Team Program
The Boys Competitive Gymnastics program at Reading Gymnastics Academy offer boys the opportunity, to discover what the world of competitive gymnastics is all about. We provide boys with the opportunity to develop and grow at their own pace. They get to experience
the challenges and rewards of and being part of a team, along with learning about themselves, being responsible for their own actions, and being accountable to themselves, their teammates, and coaches.
New members are invited to be part of the team program based upon their development within the class program. From this point, the boys participate in the progressive and developmental USA Gymnastic Program, which focuses on Strength, Flexibility, and the Physical & Mental Preparedness of the gymnast.
The program is set up to accommodate boys between the ages of 5 years of age – High School.
(Developmental Team – Ages 5 - 8)
Parents of prospective team boys are contacted to discuss the possibility of their son being part of the team. Boys are introduced to advance skill building, strength building, flexibility, and the protocols of competitive gymnastics. Towards the later part of that year, the boys are introduced to competition by participating in 1 or 2 fun competitions.
(Level 4 ===> 10)
This is beginning of formal, and structured compulsory and optional competition.
Levels 4 thru 7 are the Compulsory Routine levels where aspiring gymnasts develop
and polish their basic gymnastic skills, within which they are striving to qualify into
State and Regional Championship competition
Boys typically practice 2 – 3 days per week for 2 – 3 hours each practice session, dependent on their age, competitive level, and maturity. The team members compete under the guidelines of the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Program.