Gymnastics – Mini Elites
The Mini Elite program is the second stage of our pre-competitive program. This is an annual program that runs from July to June, however new athletes can be recommended into the program at any time throughout the year. Mini Elite is broken down into two programs. Both programs are very progressive and structured. While maintaing the important aspect of “FUN” in the sport, the focus is also on strengthening and developing athletes to prepare them for our competitive program both mentally and physically.
Mini Elite 1’s range in age from 5-7 years old. Athlete’s in this program train for 4 hours per week (2 days x 2 hours).
Mini Elite 2’s range in age from 6.5-8 years old. Athlete’s in this program train for 6 hours per week (2 days x 3 hours).
Entrance into the program is by invitation only. Mini Elite 1 athletes are usually selected from our Tiny Twisters pre-competitive program. Athlete’s can also be selected from our Class 1 and Class 2 recreational programs or from a competitive try out. Mini Elite 2 athletes are generally selected from our Mini Elite 1 program, but may also be selected from our recreational program. Once selected, the athlete has the opportunity to attend one training session with the appropriate Mini Elite group so the athlete, coach, and parents can determine if this program is best suited for the athlete.