The Apollo Level 3 program, also known as our Pre-Team, is an accelerated program for girls designed to teach the fundamentals of gymnastics. This is the second level of our competitive team.
Students meet twice a week for two hours each day developing the physical fitness and building the skills needed to be successful in beginning competitive gymnastics as well as perform in a selection of competitions during the season.
Competitive gymnastics requires an athlete to master a wide variety of movements. Learning these movements takes time and practice. Practicing in an activity as complex as gymnastics only once a week would take an extremely long time to develop the proficiency necessary to compete successfully.
The Level 3 program begins where our level 2 program structure uses a similar skills program as we do in our regular instructional program. Along with the skills program, the instructors also teach the students how gymnasts act and perform at a competition. In the pre-team classes there is also a stronger emphasis on strength and flexibility development keeping the developmental needs of the age group in mind.
To get involved there are try-outs held periodically, depending on when we have openings in our pre-team classes. Tryouts are open to all students of Apollo, five years and older. During the tryouts, there is a mandatory parents’ meeting. Selected students are also invited to pre-team from their recreational classes based on their skill level. For more information and/or to be placed on our list for the next pre-team tryout/class please call for more information.