Join our Competitive Team
How do I know if my child has potential to excel in gymnastics at a competitive level?
Although many believe that completing challenging skills is the best sign of future gymnastics talent, skills are actually one of the least important aspects of a pre-competitive gymnast.
In athletes ages 4 and 5, I specifically look for strong, energetic, fearless, flexible and motivated kids. If a child at this age demonstrates those characteristics and can show a "bridge/back bend" on the floor, they are often in a great position to begin their pre-competitive gymnastics journey.
Kids ages 6 and 7 who are looking to try out our pre-competitive programming should be strong, flexible, fearless energetic and motivated as well. The skills recommended to begin pre-competitive programming at this age include: cartwheel, handstand and bridge.
What time commitment is required for competitive gymnastics at SSA?
Progress results from practice, so we highly encourage our athletes to attend our programming year round. However, for Advanced programming requires a 5 month commitment at a time. Our pre-competitive and competitive programming requires a 10 month commitment.
As your athlete gets older, the commitment increases in hours per weeks and in session length. At this time our Future and Rising Star athletes require a 10 month commitment (start of September to end of June).
Do Shining Star Athletics athletes compete?
At this time, Shining Star Athletics does not attend competitions, with the exception of a year-end in-house mock competition. Our philosophy supports athletes' development before introducing competitions. This approach allows us to spend extra time working on basics and essential skills rather than spending months teaching dance choreography to the introductory gymnasts.
Do you offer a trial period?
Before committing to our programming, athletes who are offered a spot of our team are encouraged to make use of a free trial class in their prospective program.
Tryout for one of our Teams!
Free private tryouts offered all throughout year
If your daughter is between the ages of 4 to 8 and demonstrates interest in advanced gymnastics, please complete this form. Coach Taylor will connect with you within a few days!