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JPC13

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Mar 25, 2022
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Does anyone now where I can find a list of the physical and skill test components? Also, as a noob when approximately in 2023 would a now 9 (10 in 2023) year old need to pass physical testing in order to qualify for skills testing in June?
 

skygirlpc

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Mar 3, 2016
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I have questions similar to JPC13. I always thought TOPS was a waste of time and could easily cause burnout but all the good information that I have read on here make me a little more interested.
 

JPC13

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Mar 25, 2022
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I have questions similar to JPC13. I always thought TOPS was a waste of time and could easily cause burnout but all the good information that I have read on here make me a little more interested.
I actually answered some aspects of my own questions. General info can be found here:

I don't see any physical testing dates in 2023, so I don't know if that's it or if they will be updated with dates in the new year.

List of physical activities can be found here:

Getting good/strong at all these things seems totally necessary for someone who wants to be a well conditioned serious gymnast.

The skills seem totally inline with what you'd otherwise be doing if you wanted to get into optionals ASAP.

Honestly, I don't know why a kid wouldn't do it if they're serous about gymnastics. Regardless of how successfully they do it, it's going to be helpful.
 

skygirlpc

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Mar 3, 2016
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Physical Abilities testing is over for the 2022-2023 season.
I thought that was the case but the one paragraph you quoted earlier said something about delaying the skills testing until the Spring... That is why I was confused.
 

DTAG

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May 7, 2020
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Does it cost extra for TOPS? Does the gymnasts and their families also cover all coaches expenses as well? Flight, hotel, per diem, etc..?
 

JPC13

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Mar 25, 2022
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Does it cost extra for TOPS? Does the gymnasts and their families also cover all coaches expenses as well? Flight, hotel, per diem, etc..?
What is gymnastics is free? I've never even been to a meet that didn't charge me $20 for the privilege of watching my kid compete in a meet that I already paid $100+ to register her for.
 
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DTAG

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What is gymnastics is free? I've never even been to a meet that didn't charge me $20 for the privilege of watching my kid compete in a meet that I already paid $100+ to register her for.
I knew that it cost to attend, and of course you have a meet fee for the gymnast, but was asking if parents paid for all of the coaches fees as well or does the gym cover those costs? I think it’s different for mens and womens gymnastics. At what point does USAG kick in to offset costs for the girls?
 

JPC13

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Mar 25, 2022
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I knew that it cost to attend, and of course you have a meet fee for the gymnast, but was asking if parents paid for all of the coaches fees as well or does the gym cover those costs? I think it’s different for mens and womens gymnastics. At what point does USAG kick in to offset costs for the girls?
As far as I know, unless you're TOPS A team, you're 100% out of pocket. Coach costs are going to depend on your gym and how many other kids on the team are doing whatever -- same as an optional travel meet that only a few people go to, at least at our gym.
 
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As far as I know, unless you're TOPS A team, you're 100% out of pocket. Coach costs are going to depend on your gym and how many other kids on the team are doing whatever -- same as an optional travel meet that only a few people go to, at least at our gym.
Yes… it basically depends on your club.
 
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