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JBS

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I worked the front desk at our gym when they implemented the TOPs program, and when they changed it from invite only to try-outs.

You would think that -I- personally stole the Olympics from under them.

About 1/3rd of the invite-only kids dropped out as soon as that group doubled, moms said they weren't paying extra for everyone to get the same training.

(I have some strong feelings on this insanity)

The TOPs program definitely creates crazy parents… but it’s a good program. With some minor modifications… it’s a great Level 10 training program (instead of elite). That’s what I would like to see more of… TOPs for L10… basically just starting with a solid foundation.
 

gymmom21

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The TOPs program definitely creates crazy parents… but it’s a good program. With some minor modifications… it’s a great Level 10 training program (instead of elite). That’s what I would like to see more of… TOPs for L10… basically just starting with a solid foundation.
Isn't that what DP compulsory and lower level optionals are? If gyms follow the skill progression and incorporate conditioning/physical abilities shouldn't they be successful. I will say our gym does physical abilities type activities each practice and does actually score the girls periodically. Mid summer they shared the scores with parents and it was clear that the girls being trained to skip levels were at the top of the list along with the upper level optional girls.
 
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