Can someone explain to be the difference between the Hope and Junior Olymic Program. Any thoughts on either. Anyone know how many girls are in the Hope program?
You don't have to participate in Hope to go elite, but it offers children an early introduction to the national staff / training camps.
There is a girl in our gym in the Hopes program. I think she may have actually placed 1st in the testing. She's super talented, extremely strong but too young to be in the elite program, I think. I think the Hopes programs is a way for the very talented girls to get a taste of the elite program. I think there is information on the usa-gymnastics.org website. I see the girl in our gym practice and she is really amazing. Graceful yet strong as an ox, if you know what I mean!