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Yes, tumbling and trampoline teams may be based out of stand-alone gyms, or offered at "cheer gyms", which adds another wrinkle to the complex world of gymnastics!
Ha, OK, thanks, that makes me feel a bit better! Still though, it's odd that they didn't ask me about, "OK, what are you looking for?" to discuss Xcel vs. DP. It was a friend's Facebook posts of her 11 YO DD competing that drove me to learn more. She's doing Xcel Bronze & my friend provided a ton more info than 2 of these 3 gyms! 1 gym was helpful though.T&T and acro exist, but are way less common than artistic I don't know of any gyms near me that have these teams. I'm sure they exist, but most gyms don't have them plus artistic. It's highly likely the gyms you talked to do not have these as an option.
These are less common, but I think they might be more common in Australia? Especially Tramp and Acro. I do Acro, and there are lots of trampolinists at my gym. Team gym is offered too, which I did when I was much younger.In addition to Artistic Gymnastics there is also Rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, Sports Acrobatics, Sports Aerobics, Team Gym, Cheerleading.
But these are less common, many gyms will only offer Artistic.
It really is regional here. I'm in northern california and I can throw a stone and hit three gyms with Artistic and Acro, and then one of them has artistic, acro, AND T&T. It's less about the fact that it isn't there are more about not knowing where to look. If the OP wants to message me their location I can absolutely help finding either of those (DD has done both and is in year 4 of acro and turning 16).These are less common, but I think they might be more common in Australia? Especially Tramp and Acro. I do Acro, and there are lots of trampolinists at my gym. Team gym is offered too, which I did when I was much younger.
Gym #1 evaluated her again & it's a no.
"At this time DD is still missing some requirements for our Xcel team including her Back Hip Circle on the bars. We are also looking for her to continue working on perfecting the execution of her skills to do them with straight arms and legs, open shoulders, and proper landings. Specific skills she should be working on to improve are handstands, cartwheels, bridge kickovers, backwards rolls, and split leaps on floors along with her back hip circle and casts on bars.
"We look forward to continuing to work with DD on these skills throughout the summer. If space allows, at the end of summer we can re-evaluate her skills to see if she is a candidate for the Xcel program at that time."
Thanks, I appreciate it.Don't give up!