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    Anon  TOPS PA Testing

    Does anyone have any info on what the TOPS PA Testing will look like this year? Dates? Will it be virtual again or in person?
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    WAG  TOPs/preteam

    My daughter is starting the TOPs/preteam class at her gym. She's a newly turned 4 year old, 4.5 hours a week. For those that are pasted this stage, what should I expect out of this class? Her gym had TOPs national team members as recent as 2021. When I asked what this class was I was told its...
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    Anon  Invited to TOPS

    Hi, So my DD was invited to join the TOPS program. She is about to start competing XCEL Silver this year. After looking at the requirements on the USGA website I’m shocked she was invited. She has like none of those skills. Not to mention she was the lowest scoring gymnast on her team last...
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    Coaches  training hours for TOPS and elite pathway gymnasts?

    For any coaches/clubs who have elite pathway programs, training TOPS gymnasts or are training young gymnasts with a lot of potential, how many hours do your girls train a week? I have 5 girls on my team (ages 6-8) who seem to have a lot of potential and i’m trying to get a sense of what it takes...
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    WAG  2022 TOPs testing

    The last TOPs testing is this weekend, and the score cut-offs won’t be released until after then. Anyone have any idea what scoring distributions have looked like?
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    Parents  How do I locate TOPs gyms in my state? (New York)

    My daughter was recently invited to join the TOPs program at our gym and she's really excited about it. We live in NYC and are staying here for the next year, but we're planning a move after that. We are somewhat flexible with location, but need to stay within an hour or two of the city. We'd...
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    Parents  Young Gymnast - TOPS Elite track

    Hello! So when we started, we knew nothing about gymnastics. Our 3 year old daughter seemed to be naturally inclined, so we signed her up for gymnastics and she began on preteam. In the next year she excelled and became incredibly passionate about gym. It was obviously exciting watching her...
  8. JBS

    WAG  USA Gymnastics 2022+ TOPs Program Discussion

    I just wanted to open up a thread to talk about the new TOPs program and see what everyone thinks about it initially? You can find the intro letter here... You can find the new TOPs program here...
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    WAG  Tank tops to practice

    I've realised that many college gymnastics team stop wearing leos at practice and wear tank tops instead. Just wondering, why the change? And does it affect coaching at all, e.g. coach's fingers getting caught in the fabric?
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    Parents  TOPS?? 6 yr old got invited to join our gyms TOPS program. But, I'm so confused as it's not like what I read about online lol. It's 2hrs/WK and it's for 5-7yr olds. The coach said it's the route kids take prior to a competitive route and could lead to a team invite next summer. Is this what...
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    WAG  TOPS??

    I've been hearing rumors that USAG is thinking of discontinuing the TOPS program. Anyone else heard this??
  12. Mrs. Puma

    WAG  TOPS teams are out!

    Congrats to all!
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    Parents  Tops National Test Score Calculation

    Im trying to calculate my daughters score from the national testing worksheet sheet received from her trip to Indianapolis. She competed as a 10 year old. Does any body know/Understand the formula. Thank You!!
  14. Mrs. Puma

    WAG  TOPS National Qualifier list is out

    Congrats to all!
  15. GymLife

    WAG  TOPs/HOPES parents

    When your kid tests for TOPs/HOPES are they judged/scored by their coaches? Our gym recently did testing and our coaches scored the girls. There were maybe 5 other girls testing that were not from the gym. Is that not a conflict of interest? When DD tested at her previous gym 3 seasons ago...
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    Parents  TOPs Testing

    Hey everyone, I just joined the group (I should have done this years ago because i know nothing about gymnastics....). My daughter is testing as a 9-year old in the TOPs program. We just had a mock meet and she received scores, but I have no idea what a good score is, or what would be a score...
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    Parents  Characteristics for TOPS

    Wondering what about a gymnast the coaches are looking for when they select girls to train TOPS. I've seen quite a few different levels train for it, some low and some higher. Some appear to have more flexibility than strength and vice versa. But in general, what do coaches look for when...
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    Parents  TOPS camp.

    Hi everyone. Like everyone else, I eagerly await the scores from TOPs Nationals. This is my daughter's 1st time testing. I don't know if she made it to camp or not, but I think she has a fighting chance. Anyone here been there before? What is up all about? Do parents go with them? How does it...
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    Parents  National TOPs Scores

    Anyone have an idea of how scores are looking for this year after testing? I know last year's camp cut offs were higher than years before. Any guesses would be appreciated!
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    WAG  TOPS/HOPES Coach of the Year

    I didn't even know that this was a thing but one of Lily's coaches was just named the TOPS/HOPES Coach of the Year for 2017-2018! The USECA (United States Elite Coaches Association) names 2 coaches of the year each year, one for TOPS/HOPES and one for Elite. This is pretty amazing considering...

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