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We pride ourselves on allowing athletes to become the best version of themselves. Just like our tagline says, "The World Is Yours," we believe in our athlete's potential. Through a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and an ever-learning mindset, an athlete has nearly limitless potential.
Look through the list of our competitive programs to learn more about each.
Each team has various time commitments, expectations, and competition requirements. Make sure you speak with the team director to ensure a great fit.
FAQ Team Programs
How can I try out for one of the teams?
Click on the image above each program and request a trial with that specific program. Please be sure to list any prior experience within that discipline.
Women's Developmental Program (Formerly Known As JO/Junior Olympic)
Our national governing body, USA Gymnastics, directs competitive gymnastics. USAG has three distinct programs: Developmental level 1-2, Compulsory 3-5, Optional 6-10, and Elite. The Elite program is where international and Olympic-level athletes are trained.
At World Champions Centre, “TEAM” begins with our competitive Level 1 and continues through our Elite programs. In levels 1 to 5, athletes compete in “Compulsory Levels.” Level 6to 10 are considered “Optionals.” Within optionals gymnasts may compose their own routines; however, they must include certain required elements. In Texas, the compulsory season runs from August to the end of the calendar year, and the optional season runs from the first of the calendar year and is generally completed by the end of May.
ELITE is an invitation-only group. Elite gymnasts have higher expectations. All gymnasts in this group are required to attend two workouts a day. Gymnasts invited to the Elite program will have individual parent/athlete meetings to talk about workouts, school, expectations, competitions, etc.
Is a competitive gymnastics program that follows the same structure, events, judging, and skill development that the DP Women’s program. The Xcel program has a less intensive training regimen, allowing athletes to participate in more activities outside of the gym. The program is designed to provide a broad-based, affordable, competitive experience. It was designed to open the door for competitive gymnastics to more athletes.
The Xcel program has 5 distinct levels, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, & Sapphire. The great thing about the Xcel program is that it provides athletes the ability to shine in events they personally do well in and gives athletes the ability to perform skills they are comfortable with. For instance, most athletes prefer back tumbling. In Xcel, if an athlete is struggling with back tumbling but performing well in their front tumbling they can then perform those skills instead.
T&T Competes in 3 distinct events with a synchronized option for Trampoline.
Power Tumbling is performed on elevated fiberglass runways that help tumblers propel themselves higher and faster. Top-level contenders will perform explosive somersaults with multiple flips and twists.
Double Mini-Trampoline combines the horizontal run of tumbling with the vertical rebound of the trampoline. After a short run, the athlete jumps onto a small two-level trampoline to perform a rebounding trick immediately followed by a dismount element onto a landing mat.
Trampoline in international competitions, these modern trampolines can propel trained athletes as high as 30 feet in the air during performances. During two competitive routines of 10 skills each.
Synchronized Trampoline Using two trampolines, two athletes perform identical 10-skill routines at the same time. In this most artistic event in the sport, each performs as a mirror image of the other.
T&T follows a similar competitive structure, with levels 1-6 being considered compulsory and more optional becoming available to athletes in levels 7-10 as optional, with the addition of the Elite program. Similarly, the Elite program is where athletes have the opportunity to compete on the international scene.
A&T is a competitive rostered team sport. A&T is all about the athletes performing strong controlled skills. Teams are judged on stability, synchronization, catches, holds, and more. Competitive levels for athletes will be assessed on a season-to-season basis. An athlete’s placement on various competitive levels will be determined by both the athlete’s current skill set and the ability of the team as a whole to create a competitive group. A team can have 6 to 20 athletes to compete in the 5 separate events.
Acro Synchronized - Two groups perform synchronized group acro skills
Toss Synchronized - Two groups perform synchronized basket toss skills
Pyramid - A group of athletes build a structure 2.5 people high.
Tumbling Synchronized - 4 to 8 athletes tumbling in sync with standing & running skills.
Team Event - The entire rostered team performs a routine to music. The team is required to perform a certain amount of skills from the previous 4 events which must also include at least two 8-counts of dance.