Junior Olympic Program
"Wake up every day knowing that today is a new day and only you can determine the outcome of the day. So dream big, accept the challenge and never look back." ~ Alicia Sacramone
Mid-Columbia Gymnastics offers competitive gymnastics through USA Gymnastics, the governing body of gymnastics. We offer Level 3 through 10 for girls ages 6-18 years of age. The majority of our competitive gymnasts come out of our TOP's or recreational programs. Students are selected based on physical ability, attitude and willingness to learn and take corrections in a positive way. All of our competitive gymnasts train year round.
Competitive gymnastics requires a joint commitment from the child and the family as a whole. All of our gymnasts learn routines on bars, beam, floor exercise and balance beam which they compete at meets. Our coaching staff also emphasizes safety, conditioning, core strength and general fitness. MCGA coaches are safety certified through USA Gymnastics. Gymnastics prepares children for a life time of physical fitness and teaches life skills that they will carry with them as through college and beyond. For more information you can contact our Girls Team Director Todd Sawyer
Level 3 – This is our entry level of competitive gymnastics. Level 3 athletes train around 6 hours per week. They learn the Level 3 routines set by USA Gymnastics. Level 3 is a compulsory level where all of the gymnasts do the same routine and use the same floor music. Our level 3 team competes generally in Washington state. We attempt to stay local by competing in Spokane and Portland at the furthest. Level 3's can qualify to Eastern Sectional Championships and Washington State Championships. Many of our level 3 gymnasts come straight from our TOPs program. Others come from our recreational program. We generally offer tryouts for level 3 all year long. Please contact us for more information.
Level 4/5 – This is the next compulsory level of competitive gymnastics. Level 4/5 athletes train around 13 hours per week. They learn the Level 4/5 routines set by USA Gymnastics. Our level 4/5 team competes generally in Washington state. We attempt to stay local competing in Spokane and Portland at the furthest. Level 4/5's can qualify to Eastern Section Championships and Washington State Championships. Our level 4/5 team is made up of athletes that have competed on our level 3 team, kids moving directly from our TOPs program, and some come from recreational class also. Please for more information on skill requirements and a possible tryout.
Level 6/7 – This is a beginning optional level of competitive gymnastics. At the optional levels, athletes perform individual routines created from a pool of skills developed by USA Gymnastics. Level 6/7’s can use their own individual floor music. Level 6/7 athletes train around 15 hours per week. Our level 6/7 team competes generally in Washington state. Meets are often in Spokane, Portland and Seattle. Level 6/7's can qualify to Washington State Championships.
Level 8 – Level 8 is similar to level 7 but requiring a higher difficulty of skills. Level 8’s train 20 hours a week. The level 8 team competes throughout the Northwest and will usually have two meets a season that are travel meets, past meets have been in Dallas TX, San Diego CA, San Francisco, and Phoenix AZ. Level 8's are able to qualify through Washington State Championships to the Region 2 Championships. Region 2 consists of gymnasts representing Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii.
Level 9/10 – These levels are open optional levels where athletes may compete any skill that they are capable of learning. Level 9’s and 10’s train 20+hours a week. They can qualify all the way to their National Championships. Level 10 is where the majority of college athletes are recruited from. Here at MCGA we have had many gymnasts go on to compete at the collegiate level.