Flathead Gymnastics Academy offers two women's competitive team programs, the USAGymnastics Developmental (formerly Junior Olympic Program) as well as the USAGymnastics Xcel Program. Team athletes commit to a 12-month training and competitive season spanning from April-March, with the competition travel season taking place from January-March. Training on team follows USAG skill and mobility requirements with athletes training at different skill levels, including Xcel Bronze-Platinum, developmental (levels 1-2), compulsory (levels 3-5), and optional (levels 6-10).
Depending on level, team athletes train between 6-20 hours per week in the gym, developing greater strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination while learning new skills appropriate to their level. Each gymnast on team learns routines on Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, and Floor which are practiced and perfected in preparation for competitions. Team gymnasts compete in meets in Montana and out-of-state from January – March each year, ending with State, Regional, and National competitions for qualifying gymnasts.
FGA TEAM 2020-2021