Competitive Teams

Pre-Team, XCEL, Compulsory and Optionals

HOT SHOTS

They love adventure and can’t wait to learn ‘big girl’ skills! The KIPS Hot Shot program is a progressive learning module for girls ranging from 4 to 6 years old. This kiddos are considered “Advanced 4/5/6 Peas” and must have a basic cartwheel, mini-handstand, and hold a backbend to join. The KIPS Pre-Team programs (Hot Shots), are trained to execute basic gymnastics skills with precision and focus. These itty bitty kiddos are learning flexibility, core conditioning, and advanced fundamentals to prepare them for the USA Gymnastics competitive Levels 2 and 3. The KIPS Hot Shot gymnasts will focus on:

  1. Cartwheels, handstands and backbends
  2. Core conditioning shaping: candlestick, pushup, chin hold, rope climb, hollow and arch hold
  3. Flexibility training
  4. Casting to horizontal, multiple circling elements connected, and pull overs on the bars
  5. Learning bravery, leadership, routine connections and accountability

Class Information

Ages: 4 years – 6 years
Length: 90 Minutes, 2 training days per week
Structured for: Girls

SUPER SHOTS

These girls are hungry to learn ‘big girl’ skills! The KIPS Super Shot program is a progressive learning module for girls ranging from 7 to 10 years old. This kiddos are considered “Advanced Stars Girls” and must have skips into a cartwheel, kick to a handstand on the wall, and a backbend kick over to join. The KIPS Pre-Team programs (Hot Shots and Super Shots), are trained to execute basic gymnastics skills with precision and focus. These motivated kiddos are learning flexibility, core conditioning, and advanced fundamentals to prepare them for the USA Gymnastics competitive Level 3 or Xcel Bronze team. The KIPS Super Shot gymnasts will focus on:

  1. Cartwheel step in, roundoff, handstands and back handspring prep
  2. Core conditioning shaping: candlestick, pushup, chin hold, rope climb, hollow and arch hold
  3. Flexibility training and elevated dance elements
  4. Casting to horizontal, multiple circling elements connected, and pull overs on the bars
  5. Learning bravery, leadership, routine connections and accountability
team gymnastics competitive girls posing in black jackets

Class Information

Ages: 7 years – 10 years
Length: 120 Minutes, 2 training days per week
Structured for: Girls

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COPPER TEAM

Did your daughter teach herself skills at home but wants to compete one day? The KIPS Copper Team program is a progressive learning module for girls ranging from 10 to 16 years old. This girls are considered “Advanced Stars or Champions” and must have skips into a cartwheel, kick to a handstand on the wall, and a backbend to join. The KIPS Pre-Team programs (Hot Shots, Super Shots, and Copper Team), are trained to execute basic gymnastics skills with precision and focus. These motivated kiddos are learning flexibility, core conditioning, and advanced fundamentals to prepare them for the USA Gymnastics competitive Xcel Bronze and Silver levels. This group is the perfect fit for girls who have some basic gymnastics skills and the motivation to compete one day. The KIPS Copper gymnasts will focus on:

  1. Cartwheel step in, roundoff, handstands and back handspring prep
  2. Core conditioning shaping: candlestick, pushup, chin hold, rope climb, hollow and arch hold
  3. Flexibility training and elevated dance elements
  4. Casting to horizontal, multiple circling elements connected, and pull overs on the bars
  5. Learning bravery, leadership, routine connections and accountability

Class Information

Ages: 10 years – 16 years
Length: 120 Minutes, 2 training days per week
Structured for: Girls

XCEL TEAM

KIPS Gymnastics is a professional club, enrolled in the USA Gymnastics competitive program. The linear program to the Optional program is called “XCEL”. These gymnasts range from 9 yrs to 18 years of age and perform at 5-6 meets per year, while training year round. These levels start at Level Bronze, and continue through Level Diamond. The Xcel athletes perform using a different set of rules, allowing them to create and perform their own unique routines. These hard working kiddos are learning advanced flexibility, skill specific conditioning, and advanced gymnastics skills. These levels have the opportunity to qualify each season, for the Washington State Championships and Regional Championships. Each of our competitive teams also participate in KIPS’s “E-Fit” program (emotional fitness training). We truly believe in developing the ‘whole child’ and not just the gymnastics. The life skills our athletes learn will help them with school, friends, parent relationships, and their future.  The KIPS compulsory gymnasts will focus on:

  1. Advanced tumbling sequences
  2. Applying core conditioning to elevated skills
  3. Flexibility training and elevated dance elements
  4. Applying basic floor skills onto the high beams
  5. Creating unique routines on each event
  6. Performing and competing
  7. Showing leadership, dedication, toughness, respect, kindness and accountability

Class Information

Ages: 9 years – 18 years
Length: 3 hours, 2 to 4 training days per week
Structured for: Girls

Kips team gymnastics competitive girls in pink leotards

COMPULSORIES

KIPS Gymnastics is a professional club, enrolled in the USA Gymnastics competitive program. The first Developmental Training Program is called “Compulsories”. These gymnasts range from 5yrs to 12 years of age and perform at 5-6 meets per year, while training year round. These levels start at Level 2, and continue through Level 5. Once the gymnasts have advanced through level 5, they will continue training for the Optional program, or the Xcel Gold/Platinum program. These hard working, dedicated kiddos are learning advanced flexibility, skill specific conditioning, and advanced gymnastics skills to prepare them for the USA Gymnastics compulsory routines. These levels have the opportunity to qualify each season, for the Washington State Championships. Each of our competitive teams also participate in KIPS’s “E-Fit” program (emotional fitness training). We truly believe in developing the ‘whole child’ and not just the gymnastics. The life skills our athletes learn will help them with school, friends, parent relationships, and their future.  The KIPS compulsory gymnasts will focus on:

  1. Advanced tumbling sequences
  2. Applying core conditioning to elevated skills
  3. Flexibility training and elevated dance elements
  4. Applying basic floor skills onto the high beams
  5. Learning constructed routines on each event
  6. Performing and competing
  7. Showing leadership, dedication, toughness, respect, kindness and accountability

Class Information

Ages: 5 years – 12 years
Length: 4 hours, 2 to 4 training days per week
Structured for: Girls

OPTIONALs

KIPS is a professional club, enrolled in the USA Gymnastics competitive program. The Advanced Junior Olympic Training Program is called “Optionals”. These gymnasts range from 7yrs to 18 years of age and perform at 6-8 meets per year, while training year round. These levels start at Level 6, and continue through Level 10. A gymnast must have advanced through level 5 to continue training for the Optional program. These hard working, dedicated kiddos master flexibility, skill specific conditioning, and advanced gymnastics skills to prepare them for their very own optional routines. These levels have the opportunity to qualify each season to the Washington State Championships, Regional Championships, and National Championships. Since 1989, KIPS has helped secure 26 Full Athletic Gymnastics Scholarships to Division 1 Universities. We are proud to say, each of those gymnasts started in our recreational classes, and advanced within our program.

Each of our competitive teams also participate in KIPS’s “E-Fit” program (emotional fitness training). We truly believe in developing the ‘whole child’ and not just the gymnastics. The life skills our athletes learn will help them with school, friends, parent relationships, and their future.  The KIPS Optional gymnasts will focus on:

  1. Their own advanced tumbling sequences, connecting bonus skills
  2. Applying core conditioning to elevated skills
  3. Flexibility training and elevated dance elements
  4. Applying advanced floor tumbling skills onto the high beams
  5. Creating routines on each event
  6. Performing and competing
  7. Showing leadership, dedication, toughness, respect, kindness and accountability
Kips gymnastics optionals team girl handstand on beam

Class Information

Ages: 7 years – 18 years
Length: 4 hours, 4 to 5 training days per week
Structured for: Girls

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