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Junior Olympic Program Overview
The Junior Olympic program was developed with the belief that all athletes, regardless of their potential, must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely.
The Women's Junior Olympic Program is divided into three major segments.
The Developmental Levels 1 through 4 may be used as a non-competitive and achievement-oriented program for use within a gym’s pre-team program, or they may be used as an introductory/recreational competitive program. States may also offer State Championships for these levels.
The second part consists of Compulsory Levels 5 and 6. Both of these levels are progressive in nature, building upon the skills required at the previous level.
Competitive opportunities are provided up to and including the USA Gymnastics State Championships.
The third segment is Optional Levels 7-10. Levels 7 and 8 have difficulty restrictions, while Levels 9 and 10 have no restrictions in the skill choice.
Composition is evaluated at all Optional Levels, except Level 7.
Level 7 has competitive opportunities up to and including State Championships.
Additional competitive opportunities are provided for Levels 8-10, with the Level 10 competitive season culminating at the Jr. Olympic National Championships, Level 9 at the Eastern or Western Championships and Level 8 at the Regional Championships.
The Women's Junior Olympic Program is coached by Shannon Michael, Mandy Potts, Kirsten Anderson, and Amber Lail.