Competitive Team Mission
The mission for our competitive USA Gymnastics teams is much the same as our gym mission. We strive to be prayerful, patient, positive & productive. We strive towards accomplishment and character building. We are concerned with teaching skills and developing strategy designed to succeed, but we also put a lot of emphasis on developing positive character traits, being a good teammate & friend & supporting our community. Competitive gymnastics gives children many opportunities to experience life lessons, which in turn, help them become successful in life.
All team coaches are USA Gymnastics Professional Members with current Safety Certification, Safe Sport Certification, and background checks. They also have extensive backgrounds in the gymnastics and sports industry. Many are also educators who are experienced in teaching and mentoring children. They strive for perfection to facilitate success. They are also extensively trained in our program to exemplify the "River City Way". Prayerful * Patient * Positive * Productive
Our training program, including skill progressions, is devised from the National Team Training Program. We provide an experienced strength, conditioning & speed coach who has trained many club, college, & professional athletes as well as an experienced dance teach who is also part of our weekly training program. Our very specific training program lowers the risk of injury and facilitates a very well rounded gymnast capable of reaching her maximum potential.
We have a Physical Therapist on staff who also owns his own practice. He assists with the evaluation of flexibility, joint movement, pain, and injures. Our PT is a vital part of the prevention of movement issues and injuries.
Team Training Groups
A pre-team for exceptionally gifted athletes, who are preparing for the Competitive Team.
Ages 9 & up
A competitive team that competes in sanctioned & mostly local meets, but trains less hours and is less of a financial commitment than our Compulsory and Optional teams.
Ages 5 & up
A Competitive Program that competes in sanctioned meets and is preparing for the Optional Team.
A program to help capitalize on exceptionally gifted gymnasts' strength, flexibility, & coordination and is working toward Elite gymnastics.
Ages 7 & up
An upper level Competitive Team that competes in sanctioned meets and is preparing for College and/ or Elite gymnastics. Day and evening training time options available.
River City Academy
A fully accredited, private school offered to our optional and exceptionally talented competitive gymnasts here at River City. Students are taught with certified and experienced teachers. Our program not only allows flexibility, but also gives accountability and an individualized learning plan for every student. This education program, aligned with our Day Training, allows the gymnasts to reach their maximum academic and athletic potential, have ample rest and recovery time, as well as, more time to spend with their families.
Want to be part of our team?
Call our office to set up an evaluation. 901-388-3737