TeamGym is a competitive version of group gymnastics where squads of athletes perform together in two events – group floor exercise and group jump. Currently it has four graded difficulty levels. GymFest is a non-competitive program for performance (or display) gymnastics and features elements from each of the gymnastics disciplines – artistic, rhythmic, acrobatics, mini-trampoline and tumbling. The Gymnastics for All Challenge is also a performance-based event where groups have their routines evaluated for a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.
GymFest, TeamGym and the Gymnastics for All Challenge are scheduled for the Globe Theater at Universal Studios. On Friday, June 28, TeamGym and the Gymnastics for All Challenge are held from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 29, GymFest, TeamGym and the Gymnastics for All Challenge are conducted from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Special Effects Theater will host the opening ceremony at 7 p.m. on June 28.
Earlier this year, USA Gymnastics expanded its Gymnastics for All program to include team acrobatics and tumbling. Gymnastics for All provides competitive and performance opportunities for all levels and ages that. Team acrobatics and tumbling will serve as a new developmental pipeline for women's collegiate acrobatics and tumbling, which is a varsity team sport and administered by university athletic departments through the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association.
Gymnastics for All, which is open to both genders, also includes programs for athletes with disabilities and special needs. For more information on GfA and/or the newly added team acrobatics and tumbling, please go to usagym.org/gfa. For more information on NCATA, go to thencata.org.