Rhythmic Youth Elite Squad
2018 Development Squad
The purpose of the Development Squad is to provide elite training opportunities as professional development for coaches working with skilled young rhythmic gymnasts. Training camps are conducted throughout the year targeting technique development for both athletes and coaches. Strength and conditioning components are integral to the program in support of health and longevity.

A Squad Coordinator works with national development staff to identify gymnasts through competition at the local, state, Regional and National (Open and JO Championships) levels. Coaches who have an athlete that they believe is ready for elite preparation may submit a DVD or link to the Squad Coordinator or Future Stars Coordinator directly or via the Rhythmic Program Director.

June Elite Squad
All Junior Elite athletes qualified to the 2018 USA Gymnastics Championships and additional by selection: this camp will be for coaches who would like an additional opportunity to prepare in a stimulating, positive pre-competition environment prior to the Championships

July Young Squad
Gymnasts born 2008-2011 selected from the Open Championships and video submissions

September National Elite Squad
Top 10 Elite Juniors/Hopes from the 2018 USA Gymnastics Championships (who do not become seniors in the following year) and 10 by selection.

September Elite Squad & Squad
Squad: Levels 6-8 by selection from the Open and JO Championships and video submission
Elite Squad: Levels 8-10 by selection from the JO and Elite Championships and video submission

December Elite Squad 24-30 gymnasts from the September National Elite Squad, Elite Squad and Squad camps based on camp readiness in: ballet preparation, apparatus technique, equal-sided strength

Additional Information
Athletes must be a citizen of the United States to participate in a squad camp.
Warm-ups will be distributed at the National Elite Squad Camp held after the USA Gymnastics Championships