Rhythmic Youth Elite Squad

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 is appointed by the Rhythmic Program Director. Camp candidates are identified through competition at the local, state, Regional and National (Open and JO Championships) levels. The Coordinator attends National events and reviews video submissions in preparation for training camps; she will work together with the Future Stars Coordinator on development selection. Coaches who have an athlete that they believe is ready for elite preparation may submit a dvd or link to the Squad Coordinator directly or via the Rhythmic Program Director.

Development Camps 2017

June Elite Squad

  • All Junior Elite athletes qualified to the 2017 USA Gymnastics Championships and additional by selection: this camp will be for coaches who would like an additional opportunity for their gymnasts to prepare in a stimulating, positive pre-competition environment prior to the Championships
Elite Squad:
  • Top 12 Elite Juniors from National Championships
  • 15-18 gymnasts by selection from JO Championships, Open Championships and video submissions
  • Gymnasts born 2004 and younger by selection from JO Championships, Open Championships, and video submissions
Young Squad:
  • Gymnasts born 2008 and younger by selection from JO Championships, Open Championships, and video submissions
December Elite Squad
  • 24-30 gymnasts from the September Elite Squad and Squad camp 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 Elite Squad Camp held after the USA Gymnastics Championships
Rhythmic Elite Squad – Strength & Conditioning Videos