The TOP (Talent Opportunity Program) is entering into its 19th season. TOPs (Talent Opportunity Program), is a talent search and educational program for female gymnast ages 7-10 and their coaches. During the months of June and July gymnasts age 7-10 are evaluated on physical abilities at the state level. These dates are set by the state TOP managers in conjunction with the National Elite Program Chair. From there, athletes are invited to participate in the National TOP test that is conducted in the month of October where the athletes will be evaluated on the same physical abilities tests along with some basic gymnastics skills. Athletes are then invited to participate in the National TOP Training camp which takes place in December of each year.
One major change in the TOPs Program for 2011 is there are no longer 11 year olds being tested, however, keep in mind that 8 year olds will now be invited to participate in the National TOP Testing scheduled for October 1-4 at the National Team Training Center in Houston. Age determination is the age an athlete will be anytime during the calendar year. If she turns 11 in December, she is 11 all year.
Online registration of the 2011 State TOP Testing is now open. Click on the Registration Link and follow the online registration instructions. You will need you Club Number and Club Password along with a method for payment when you are registering.
Online registration for TOP State Testing is closed 7 days prior to the TOP Testing Date
Requests for Emergency Late Registrations must be made in writing to Gary Warren and approved by the TOP State Manager responsible for the TOP Test. Emergency Late Registrations cannot be accepted after the TUESDAY just prior to the TOP State Testing weekend date.
Click on the 2011 TOP Calendar of Events to see a list of available TOP Test Sites and Dates. This list is constantly being updated so check back if you do not see a TOP Test near you or in your state.
Click on the 2011 TOP Physical Abilities Tests to view the tests being conducted the TOP State Tests.
TOP State Administrators
Click here to view the list of 2011 TOP State Administrators. State Administrators are responsible for conducting TOP tests in their state during the months of June and July. If you have any questions concerning a TOP test in your area, feel free to contact the TOP State Administrator.
Open spots are available TOP State Administrator positions. If you are interested in being a TOP State Administrator for any of the open spots, contact Gary Warren.