TOPS (Talent Opportunity Program), is a talent search and educational program for female gymnasts ages 8-10 and their coaches. From September to November of each year, gymnasts age 8-10 are evaluated virtually by zoom on physical abilities. These dates are set by USA Gymnastics and are posted below.
From there, athletes may participate in skills testing that will take place at invitational competitions, Elite national Qualifiers, and selected Nastia Liukin Cup qualifiers across the country. Each state will have the opportunity to host a TOPS qualifier at an invitational competition in their state.
Based on those results, gymnasts are then invited to participate in the National TOPS Testing in June or July each year, followed by TOPS Training Camp which takes place in July or August of each year. Additional information can be found in the links in the left menu.
Questions? Please contact Shelby Salmon, Elite Development Program Director, at email@example.com.
TOPs National Testing will be June 16-18, 2023 in Katy, Texas at Stars Gymnastics. More information to follow.
8 Year Olds
9-10 Year Olds
TOPs National Testing will be June 16-18 in Katy, Texas at Stars Gymnastics. More information to follow.
The goal for the TOPS physical abilities is to focus on form. The below physical abilities tests will be judged based on the body shapes and form your athlete/athletes show during testing.
Dates for 2023 Virtual Physical Abilities Testing