- What is the difference between a recreational class and Team?
- What are the Team philosophies of ASI Gymnastics?
- When are evaluations to move up a level in Team?
- When can I join the Team program?
- If we miss a team practice, do we get a makeup?
- When are the gymnastics meets?
- Is my child required to attend all of the gymnastics meets?
- Do we take an ASI Gymnastics van to competitions?
- When will the competition schedule be released each year?
- When will I find out which session my son will compete in?
- Does ASI compete in USAG?
- What is TGGA?
- What is USAG?
- How are the Team awards determined at meets?
Fee and Uniform Questions
- How much will my meet fees and coach’s fees cost?
- What does my son need to wear during Team practice?
- Do we have to purchase competition uniforms?
- What does the uniform for the boys TGGA consist of?
- What does the USAG boys competition uniform consist of?
- Can we order more than one TGGA boys team t-shirt?
- Should I order grips for my child? If so, how do I do this?
- When is payment due for the competition uniforms?
- Is there anything I can do to offset tuition or uniform costs?
- How do I sign up to work meets?
- Do I have to pay admission to see my child compete?
- What is the admission fee?
What is the difference between a recreational class and Team?
A recreational class is an hour long class that meets once a week. Team, depending on the level, meets from 2-25 hours per week. In Team, the child will not only learn and perfect skills, but will put those skills into routines for competition. Team gymnasts, depending on the level, will compete in gymnastics meets at a local, state, regional and national level.
What are the Team philosophies of ASI Gymnastics?
The Team ASI Gymnastics Program is designed to provide the best athletic development with focused training in a positive environment. We believe that hard work and dedication build a solid foundation for your child’s gymnastics career and future endeavors. Through focused rotations and a strong foundation of physical fitness developed through skill training and consistent strength and conditioning, boys will be challenged in each practice to improve and learn while having fun.
When are evaluations to move up a level in Team?
Level promotion is based on skill mastery. Once boys have mastered the skills in the Boys Gold recreational program, they are ready to enter into Boys Team Level 3. Once they are in team, the coach has a skill sheet for the next level that the boys work to complete. All levels are final August 31st to prepare for the competitive season.
When can I join the Team program?
You can join TGGA team anytime throughout the year. Once your son has completed Boys Gold, he will enter Level 3. If he is in Advanced Gold and decides to join team, an evaluator will evaluate him to place him in the correct level.
If we miss a team practice, do we get a makeup?
If the coach cancels practice, they will reschedule a makeup at a later date. If you miss a class, you may schedule a makeup class in a power tumbling class that has availability. Each student receives three free makeup classes per calendar year.
When are the gymnastics meets?
Gymnastics meets are typically held from December through May. At the beginning of each season, a meet schedule will be posted on www.asigymnastics.com under the ASI Meets page.
Is my child required to attend all of the gymnastics meets?
All regular season competition fees are included in your tuition, so it is to your benefit to attendeach meet offered. All local meets are required and all away meets are strongly encouraged. Please be sure to let your child’s coach know as soon as possible if you are not able to attend a meet. Be aware that missing some meets may result in not qualifying to state, regional or national championships.
Do we take an ASI Gymnastics van to competitions?
The parents are responsible for their children’s transportation to and from a gymnastics meet.
When will the competition schedule be released each year?
We have to wait on USAG to announce the meets for the season. Once they have done so, we will immediately put together a schedule and release it to you. Typically it will be ready in October.
When will I find out which session my son will compete in?
The final meet schedule will be released 10 days prior to the meet weekend.
Does ASI compete in USAG?
Yes. Our boys teams begin to compete in USAG when they enter our USAG level 4 team. Boys will compete in our TGGA Level 3 and TGGA Level 4 competitive program to prepare them for USAG.
What is TGGA?
TGGA is the Texas Gold Gymnastics Association. This is an association of cooperative gyms that was founded by ASI. This league was the first in the country to offer competition at the entry levels. ASI Teams will compete in TGGA Meets starting at level 3.
What is USAG?
USAG is USA Gymnastics. USAG meets are held nationwide and all ASI Teams will compete in USAG meets starting at level 4.
How are the Team awards determined at meets?
A team consists of 3 or more gymnasts at one level and the top 3 scores on every event are added together to determine their team score. These same rules are used in TGGA and USAG.
Fee and Uniform Questions
How much will my meet fees and coach’s fees cost?
Your monthly Team tuition includes registration fees, meet fees and coach’s fees for all regular season meets. Therefore, you will not incur any outside expenses besides your child’s workout, competition uniforms and any outside meets your team chooses to attend.
What does my son need to wear during Team practice?
Your son will need to wear his Team practice uniform which can be ordered on the ASI Store.
Do we have to purchase competition uniforms?
Yes, each student is required to purchase all pieces of the Team uniform. However, uniforms can be used from year to year as TGGA and USAG teams each have their own set. The competition uniform for boys will be worn during gymnastics meets only. They will not wear their uniform during practice.
What does the uniform for the boys TGGA consist of?
The competition uniform consists of a competition shirt and competition shorts which can be purchased through the ASI Store. All prices are listed on the store.
What does the USAG boys competition uniform consist of?
The USAG competition uniform consists of a competition shirt, competition shorts, warm up jacket, warm up pants, and a bag. Your son will be fitted for his uniform prior to ordering. All items can be purchased on the ASI Store. All prices are listed on the store.
Can we order more than one TGGA boys team t-shirt?
Should I order grips for my child? If so, how do I do this?
Unless your coach has recommended that your child needs grips, you do not need to order them. Grips are not for protecting your child’s hands from ripping, they are used for gripping the bar during swings. You should speak to your child’s coach before purchasing any type of grips. There are many different websites that sell grips and offer a sizing chart to determine the correct size. When you receive the grips do not open the package until your child’s coach can double check they are the right size.
When is payment due for the competition uniforms?
In order for the uniforms to arrive in time for the first official meet of the season, full payment is due at the time of sizing. You will receive and email with sizing and ordering information.
Is there anything I can do to offset tuition or uniform costs?
Every parent has the opportunity to earn tuition credit by working ASI hosted meets. Adults earn $25 tuition credit per session and children ages 10 and above earn $15 tuition credit per session. Tuition credit will be applied to your account for every session worked. On average we host about 14 meets per year.
In addition, many team parents have started Booster Clubs that provide fundraising opportunities to help offset uniform and travel costs.
How do I sign up to work meets?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Once the meet schedule is released an email will be sent out to all team families. You may sign up to work ASI meets through the following link that will also be provided in the email. https://asigymnastics.wufoo.com/forms/meet-volunteer-application
Do I have to pay admission to see my child compete?
Yes, everyone ages five or older must pay an admission fee for entrance to the meet.
What is the admission fee?
The admission fee varies depending on the type of meet and the meet location. Meet entry fees range from $5-$25 depending on the venue.