- 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?
- Can a child join team any time of the season?
- 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?
- I see there are two days listed for each meet; will my child compete on both days?
- When will I find out which session my daughter will compete in?
- Does ASI compete in USAG?
- What is TGGA?
- What is TAAF?
- What is USAG?
- How are the team awards determined at meets?
- Want additional training hours?
Fee and Uniform Questions
- How much will my meet fees and coach’s fees cost?
- What does my daughter need to wear during Team practice?
- Do we have to purchase competition uniforms?
- What uniforms items are required?
- How much does the workout leotard cost?
- How much does the competition uniform cost?
- 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 in to routines for competition. Team gymnasts 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.
When are evaluations to move up a level in Team?
If you are currently enrolled in the Team program, evaluations are performed at the end of the meet season. All Team gymnasts have the opportunity to move up a level during the summer training time; however all final level decisions will be completed by August 31st.
When can I join the Team program?
You can join Team at any time of the year. Once a child has completed the Gold level, they are eligible for Team. An evaluator will decide which level of Team is most suitable for your child.
Can a child join team any time of the season?
Yes! They will compete when they are ready and if they join after the last order of uniforms have been placed, they will wear their practice leotard to all the meets.
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 attend each 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 and TAAF 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.
I see there are two days listed for each meet; will my child compete on both days?
No, your child will compete on either Saturday or Sunday. She will attend one session that day that will last about 4 hours.
When will I find out which session my daughter will compete in?
The final meet schedule will be released 10 days prior to the meet weekend.
Does ASI compete in USAG?
ASI competes in 3 different leagues (TGGA, TAAF, & USAG) in order to accommodate gymnasts of all levels and provide them plenty of opportunities to compete. All leagues compete the same routines and are judged under the same rules. Your child’s meet schedule may include meets in one, two, or all three of these leagues based on a number of different factors.
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 1.
What is TAAF?
TAAF is the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation. ASI Teams compete in TAAF meets hosted by ASI, as well as those hosted by other gymnastics centers in Texas. ASI Teams will compete in TAAF 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?
When teams enter a meet, their coach enters them as either a small team or a large team. A small team consists of 3-6 gymnasts and the top 3 scores on every event are added together to determine their team score. A large team consists of 7 or more gymnasts and the top 5 scores on every event are added together to determine their team score. These same rules are used in TGGA, TAAF, and USAG.
Want additional training hours?
For additional Summer training hours to complement your regular team workout, we recommend your Competitive Team gymnast enroll in the following:
- Power Tumbling
- Skills Camps
For additional Fall training hours to complement your regular team workout, we recommend your Competitive Team gymnast enroll in the following:
- Power Tumbling
- Strength and Flexibility
- Advanced Gold Gymnastics
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 daughter need to wear during Team practice?
Your child will wear the ASI Team workout leotard. The workout leotard is specific to the team program and can be ordered through our ASI Store. This will be worn during Team practice ONLY.
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 levels 1-2, 3-5, and 6-Elite each have their own set. The competition leotard for girls is the leotard that will be worn during gymnastics meets only. They will not wear this leotard during practice.
What uniforms items are required?
You will need to purchase a workout leotard, workout short, workout capris, competition leotard, competition warm-ups, nude briefs, and a competition bag. All sizing will take place during a scheduled time at your gym. Once your child has been sized you will order your uniform on the ASI Store.
How much does the workout leotard cost?
The workout leotard is $64.00 plus tax.
How much does the competition uniform cost?
The competition uniforms range from $400 – $600 depending on the level of the gymnast.
Should I order grips for my child? If so, how do I do this?
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?
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.
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.