Competitive Team

American Twisters: Home of the 2016 Florida State and Region 8 CLUB OF THE YEAR!!! 

Competitive Team Information: 

2016-2017 School Year Training Packet - Compulsories 

2016-2017 School Year Training Packet - Optionals 

2016-2017 Competition Season Packet - All Levels

2017 Summer Training Packet

Program Description

There are 10 competitive levels in the USAG program. There are Levels 1-5, which are Compulsory levels that require all gymnasts to perform the same routine, and are judged according to a model of perfect execution and presentation. Level 6 has Compulsory Elements that must be performed, however the Coaches determine Choreography of the routines. Levels 7, 8, 9, 10 and Elite are Optional levels, in which gymnasts perform routines based on difficulty, execution and composition. Each level in the J. O. Program has its own rules regarding age and minimum standards for mobility. In addition to a minimum entry age, there are also various age divisions within a level.

TOPS at Twisters

Twenty years ago the USA Gymnastics Federation initiated a TOPs (Talent Opportunity Program) for the purpose of identifying young gymnastics talent throughout the United States. For the past 10 years, Twister's has had a specific in-house TOPs training program in place, in an effort to prepare children for the annual State and National TOPS testing program. Gary Anderson, our Competitive Team Coordinator and Erin Hall, our Compulsory Team Head Coach is responsible for setting up and implementing this program and the training of this select group. 

There is a very definite and difficult criteria used for the selection of the group selected to participate in the TOPS State and National testing. This criteria is based on ageand the results of “in-house” strength, flexibility and skill testing. Results from previous years, however, has shown us that ALL compulsory level girls can benefit from the TOPs special training program. Therefore, the TOPs program is “open” to anyone interested in getting an extra day oftraining that is TOTALLY devoted to the development of strength, flexibility, “air sense,”, along with drills and skills uded in the TOPS program and will not work on any other USAG compulsory level related skills.

This special TOPS day training is completely independent of the “competitive” AAU and USAG “levels” structure. NOTE: Girls participating in the “one workout per week TOPS training”, has no effect on their continued participation in their various USAG compulsory competition levels. 

Please see the USA Gymnastics TOPS Handbook for additional information visit

Contact for more information:

Competitive Team Coordinator -- Gary Anderson

 Optional Levels Head Coach --- Christy Ramirez

 Compulsory Levels Head Coach --- Erin Hall

 Competitive Team Manager --- Elayne Anderson

Competitions Hosted by Twisters:

A subsidiary of Twisters, USA Competitions hosts numerous gymnastic meets throughout the nation. Twisters Competitive team participates in most of these meets

Team Fundraising Info

Parent Fundraising Packet