New England Academy of Gymnastics offers several different competitive teams to fit a wide array of ages, skills. Each team follows a similar set of progressions, which increase in difficulty as the athlete advances through each of the programs’ sequential levels. Placement on a team is by coach’s recommendation only.
The development program focuses on creating a solid foundation of skills for success. The DP is consists of three major segments; developmental, compulsory, and optional. Developmental consists of levels 1-3, which can be competitive or non-competitive. Compulsory consists of levels 4-5. Both of these levels are progressive in nature, building upon the skills required in the previous level. Competitive opportunities are available locally. Optional consists of levels 6-10.
The Men’s Development Age Group Competition Program provides training and competitive opportunities for beginner to elite gymnasts from ages 6 to 18. The Development Program is organized into ten different levels of training or competition. Each level has multiple age groups and opportunities for participation and competition. All teams within this program have a year long commitment, beginning in July, and ending in June of the following year. Gymnasts must be at least 5 years old to participate in this program. Acceptance into the boys DP is by coaches recommendation only. Contact Cal Booker, boys team head coach, for more information.
The Xcel team at NEAG consists of levels (consecutively) Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. Each level has a specific set of requirements that are more difficult than the level preceding it. The Xcel team competes in 4-8 meets locally and regionally. This team is a year-long commitment, beginning in July and ending in June of the following year. Teams in this program practice a minimum of 4 hours/week (2days/2hours). Gymnasts must be at least 6 years old to participate in this program. Qualification for the Xcel program is by coaches recommendation only. Contact Jenn Crook, Xcel Director for more information, or to schedule a tryout.