This program has been developed to help our advanced recreational gymnasts continue to progress their skills on all events. This program is used to recruit gymnasts into our competitive USAIGC and Xcel team programs. Coaches will notify parents of their athlete's potential and advise them which appropriate team division will suit their child best. We attend New Jersey Gap Meets, to showcase our Junior Advanced skills at local gymnastics facilities and introduce them to the competition setting.
Prerequisites for each Level
All Junior Advanced students MUST be approved before enrolling in class.
This is based on skill level and NOT age.
All recreational 6yr+ and 8yr+ classes are evaluated in class and are INVITED to Junior Advanced once skills are attained. Recreational students are aware that these skills are needed to move up in leveled classes.
The skills must be performed on their own, without assistance from the coach.
Junior Advanced 1
Vault: Tree fall, arm circle, rebound off spring board.
Bars: Chin-up pullover and casts.
Beam: Basic confidence on high beam: walking, kicks, scoops, jumping, etc.
Floor: Forward roll, backward roll, cartwheel, & bridge kick over.
Junior Advanced 2
Vault: Stretch jump onto 2 8” mats, kick up to handstand flat back
Bars: Back hip circle, glide, sole circle dismount.
Beam: Seesaw, pivot turn, arabesque, straight jump, side handstand dismount.
Floor: Handstand forward roll, over-low down mat, cartwheel step-in, back walkover.
Junior Advanced 3
Vault: Handstand flat back onto 2 8" mats.
Bars: Glides in a row, consecutive casts, double back hip circle, back hip circle under swing dismount, tap swings.
Beam: Handstand, side handstand.
Floor: Handstand forward roll, back & front walkover, back limber, round off rebound, spotted back handspring.
Junior Advanced Guidelines
Adhere to the dress code
Arrive on time for classes
Hair tied up and out of the face
Show respect towards teammates and coaches- Those who can not adhere to this policy will be placed on probation in the program (read anti-bully/conduct policy in customer portal)
Junior Advanced I
Junior Advanced II
Junior Advanced III
G.A.P Meet Program
North Stars Junior Advanced students have the opportunity to participate in GAP meets. This is completely optional and gives the students the experience of competing in a relaxed environment.
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"Our goal for GAP is for every child to be able to participate in a GAP event...and show off what they have been taught."
G.A.P. is a co-op type program created by individual gym owners & directors to aid in the development of all-level gymnasts. Our Mission is to create an environment for athletes to see the betterment of the sport through a stress-free competition-style experience. GAP is not created to replace any existing gymnastic division but is meant to be an additional program for gym clubs to offer their athletes.
WE BRIDGE THE "GAP" BETWEEN THE HIGHLY COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS IN YOUR GYM AND YOUR RECREATIONAL CLASSES.
We recognize the need to celebrate and reward athleticism through gymnastic accomplishments, and the need for small businesses to work together and support each other.
Participating gyms will host year-round, non-sanctioned events in which all athletes from clubs of the GAP program have a chance to be successful.
UPCOMING GAP MEETS 2024
MARCH 26, 2023 - J2 & J3 only
Hosted by Aeon
157 Patterson Plank St., Hillsdale, NJ 07642
APRIL 29-30, 2023
Hosted by Westys - Life Is Unicorns and Rainbows,
18 PARK DRIVE,
FRANKLIN NJ 07416
MAY 21, 2023
Hosted by Gym Inc.
80 North Dell Avenue, Unit 17, Kenvil, NJ 07847
Saturday, JUNE 24, 2023
Hosted by North Star Gymnastics
91 Fulton St., Boonton, NJ 07005