TOPS (Talent Opportunity Program), is a talent search and educational program for female gymnasts ages 7-10. During the months of June and July gymnasts age 7-10 are evaluated on physical abilities at the state or regional level. These dates are set by your TOPS State Manager in conjunction with USA Gymnastics.
From there, athletes are invited to participate in the National TOPS test that is conducted in the month of October. Gymnasts will be evaluated on the same physical abilities tests along with some basic gymnastics skills. Athletes are then invited to participate in the National TOPS Training Camp which takes place in December of each year.
This program begins as early as age 5 and continues til age 10. Every location has a different schedule so please contact each location for more information.
There are two opportunites with this program. The first program is an extra 3 hours a week and the second program is an extra 4 1/2 hours a week.