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The USAG Program at The Gymnastics Zone

The USAG Gymnastics Team at The Gymnastics Zone is our competitive gymnastics program. This program is for gymnasts who want to compete at USAG sanctioned events.

The Gymnastics Zone competes through USA Gymnastics which is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. The mission of USA Gymnastics is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of gymnastics. The programs governed by USAG are: Women’s Artistic, Men’s Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline & Tumbling, Acrobatic, and Group gymnastics.


Levels 1 through 5 are compulsory levels. This means that all of the gymnasts in the same compulsory level will perform basic skills in the written routines, with compulsory floor music. Each level has a higher difficulty of skills to be performed on the balance beam, floor exercise, vault and uneven bars. USAG provides the compulsory routines.


Levels 6 through 10 are optional levels.  This means the gymnast has mastered the basic skills, and is ready to choose her own skills and music for their routines.


Xcel Program:  The Xcel Program is an alternative USA Gymnastics competitive program offering individual flexibility to coaches and gymnasts. The goal of Xcel is to provide gymnasts of varying abilities and commitment levels the opportunity for a rewarding gymnastics experience.

The USAG program at The Gymnastics Zone

Once they have mastered the skills required for each level, they will move onto the next level. Gymnasts must master the skills in their current level before progressing.


Our USAG Gymnastics Zone team members will be required to attend summer practices and will gradually learn their skills and routines throughout the summer and fall. The girls practice up to 16 hours a week, year-round so it is quite a commitment!


During the competition season the girls will compete against many other gyms in Illinois, Wisconsin and other states!  The USAG members participate in several competitions during the seasons and will be scored on their performance. A qualifying score will need to be met to compete at the state meet at the end of the competitive season. The competition season usually runs from late fall through early spring.


The girls gymnastics team members are required to pay for all competition related expenses including:  meet fees, coach fees, apparel, etc.. We have a booster club in which the gymnasts will participate in fundraisers throughout the season to help lower the cost of these fees. Each gymnast is required to purchase a USAG membership (annually) to be able compete.


Being a part of our USAG gymnastics team is a commitment that takes time and dedication. Our gymnasts are expected to attend all practices. We have high expectations for team girls and they are expected to work harder than most. We want nothing but success for our team girls so we strive for them to be the best they can be.

How to become a part of our competitive team:

Anyone interested in joining our program can be tested or do a trial class. The gymnast joins the team during practice to have a trial class where their skill level can be evaluated. There are a few basic requirements needed to tryout for the team. Practice times and prices are available at the front desk and/or on the website. If you are interested in joining the team or need more information, contact any of our team coaches at 847-838-4775 or email: ATTN: TEAM.


We hope to see you soon!


Floor Exercise

This event allows the gymnast to express her personality through her dance and musical style.

Balance Beam

Routines consist of a mixture of acrobatic skills, dance elements, leaps and poses.

Uneven Bars

Judges score routines based on difficulty, form, technique and composition.


Gymnasts must demonstrate good technique and execution in the vault.

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