2016 - 2017 Girl's Team Information
Sterling Gym offers Junior Olympic (Levels 1-10), TOP's and Xcel team programs for girls ages
4-18 years. The Junior Olympic program starts with advanced training classes that teach
the fundamental shapes, conditioning, and base skills required for the competitive team tracks.
Levels 1-5 are the introductory levels of the compulsory team program, where fundamental skills and
routines are put together. Optional level competition starts at Level 6 and continues through Level 10.
These levels introduce advanced gymnastics skills and unique routines for each gymnast based on a series
of skill requirements set forth by USA Gymnastics.
Sterling also offers a great Xcel (formerly called PREP Opt) team program for girls who are looking for an alternative
to the strict requirements of the Junior Olympic competition track. This is a great program for those
who pursue multiple sports! The Xcel program levels are called Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond.
The competitive teams at Sterling Academy of Gymnastics are built upon an invitation-only system by our team
The individual levels are structured according to the USA Gymnastics national guidelines.
The JO program director is Michelle Carbone. JO coaches include Matt Carbone, Michelle Carbone, Trina Smith & Lily Moran. The Xcel
director is Leah Merrill. Xcel coaches are Leah Merrill, Trina Smith and Allie Ringuette.
All team coaches are safety certified professional members of USA Gymnastics, trained in First Aid, CPR and AED, and stay up to date on
technique developments and skill requirements through annual training.
It is the goal of Sterling Academy of Gymnastics to provide a SAFE, STRUCTURED, and POSITIVE learning
environment, and to provide our technical knowledge to each team member, so that each gymnast can reach
his or her potential.
In order to accomplish this goal, we feel it is necessary to promote a program that instills principles
based on hard work, self-motivation, self discipline, and respect for each other. Hopefully, these
qualities will carry over into life outside of gymnastics.
We encourage all gymnasts and parents to attend the competitions and encourage the Sterling Teams
as they compete against other teams from across the State and the Country. The meet schedule is
More information is available at the front counter, or by calling the gym at (978) 422-7655.
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