The Northern Lights Gymnastics Team is comprised of girls at Competition Levels 3 through 10. Generally, gymnasts are invited to join the team after mastering skills through our preteam program. Competitive gymnasts who are new to the area should contact Jill Vanderpot, Head Coach, to discuss joining our team. We welcome new team members! It is the philosophy of Northern Lights that each gymnast is an individual and must set her own goals. These goals are respected by the coaching staff, and we work hard to help the gymnasts meet their goals and feel successful about their participation in this demanding sport. We also work towards establishing strong sense of team community and spirit with special team events and trips.
Joining the competition team is a serious, year-round commitment on the part of both the gymnast and her family, as well as on the part of the coaches and management of Northern Lights. Gymnasts invited to join our competition team must be committed to working toward and entering in local, state and regional competitions.
If you qualify for a state, regional or national competition, you are required to go unless there are extenuating circumstances. Gymnasts on the Level 3 Team go to about five meets during the competition season. They also compete at the Vermont State Meet if they qualify. Gymnasts at Levels 4 through 10 compete in approximately 12 meets during the competition season. Competition levels are set for each gymnast by mid-September. If a gymnast's level changes during the year, competition levels at meets will be adjusted wherever possible. Practices are held year round and the cost for the team program is divided into 12 equal installment payments. The team holds abbreviated practice schedules over Christmas and February school vacation weeks, and has one week of vacation in April, June and August (after the summer program is completed).
Gymnasts who compete at Levels 1 - 5 are called Compulsory Gymnasts.
Gymnasts who compete at Levels 6 - 10 are called Optional Gymnasts.
NLG also has an Xcel Team that generally runs from October through April. This program is designed to give gymnasts an opportunity for competition without the year round commitment. The Xcel Team competes in approximately 5 meets each season including the Vermont State Championships. The Xcel Team's payment schedule and workout schedule vary from year to year. Please contact Jill Vanderpot for more information.
NORTHERN LIGHTS GYMNASTICS • 94 Olcott Drive • White River Jct, VT 05001 • (802) 295-2070
NORTHERN LIGHTS GYMNASTICS
94 Olcott Drive • White River Jct, VT 05001