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tops & hopes


TOPS, is a talent search and educational program for female gymnasts ages 7-10. Gymnasts are evaluated on physical abilities at the state and regional level. From there, athletes are invited to participate in the National TOPS test. 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. 

HOPES is an opportunity for gymnasts ages 10-14 to experience elite gymnastics while continuing to compete in the DP gymnastics track. Athletes will learn both a compulsory and optional routine and will compete at designated meets to achieve the mobilization scores needed. Each year there is a compulsory mobilization score needed to advance to optional competition and a separate optional mobilization score to advance to the HOPES Championship events. 

frequently asked questions

Our classes are built on a four-tier system. Red = Beginner, White = Intermediate, and Blue = Advanced, Navy = Necessary skills for next program, but does not meet age requirement. If you are uncertain about which class to join, please call to visit with us about placement or an evaluation. 

Our policy at AAGA is to offer 2 makeups per session for recreational classes. If your athlete misses class, you are able to attend an Open Gym free of charge. Come to the Gym during open gym time and talk to the Front Desk about making up a class. We do not make up missed classes in another instructional class. *Different policy applies if the Gym is closed for a Holiday. 


No, barefoot is best! Except for Ninja Core classes – socks and shoes are required for Ninja Core. 

Our recreational students are welcome to wear a leotard or any clothing that is comfortable to move around in. Please avoid baggy clothing as that can get in the way when your child is on the equipment. Please avoid articles of clothing that have zippers, snaps, and/or buttons, or require a belt. 

If your athlete is enrolled in multiple classes we offer a 30% discount for the second class. 

If you have siblings enrolled on the same account, the additional athlete’s classes are discounted 5%. 

Our classes are billed on a 4-week cycle at AAGA. We always bill on Mondays. Here is a template of our schedule. Please let us know if you have further questions! 

Week 0: The Monday of the week prior to the session begins you will be charged for weeks 1-4 

Week 4: You will be charged for the next four weeks of the session (weeks 5-8). This charge will be applied Monday of week 4. 

If there is only one child in attendance, the class will be half of the scheduled time. This is for your child’s safety, performance & recovery! 

At the beginning of the session, if a class has fewer than 3 children enrolled AAGA reserves the right to cancel the class. 

First, we love feedback! If you are unsatisfied with an experience at AAGA, we want to make it right. However, if for some reason you to need to end a session early, AAGA needs a written notification! You will be required to pay a $50 cancellation fee with the request. 

When you register for a session at AAGA, you are financially responsible for the entirety. Sessions schedules are as follows: Fall 2021: August 30th to December 18th. Winter/Spring 2022: January 3rd to May 21st. Summer 2022: May 23rd to August 13th. 

You can enroll in the class at any time and tuition will be prorated.