Elite Stars of Sumter
Our goal since 1996 is to encourage strength, coordination, confidence and self-discipline through quality programs of gymnastics, fitness, and fun.
All programs at Miss Libby’s School of Dance & Gymnastics have been carefully developed, understanding that all children are different in physical ability, levels of interest, and learning patterns. We strive as a team to meet each child’s individual needs.
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Pre-team Program: (Invitation only)
Minis – 3-4 Year Old: 60 minutes
Gymnast learn the concept of progressing through “activity stations.” Gymnast warm-up together while focusing on proper stretching techniques through games, role play, songs, and rhymes. After warm-ups, the group will practice 2 events per class then end practice with a game or trampoline. Gymnast learn to hop, jump, kick, roll, go upside down, support their body weight on their hands on the floor, and kick their feet in the air; all skills which prepare them for higher level gymnastics such as cartwheels, handstands, and bridges. On the bars they learn to swing, hang in different positions, support themselves in a front-support, go around backward on the bar, and execute a pull-over on the bar. The beams are used to teach stationary balance skills, along with walking forward, backward and sideways, kicks and jumps. Accessories such as foam blocks, bean bags, and cones are used as teaching aids.
Juniors - 5-6 Year Old: 90 minutes
This class teaches basic gymnastics skills on vault, bars, balance beam, floor, and trampoline, while using stations and accessories such as incline-mats, folding-mats, donut-mats and barrels. These teaching aids assist gymnast as they learn more difficult gymnastics skills. Class begins with a 15 minute warm up that includes cardio and stretching. After warm-ups the group will work 2 events per class. Many students will learn how to roll forward and backward, do a cartwheel, do a handstand up against a wall or mat, walk forward and backwards on the beam, in addition to kick walks, dip walks, and balance moves. On bars they will learn how to do a glide swing, begin a pull over by themselves, and feel comfortable in the front support position. Vault drills are designed to teach students proper technique in running and jumping on the board, and how to do a variety of jumps off the board.
Pre-team – 7 – 11 Year Old: 120 minutes
Gymnasts are introduced to the basic exercises, skills, and conditioning needed in order to advance to team. Our main focus in this group is to practice is strength and flexibility training to achieve proper technique, and the development of gymnastics skills. It also allows the gymnasts to get used to the time commitment of the sport. The ultimate goal for the Senior group is to advance to our competitive gymnastics team.
USAG Compulsory Program: (Invitation only)
Levels 1 – 5 are compulsory levels, meaning all gymnasts in the same compulsory level will perform basic skills in a routine choreographed and provided by USA Gymnastics. Routines and skills become more difficult on each event as gymnast progress through the levels.
Xcel Gymnastics Program : (Invitation only)
Xcel is an alternative to competitive gymnastics for USAG registered athletes. This program is intended to allow gymnasts the opportunity to compete, without the rigorous demands of traditional competitive programs. Xcel team offers five levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond.
Bronze: This is a beginner division. Every gymnast performs the exact same routines with various skill modifications, which are designed to develop required skills and technique. Meets include Qualifiers and State Championships.
Silver: This is a beginner-intermediate division. Every gymnast performs the exact same routines with various skill modifications, which are designed to develop required skills and technique. Meets include Local Qualifiers, State, and Regional Championships.
Gold: This is an intermediate division. The routines do not all have to be alike, but must include certain required elements. Meets include Local Qualifiers, State, and Regional Championships.
Platinum: This is an advanced intermediate optional division. There are restrictions on difficulty. Meets include Invitational, State, and Regional Championships.
Diamond: This is the advanced optional division. There are restrictions on difficulty . Meets include Invitational, State, and Regional Championships
USAG Optional Program: (Invitation only)
Miss Libby’s Optional Team includes levels 6/7, 8-10 Optionals focus on gymnasts demonstrating their talent and creativity by developing their own routine. These routines consist of special difficulty requirements which are finely tuned at the optional level.
Level 6: is the entry level for optional competition. Optional levels are levels where each gymnast has a different routine, so they aren’t judged on the specifics of the routine. They are instead judged based on the skills they perform and the overall level and performance of the routine.
Level 7: is a mix of both compulsory and optional. In Level 7, it is a mix of compulsory and optional because the requirements are more specific but each gymnast still has a unique routine.
Levels 8-10: Each gymnast has a unique routine on each event, and she chooses which skills to use to fulfill the requirements. The requirements for Level 9 get more complex. Level 10 is the last level in the JO program. Once a gymnast can perform all the skills required at level 10 she may choose to try out for the Elite program. The Elite program is similar to going “Pro” in other sports, because once in this program a gymnast can compete in Olympic Trials or other professional events.
Mini’s – Monday/Wednesday – 4:15 -5:15
Juniors – Monday/Wednesday – 5:15 – 6:45
Pre Team – Tuesday/Thursday – 5:30 – 7:30
Bronze – Tuesday/Thursday – 3:15 – 5:45
Silver – Tuesday/Thursday - 3:15 – 5:45
Fridays – 3:00 – 6:00
Golds – Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday – 4:00 – 7:00
Optionals – Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday – 4:00 – 7:00