GIRLS CO-OP National Training Center offers an extensive TOPs/Elite program . The program is designed to allow athletes who have the desire and talent to reach elite status the opportunity to do so. The TOP’s program is a Talent Opportunity Program sponsored by USA gymnastics and serves as a feeder program for elite gymnastics. It also serves as a “fast track” for young athletes to the international level of competition by enhancing skills and abilities needed for higher elite levels. GIRLS CO-OP has participated in this program since 1998 and has qualified National Team Members every year.
The focus of the TOPs program is strength, basics and flexibility. GIRLS CO-OP’s Team Director Sandra Greiner is the PA TOPs State Manager. For any question concerning the TOP program contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After TOPs athletes move into the HOPES Division of Elite. In 2011 and 2012 GIRLS CO-OP’s Hope Masidao won the HOPES Division and PRE Elite Division at the US Challenge, and in 2012 Adriana Popp won the Floor Title. As these athletes get older they move into the Jr International / Sr International Elite Program.