Tops

Northpointe has established a TOPs Program, designed to maximize strength and flexibility through a fundamental gymnastics curriculum that provides our TOPs gymnasts an optimal foundation for success at the highest level of gymnastics. Participation is Northpointe's TOPs Program is by invitation only and enrollment is very limited. 

From the TOPs page of the USAG website...

TOPs (Talent Opportunity Program), is a talent search and educational program for female gymnasts ages 7-10 and their coaches. During the months of June and July gymnasts age 7-10 are evaluated on physical abilities at the state or regional level. These dates are set by your State TOP manager in conjunction with the National TOP Manager.

From there, athletes are invited to participate in the National TOP test that is conducted in the month of October where they will be evaluated on the same physical abilities tests along with some basic gymnastics skills. Athletes are then invited to participate in the National TOP Training camp which takes place in December of each year. 

TOPs testing at the local, State and National levels includes several specific strength and flexibility skills. The links below are examples from the USAG TOPs pages.