Gymnastics can be a great foundation for all forms of sport and physical activity. DDGC’s Developmental program is by invitation only on a yearly basis. This program helps to develop a great base of physical literacy and gymnastics basics, so that these young athletes can be confident and well-prepared to continue to be successful in gymnastics, or in a different sport that may be more optimal for them. Accepting a spot in this program means a year long commitment (July-June).
The Developmental program uses a well-established skills and physical ability testing program which will assess the athletes’ progress. This, along with their attendance, attitude, coachability, and work ethic, will help to determine their fittingness to continue in one of our Invitational programs.
Developmental athletes are not guaranteed placement into our Interclub/Xcel or Competitive Programs. Placement into our Invitational programs are established each spring, and athletes are selected by in-house assessments.