Welcome to the Penn State Gymnastics Club Website
After nearly two years of inactivity, this club was reestablished in early 2003 and has made an incredible comeback due to the efforts of the captains, the club sports office, and the varsity gymnastics coaches, as well our club members. The club is a great experience for anyone who joins, no matter what his/her goals are. Whether you're a level 1 or a level 10, male or female, freshman or senior, you're welcome in the Penn State Gymnastics Club where there's never a dull moment and always a good time.
The club is comprised of two teams, White team and Blue team. New members join a certain team depending on his/her skills and desire to compete or not. After joining, members have the choice of switching teams if his/her goals or time commitment changes.
Blue Team -
These members have many years of experience in gymnastics and compete as the Penn State Club Team against other University club teams. For info about the league we compete in, see the NAIGC website.
White Team -
These members have a very flexible practice schedule and they primarily do gymnastics for fun and exercise. They do not compete, although, some may move to Blue Team if they wish to.
Their are no minimum requirements to join either team. In order to compete on the blue team higher levels of skills are required as well as involvment in the club (see Club Involvement).
All of the club practices are optional except for occasional mandatory practices for announcements or preparation for meets (for the Blue Team). Our practices follow an 'open gym' style, although, we participate in an organized warm-up together. For info about location, dates, and times, see practices.
All members submit a semester fee in order to join the club. This entitles them to a semester of free practices, help and spotting on any skills, and free trips with the Blue team to away meets. Also, free activities may be planned during the semester for all members. Please contact us for information on the current semester dues.
Each member of the Blue team has the decision to compete in all of the scheduled meets, or only some. Also, each competitor has the choice of which event(s) he/she wants to compete. All-around is an option depending on the availability in the event lineups for our team.
Since we have one of the largest active clubs in Penn State's club sports program and gymnastics is a fairly expensive sport those members of blue team who wish to compete are expected to take part in fundraising activities. These activities can range from coming to restaurants on days where a percentage of profits go to our club to helping out with cleaning the stadium after a game.
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