I have been selected by USAG as the TOPs State Manager for the 2022-2023 season. I have been with the TOPS program for as long as it has been in existence. I am also your TOPS board member for the state of New Jersey. I am excited to present all the new changes they have made. I feel the new changes will continue to enhance the sport of gymnastics as well as identify talented athletes. The TOPs program will also help coaches in developing a strong, healthy, basic foundation for their athletes.
There have been many changes to the program for the following season. The changes are now in effect and will begin this September. The new information is now available in written format on the USA Gymnastics website. I have attached a video of the physical abilities so you can get a good idea on how they will test them this season. The new rules are out for you to read and understand the changes.
The TOPS program is for ages 8,9 and 10. There is no longer a Diamond team or testing available at 7 years old. A minimum all-around score of a 36 in the Development Program at Level 3 and above must be obtained to participate in the TOPs program.
Click HERE for the PDF 2023 TOPs routines.
Click HERE for physical abilities demonstration video, ** subject to change Actual video for reference will be out April 26th.
If anyone is interested in starting a TOPS program in their gym please let me know. I am available to come in for clinics. I will also be hosting a clinic with National Staff member Ivan Ivanoff in July. Detailed information to follow. If you have any questions please contact me personally through email or my cell phone. Dfarrellreb@yahoo.com; cell (732) 500-4801. If you are interested in the clinic please let me know now so I can plan.