TOPs (Talent Opportunity Program), is a USA Gymnastics 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 the State TOPs Manager in conjunction with the National
From more than 3,000 participants, 300 gymnasts qualify to participate in the National TOPs testing. From here
approximately 60 gymnasts will make up the TOPs National Team. Former TOPs National Team members include 2004 Olympic
All Around Champion, Carly Patterson, and 2004 Silver Team member Courtney Kupets. Those who qualify to the TOPS
National Team are invited to attend a training camp coached by the USA Gymnastics National Team staff.
Like Team UP, TOPs training at UPGC is a year-round commitment. Contact us for more information!
T - Teamwork : Collaboration, cooperation, joint effort.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence
wins championships. ~ Michael Jordan
E - Excellence : Distinction, prominence, achievement.
Excellence stretches itself. And although
it may not always achieve its goals, it always outperforms mediocrity. ~ Deborah Cole Micek
A - Attitude : Character, perseverance, work ethic.
Right attitudes produce right actions.
~ William J. Johnson
M - Motivation : Desire, drive, inspiration.
Your talent determines what you can do.
Your motivation determines how
much you are willing to do. ~ Lou Holtz
U - Unlimited : Boundless, full-blown, wide-open, all-out.
We are only limited by the way we think.
Open up the floodgates of your mind and allow for the overflow. ~ Peter J. Sinclair
P - Potential : Promise, unrealized possibilities.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence,
is the key to unlocking our potential. ~ Winston Churchill