Northern Elite offers teams for all ages and ability levels, while also offering teams of varying commitment levels. New or Experienced, we have a place for all athletes*.
The age of the competitor (as of August 31st, 2019) will be what determines the age group that the competitor is eligible for.
Tiny Novice: 3 to 6 years old
Tiny: 5-6 years old
Mini: 5-8 years old
Youth: 6-11 years old
Junior: 8-14 years old
Senior: 11-18 years old
Northern Elite offers Elite, Prep, and Exhibition Only teams. Elite and Prep teams are defined by a specific level. These levels indicate the level of tumbling or stunting allowed. For example, an Elite team may be in a Junior Level 3 division. This indicates that the athletes are between 8 and 14 years old, and allowed to perform tumbling and stunting skills through Level 3. Prep teams will be defined by two numbers, the level of stunting allowed, followed by the level of tumbling allowed. For example, a Prep team may be in a Youth Level 2.1 division. This indicates that the athletes are between 6 and 11 years old, and are allowed to perform stunting skills through level 2, and tumbling skills through level 1.
Elite teams are full season teams that have two 2 hours practices per week, and an additional 1 hour of tumbling. These teams will compete at 8-10 competitions, with 3-4 of them being out of state.
Prep teams are half season or full season teams that have one practice per week. Practices may either be 1, 1.5, or 2 hours long depending on team. These teams will compete between 3-6 times per season, depending on the length of their season
Exhibition Only teams are typically half season and have one practice per week. These teams will only exhibition at competitions, local events, or showcases.
*While we pride ourselves in having a team for all athletes, there is always a minimal chance that there may not be a team offered for their preferred team type in addition to their age and ability level.