TOP (Talent Opportunity Program), is a talent search and educational program for female gymnasts ages 7-10 and their coaches. This program, administered and overseen by USA Gymnastics, can earn invitations to the National TOP test that is conducted in October. From there, top competetors can participate in the National TOP Training Camp in December in Texas.
"This program will allow our youngest gymnasts a chance to show their strength, grace and skill on a national level while developing the added strength, endurance and flexibility that is required to chase the pinnacle in the sport," added Eric Stinson, Director of Gymnastics at NGTC. "We have a long-term plan for developing a highly competetive system that turns out positive, successful young ladies, in and out of the gym. The TOP program is one piece of that puzzle that is now complete under the tremendous direction of Allyson."
Coach Allyson Allen is the TOP program director at NGTC and will be it's Head Coach. In addition, Allyson is the NGTC Preteam Director and assists with compulsories on the JO Team. A native of Minnesota, Allyson has been a full-time member of the NGTC Coaching Staff since very early 2014.
NGTC TOP Program is by invitation only. All TOP participants must be a member of Northwest Gymnastics JO Team, Preteam, or have special exemption from the TOP Director.