The Skills team is the beginning team at ACPR. This team is for girls ages 4 and older (usually to about 8 or 9). Skills team members generally come from our recreational pre-school, the “Invitation Only’ class or “Kindergarten and older” classes and are children that have shown the interest and the ability necessary to pursue gymnastics more seriously. Skills team gymnasts practice two days per week, two hours per practice. The mission of the Skills team is to introduce young, potential competitive gymnasts to the sport of gymnastics in a way that leads to a strong foundation of basic skills while having a fun, positive team experience. Skills team athletes are introduced to gymnastics in a nurturing, caring atmosphere, by gymnastics professionals who understand very young athletes and who make their first sporting experience an enjoyable and memorable one . Ms. Susie is the Head Coach of the Skills team.