The athletes are part of their team for the entire season. Teams form in summer, and the girls attend the team camp along with various team-building and fundraising activities.
Gymnasts perform two vaults, a bar and beam routine, plus a floor routine to instrumental music.
Team members receive individual scores on each event, their all-around score, and at competitions with multiple teams, their team score and ranking.
At the beginning of the competitive season, the USAG Developmental Teams attend a practice meet at Spokane Gymnastics where they receive their scores with basic information on deductions from the judges. Besides an opportunity to get their jitters out in a supportive and encouraging environment, the purpose of this meet is for the gymnasts and their families to receive feedback and get clarity from the same officials who will judge future meets throughout the northwest.