Below is a combined current list of both the Junior and Senior National Team members, what gyms they are from, where those gyms are located and the size of area.
All 32 National Team Members Come from Only 19 Gyms
Nineteen gyms out of the estimated 3800 gymnastics facilities in the US produced all of the women’s National Team members.
NOTE: These Numbers Change But the Implications are the Same
These statistics vary from year to year (with peaks usually before the Olympics) and even during a single year depending on the time of the season. This article was originally published in November 2011. Right now (December 2013), there are only 21 Elite National Team Members coming from just 10 gyms.
in 2011, Half (50%) of the National Team Members Come from Only 5 Gyms
Half of the National Team Members come from WOGA Gymnastics, Cincinnati, Gymnastics Great American Gymnastics Express (GAGE), Legacy Elite Gymnastics and Texas Dreams Gymnastics.
62.5% of the National Team Members Come from Only 7 Gyms
The majority of the National Team members are being produced by only 7 out of the approximately 3800 gyms in the US – the above gyms, plus Brestyan’s American Gymnastics and Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute.
Eight of the National Team Members Come from Dallas/Ft.Worth
That means 25% of the US National team members come from just the Dallas/Ft.Worth area – the MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area).
Over 90% of the National Team Members Come from Big Cities
90% of the National Team Members come from major metropolitan areas, statistically designated MSA’s (Metropolitan Statistical Areas), like Dallas/Ft. Worth, Kansas City, Chicago and Boston.
It is no surprise that coaching is a huge factor in producing Elite National Team members. Certain coaches and programs are capable of producing Elite gymnasts and National Team members, and other coaches are apparently not. There are only a very few coaches in the US who are actually producing all of the Elite gymnasts and National Team members.
Again – no surprise, but it seems that the larger populated areas are more likely to produce Elite gymnasts and National Team members. Talented coaches, that also have a large talent pool to work with, are more likely and more able to produce more Elites and National Team members.
* Gymnast ******* Gym **************** Gym City ********* Gym Info *
|Rebecca Bross||WOGA Gymnastics||Plano, TX|
|Grace McLaughlin||WOGA Gymnastics||Dallas/Ft. Worth area|
|Katelyn Ohashi||WOGA Gymnastics|
|Nastia Liukin||WOGA Gymnastics|
|Brianna Brown||Cincinnati Gymnastics||Cincinnati, OH|
|Amelia Hundley||Cincinnati Gymnastics|
|Lexie Priessman||Cincinnati Gymnastics|
|Madison Desch||Great American Gymn. Express||Blue Springs, MO|
|Brenna Dowell||Great American Gymn. Express||Kansas City area|
|Sarah Finnegan||Great American Gymn. Express|
|Bridgette Caquatto||Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC||Naperville, IL|
|Mackenzie Caquatto||Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC||Chicago area|
|Anna Li||Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC|
|Kennedy Baker||Texas Dreams Gymnastics||Coppell, TX|
|Bailie Key||Texas Dreams Gymnastics||Dallas/Ft. Worth area|
|Kiana Winston||Texas Dreams Gymnastics|
|Alexandra Raisman||Brestyan’s American Gymnastics||Needham, MA|
|Alicia Sacramone||Brestyan’s American Gymnastics||Boston area|
|Gabrielle Douglas||Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute||West Des Moines, IA|
|Shawn Johnson||Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute||Des Moines area|
|McKayla Maroney||All Olympia AOGC||Laguna Niguel, CA||LA area|
|Mykayla Skinner||Desert Lights Gymnastics||Gilbert, AZ||Phoenix area|
|Sabrina Vega||Dynamic Gymnastics||Carmel, NY||NYC area|
|Jordyn Wieber||Gedderts Twistars USA||DeWitt, MI||Lansing area (Pop. 464,000)|
|Brandie Jay||GK Gymnastics||Ft Collins, CO||Pop. 143,000|
|Kyla Ross||Gym-Max Gymnastics||Aliso Viejo, CA||LA area|
|Chellsie Memmel||M and M Gymnastics||West Allis, WI||Milwaukee area|
|Elizabeth Price||Parkettes National Gymnastics Center||Allentown, PA||Pop. 349,000|
|Bridget Sloan||Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy||Pittsboro, IN||Indianapolis area|
|Jessie DeZiel||Twin City Twisters||Rogers, MN||Minneapolis area|
|Hallie Mossett||West Coast Elite Gymnastics||Los Angeles, CA|
|McKenzie Wofford||Zenith Elite Gymnastics Academy||McKinney, TX||Dallas/Ft. Worth area|
Note: This 2011 US National team list is from this particular point in time and changes regularly. It does not include every National Team level gymnast, like Bridget Sloan, who was injured and would normally be on this list. She is from Sharps Gymnastics, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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