Rec Team

The Recreational Competitive Team is another facet of the Cambridge Community Gymnastics community. The Rec Team works out together once per week, on Saturday mornings from 11a - 12:30p in a closed practice.  This is our opportunity to choreograph and work on routines, plan events and activities (like MEETS!), and help build cohesiveness as a team.

Ultimately, it's all for the FUN of the sport! Everyone from beginners who have never been to a gymnastics meet to former Level 10 gymnasts competing in All-Around are welcome.  And you only have to compete the events you want to - no forced AA or even forced competition. Many of our members attend competitions to cheer on their teammates even if they elect not to compete, but no one will make you compete if you don't want to. 

[NOTE: If you are first-time beginner, this is NOT the place to come to learn gymnastics, and you should start in the Beginner Class.  Once you've picked up some of the basics, are interested in joining a team atmosphere, and are approved for Open Gym, ask about Rec Team!]

We ask that anyone who would like to participate in Rec Team be over the age of 21 and have a genuine interest in the sport. Our team is peer-coached, so being able to work within that kind of environment is essential to join the team. If you are interested in Rec Team, speak with your class instructor and she'll direct you to a team member! There's always some of us in the gym!

This team is both an AAU Club and an NAIGC Alumni Club:
  • The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs.  More information is available at The Real AAU Gymnastics webpage.
  • The National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs (NAIGC) is the league of college gymnastics clubs in the U.S.  The purpose of the NAIGC is to expand opportunities for participation in the sport of gymnastics and to promote interaction among collegiate gymnastics clubs by providing structure for competition on local, regional, and national levels; facilitating communication; and building a community of support and camaraderie that encourages sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, and fun.
Rec Team fees:
Membership:  There is yearly Rec Team Membership fee of $30 for all members.  This fee will be used to help pay for Team Fees at meets.
Year Pass:  Pay $270 and get unlimited practices for the whole year (9/1 - 8/31).  Since this pass is unlimited, there are no "make-ups" -  if you don't think you can make the commitment to be there most of the time, then this option may not be for you.
Session Pass:  Pay $80 and get unlimited practices for a 3-month session (fall, winter, spring, or summer).  Since this pass is unlimited, there are no "make-ups" -  if you don't think you can make the commitment to be there most of the time, then this option may not be for you.
Pay per Practice:  Can't commit to every Saturday morning?  Drop-in to any single Rec Team practice for only $10.

As a benefit of being a current Year or Session Pass holder though, you are then eligible for the Preferred Group Member discount rate on all Classes and Open Gyms.

Competition Leotards:  We have a brand new leotard for the 2015 competition season, and it would need to be custom ordered if you'd like to match. Speak with Jackie D. on the team if you're joining and are interested in purchasing a competition leotard. The cost is around $120 for this competition leotard.

There are some other costs associated with Rec Team such as individual meet fees and travel expenses, but those are paid as they come. In terms of meets, we often choose to compete at the two meets MIT hosts annually, plus Nationals. Other local meets in the past have included UConn, Rutger's, Sacred Heart, and others. If you are hosting an NAIGC meet in New England, email us! We'd be glad to hear about it.

Attached are some info packets from AAU and NAIGC about rules and levels.


Current Session Info:
We are currently accepting people for our 2015-2016 season.  The fee is $80 for a 12-week session, or $270 for the year, in addition to a $30 membership fee.

We have now competed with the NAIGC for five years, attending NAIGC Nationals 2011 in Richmond, VA, 2012 in Salt Lake City, UT, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN, 2014 in Chattanooga TN, and 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.  We are looking forward to another exciting season with the NAIGC, with 2016 in Sacramento, CA April 14-17 at the Sacramento Convention Center.  The cost is typically about $125/person (in addition to flights and hotel), and the deadline to register is March 1st, so stand by as more information comes out about this year's competition season.

For questions about Rec Team, please email: recteam@cambridgegymnastics.org. Fill out our form before sending your email: http://goo.gl/forms/FWNrZ3sAaK
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