HUGS, Hope Unites Gymnastics with Special Athletes, goal is to encompass all special needs competitive programs, which at this time include, Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic Xpress, and Team Gymnastics.
- HUGS – women’s artistic
The HUGS women’s artistic program for athletes with special needs was unveiled as a pilot program in the 2014-15 competitive season, in the women’s Xcel Ruby division at three invitationals. It was a success! Therefore, we are now endorsing the program for nationwide use and the HUGS program has moved to the Gymnastics for All discipline.
- HUGS – rhythmic xpress
The rhythmic xpress category for athletes with special needs.
- HUGS – Power TeamGym
The Power TeamGym category for athletes with special needs.
- HUGS – Trampoline & Tumbling
Introducing USAG’s first T&T meet ever for athletes with special needs!!! We are proud to be the leader of the nation’s pilot meet, paving new options for your athletes around the country. We strive to aid in the education and development of your athletes, so please contact DGA Tampa about this exciting new discipline.
The event’s sponsored hotel is the Hampton Inn Clearwater-Central. It is $129.00 per night. Deadline to book the reservation is January 11, 2018. The group name is Acro For Autism. That price includes 2 queen beds, a breakfast buffet, wifi and parking!