Thornton Twisters Gymnastics Team

Here you will learn more about our team program. If you have any questions please contact the Gymnastics Specialist, Saige Gerwig, at 720-977-5935 or

What is TEAM Gymnastics?

The City of Thornton Gymnastics program competes in the Colorado Association of Recreation Athletics (CARA) gymnastics league. This statewide league is designed to allow recreational gymnasts to compete in a safe and FUN atmosphere with other gymnasts of the same level. Our team name is Thornton Twisters.

The CARA gymnastics league differs from the nation-wide USA Gymnastics (USAG) program offered at private gymnastics clubs in several important ways:

  • The CARA gymnastics league requires less of a time commitment than a USAG program. Beginning level team gymnasts in a CARA program typically practice 4-6 hours per week compared to 9-16 hours per week in a USAG program.
  • CARA competes in Colorado only and USAG competes nationally.
  • CARA competitors have 4-6 meets per season compared to 6-10 in USAG.
  • CARA competition season is April-July, USAG Compulsories are Aug-Dec and Optionals are Jan-May.

Participating in a recreational gymnastics program allows your child to be involved in other sports and activities outside the gym. You’ll also notice that the cost of a recreational gymnastics program is far less than that of a USAG private program.

Gymnastics Team Policies [PDF/1.3MB]