Lakewood High School’s Gymnastics Team competes at CHSAA’s 5A level and is a Fall Sport.
Gymnastics is a non-cut sport, so girls of all levels and abilities are encouraged to join the team. Those who are new to gymnastics, are encouraged to take additional classes to improve their skill and build muscles.
At LHS there is only one Varsity level team. While there is no official Junior Varsity team, gymnasts are grouped based on their ability and stamina, and assigned to meets based on this and other criteria.Therefore, team members may not always participate in every meet. Check with your coach the day before a meet to confirm whether or not you are expected to compete.
The team typically hosts a camp in early August for pre-season conditioning. Once the fall season officially starts, gymnasts are expected to practice every afternoon after school (Mon-Fri) and attend meets as assigned (evenings and Saturdays), and to keep their grades up for eligibility.
Gymnasts are eligible to receive an Athletic Letter based on points earned throughout the season and at the coach’s discretion.
CHSAA rules require schools to run weekly eligibility reports and any athlete with two “F-failing” grades will not participate in any meet the following week, unless they are able to show they have improved one of their grades to passing. They are still expected to practice.