Beam Queen

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Letter to the Parents

The dreaded beam! Like many gymnasts, beam was once my least favorite event. There came a time in my career when I knew that in order to take my gymnastics to the next level, I would have to conquer the beam.

Only after I forced myself out of my comfort zone was I able to break through the barrier of fear that kept me from being great on beam. Once I finally figured it out, beam quickly became my favorite event and I went on to win two NCAA Championships titles on beam. Most importantly, the confidence I gained in myself after having conquered the beam, carried over to my other gymnastics events and into my life outside of the gym, as I felt empowered and ready to stand up to any challenge!

I want to share the same strategies, techniques, and secrets that I discovered in my journey to success with other young gymnasts so they can love and embrace beam at an earlier age than I did. Nothing would bring me more joy than to see girls conquer their fears on this event, giving them more confidence in and out of the gym.

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The dreaded beam! Like many gymnasts, beam was once my least favorite event. There came a time in my career when I knew that in order to take my gymnastics to the next level, I would have to conquer the beam.

Only after I forced myself out of my comfort zone was I able to break through the barrier of fear that kept me from being great on beam. Once I finally figured it out, beam quickly became my favorite event and I went on to win two NCAA Championships titles on beam. Most importantly, the confidence I gained in myself after having conquered the beam, carried over to my other gymnastics events and into my life outside of the gym, as I felt empowered and ready to stand up to any challenge!

I want to share the same strategies, techniques, and secrets that I discovered in my journey to success with other young gymnasts so they can love and embrace beam at an earlier age than I did. Nothing would bring me more joy than to see girls conquer their fears on this event, giving them more confidence in and out of the gym.

Our goal is to create a collaborative, fun, and inspiring culture at the Bootcamp, that instills a new positive perspective and approach to beam. This event focuses on developing new skills, cleaning up old skills, keeping a positive attitude, and dealing with pressure. Most importantly, we focus on confidence—the belief that these girls can do whatever they set their minds to. Through goal setting, visual learning, drills, games, mantras, dance, and skill work, this event is a 2-day bootcamp to tackle the most difficult challenges of beam while delivering the tools and resources needed for success.

We have an extremely passionate and inspiring staff comprised of both athletes and coaches from the collegiate and elite level gymnastics, and we are committed to seeing improvement in these young gymnasts. We will destroy beam’s reputation as the “Make or Break” event, and most importantly, we will have FUN doing it! Let us help your gymnast become a beam queen!

XO Sam Peszek

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FAQ

What gymnasts should attend?

Each location is different depending on the level requirement, so make sure to check closely when registering. Our events are typically for level 3 - 10, including Xcel silver and up, but we do occasionally offer Compulsory Only Bootcamps & Optional Only Bootcamps as well.

What staff will be at the event?

Our BQBC coaching staff is filled with Olympians, former National Team Members, NCAA gymnasts, NCAA coaches, judges, etc. The staff changes depending on location, but each event is stacked with an elite group aimed to inspire and educate. So far, we've had 5 Olympians, 6 World Championship gold medalists, and more than 10 NCAA Champions.

When will they receive their purchased merchandise?

If you purchased the merchandise on the registration site, you will receive it on day 1 during check in as we encourage the gymnasts to wear their matching BQBC swag on day 2. We will have some extra merchandise at the Bootcamps, but we only bring limited sizes.

Can parents watch?

ABSOLUTELY. It is definitely not a requirement to stay and watch, however, we do encourage parents to come to the last 30 min of day 2 as we'll be doing an awards presentation.

What if we’re unsure of the level our gymnast will go this year?

We do group the athletes based on level, so we suggest asking the coach which level of beam skills she's mastered or is mastering. If you're unsure, you can always put the level she just competed. We've had some parents get "creative" on this, so we do ask for honesty as your gymnast will have a better experience if she's in a group that fits her skill level.

What if we want a refund?

Unfortunately, we don't do refunds. If your gymnast incurred an injury since the time you signed up, we do encourage them to still attend, as not all of the rotations are on the equipment. We've had a couple of injured gymnasts at each of our Bootcamps to date & they still get a lot out of it.

My coach wants to come watch, is that okay?

Yes! We have BQBC for coaches too (only for coaches that are USAG Professional Members or Instructor members). If they're a coach at the host gym, they're welcome to attend for free. If a coach brings at least 5 gymnasts, they are also welcome to come for free. If not, we do charge $200 for the weekend. Check the About Us page to read everything we offer coaches!

Will there be a snack break?

Yes! We do offer a short break for the gymnasts to refuel. Please make sure you provide a snack for your gymnast as we will not be providing any food.

Bootcamper Conduct Policy

We expect a lot from our Beam Queens:

  • We expect that gymnasts bring their best effort
  • We expect gymnasts to come with a good attitude
  • We expect gymnasts to encourage & support one another
  • Most importantly, we expect gymnasts to be respectful to themselves, their teammates, the coaches, and the equipment.
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