The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation is a nonprofit organization established in 1925 to promote, organize and conduct amateur athletics in the state of Texas.
The mission of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) is to create and maintain in the State of Texas a permanent organization representative of amateur athletics and/or organizations, devoted thereto; to establish and maintain the highest ideals of amateur sports in the State of Texas; promote the development of physical education and to encourage the standardization of rules of all amateur athletics, games and competitions.
TAAF gymnastics follows all USAG rules and regulations and uses official USAG certified judges for all meets. The TAAF competition season is January to May.- see more at www.TAAF.com
Bannon's Gymnastix competes in TAAF sanctioned meets because they are a less intense competitive setting than USAG. Many of the gymnasts that compete TAAF work out fewer hours than USAG competitive gyms. The philosophy of Bannon's Gymnastix Compulsory Coaches is to teach the gymnasts correct technique and progressions on all events (bars, beam, vault, floor, USAG levels 3,4,5 & 6 routines) while maintaining focus on the fun of gymnastics. We encourage our gymnasts to compete in three qualifying meets plus state in the competition season, beginning in January. Competitive gymnastics builds character and confidence as the girls learn to handle nerves, encourage teammates, and track their improvement throughout the season.