To offer a competitive women’s artistic gymnastics program for athletes with special needs
To grow the sport of artistic gymnastics by creating a program that integrates athletes with special needs into mainstream events
The HUGS Artistic program allows athletes with special needs the opportunity to compete in an official USA Gymnastics setting.
The HUGS Artistic program allows an option for athletes to participate alongside artistic gymnasts. The expectations are that the fundamentals of the sport are to be taught and performed, and will be evaluated with the technical standards of artistic gymnastics.