In 2009, when owners Marissa and Michael Zoldan bought TAG, they evaluated the optional team and considered it too weak to compete. Within the year, the entire optional team was dismissed from TAG USA.
The intent was to build a new optional program with young athletes that are trained in TAG USA’s progressive program.
Now, being five years later, the Level 2 and 3 athletes from 2009 are now leading the Optional Teams. Along those five compulsory years, many of these athletes are multiple event State Champions and Team State Champions (2011, 2012, 2013).
As with the championship compulsory teams, TAG USA has created a new and strong optional program.