GYMNAST SEARCH  


Alpha Factor selects gymnasts every year to showcase the products in our catalogs. If you have a gymnast who is interested in participating, please fill out our online form. You may also print the Gymnast Search Information Form and mail the completed form and photos - see instructions below.

Who We Need:

Both male and female gymnasts. Gymnasts need to have a love of gymnastics, a strong background in technique, and a sparkling personality. Our photoshoot inventory is primarily available in all child sizes, adult female ASM-AME, and adult male sizes ASM-ALA.

Photoshoots take place year round in Central PA. Gymnastsmust be available to travel at their own expense. Due to strict NCAA guidelines, we are not permitted to compensate for time or reimburse for travel expenses.

Mailing Instructions

Please print and complete the Gymnast Search Information form and return via mail to the address at the bottom of the form. You can also submit via email at afgymnastsearch@performgroupllc.com. Note the following terms and instructions to help us process submissions more quickly.

  • Photos should be NO LARGER THAN 5" x 7".
  • Send only the form and photos. Do not send photo albums or plastic sleeves; they will be discarded.
  • Photos will not be returned. Please do not submit more than 8 photos per application.
  • Measurements submitted on the form must be correct - please consult your coach for assistance if needed. Measurements must be taken wearing a leotard, not street clothes.
  • Do to the large number of submissions, we can only notify gymnasts that are selected to appear in our catalogs.
  • If selected to appear, we require that you only work with Alpha Factor. This exclusivity applies only to other gymnastics catalogs during the current catalog season.
  • Send forms to:

Perform Group, LLC
Attn: Alpha Factor Gymnast Search
333 E. Seventh Ave.  
York, PA 17404

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I email or fax the form?
A: You may complete our online form which allows you to submit photos electronically. If you choose to fill out our Gymnast Search Information form, you may print and mail it or email it to afgymnastsearch@performgroupllc.com.

Q: Is there a deadline to submit the Gymnast Search Information Form?
A: No, forms will be accepted year-yound.

Q: When do you notify gymnasts that they have been selected?
A: Selected gymnasts are notified via email approximately 1 month before a photo shoot. We select gymnasts for each photo shoot as it comes up in our calendar.

Q: Is this a paid opportunity?
A: No, unfortunately due to strict NCAA guidelines, gymnasts are not compensated. Any form of compensation has the potential to negatively affect the athlete's collegiate future such as scholarships. We can offer a lot of fun and the opportunity for your athletes to be seen and recognized by customers worldwide.

Q: Are gymnasts that live in your area given preference over out-of-state gymnasts?
A: No, we select gymnasts from everywhere in the country. Our gymnasts travel to Pennsylvania from as far away as the West Coast, and we welcome the chance to provide opportunities to gymnasts nationwide.

Q: If I am not selected this year, can I submit a form next year?
A: Yes, please submit a new form with updated measurements and photos. Because we receive many submissions each year and there are a limited number of slots available for each size range, we are often unable to book all of the talented gymnasts we receive in our mailbox. We always appreciate your interest!

Q: If I was in the catalog last year, do I need to resubmit my information again this year?
A: Yes. We do keep forms on file for one year, but they are shredded after that time for security purposes. Also, as the measurements and photos will change from year to year, it is important to have the most current information on file.

Q: I noticed on the form that I must provide a PA Performance Permit. What is this, and how can I obtain one?
A: If a mgymnast has a PA Performance Permit at the time of submission, it should be submitted with the Gymnast Search Information Form. When a selected gymnast is contacted about an upcoming shoot, they will be provided with all necessary paperwork to complete an application for a PA Performance Permit. This permit will be issued for each gymnast, regardless of state of residence.

If you have a question that was not answered here, we'd be happy to answer it. Contact us at afgymnastsearch@performgroupllc.com.