Our Xcel team program is designed to offer flexibility while providing a competitive experience. The program will give an opportunity for:
Athletes not previously involved with USA Gymnastics to enter a competitive program.
Athletes who have competed in the USA Gymnastics JO program and have qualified up to Level 7 but need a more basic introduction to optional competition.
Those athletes who have competed in the USA Gymnastics JO Program at the Compulsory levels and who would like to experience a basic optional program.
Xcel is a competitive gymnastics program that competes under the guidelines of USAG and offers an alternative route instead of USAG JO(Junior Olympic) competitions.
The advantage of this is that it gives gymnasts the ability to work to their personal strengths in gymnastics and work together with the coaching staff to formulate routines that showcase elements the gymnast performs most proficiently.
For Xcel 1 (Bronze and Silver), the girls will compete routines that the coaches have choreographed all to the same music and with the same basic dance elements. However, the routines will still have tumbling, jumps, leaps, etc. chosen specific to each gymnast.
Xcel 2 (Gold) gymnasts have the option of using a pre-choreographed routine or paying to have their own choreographed.
Gymnasts at the Xcel 3 (Platinum) and Xcel 4 (Diamond) levels will work one on one with a coach to select their own music and have a routine choreographed exclusively for them. The goal of this program is to get gymnasts into a competitive program, where they can experience the fun and freedom of skill choice, while still having the opportunity to compete with skills that showcase their individual talents.