Xcel Teams

(The description below was taken from USAG Web Site.)

The Xcel Program is designed to offer a broad-based, affordable, competitive or non-competitive experience outside the traditional Jr. Olympic Program to attract and retain a diverse group of athletes. The program gives an opportunity for:

  1. Class students to participate in organized gymnastics events.
  2. Those athletes who have either "retired" from the Jr. Olympic Program 
  3. Those students who wish to have the opportunity to participate in other sports

Placement in our Xcel program will be an option for girls moving up from our ADVANCED recreational class. (Starting in June 2019, for new students, and at the completion of existing anniversary contract dates for present students, athletes will have the opportunity to move up to the Xcel Team but choose not to compete.)  

 

  Team Handbook        

  Acknowledgement Form     

  2019-2020 Competition Schedule   

 

Athletes will compete within the following levels:

XCEL SILVER (6 hrs wk)

Approximately level  2 to 5.  Gymnasts must have at least two tumbling passes on floor. A kip is not required on bars, though it is developmentally a very important skill, and therefore the plan is to have girls compete this skill as soon as they are ready. The vault for this level is a handspring flatback over the vault table (landing on mats stacked to around table height).

Fall/Spring 2019-2020: Schedule
Summer 2019:  Summer Schedule

 

XCEL GOLD (9 hrs wk)

Approximately level 5. Challenges include a kip and squat-on on bars, a salto on floor, and a front handspring on vault. Beam has a bit more room for variation, but generally speaking, girls will use two of the following three skills: a 2-second handstand, a cartwheel, and a back walkover.

Fall/Spring 2019-2020: Schedule
Summer 2019:  Summer Schedule

 

XCEL PLATINUM (9 hrs wk)

Approximately level 6, with room allowed for more challenging routines. There is some level of multiple-choice in routine construction at this level, so which skills will be most challenging depends on the gymnast and on the way the routines are constructed.

Fall/Spring 2019-2020: Schedule
Summer 2019: Summer Schedule