Xcel Teams

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The description below was taken from USAG Web Site.

The Xcel Program is designed to offer a broad-based, affordable 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

Athletes will compete within the following levels:

 

Silver:  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 2018-2019: Schedule
Summer 2018:  Summer Schedule

 

Gold:  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 2018-2019: Schedule
Summer 2018:  Summer Schedule

 

Platinum: 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.

Summer 2018: Summer Schedule