Xcel Competitive Teams

Our Xcel team is for girls who love gymnastics and want to compete, but are not interested in/unable to make the commitment a USAG JO program.

The 2015-2016 season is the 1st full season gym tiME has offered a competitive team in the USAG Xcel program. However, in the 2013-2014 season USA Gymnastics set national standards for XCEL. This means no matter where we take the girls to compete the rules are exactly the same in each state and the routines will be judged exactly the same from experienced, qualified judges. This will also help in the gym because our coaching staff will be able to attend trainings hosted by USA Gymnastics to learn new drills and progressions!

XCEL is separated into Divisions, not Levels. The divisions are Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. The competitive season starts in November and runs through March/April. Everyone moves up to their new divisions in June and works with other girls at their same skill level throughout the summer. Summers are spent working on new skills and combinations. Starting in August/September routines start coming together and the girls are sized for their competitive attire for the upcoming season! Girls in the XCEL Program will have the opportunity to compete in 5 meets.

XCEL Bronze is similar to JO Level 2. Practices are twice a week for 2 hours each day. All athletes will be required to attend all practices in a leotard and hair pulled back. At gym tiME we consider Bronze a “compulsory” level. Gym tiME will have a Bronze routine for Bars, Beam, and Floor and pick the most developmentally appropriate vault for the group. Once USAG hands down their rules each year we will choreograph appropriate routines and post then on the gym’s XCEL facebook page. The flexibility of the XCEL program will allow us to change specific skills as needed to help highlight athlete’s strengths or help to over-come fears or mental blocks!

XCEL Silver is similar to a JO Level 3. Practices are twice a week for 3 hours each day. All athletes will be required to attend all practices in a leotard and hair pulled back. At gym tiME we consider Silver a “compulsory” level. Gym tiME will have a Silver routine for Bars, Beam, and Floor and pick the most developmentally appropriate vault for the group. Once USAG hands down their rules each year we will choreograph appropriate routines and post then on the gym’s XCEL facebook page. The flexibility of the XCEL program will allow us to change specific skills as needed to help highlight athlete’s strengths or help to over-come fears or mental blocks!

XCEL Gold is similar to a JO Level 4 & 5. Practices are twice a week for 3 hours each day with an option to add a third day per week for 3 hours. All athletes will be required to attend all practices in a leotard and hair pulled back. At gym tiME we consider Silver a “compulsory” level. Gym tiME will have a Silver routine for Bars, Beam, and Floor and pick the most developmentally appropriate vault for the group. Once USAG hands down their rules each year we will choreograph appropriate routines and post then on the gym’s XCEL facebook page. The flexibility of the XCEL program will allow us to change specific skills as needed to help highlight athlete’s strengths or help to over-come fears or mental blocks!

XCEL Competitive Teams: Year Round
November thru March: Competition Season
Any gymnast transitioning to Xcel during a season will train on the PREP team until Spring
April thru June: Training Season
July thru October: Pre-Season
First Week of Fall Session: Choreography Week* Mandatory

XCEL Teams Training Requirement:

Bronze Required:
2 days 2 hours
$180/month

Silver Required:
2 days 2.5 hours
$205/month
Optional: 3rd day 2.5 hours $247.50/month

Gold Required:
2 days 3 hours
$225/month
Optional: 3rd day 3 hours $275/month

Platinum Required:
3 days 3 hours $275/month

PREP Team: 6 & older
This program is offered for any gymnast who has tested out of Level 2 or higher and is interested in training towards joining our competitive program. PREP team is offered separately September thru March, as our teams are already decided during this time. If a spot opens a gymnast might be given the opportunity to move up from the PREP team to compete if the coach feels they are ready. Choreography must be mastered prior to competing. PREP team is NOT offered separately during the months of April thru August as this is our training months and they will be training alongside the current team members. PREP team requires a 2 days per week for 2 hours commitment. $180 per month

Mini PREP Team: 4 to 6 year olds
This program is offered twofold: one as an invite program for 4 and 5 year olds that demonstrate the ability both physically and cognitively to advance in the sport of gymnastics. Anyone offered to join our mini prep program must be ready to learn a minimum of level 2 skills. Any 6 year olds that are training at a minimum of level 2 that show potential to compete yet are not ready to commit to a larger commitment may use Mini PREPS as a middle road. Mini PREP is offered year round. Mini PREP team requires 1 day a week for 2 hours. $90 per month

XCEL TEAM AGREEMENT

XCEL PREP TEAM AGREEMENT