The XCEL Program is an alternative USA Gymnastics competitive program offering individual flexibility to coaches and gymnasts. The goal of Xcel is to provide gymnasts of varying abilities and commitment levels with the opportunity for a rewarding gymnastics experience.
XCEL is broken down into five different levels consisting of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. XCEL is broken into two different governing bodies: USAG and AAU. USAG is also known as the United States Gymnastics Organization while AAU is the Amateur Athletic Union. Both teams travel regionally as opposed to traveling nationally. The girls in Bronze and Silver will compete in AAU competitions while Gold, Platinum, and Diamond will compete in a mixture of AAU and USAG.
XCEL focuses on preparing athletes for competition while teaching them perseverance and determination throughout the differing levels. Similar to our other teams, XCEL levels take longer to complete. Athletes can expect to be competing in these levels for sometimes up to 2-3 years. This gives athletes an opportunity to succeed and excel in their skills so they feel confident when moving to higher levels with more difficult skills.