USA Gymnastics Xcel Competition Teams

Xcel 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 the opportunity for a rewarding gymnastics experience. There are 5 divisions of Xcel: Bronze, Silver, Platinum, & Diamond. Xcel gymnasts compete during the winter season from November to March. 


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2018/19 Practice Schedule
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Twist 'N' Tumble offers the following competitive teams: 


Mighty Tigers 1 & 2 (pre-team): for gymnasts who have successfully tested out of advanced beginners or by coach approval.  This class follows the 10-week recreational gymnastics sessions and focuses on the skills needed for competition.  This class is only offered in the fall & winter as in the spring & summer gymnasts are working with the team gymnasts to determine if they are ready for competitive gymnastics. Mighty Tigers 1 is once per week for 90 minutes and Mighty Tigers 2 is 2 times per week for 90 minutes each.

Bronze: Gymnasts competing at this level must have reached their 5th birthday on or before the first competition of the season. This is the level our training team competes at towards the end of the season. Most bronze routines are comprised of 4 to 5 “A” level elements that must include certain requirements as set out in the Xcel Code of Points. Dynamite Training Team members will create routines on bars, beam and floor. They will all also compete the required vault for Bronze. 

Silver: Gymnasts competing at this level must have reached their 6th birthday on or before the first competition of the season. Dynamite Gym’s Silver team competes in approximately 4-6 competitions throughout the season beginning in December. These gymnasts have the option of competing at State, regional and national level competitions as well. At this level gymnasts are more serious and focused then bronze. Skills begin to get more advance and a few flight skills are introduced. It is also the most important level to solidify form and body shape in basic skills. Silver Routines are comprised of 5-6 “A” level elements that must include certain requirements as set out in the Xcel Code of Points. There are multiple difficulty restrictions once your gymnast reaches this level. In order to advance to the next level, gymnasts must score above a 35.00 all-around score in more than 1 competition AND have the skills required for the gold team and/or at the discretion of the coach. 

Gold: Gymnasts competing at this level must have reached their 7th birthday on or before the first competition of the season. Dynamite Gym’s Gold team competes in approximately 6 competitions throughout the season beginning in December. These gymnasts have the option of competing at the state, regional and national level competitions as well. At this level gymnasts have progressed through basic skills, shapes and forms of gymnastics. Gymnasts on the Gold Team practice for approximately 9 hours/week in the gym and their practices get a little more intense then silver. In order for gymnasts at this level to continue to develop more complex skills, conditioning will be a large part of practice. Gold routines are comprised of 6 or more “A” and “B” level skills requiring at least 1 “B” level skill per routine. There are difficulty restrictions at this level as well as bonus point combination capabilities. Most gymnasts will stay at this level for multiple years in order to achieve the mobility requirements for the Platinum level. 

Platinum & Diamond: These levels are the last two in the USAG family. Platinum and diamond level gymnasts must have reached their 8th birthday on or before the first competition of the season. Gymnasts at either of these levels will be practicing 12 hours per week and are required to obtain at least 5 “B” level skills prior to competing at this level. 

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Interested in competitive gymnastics?

Step 1 - Fill Out the Team Interest Form
Step 2 - Coach Krystal will contact you for a private evaluation or your gymnast
Step 3 - Coach Krystal will give you the remaining steps depending on the time of year and the ability of your gymnast 


 

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