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Xcel Program Overview

USA Gymnastics believes that every boy should have the opportunity to "play the game" and be part of a team regardless of skill level. Xcel for boys is the next step for a male gymnast in the earlier stages of learning gymnastics who is interested in competing in team competition at a recreational level.

The USA Gymnastics Boys Essential Elements Program is a helpful tool to better understand the foundation of the Xcel Program for boy’s gymnastics. The Boy’s Essential Elements program is a cost effective program designed for levels 1-3. The program can be easily implemented in a variety of environments and facility locations. The Xcel for boy’s program is an extension of this idea.

Who is Xcel for?
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.

Xcel is a great program for gymnasts that:
  • Are at a variety of levels, abilities, age and commitment levels and want to enjoy the benefits gymnastics has to offer while having more flexibility than the Junior Olympic Program.
  • Have a passion for gymnastics and want to stay involved in the sport for the long term, but do not necessarily have national or elite level competitive goals.
  • Are busy with other activities or sports but still want to be active in the sport as a competitive or non-competitive gymnast.