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Xcel Program Overview
The USA Gymnastics Xcel program was developed as an alternative 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. The program allows a wide choice in skills to meet requirements so selection may be based on an individual athlete's strengths.

The focus of the Xcel program is sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, and fun. The emphasis in the Xcel program is on correct technique, form, and performance.

Xcel Sapphire Pilot Program (Regions 3, 6, 7, and 8) Xcel Judging Resources for Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Updates are currently underway for the judges' course and exam to reflect the new 2022-2026 Xcel Rules. Materials will be posted as soon as updates are complete.
  • Practice Quiz: Are you ready to judge Xcel competitions this season? Check your knowledge -with this self-quiz using the Xcel Code of Points as your reference.
  • Judges Course: The J110 - Xcel Bronze/Silver/Gold Judges' Course is a review for current Development Program-rated officials as well as a prerequisite for non-rated individuals to begin judging in the Xcel Program.
  • Judges Exam: Once the judges' course is completed, non-rated individuals wishing to test for an Xcel Rating may take the WJX1: Xcel Bronze/Silver/Gold Judges Exam.
Xcel Code Of Points Hardcopy and Electronic version
The Xcel Code of Points is the official rule book for the Xcel Program. This book is a complete guide for coaches and judges. In addition to all of the rules and regulations, the Xcel Code of Points includes illustrations of all allowable skills and examples of routines. A must-have for anyone involved in the Xcel program. Helpful Links When printing replacement pages:
  • Large book: Print the pages double-sided.
  • Mini book:
    • Print Actual Size
    • Print on both sides of the paper
      • Flip on the short edge
    • Landscape
    • After the pages are printed, they will need to be cut in half and then 3-hole punched. The result is nearly identical to the original pages in the mini book.
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