Women’s Team Program
Our Women’s competitive team program has two different avenues for our athletes; either as members of the highly competitive USA Gymnastics Jr. Olympic Program or through the less rigorous Xcel program.
The Junior Olympic program was developed with the belief that all athletes, regardless of their potential, must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. The program allows the gymnast to advance at her own pace, competing in more than one level in a year, if she so chooses.
In order to compete in a sanctioned competition, an athlete must be a registered USA Gymnastics Athlete Member or Introductory Athlete Member (Levels 1-2 & Xcel).
The Women’s Junior Olympic Program is divided into three major segments; developmental, compulsory, and optional.
- The Developmental Levels 1 through 3 may be used as a non-competitive and achievement-oriented program for use within a gym’s pre-team program, or they may be used as an introductory/recreational competitive program. States may offer State Championships for these levels.
- The second part consists of Compulsory Levels 4 and 5. Both of these levels are progressive in nature, building upon the skills required at the previous level. Competitive opportunities are provided up to and including the USA Gymnastics State Championships.
- The third segment is the Optional Levels 6-10. Levels 6, 7, 8, and 9 have difficulty restrictions, while Level 10 has no restrictions in the skill choice. Composition is evaluated at Levels 8, 9, and 10.
- Level 6 & 7 has competitive opportunities up to and including State Championships.
- Additional competitive opportunities are provided for Levels 8-10, with the Level 10 competitive season culminating at the Jr. Olympic National Championships, Level 9 at the Eastern or Western Championships and Level 8 at the Regional Championships
The “Xcel” Program is designed to offer a broad-based, affordable competitive experience outside the traditional Jr. Olympic Program to attract and provide a diverse group of young female athletes with a fun and rewarding competitive gymnastics team experience.