Xcel – Alternate Competitive Team Program

The Xcel Program is a national USA Gymnastics program of gymnastics levels that runs alongside the Junior Olympic (JO) program. The Xcel program is a completely separate, alternate program. 


There are five divisions in the Xcel program: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. 



  • Less hours but still a competitive program 
  • You still have time to do other sports and activities 
  • And you can still have fun competing at meets 


Optional skills for preforming is one of the most liked qualities of the Xcel program. Optional skills means there are a variety of skills that can be selected from for your gymnast to preform in her competitive routine. This means that gymnast can preform the skills that they are most confident in. 


Your own routines 

You get to showcase your strengths and  personality by performing your own Unique routine created just for you! 


Xcel program allows gymnasts to start competing almost right away, It doesn’t just have basic entry levels. It also has more advanced levels that allow gymnasts to keep competing in the Xcel program as they learn more skills, but without the same pressure as competing in the JO program. 

The Xcel program is ideal for not only entry-level gymnasts, but also older gymnasts who are looking for a fun way to stay in shape and be involved in the sport. And since high school gymnastics programs sometimes use similar rules as Xcel, it can be a way to prepare gymnasts to try out for a high school gymnastics team.