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 and ongoing gymnastics experience. All Xcel levels have progressive skills and provide the athlete with the opportunity for various skill explorations.
- Xcel program is governed by USAG and Levels consist of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond.
- At each level, routines have some flexibility to better suit each athlete.
- Practice hours include between 4 and 11 hours per week — subject to changes