Xcel Platinum Gymnastics Requirements


Introduction to Xcel Platinum The fourth level, or division, as it’s called in Xcel gymnastics, is Xcel Platinum. The requirements in Xcel Platinum continue to progress from those in the Gold division. Gymnasts in the Xcel Platinum division typically have skills that are the equivalent of a DP Level 6. Each division has its own […]

Xcel Gold Gymnastics Requirements


Introduction to Xcel Gold Gymnastics The third level, or division, as it’s called in Xcel gymnastics, is Xcel Gold. The requirements in Xcel Gold are a progression from the Silver division, as the gymnasts continue to learn more difficult skills. Each division has its own set of skill and difficulty requirements. There are 4 Special […]

Xcel Silver Gymnastics Requirements


Introduction to Xcel Silver Gymnastics The second level, or division, as it’s called in Xcel gymnastics, is Xcel Silver. The requirements in Xcel Silver are a step up from Bronze, and the gymnast can do skills that are a bit more challenging. Each division has its own set of skill and difficulty requirements. There are […]

Xcel Bronze Gymnastics Requirements


Xcel Bronze Requirements If you have Xcel Bronze gymnasts for the first time (or even if it’s not the first time!), you might be wondering what’s expected of them. Xcel Bronze is the first of the five Xcel divisions. The five divisions in Xcel gymnastics are: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. Each division has […]

Xcel Floor: How to Score Big


This is the final article in the Xcel series. I’m excited to talk about floor, one of my favorite events, and to share the most recent updates. If you’ve read the vault, bars, and beam articles, you know that each division has its own set of requirements and difficulty restrictions. Of course, these requirements build […]

Xcel Beam: How To Score Big


Xcel beam routines – what are the judges looking for? Well, it’s a bit different at each division, but there are definitely some common themes. The best beam routines display confidence, good form, and good body posture. This is true at all divisions of Xcel beam, whether it’s the first Bronze meet of the year, […]

Xcel Bars: Platinum and Diamond


What’s the best way to get my Xcel Platinum bars score up? How about Xcel Diamond? There are many more considerations in these divisions, compared with Bronze, Silver, and Gold. And of course, there are intricacies specific to each division. Between general form work and a knowledge of these specific rules, you’ll see improvements in […]