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Black Friday Gymnastics Deals 2023


It’s Black Friday shopping time! What are you looking for this year? If you’re looking for gifts for gymnasts, at a discount, you’re in the right place. Here, I’m going to publish all of the gymnastics-related discounts I find during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Keep checking back for updates! This post may contain affiliate […]

What’s New in the Xcel Program in 2022-23?

What’s New in the Xcel Program in 2022-23?


Every four years, the Xcel rules change. The new rules came out in late June of 2022, and the materials are available through USA Gymnastics. What’s new in the Xcel program this year? Let’s take a look. General Changes for the Xcel Program in 2022 All divisions now have Value Part Requirements on Bars, Beam, […]

What’s New in the Dev (former JO) Program in 2022-23?


The 2022-2026 DP Code of Points is out, and as always, there are some changes! In this post, I’ll go through the changes, by event and by level, so you can easily scroll through and find what you’re looking for. These changes come from both the USA Gymnastics Code of Points, along with the minutes […]

Gymnastics Prime Day Deals 2023

Gymnastics Prime Day Deals 2023


It’s the day you’ve been waiting for… Prime Day! For those who don’t know, Prime Day is a day (actually two days) during the summer, during which Amazon offers deep discounts to its Prime members. In 2023, Prime Day is July 11-12. ***And in October, Amazon is holding Prime Big Deal Days on October 10-11!*** […]

2022-2026 Xcel Gymnastics Requirements

2022-2026 Xcel Gymnastics Requirements


This article has been updated to reflect the changes from the 2022-2026 Xcel Code of Points. Every four years, the rules change for Xcel gymnastics under USA Gymnastics. Sometimes there are a lot of changes, and other years, the Xcel gymnastics requirements stay pretty much the same. There’s always a lot of talk about what […]

How to Excel in Level 9 Vault


This article has been updated to reflect the changes in the 2022-2026 DP Code of Points. Level 9 vault – this is where it starts to get fun and exciting! Most gymnasts are performing flipping vaults, or more complicated twisting vaults. But what exactly are the judges looking for in a Level 9 vault? Let’s […]

2022-2026 Optional Gymnastics Requirements

2022-2026 Optional Gymnastics Requirements


This article has been updated to reflect the 2022-2026 DP Code of Points changes. Every four years, the rules change for optional gymnastics under USA Gymnastics. Sometimes there are a lot of changes, and other years, the optional gymnastics requirements stay pretty much the same. As of April 2022, the new rules for 2022-2026 have […]

How to Set Gymnastics Goals

How to Set Gymnastics Goals


If you’re a gymnast or a gymnastics coach, you’re in this because you want to improve your skills, or your gymnasts’ skills. But it’s hard to do that without a plan! How do you set that plan? To do it, you need to know how to set gymnastics goals. Why Set Gymnastics Goals? As Yogi […]