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 […]

Making Sense of Composition – Level 10 Floor


This article has been updated to reflect the changes in the 2022-2026 DP Code of Points. Have you ever watched a floor routine that looked amazing, but then it scored low? I know I have! Especially before I started judging, it just didn’t make sense! What was the problem? Composition deductions!  But what exactly does […]

Home Gymnastics Equipment You Need to Have


This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Stuck at home and can’t go to the gym? Want to supplement your practices with some gymnastics homework? Love gymnastics and just can’t get enough? If this describes you, you might be thinking about purchasing some home gymnastics equipment. I […]

Preview of 2021-2029 Compulsory Skills


It’s officially time for the new compulsory routines! As of August 1, 2021, the routines will change. The old routines from 2013-2021 will no longer be allowed in competition. With these changes, the level system will still stay the same. There will continue to be five levels of compulsories and five levels of optionals. Level […]