Xcel Diamond is the highest of the five Divisions of the Xcel Program. In Xcel Diamond, gymnasts can perform even more challenging skills, and there is more variety allowed in the routines. Check out the articles below to learn more about Xcel Diamond!
Xcel Diamond Requirements
Want to know what the requirements are for Xcel Diamond in all events? This article gives an overview of all of the requirements.
Get information about the allowable vaults and the required technique for Xcel vault in all divisions, including Xcel Diamond!
Here’s an overview of the requirements and key points for Xcel bars in the Platinum and Diamond divisions.
Take a look at this Xcel Beam article to understand what a gymnast should be doing at each division, including Xcel Diamond.
What makes a great Xcel floor routine? Take a look inside this article for lists of requirements and tips for each division, including Xcel Diamond.
General Information for Xcel Diamond Gymnasts
After assessing the technique of the major skills, what else do judges look for in an Xcel routine? General deductions are used to measure the routine as a whole, and to separate the good from the great.
If you’re looking to spice up your beam or floor routine, you’ll want to read this article about how to perform your routines with exceptional artistry.
Does your gymnast need a pair of grips? Read The Ultimate Guide to Gymnastics Grips to determine which pair is right for her!
If you’re struggling with vault, chances are that your run could use some work! Read on for some tips on improving your vault run.
Equipment and Gifts for Your Gymnast
Perfect for birthday, holidays, or anytime! This gift list for gymnasts is continually updated to bring you the best gifts for your gymnast. There’s even a section for coaches’ gifts!
Does your gymnast want some equipment for home practice? This article has an overview of several types of gymnastics equipment for home use. If there’s a specific type of equipment she’s interested in, take a look at the articles below which address more specifics.
If your gymnast needs a mat for all of the handstands and cartwheels she does around the house, look no further! This article describes the different types of home gymnastics mats and helps you select the right one for your space.
If you’ve got a gymnast constantly practicing her skills on the curb or the back of the couch (IYKYK), you’ll want to read up on some balance beams for home. This article will help you select the perfect one for your gymnast.
Your gymnast is swinging from the railings and towel bars? She just might need a safer place to practice her swings! Check out the recommendations here for the best gymnastics bars for home.