Xcel Gold is the third of the five Divisions of the Xcel Program. Check out the articles below to learn more about Xcel Gold!
Xcel Gold Requirements
Want to know what the requirements are for Xcel Gold 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 Gold!
Here’s an overview of the requirements and key points for Xcel bars in the Bronze, Silver, and Gold divisions.
In “What’s Your Bar Angle,” you can read about exactly how the judges evaluate casting angles on bars, along with other angles. The deductions do not apply to the Xcel Gold program, but it’s still great information about the process used to evaluate casts and other skills.
Take a look at this Xcel Beam article to understand what a gymnast should be doing at each division, including Xcel Gold.
What makes a great Xcel floor routine? Take a look inside this article for lists of requirements and tips for each division, including Xcel Gold.
General Information for Xcel Gold 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.