Welcome to CCG’s Recreational Competitive Girls Gymnastics Program
What is Xcel Girls Gymnastics:
Under the umbrella of USAG (USA Gymnastics), they have developed a program called ‘Xcel’ that is designed to give more options to variations of routines, as opposed to the traditional J.O. (Junior Olympic) program that requires set compulsory skills and routines that are required of everyone in the country. It’s designed as an option with less training time and demand, however give the girls who dream of competing in gymnastics a wonderful option. CCG began offering this wonderful new program from USA Gymnastics in 2014 – 2015, we are excited to have had a team competing in 2016, 2017 & now 2018!
We love offering Xcel at CCG!
2018 Xcel Team
How is this different than the Girls Junior Olympic Team you see training at CCG?
• Firstly, the time commitment is significantly less. This allows time for homework focus or for interests in other sports and extracurricular activities to be possible..
• Secondly, the tuition is significantly less than the tradition J.O. program under USAG. Mostly because of the lesser time spent, as they go hand-in-hand with making it a bit easier on your gymnast. Not that this team will be specifically easy, because as with everything in life, success depends on the time put in, and we will be working very hard to put together a viable and successful team to begin competing in January 2016.
• Thirdly, instead of levels, such as 1, 2, 3, etc, the Xcel Program distinguishes its athletes by dubbing them Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Diamond. Each ‘level’ does consist of certain requirements that each member must meet, however in their own creative and unique way. For example, there are no set routines that each gymnast must learn and complete, but a list of requirements from which we can choose, so that each routine will be a showcase of each child’s strengths. This is not to say that your gymnast will stay stagnant and repeat the same skills over and over. We will always be working on skills that they will inevitably need for the next level.
When the J.O. competitions occur, Xcel will be competing right along with them, however with other teams that participate in Xcel. They are just an extension of the fantastic competitive team we already have now.
And, it’s FUN!!
This team is based mostly on ability and as the girls acquire new skills, they will be able to add them into their routines and move up to the next distinguished ‘level’.
CCG is excited to have hosted an amazing 1st year the Xcel World of Gymnastics at Central Coast Gymnastics, and everything else new and exciting going on in the gym, this year is beginning to be the best one yet! Contact the CCG Gym Manager if you have questions about this new program or stop by the CCG office for more details. Our Gym #(805)549-8408 or email the CCG Gym Manager at GymManager@iflipforCCG.com