The Xcel program has been developed by USA Gymnastics for girls who are only able practice a maximum three days a week. The purpose of the Xcel Program is to present gymnasts the opportunity to participate in competition and/or provide former Junior Olympic competitive gymnasts the opportunity to continue competition without the intense time commitment.
The goal of the Xcel Program is to challenge each and every athlete’s limits and abilities by providing enjoyable, yet challenging practices and competitions. The Xcel program also allows for gymnasts who are exceeding (or progressing faster) in some areas such as Floor and Beam to continue to progress at this excelled pace, and be challenged in these events, but at the same time continue to work in the other events. This allows the gymnast not to become “bored” or find themselves in a situation that they are not prepared for or “in over their head”.
Xcel levels are Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Xcel gymnasts compete optional routines on all four events. The Xcel program fits very well with athletes who compete in High School gymnastics
Boys Competitive Gymnastics Teams
World Gymnastics Academy has a robust and active boys competitive Gymnastics program. Training starts with boys as young as 3 or 4 years old and competition can start when they turn 6. Boys can continue competing all through high school. The boys and their families travel to various meets scheduled on weekends during the gymnastics season which generally runs from January through April. Meets are held in New Jersey, New York, PA and CT at various authorized USA Gymnastics Gyms throughout the season. The meets are quite exciting and challenge the boys to be at their best as they work to improve their results throughout the season, and help the team win “top gym” honors. At the end of the season some boys will be eligible for additional state competitions and even nationals if they do really well.
Evgeny and his team coach boys through all levels of competition generally levels 4 through 9 as defined by the USA Gymnastics organization. The degree of preparation and hours of practice start small but generally increase at the higher levels. At every level, we never forget that fun, encouragement, team support, socialization and the occasional pizza are a big part of motivating these young athletes. Because Evgeny is a former champion, and highly sought after coach of 20 years, those who embrace his knowledge and passion for the sport have a real shot of getting college scholarships for gymnastics if they stick with it. If they believe and want to achieve, Evgeny can take them there.
The Home Team is a program in which any student enrolled in one of our Intermediate or Advanced classes may choose to participate in this program. Gymnasts participating in the Home Team program will learn routines on each of the four events. Gymnasts will perform these routines in two mock meets, hosted in our gym. Gymnasts will enjoy an awards ceremony at the end of each meet, where each gymnast will receive award. Home Team is a great place for gymnasts who want to get a feel for competitive gymnastics.
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