Paramount Xcel Team

XCEL is an alternative USA Gymnastics competitive program offering individual flexibility to coaches and gymnasts. The goal of XCEL is to provide gymnasts of varying abilities and commitment levels, the opportunity for a rewarding gymnastics experience.
How is Xcel different to the Junior Olympic Program?
  • First, the time commitment is significantly less. The girls will practice for 6 to 9 hours a week and this allows time for homework focus or for interests in other sports and extracurricular activities to be possible.
  • Second, the tuition is significantly less than the tradition Junior Olympic 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 within the hours allocated for Xcel, we will be working very hard to put together a viable and successful team.
  • Third, each child will have different routines catered to their strengths and capabilities. Floor, Bars, Vault, and Beam will each have a routine choreographed specifically to enhance and showcase each of your daughters’ unique abilities and talents and bring out the best in them.

Instead of levels, such as 1, 2, 3, etc, the Xcel Program distinguishes its athletes by 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.

How is Xcel the same as the Junior Olympic Program?
Xcel will be competing at approximately 5 of the same meets as the Junior Olympic girls, but with other teams that participate in Xcel. The girls will have a competition leotard, warm-ups, and team bag, but merely competing in a different realm. 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’.