Xcel Silver 2016-11-08T20:22:03+00:00

About Xcel Silver

The purpose of the Xcel Silver 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 at Emeth 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 “over their head”.

At Emeth the Silver group allows for the diverse skill range of the gymnast to be properly managed. Please see the chart below or for more information on Xcel at Emeth.

JO to  Xcel Comparison
Level 10
Level 9Xcel Diamond
(7 – 9)
Level 8
Level 7Xcel Platinum
Level 6Xcel Gold(5 – 7)
Level 5Xcel Silver(3 – 6)
Level 4(2 – 5)
Level 3Bronze
(2 – 3)
Level 2

The Xcel Gymnastics Program and Competitions is sanctioned by USA Gymnastics. USA Gymnastics is the governing body of gymnastics in the United States. USA Gymnastics wanted to provide an alternative to the Junior Olympic Program (which requires a tremendous amount of time commitment) where gymnasts could continue their participation in gymnastics and have the opportunity to compete, yet with limited time commitment in the gym. There are currently 4 levels in the Xcel Program; Silver, Gold, Platinum & Diamond. More information about USAG Xcel in general, or more information on Xcel at Emeth.

Gymnasts are responsible for designing their own Bar, Beam and Floor routines as well as selecting their Vault. Gymnasts are responsible for obtaining their own floor music.

  • Rachel is Emeths dance instructor and should be involved in the choreographing of the floor routine. To schedule a private session with Rachel click here, or use the parent resource page for more information. 
  • Heather Leshovsky, and Nikki Arnold help design and choreograph the Bar and Beam routines as well as selecting the proper vault skill. To schedule a private session with them click here, or use the parent resource page for more information.
  • Important dates to remember during the off season for designing your routines are found on our parent resource page or here.

The Xcel COMPETITIVE YEAR is defined as the period from August 1 through July 31. See the complete schedule for the 2013-14 year.

 

  • Mobility between the Bronze, Silver and Gold divisions is at the coaches discretion taking the gymnasts skill level and experience into consideration.
  • Gymnasts must score a 31.00 (AA) All Around or an 8.00 on an Event (IES) Individual Event Specialist to move from Gold to Platinum or from Platinum to Diamond.
  • Since this program is an alternative/separate program it CANNOT BE USED TO SATISFY MOBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THE JO PROGRAM.
BronzeSilverGoldPlatinumDiamond
5th Birthday6th Birthday7th Birthday8th Birthday9th Birthday
nonenonenone31.00 AA
or an 8.00 on an Event (IES) Individual Event Specialist to move from Gold to Platinum or from Platinum to Diamond.
31.00 AA
or an 8.00 on an Event (IES) Individual Event Specialist to move from Gold to Platinum or from Platinum to Diamond.

 

For more information about Skills required for this level please review Skills, and for a definition of skills.

Practice Schedule

Excel Silver gymnasts practice 2 days a week.

Click for a full practice schedule

Silver Coaches

Taylor Prince is the head coach for Xcel Silver, Taylor Prince is supported by Nikki Arnold Jim Leshovsky and Heather Leshovsky. If you wish to schedule a private lesson with your coach, please feel free to Schedule one

Highlighted Gymnast or Accomplishments

For a complete list of all of our gymnasts accomplishments, click here