What is the Xcel Program?
The Xcel program has proven to be extremely successful. Over the past years we have had many state championship teams and individual state champions. The program is still fairly new to the state of Georgia and USA Gymnastics, however everyone has enjoyed the program immensely, therefore it is continuing to grow. It is a great experience for gymnasts who love the sport, and it is a great opportunity to be a part of a team. The Xcel program at PSG is not a path to the Junior Olympic program, it is rather an entity of its’ own. Xcel gymnasts will have the opportunity to work their way up the levels within the Xcel program.
Xcel gymnasts (except Bronze) will compete in approximately 5 meets per year (meet season usually runs January through May), however a year round commitment to gymnastics is necessary. Competitions are all held in the state of Georgia with the possible exception of a state or national meet.
There are 6 levels in the USAG Xcel program; Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire. All competing athletes must be USAG Athletic Members. Gymnasts will be evaluated and placed in a level where they will be successful. Form, technique & execution will be strongly evaluated. We are not looking for how many skills a gymnast can perform, rather how well they can perform their skills. The competitive season begins in January and ends with a state meet in May. Gymnasts will practice approximately 6-16 hours a week (depending on their level).