What is Xcel? The Xcel Program is designed to offer a broad-based, affordable competitive experience outside the traditional Jr. Olympic Program. This program was created as a way to keep gymnasts involved and excited about the sport and to enjoy Competitive Team.
Any member or none member of TEG Recreational, Pre-Team or Compulsory Program age 5 and up.
Gymnasts get to have fun competing with the Xcel program as soon as they join an Xcel team. They don’t have to wait to be invited to a Jr. Olympic team.
Most athletes would rather compete routines that are customized to their age, strengths, taste and personality. Is it more fun to do a floor routine to stuffy, instrumental music like in the compulsory program, or cute, fun music the gymnast has picked out?
The compulsory program can be unforgiving, with its routines that require gymnasts to learn an exact set of skills regardless of their strengths. Gymnasts can spend less time in the gym but still be able to learn skills that allow them to compete
With the Xcel program, gymnasts are not required to compete all of the events. Gymnasts can specialize in one or two events and choose to not compete the others.