The Xcel Program is a USA Gymnastics sanctioned program designed to offer an affordable competitive alternative to the traditional USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic competitive programs. The purpose of the Xcel Program is to present recreational gymnasts the opportunity to participate in competition and/or provide Junior Olympic competitive gymnasts the opportunity to continue competition without the intense time commitment.
The interest in this program continues to grow throughout the country as well as locally in gyms throughout Region 4. Currently there are several Xcel Programs in North Dakota, RRVG, American Gold Gymnastics, Fargo, ND, TNT Gymnastics in Fargo, ND, Valley City, ND and Jamestown Gymnastics, Jamestown, ND. In addition, there are several programs offered in MN.
The Xcel program is comprised of five levels; bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and diamond. All routines are optional with certain requirement variations and can be designed to showcase the gymnast’s strengths.
Time Commitment: J.O. Program vs. Xcel Program
Xcel Team members will be required to train two days a week, with a third day being optional.
Precompetitive Program (Levels 1&2)
Compulsory Levels 3-5
Optional Levels 6-10
3-7 hours per week
9-14 hours per week
20 hours per week
4-6 hours per week
Meet season will run from December to April with the gymnasts having the opportunity to compete in four to six competitions around the region. Tentative meets will be held in Grand Forks, Fargo, and Minneapolis. Parents will be responsible for transportation to and from each meet.
The Xcel Program is designed to be a cost effective alternative to the USAG J.O. Program. Please call the RRVG front office for further information about Xcel program costs.
To have your child evaluated for the Xcel Program or questions answered, please call Sam Olson at (701) 746-2797 or email Sam.email@example.com
Bethany Crump (far left) Megan Espelien (middle) Sam Olson Head Coach (far right)