Gold gymnasts must have the following in their floor routine: Minimum of two directly connected acro skills, both must have flight (ex. front handspring, front tuck)
The gold division is similar in skill requirements to the JO Program's levels 4-6. Gold gymnasts practice 6-9 hours per week and are eligible for State and Regional meets.
Silver Floor Requirements
Minimum of two directly connected acro skills, one must have flight (ex. roundoff – back handspring) Either a 2nd pass of 2 directly connected acro skills (no flight required) or 1 acro with flight (ex. roundoff backward roll or a front handspring)
The biggest difference between JO and Xcel is that where JO has very strict requirements, Xcel's are more relaxed and allow the gymnast more of a range of skills, as well as more room to train and progress at their own pace.
SILVER – athletes must be 6 years old. GOLD – athletes must be 7 years old. PLATINUM – athletes must be 8 years. DIAMOND – athletes must be 9 years old.
Xcel Gold is the third level in the Xcel Gymnastics Program. To compete gymnastics in the Xcel Gold Division, the gymnast must be able to do routines that meet these requirements, as stated in the Xcel Code of Points.
Xcel Gold is the third level of five in Xcel. A gymnast must be age 7 or older to compete Gold. At Gold level and higher a score-out is required at the lower level. In Xcel, all levels are considered Optionals, allowing gymnasts to perform routines that meet specific requirements with custom choreography.
Junior A: 12-13 years of age: a gymnast MUST compete at age 11 in the Junior Division if she will turn 12 by December 31st of the year in which the competition takes place. v. Junior B: 14-15 years of age: vi.
Level 5 gymnasts must be a minimum of 7 years of age to compete.
The minimum age for level 8 is 8 years old, while for levels 9 and 10, it is 9 years of age. Ncaa gymnastics programs follow level 10. Level 9 is the second level of optional. They are the levels at which the gymnasts are required to present the normalized routines that are designed to test their primary skills.
Gold is between 13-15, and platinums are between 14-16.
There are currently 4 levels in the Xcel Program; Silver, Gold, Platinum & Diamond.
The Xcel Diamond division is comparable in skill level to a Level 7 in the Junior Olympic program. While these are requirements, some gymnasts compete in the Xcel Diamond level without being able to do all the skills listed below. For what requirements gymnasts don't fulfill, the judges take deductions.
However, the Xcel program doesn't just have basic entry levels. It also has more advanced levels that allow gymnasts to keep competing in the Xcel program as they learn more skills, but without the same pressure as competing in the JO program.
Xcel Platinum is the fourth level of five in Xcel. A gymnast must be age 8 or older to compete Platinum. At Platinum level a score-out is required at Gold level before a gymnast can move to Platinum.
Many children start gymnastics at very young ages and have been improving their skills ever since. However, this doesn't mean that your child will be behind. Gyms offer classes for kids of all ages, and they have coaches that will help your child to reach whatever level they strive for.
This program is for athletes who play more than one sport. Xcel levels are Bronze (XB), Silver (XS), Gold (XG), Platinum (XP) and Diamond (XD).
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Silver: The minimum age requirement for the Silver division is 6 years old. (This means the gymnast must be 6 before she competes in her first meet.) The silver division is similar in skill requirements to the JO Program's level 3.