The Xcel program is a USA Gymnastics sanctioned competitive program for girls who are interested in competing gymnastics in a fun and progressive environment! The program offers 5 levels of competition (bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond) and gymnasts are not required to compete in all four competitive events. Although SGA encourages the participation in all events and will train each regardless of competition as we believe that each event builds on the other.
The program is designed for gymnasts who have progressed through our Star League ((intramural) program and are ready for the next step or are looking for less time and financial commitment than the USAG Junior Olympic program.
There is an annual training commitment of 6 – 12 hours a week (depending on level) to be part of the Xcel team as well as additional financial expenditures and willingness to travel within the state of Washington for competitions. The competition season runs roughly November through March of each year with 1 to 2 competitions each month.
One of the greatest benefits of the Xcel program is the development of self-confidence while gaining gymnastics strength and skills. They also enjoy team camaraderie and challenging competitions.
For more information, contact our Xcel program directors:
SGA Lake City: Rachel Ellingford at firstname.lastname@example.org
SGA Columbia City: Kim Cowan at email@example.com
SGA Ballard: Katie Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org