C3 Gymnastics is enthusiastically presenting our new competition program for
ex-J.O. gymnasts and current class students. The Xcel competition program is currently being offered through us for the first time for those interested for the 2016-2017 training year. This is a competitive program that will meet the instructional needs of our clientele. Xcel is designed for former gymnasts and rec. class students who would like to compete routines but do not want to commit the time and effort required for the more highly skilled Junior Olympic Developmental Program which is the traditional competitive team with Levels 2-10 and elite.
The Xcel program is geared to our class students who are interested in expanding their interest in gymnastics through a “fun” competitive team experience. There are five competitive divisions in the Xcel program and students will have routines based entirely on the requirements of the level that best fits their skill level ability.
All Xcel Team gymnasts will practice 2 to 3 days a week for 1.5 to 2.5 hrs per day depending on their age and their division of competition. This program may allow more gymnasts the chance to compete because of the reduced time commitments, skill expectations, and reduced overall costs. Due to the reduced coaching time and overall costs there are no make up days for missing Xcel practices.
Xcel will be viewed more as a recreational level program than the more regimented JO program but still more demanding than the recreational class program which does not lead to competitive meets. This should also appeal to current and former gymnasts who may want to pursue other interests but still display their previously attained gymnastics skills in meets.
So if your gymnast wants to expand her gymnastics experience into a competitive team experience, then the Xcel program is for her. This program though slower could also be a track into the JO program as skills develop. Some additional costs for uniforms and competition fees will apply.
Level 1&2 2 to 2.5 hours: minimum 2days/3 days a week for better skill achievement
Level 3 3 hours: minimum 3 days/4 days a week for better skill achievement
Level 4,5 3 hours: minimum 3 days/ 4 days a week for better skill achievement
Level 6,7 4 hours: minimum 4 days/ 5 days a week for better skill achievement
Level 8,9,10 4 hours 5 days a week
Required/Recommended hours which Advanced Gymnastics has found allows a somewhat proper progression through competitive gymnastics:
Junior Olympic Program
* Placement on any Competitive Team is by invitation only.
The Junior Olympic (J.O.) Team Program includes Levels 1-10. The Level 1 Team is not a competitive level but more so an introductory level for young gymnasts. At C3, our Level 2 Team is the first competitive J.O. Level. Gymnasts in the J.O. program have been selected based on their strength, flexibility, adeptness
and overall skill set .
Our J.O. Team travels to competitions within Berks County and beyond.
J.O. Compulsory Levels 2 through 5 tend to compete within a 3 hr radius
of our home gym. J.O. Optional levels 6 through 10 can compete out of
state and potentially out of country in addition to local competitions.
All J.O. Team gymnasts must commit to the year round program.
Additionally, these gymnasts must dedicate themselves to the
required amount of practice time appropriate to their level.