For those students looking for something a little more challenging that requires more dedication, time and commitment, Flip 2 it Sports Center offers three competitive options for our Artistic Team Gymnasts. USAG's Junior Olympic Program, USAG's Xcel Program as well as Pre-Team. One program is not inherently better than the other—they all offer different advantages and disadvantages. As such, each child may find benefits competing in each program at different times during their gymnastics career and even simultaneously. The coaching staff will determine what best meets the needs for each child on an individual basis.
The Junior Olympic program was developed with the belief that all athletes, regardless of their potential, must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. The program allows the gymnast to advance at her own pace, competing in more than one level in a year, if she so chooses. The junior Olympic program is broken down into level 2-10 and offers some of the strongest, most challenging competition at each level.
The XCEL Program is a USA Gymnastics sanctioned program designed to offer a broad-based, 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 goal of XCEL is to provide gymnasts of varying abilities and commitment levels the opportunity for a rewarding gymnastics experience
Thinking about getting into the competitive world but just not sure if you are ready or want to commit? Pre-Team may be the best option. This gives you the ability to see what the competitive side is all about without all of the competing requirements.
Please call the gym for more information or to set up a skill evaluation # 916-772-3547