Xcel Program

Director: Janet Anson, EaglesJanet@aol.com

                                 

Click the icon at left for the USAG Introductory Athlete form to print off and fill out. This form is for Xcels.  All gymnasts wishing to compete, must have a USAG number. Please fill this out and return it to the office with the $45 fee (which includes the Missouri application.)

 

Many people ask - what's the difference between the USAG team and the Xcel program? Here is some helpful information:

USAG
Usag is the governing body for Junior Olympic and Olympic-bound gymnasts. Eagles participates in 2 USAG programs, the Junior Olympic Program and the Xcel Program.  The Xcel Program offers more flexibility than the Junior Olympic Program.  
 
Junior Olympic Program
The Junior Olympic Program is broken down into levels 1 - 10 and offers some of the strongest, most challenging competition at each level.  Athletes competing at levels 1 - 5 compete Compulsory routines: each child competes the same exact routines on each apparatus and uses the same floor routine music.  Athletes competing at Level 6 and above compete Optional routines: each gymnast competes their own unique routine on each apparatus and can choose their own floor routine music, though there are still requirements regarding what types of elements and skills must be included at each level.  At Eagles, all of Eagles Level 6 Optional gymnasts compete with the same Eagles-designed Optional routine.
 
The Junior Olympic Program is a highly demanding program, requiring a lot of time and dedication. Due to the levels of precision and difficulty required to execute routines, Junior Olympic Program gymnasts will typically train between 8 and 20 plus hours per week.  Former Eagles Gymnasts competing in this program have gone on to compete at college level at such institutions as Oklahoma, Alabama, Mizzou, Ohio State, Iowa State, SEMO and more.
 
Xcel Program
The Xcel Program is broken down into 5 completely Optional levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. The Xcel Program offers and alternative to the demanding nature of the Junior Olympic Program while still allowing a gymnast to compete within the USAG system.  The amount of hours is reduced and there is more flexibility in competition requirements. Every level will have its own Eagles-designed Optional routine and will compete with those routines through the State Championship level.
 
We hope this helps clarify the two programs!

Eagles Xcel Program is a Recreational Competitive Program designed for our more advanced recreational gymnasts that want a competitive gymnastics experience but don’t want the bigger commitment it takes to be part of our Top Training Team. 

Xcels can choose to participate in all or some of the 4-5 meets that will be offered during the competitive season.  We strongly recommend that they participate in all the meets scheduled, including the Eagles Club Classic Meets. However it is NOT required to attend EVERY meet to be a part of the Xcel Team.

All of our Xcels must get a USAG number annually in order to compete in any sanctioned meets.

For each sanctioned competition, a gymnast will also pay entry fees and coaching fees. These vary meet to meet.

Eagles Xcel Team members get an Eagles Team Leotard and warm-up (cost to be determined.) They will also receive a “Team Package” which includes spirit wear and other fun items—different each year!  PS This will be the same team package Eagles’ Top Training Team members receive!

Eagles recommends Xcels attend our annual summer Team Camp.  The camp is a time for team building, clinics, dance and some fun too with arts and crafts and of course: Friday Fun Water Day!! Please see our website for dates and other details.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need more information.

Eagles office 816-941-9529

 2016-17 Competition Schedule for Xcels

 

 

2015-2016 Competitive Season Meet Results:

Eagles Holiday Invitational Meet Results

KC Princess Meet Results

 

 

2016-2017 Fall/Winter Schedule

XCEL Bronze:

Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday 3-5pm

Dance: (Optional but recommended) Jazz/Lyrical Monday 5:45-6:30pm

XCEL Silver/Gold/Platinum:

Monday 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday 1-3pm

Dance: (Optional but recommended) Jazz/Lyrical Monday 5:45-6:30pm

 

CLICK HERE FOR 2017 Summer Schedule

 

2017 XCEL Camp is July 17th-20th 9am-4pm

Prices: Before June 1st= $285/ Member $335/ Non-Member

After June 1st= $310/ Member $365/ Non-Member

We are super excited about our XCEL camp this year!! It'll be AMAZING!!

NON-MEMBERS CLICK HERE FOR REG FORM.