I’M THE ONE KEEN TO PUSH AHEAD…
As of September 2020, Gymnastics BC adopted the USAG Xcel Competitive program as an alternative competitive program that offers flexibility to coaches and athletes with less strict skill requirements to the traditional CCP competitive program. This allows the opportunity for a competitive experience with less training hours making it perfect for the multi-sport athlete. It’s goal is to provide athletes of varying abilities and commitment levels with the opportunity for a rewarding competitive gymnastics experience.
For the 2022-2023 competitive season, the Xcel program has adopted the bronze, silver, gold and platinum divisions. The diamond division is expected to be added soon. At competitions athletes will be grouped by division and ranked based on their score with 1st-3rd receiving medals and 4th-10th (based on number of athletes per award category) receiving ribbons. In divisions with a large number of participants, athletes will be split based on their birth years.
Bronze groups train 2 times per week for 2.5 hours per training session, Silver groups train 3 times per week for 2.5 hours per training session and our Gold and Platinum groups trains 3 times per week for 3 hours per training session.
The Xcel Competitive program is a 10-month program running from September to June with additional training options offered in the summer.
Want to try Xcel competitive gymnastics? KGTC provides a safe, friendly environment with professional coaches to help you learn. Gymnastics can be adapted to be inclusive for everyone, regardless of your ability. What are you waiting for – Join KGTC today!
Who is this program for? Athletes who enjoy being challenged, pushing themselves to do their personal best ad are ready to gain competition confidence and opportunities. Athletes must be keen to learn and for Gold and Platinum divisions be self-motivated to practice. The Xcel competitive program is by invitation or assessment only. Please contact Member Service if you have not already received and invitation or if you would like to arrange an assessment for this program.
How do I register? You may register online or in person.
When do I register?
- Program training sessions are September to June.
- Summer training is a recommended option.
- Registration is accepted in a first-come, first-served basis.
- Registration opens in mid-July.
- Summer registration begins in mid-May.
What to bring to each session: We want athletes to have fun while they learn in a safe and secure environment.
They should wear comfortable clothing that allows them to move easily. Shorts and t-shirts are great – just ensure that clothes are not too baggy as it may become a danger or too tight to be restrictive. Long hair should be tied back and socks and shoes removed. Jewellery or other items that might cause scratching or become caught in materials should be removed.
KGTC has leotards and shorts available for purchase in the Athlete Boutique.
Food and Drink: A water bottle is permitted. No food or juices are permitted unless for medical reasons.