- 1 What Jo level is Xcel gold?
- 2 What are Level 5 gymnastics skills?
- 3 What is the difference between Xcel and Jo gymnastics?
- 4 What are Level 7 gymnastics skills?
- 5 What is the highest Xcel level?
- 6 What are the requirements for Xcel gold?
- 7 How many Level 10 gymnasts are there?
- 8 Can you skip Level 5 gymnastics?
- 9 How old is a Level 5 gymnast?
- 10 Can Xcel gymnasts go to the Olympics?
- 11 Can Xcel gymnasts go to college?
- 12 What does Xcel stand for?
- 13 What level is Simone Biles?
- 14 Is 11 too old to start gymnastics?
- 15 How old are Level 10 gymnasts?
What Jo level is Xcel gold?
The gold division is similar in skill requirements to the JO Program’s levels 4-6. Gold gymnasts practice 6-9 hours per week and are eligible for State and Regional meets.
What are Level 5 gymnastics skills?
Boys Level 5
- Floor. Handstand Forward roll. Round off back handspring. Front handspring. Back extension roll.
- Pommel Horse. Circles. Flairs. Leg swings. Leg cuts.
- Rings. Swings. Muscle ups. Back Lever. Back tuck dismount.
- Vault. Front handsprings.
- Parallel Bars. Swings. L hold. Front uprise. Handstands.
- High bar. Swings. Kip. Back Hip circle.
What is the difference between Xcel and Jo gymnastics?
The biggest difference between JO and Xcel is that where JO has very strict requirements, Xcel’s are more relaxed and allow the gymnast more of a range of skills, as well as more room to train and progress at their own pace.
What are Level 7 gymnastics skills?
front handspring, front pike) A dance passage with two elements, one of which must fulfill the 180° split requirement. Uneven Bars
- One cast to handstand.
- Two 360° circling elements (same or different) without hips on bars. (Ex. clear hip circle to a minimum of 45°)
- Minimum of an ‘A’ salto dismount. (Ex. layout flyaway)
What is the highest Xcel level?
|JO to Xcel Comparison|
|Level 8||Xcel Diamond (7 – 9)|
What are the requirements for Xcel gold?
Gold Floor Requirements Minimum of two directly connected acro skills, both must have flight (ex. front handspring, front tuck) Either a 2nd pass of 2 directly connected acro skills with flight or an aerial or a salto(ex. roundoff back handspring back tuck or a side aerial)
How many Level 10 gymnasts are there?
Out of the 70,000 or so girls who compete in USA Gymnastics nationwide, typically there are only 1,500 level 10’s. Level 10 is the skill level competed in collegiate gymnastics.
Can you skip Level 5 gymnastics?
USAG does not allow gymnasts to “ skip ” Level 5, and so our girls must achieve the USAG mobility score at a sanctioned meet in that level before we compete them in Level 6.
How old is a Level 5 gymnast?
Level 5 gymnasts must be a minimum of 7 years of age to compete.
Can Xcel gymnasts go to the Olympics?
There is no direct mobility from Xcel levels into the Jr Olympic Levels. Even if a gymnast has competed all the way through Diamond in the Xcel divisions, which would be similar to a level 7, in order to compete at level 7 she must pass out of levels 4 (the lowest required competitive level), 5 and 6.
Can Xcel gymnasts go to college?
If you wanted to compete in college, yes you would have to switch to JO. Colleges usually take gymnasts who have competed in either level 9 or 10.
What does Xcel stand for?
|XCEL||Xerox College Experiential Learning Program|
What level is Simone Biles?
|Discipline||Women’s artistic gymnastics|
|Level||Senior international elite|
|Years on national team||2012–2016, 2018–present (US)|
|Gym||World Champions Centre (current) Bannon’s Gymnastix Inc. (2003–2014)|
Is 11 too old to start gymnastics?
You can begin gymnastics at almost any age you develop an interest, but you may want to stick with recreational gymnastics if you start older than 12. Starting later than 12 years old may not give you enough time to develop the skills you need to go up against people who have been at it since they were toddlers.
How old are Level 10 gymnasts?
There are three optional only levels: 8,9, 10. The minimum age for level 8 is 8 years old, while for levels 9 and 10, it is 9 years of age. Level 9 is the second level of optional competition. Its difficulty requirements and expectations are accordingly more difficult than at level 8.