Our Compulsory / Optionals competitive team offers comprehensive training and competition for USAG Levels 2-10. At FLIPNCHEER, placement on the team is by invitation only. Training team groups are formed at an early age and develop the skills needed to compete at the local, state, regional, and national levels. All of our competitive teams follow the progressive rules and guidelines as implemented by USA Gymnastics (the national governing body for age group gymnastics.
Our XCEL PROGRAM is an alternative USA Gymnastics competitive program offering individual flexibility to coaches and gymnasts. The goal of XCEL is to provide gymnasts of varying abilities and commitment levels the opportunity for a rewarding gymnastics experience.
The difference between ACE and Xcel can be difficult to explain, but USAG defines it as "a broad-based, affordable competitive experience outside the traditional Compulsory / Optionals Program to attract and retain a diverse group of athletes." Xcel, like ACE, has different levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond) that the gymnast can progress to as she learns more skills. Gymnasts who participate in Xcel also get the same competitive experience of being on a team and competing in front of a judge. The biggest difference between ACE and Xcel is that where ACE 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 her own pace. Gymnasts who are maybe too old to go the traditional ACE path blossom in Xcel, where they can still train skills, compete, grow, and progress.
The ACE program creates a very small box for its gymnasts, and before Xcel, there was nothing for gymnasts who didn't fit into that box, but who still loved gymnastics. Xcel has created the opportunity for girls to compete in gymnastics that wouldn't have otherwise been encouraged to. It has really opened the door to a new way of enjoying the sport and has encouraged more girls to participate. Girls who maybe would have quit without it are now staying with gymnastics and competing in Xcel.
We are proud to offer both an ACE team and Xcel team and have experienced great success with both. Mobility between the programs is not only possible, but encouraged if either is a better fit than the other. We have had many gymnasts switch from ACE to Xcel, and gymnasts come from Xcel to ACE. Many of the skills we train can overlap between the programs, making a smooth transition from any gymnast that may make the switch.
Approximate Comparison of Skill Level:
Xcel Bronze = Level 3 and under
Xcel Silver = Level 3/4
Xcel Gold = Level 4/5
Xcel Platinum = Level 6/7
Xcel Diamond = Level 7/8+
Our coaches can help determine where each gymnast will be the most successful! The coaches determine the placement of athletes with our team and developmental programs based on the following criteria:
FLIPNCHEER is honored to have the most supportive team parents that any gym could ask for. With ongoing fundraisers and team activities, they ensure that costs are kept down, and that the girls have fun outside of the gym with their team mates.
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