Shens's Xcel team gymnasts practice two times per week, 2.5 hours each practice. This is much less than USAG team format. Xcel is a perfect fit for a person who loves multiple sports, can't commit long hours each week to gymnastics, or feels too old to compete the level they have the skill set for.
Ages of Xcel gymnasts range from 8 years old to 16. To join the team, girls must be recommended by a coach; either from their gymnastics class, or from a separate coach evaluation.
There are multiple levels within the Xcel team ranging from novice to advanced. All gymnasts on the team will compete at their level. Practices are geared towards learning skills and routines for competition. We train all four events - vault, bars, beam, and floor - and spend time on various conditioning and stretching exercises.
If you are interested in joining, please contact our gym for an assessment.