SUCCESS Gymnastics provides two different programs for competitive gymnasts. Some gymnasts go into the Junior Olympic program (the level 3-10 system) and others may go into the XCEL program. Both programs were developed by USA Gymnastics, the governing body for gymnastics in the United States.
The JO Program
This program is designed to take the athletes through structured progressions to try and get them to the highest possible levels of gymnastics. Our JO athletes train 10-21 hours per week and compete at several competitions every year. Compared to the XCEL Program, the JO Program is more commitment, has stricter requirements and is more expensive. However, the JO Program is the one that produces the Division 1 college athletes and members of the US National Team.
The XCEL Program
This program is designed to offer a broad-based, affordable competitive experience outside the traditional Jr. Olympic Program to attract and retain a diverse group of athletes. This program is designed to be a skill based, recreational level. Our XCEL athletes train 6-9 hours per week and go to several compeitions throughout the year. The benefits of the XCEL Program include less time commitment, less expense and more flexibility in their gymnastics requirements allowing broader participation.