XCEL AND JUNIOR OLYMPIC TRACKS AND TEAMS
At Dynamite, we believe that every athlete can achieve their goals with the right attitude and hard work. We also understand that while some gymnasts would live in the gym if they could, others have other interests outside of gymnastics. For these reasons, we offer advanced classes and competition options that provide flexibility in hours, commitment and competition. USA Gymnastics (USAG) has two tracks: Xcel (recreational competition) and the Junior Olympic program (more competitive). Xcel gymnasts practice fewer hours than JO gymnasts and create their own routines at every level (Gold, Silver and Bronze). For the first five levels of the JO program, USAG creates the routines, while levels 6 and up have required elements and the gymnasts create their own routines. Practices are typically 3 - 4 hours per day, 2 - 4 days per week.