Once gymnasts master compulsory skills, they advance to the next level, optional competition. Gymnasts highlight their personal strengths and abilities in customized routines. Optional Team practices between 16-20 hours a week.
XCEL is an alternative USAG competitive program offering flexibility to coaches and gymnasts. The XCEL program allows varying abilities and commitment levels the opportunity for a rewarding gymnastics experience. Xcel Team practices up to 12 hours a week.