Xcel Judging Education
XCEL 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.
I. HIERARCHY OF INFORMATION FOR THE XCEL PROGRAM
A. The Xcel Program rules are found in the official written and published Xcel Code of Points, as updated by the Xcel Committee minutes and the Women’s Technical Committee minutes (as they apply to Xcel) (Hereafter these committee minutes are referred to as “Updates”).
B. Xcel rules are also available in an iBook version of the Xcel Code of Points. • The official written and published Xcel Code of Points/Updates has final authority if discrepancies occur between these two versions of the Xcel Code of Points.
C. In these documents, the written text takes precedence over accompanying pictures/illustrations.
D. Please realize that every variation of a skill cannot be written or depicted in these documents.
E. There are many judging/coaching/study aids available. While these are wonderful tools, errors may occur. In all instances, the official written and published Xcel Code of Points/Updates takes precedence over the judging/coaching/study aids