Bronze, Silver, Gold levels (Diamond/Platinum under review)
In 2020, BC adopted the USA Gymnastics Xcel program to bridge the gap between the GBC (Gym BC) Interclub and JO programs now called Canadian Competitive Program. Athletes may compete in BC under the Xcel Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. (Higher levels are under current review and consideration by the Federation).
Basic skills that are put together into a routine format are performed in front of a panel of judges at various meets. Most meets are local but a club may choose to participate in away meets out of the city or even province.
Flicka’s Xcel program is by invitation as we have a high demand and limited spots for entry into the program. Parents may make their requests known regarding their interests in the program for their child. Flicka’s Xcel’s athletes train 4-6 hours. per week. Volunteer and fundraising commitments apply. Families must commit to a 10-month program of attendance. Regular attendance is required. Strong work ethic on behalf of the athlete is required. Teamwear purchases are necessary to participate in the program. A small fee of $25.00-$30.00 is payable for routine preparation per athlete.
Evaluation: Execution deductions, apparatus deductions and fault deductions apply. Athletes encouraged and rewarded for performing skills correctly with minimum faults. A routine with easier skills can score higher than one with higher difficulty.
The Gymnastic BC Xcel program is not meant to be used as a developmental competitive or pre-competitive program.
CCP Canadian Competitive Program (WAG/MAG compulsory routines are not permitted in the Xcel program).
What Xcel is not:
The Xcel program is not to be taken as a progressive program that leads into the CCP Canadian Competitive Program. Canadian Competitive athletes generally start competing at age 6 and progress through various levels. A Canadian Competitive athlete is eligible to compete in provincials, Western’s, Winter Games, Nationals etc. provided they qualify. An interclub program is also not a prerequisite for the Xcel program and the Xcel program is not a prerequisite for the competitive program.
It is extremely unlikely, though not impossible for athletes to be invited from an Xcel program into a Canadian Competitive Program.