February 2015

The Xcel Program is a national USA Gymnastics program of gymnastics levels that runs alongside the Junior Olympic (JO) program. The Xcel program is a completely separate, alternate program.  I was talking to a gymnastics mom last week that wanted my help deciding whether her gymnast should compete in the Xcel program or switch to a gym that… Read More →

These are the skills that make up the level 2 compulsory routine. Level 2 is the second level in the USAG Junior Olympic program gymnastics level structure, but it's a level that not all gyms choose to compete. Level 2 is not a required level; the first required level of competition is level 4. Want a FREE printable Level 2… Read More →

These are the skills that make up the level 1 compulsory routine. Level 1 is the first level in the USAG gymnastics level structure, but it's a level that not all gyms choose to compete. Level one is not a required level; the first required level of competition is level 4. Want a FREE printable Level 1 Gymnastics… Read More →

Valentine's Day is right around the corner...are you looking for a gift for your favorite gymnast? While Valentine's Day isn't a typical gifting to your children or grandchildren holiday, my mom always got me and my sister a little something. Here are some pink and red gift ideas. Nastia Liukin Firecracker Leo: This red Nastia… Read More →