Xcel Gold Requirements

Xcel Gold is the third level in the Xcel Gymnastics Program. To compete gymnastics in the Xcel Gold Division, the gymnast must be able to do routines that meet these requirements,

xcel gold level requirements gymnastics as stated in the Xcel Code of Points. These requirements are paraphrased for easier comprehension; for precise information always refer to the official book published by USA Gymnastics.

The Xcel Gold division is one level in the Xcel program; here is more information about all the gymnastics levels.

While these are requirements, some gymnasts compete in the Xcel Gold level without being able to do all the skills listed below. For what requirements gymnasts don’t fulfill, the judges take deductions.

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Gold Vault Requirement

Gold gymnasts must perform a minimum of a front handspring vault.

Gold Bars Requirements

Gold gymnasts must have the following in their bar routine:

  1. A minimum of 6 “A” value skills
  2. A cast to horizontal
  3. A Circling Skill (not the mount or dismount)
  4. A Dismount from the high bar

Gold Beam Requirements

Gold gymnasts must have the following in their beam routine:

  1. Minimum of 1/1 (360 degree) turn on one foot
  2. Dance series with 2 skills (they can be the same or different skills)
  3. One jump/leap that reaches a 90 degree angle (ex. straddle jump)
  4. Two acro skills and one of the skills must achieve vertical (ex. cartwheel and backward roll)
  5. A dismount (ex. roundoff off the beam)

Gold Floor Requirements

Gold gymnasts must have the following in their floor routine:

  1. Minimum of two directly connected acro skills, both must have flight (ex. front handspring, front tuck)
  2. Either a 2nd pass of 2 directly connected acro skills with flight or an aerial or a salto(ex- roundoff back handspring back tuck or a side aerial)
  3. A dance passage with two skills, one of which is a leap with a 120 degree cross or side split–they can be directly or indirectly connected
  4. Minimum of 360 degree turn on one foot

The next Xcel gymnastics level after Gold is Platinum.

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  • Geneva Jewl December 1, 2016, 12:31 pm

    Quick question, on the bar routine do you need to get up on the high bar?

    • gymnasticshq December 5, 2016, 8:52 pm

      Yes, you do!

  • Laura Sherif December 10, 2016, 6:46 pm

    can you compete a roundoff back handspring for 1 pass and a front tuck for the next? Thanks.

    • Nicole January 15, 2017, 12:02 pm



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