Xcel Platinum Requirements

xcel platinum gymnastics level requirementsXcel Platinum is the fourth level in the Xcel gymnastics levels. To compete gymnastics in the Xcel Platinum Division, the gymnast must be able to do routines that meet these
requirements, 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 Platinum 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 Platinum level without being able to do all the skills listed below. For what requirements gymnasts don’t fulfill, the judges take deductions.

Want a printable Xcel Platinum Gymnastics Skills Checklist? Click Here to Download

Platinum Vault Requirement

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

Platinum Bars Requirements

Platinum gymnasts must have the following in their bar routine:

  1. 6 A & 1 B valued skill
  2. A cast to horizontal or above
  3. A Circling Skill (not the mount or dismount)
  4. A Kip
  5. A Dismount from the high bar

Platinum Beam Requirements

Platinum gymnasts must have the following in their beam routine:

  1. 6 A & 1 B valued skills
  2. Minimum of 1/1 (360 degree) turn on one foot
  3. Dance series with 2 skills (they can be the same or different skills)
  4. One jump/leap that reaches a 120 degree angle (ex. straddle jump)- can be included in dance series
  5. One acro skill that has flight (ex. backhandspring) or an acro series with or without flight (ex. handstand, backwalkover)

Platinum Floor Requirements

Platinum gymnasts must have the following in their floor routine:

  1. 6 A & 1 B valued skills
  2. Minimum of two directly connected acro skills, both must have flight and one must be an A/B salto (ex. front handspring, front tuck)
  3. Either a 2nd pass of 2 directly connected acro skills with flight or an isolated ‘B’ salto (ex- roundoff back handspring back tuck or a front pike)
  4. A dance passage with two skills, one of which is a leap with a 150 degree cross or side split–they can be directly or indirectly connected
  5. Minimum of 360 degree turn on one foot


The next Xcel level in gymnastics after Platinum is Diamond.

Related Posts:

  • No Related Posts Found
23 comments… add one
  • Ellie December 26, 2014, 6:45 am

    I’m English so I can’t compleat in this comp but can do harder stuff than the stuff abive

  • Erika November 17, 2016, 7:09 pm

    Are yurchenkos with no flip alowed in Xcel Diamond

    • Autumn Christie December 23, 2016, 2:36 am

      Yes they are

  • Juliette LeBlanc January 1, 2017, 11:02 pm

    I have all of the reqierments for excel platinum but then I would be the only girl in platinum at my gym. I want to ask my coach if I can move to platinum, but would I be allowed to compete on my own?

    • gymnasticshq January 2, 2017, 10:58 am

      Yep! You can be the only gymnast in a level at a gym.

  • Eva April 13, 2017, 12:57 am

    Would a kip, cast (above horizontal), clear hip, kip, squat on, jump to high bar, tap swing, counter tap swing, flyaway, work?

    • Emily Summers May 27, 2017, 8:13 pm


  • Kate June 4, 2017, 10:08 pm

    Would a kip cast above horizontal backhip circle squat on Jump to high bar kip cast under swing dismount be allowed?

  • Monica Armstrong June 18, 2017, 7:07 pm

    My daughter is in Xcel Platinum

  • Ash July 10, 2017, 10:55 am

    Where can i find the A and B valued skills

  • Anonymous July 11, 2017, 4:55 pm

    I’m trying to go platinum and all I need is vault any tip’s?

    • Ellie August 13, 2017, 2:04 pm

      In platinum the rules have changed you need to compete and half on half off

      • Anonymous September 4, 2017, 12:32 pm

        Good I just got my half on half off!!

  • Anonymous July 11, 2017, 4:58 pm

    Can you do a front handspring and a half on or half on and half on half off?

  • Karen Hassig July 11, 2017, 11:00 pm

    Is there a required # or limit on the amount of hours per week of practice for an excel platinum gymnast?

    • Anonymous July 12, 2017, 5:54 pm


    • Lisa July 27, 2017, 9:41 pm

      Mine goes 16 hours a week

  • ashley ames September 8, 2017, 11:50 am

    would a kip, cast (above horizontal), mill circle, jump to high bar, kip, front hip circle, cast, flyaway work???

  • Sophia September 30, 2017, 10:05 am

    For beam, since you can do an acro series with or without flight, would it be possible for me to do a backwalkover back tuck dismount because it is a connection and has flight it would just be my dismount. Can that be allowed?

  • Libby November 26, 2017, 11:44 pm

    My coach said that a flyaway with a half twist counts as a B skill for platinum bars. Is that true?

    • ali December 13, 2017, 10:16 pm

      yes thats correct

  • Aimee R Hobbs January 28, 2018, 10:01 pm

    Has the cast requirements changed ? Judges keep saying that our girls are not meeting cast requirements and they all at least parallel.

  • Victoria February 4, 2018, 7:08 pm

    I have all the requirements to be an xcel platinum, and I am one, but I am going to nationals in Florida this year, and I want to know if I need a certain all around score to get into regionals? If not how do I get in?


Leave a Comment