Getting Serious

This category is a listing (by most recent) of gymnastics articles for those serious about gymnastics, or looking to get serious. If you are looking for introductory posts about gymnastics check out the Getting Started category, or the Having Fun category for light fun posts about the sport.

It’s official! You just finished competing at your gymnastics meet and what a relief it is to be done! However, if you’re like a lot of gymnasts we know, you’re probably replaying the day’s events over and over in your mind picking apart your routines and wondering how you could’ve done better. Even if you’ve… Read More →

Do you wish you could have more confidence in your gymnastics ability? Do you compare yourself to other gymnasts around you and feel less competent than them? Do you let other people's opinions of you determine your confidence in gymnastics? Do you want a free Confidence Bundle with 7 Confidence Building Worksheets ? Click Here… Read More →

The rule books for the Junior Olympic gymnastics program and for the Xcel gymnastics program were updated for the new quadrennium (2018-2022). Most of the rules and values of skills stayed the same but there are some changes. We've outlined some of the biggest changes below that will affect gymnasts and coaches. GymnasticsHQ's Skill Progression Charts have… Read More →

Xcel Platinum Requirements

Xcel 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… Read More →

Xcel Diamond is the fifth and last level in the Xcel gymnastics levels. To compete gymnastics in the Xcel Diamond Division, the gymnast must be able to do routines that meet these requirements, as stated in the Xcel Code of Points, and have scored a 31 All-Around as a Platinum level gymnast. These requirements are paraphrased for easier comprehension… Read More →

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, 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… Read More →