Xcel Bronze Requirements

The Xcel Bronze gymnastics level is the first level in the Xcel program. To compete gymnastics in the Xcel Bronze Division, the gymnast must be able to do routines that meet these xcel bronze level requirements smallrequirements, 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 Bronze 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 Bronze 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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Bronze Vault Requirements

Bronze gymnasts must perform one of the following vaults:

  • Stretch jump onto mat and then kick to handstand and fall to flat back OR
  • Jump to handstand and fall to flat back

Bronze Bars Requirements

Bronze gymnasts must have the following in their bar routine:

  1. A minimum of 4 “A” value skills
  2. A Cast (hips must leave the bar)
  3. A Circling Skill (not the mount or dismount)
  4. A Dismount

An example of a routine that meets all the requirements would be: Jump to Front Support- Cast- Back hip circle- Cast off stand dismount.

Bronze Beam Requirements

Bronze gymnasts must have the following in their beam routine:

  1. Minimum of 1/2 turn on one or two feet
  2. One jump or leap (ex. tuck jump)
  3. One non-flight acro skill (ex. forward roll)
  4. A dismount — not a salto or aerial dismount (ex. straddle jump off the beam)

Bronze Floor Requirements

Bronze gymnasts must have the following in their floor routine:

  1. Minimum of two directly connected acro skills (ex. roundoff – backward roll)
  2. A second pass with one acro skill (ex. cartwheel)
  3. A dance passage with two skills, one of which is a leap with a 60 degree cross or side split — they can be directly or indirectly connected
  4. Minimum of 1/2 turn on one foot

The next Xcel gymnastics level after Bronze is Silver.



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  • Vicky Khvan March 28, 2017, 9:13 pm

    How can I get to Xcel Silver?

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    • Husky 1 April 2, 2017, 4:38 pm

      You’re coach decides for you. You’re coach is mainly looking if, you pay attention, work hard, and make corrections.

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  • Vicky Khvan March 29, 2017, 5:34 pm

    K

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  • Edina April 5, 2017, 7:23 am

    I’m 11 and can pretty much do all of the above but would I be to old to compete?

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    • gymnasticshq April 10, 2017, 12:05 pm

      nope, you are not too old!

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      • Duckling February 20, 2018, 6:09 pm

        You should never get someone’s hopes down like that I’m 11 and I just started the excel bronze program last summer so she could if her coaches think she is ready

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    • Lola January 2, 2018, 5:57 am

      Hey! Im 11 Too!

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  • Miranda July 19, 2017, 10:30 am

    So I’m 11 and I’ve been doing gymnastics for a couple of years but lately for some reason I have not been going!! But I will be heading back in august 1st will I still be in the team AAU Bronze will they teach me the things I for got how to do what if I for got how to do my back walkover (the team I was in before I left)

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    • Ali July 30, 2017, 11:09 pm

      You may or may not be in the same level. My guess would be you would go in a lower level and they would teach you the stuff you forgot, and then once you got the skills, you could go back to bronze.

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  • santi August 19, 2017, 9:28 am

    My daughter is in pre Xcel does she need a back handspring for Xcel bronze

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    • Duckling February 20, 2018, 6:07 pm

      Most certainly not I am in Excel and I do not have my backhand spring

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  • Sarah Austin October 23, 2017, 4:30 pm

    Is there a maxium number of skills a gymnast can do in a floor routine? And can you get deducted for skills being to hard on the value chart?

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  • Rachel November 20, 2017, 8:09 pm

    I am in Xcel bronze and I do not have my backhandspring yet im kinda scared to go backwards but I can do a bak walkover do you have any tip or tricks for me?

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    • Duckling February 20, 2018, 6:06 pm

      Yeah I do! It can be scary, but all you need is someone you trust to spot you.

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  • Gymnast analyvia December 13, 2017, 5:07 pm

    So I can roundoff flick-flick, roundoff – tuck and I can handspring which grade will I be in

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  • Frishonda February 7, 2018, 7:29 pm

    If I’m 10 can I still compete bronze

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  • Duckling February 20, 2018, 6:04 pm

    I started when I was 11, and I ( if I do say so myself) good. You might be the oldest or tallest, but as long as you are having fun that’s all that counts

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  • Jessica Carmel March 8, 2018, 10:18 am

    Is the xcel bronze level program a lower level of JO? And can you still advance to elite? Is this a competitive team in the hope of advancing to more competitive levels. Just trying to gage where this level goes? Would JO Team be a more competitive level?

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  • Alicia Vonk June 9, 2018, 5:02 pm

    What is the age to be able to start xcel, i have a 5 yr old that is in our jr program and she has skills, but they are not moving her up and she is getting bored. She can do a standing back handspring, many leaps, a back hip circle around the bar, my only concern would be balane beam….she has not learned any form of dismounting. Thanks for your time!!

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  • Claudio July 30, 2018, 1:36 am

    My daughter is 12 year old . She was a cheerleader in school . Went to gymnastic summer camp and got place in excel program. My question, is she to old for jo gymnastic levels

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  • Michelle August 29, 2018, 5:45 pm

    Have these Xcel level requirements been updated with the new changes 2018-2022 or did this not affect the requirements.

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  • Mariam October 7, 2018, 3:20 pm

    There isn’t an excel program in Canada, so what should i do? It’s so not fair, no one cares about gymnastics in Canada, all they care about is USA gymnastics. I wanted to order gymnastics equipment and they had to ship it from USA, because they don’t have any gymnastics equipment here in Canada ( they have them in gyms only ). I also had to buy my leotard from a strangers basement because they didn’t’t have any leotard stored!
    Sorry for the grammar….

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