The Xcel Program is meant to challenge each athlete’s limits and abilities by providing enjoyable, yet challenging, practices and competitions. The Xcel program allows for gymnasts who are progressing faster in some areas, such as floor and beam, to continue to progress at this excelled pace but to continue to work on the other events. This keeps athletes from becoming bored with repetitious routines or to find themselves competing skills they are not yet mentally ready to compete. The Xcel program is flexible to the needs of athletes who may train in multiple sports or have many outside hobbies & activities. Athletes train from 6 hours to 16 hours per week depending on their level.