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X-CEL

X-CEL

Formerly Prep-Opt

 

CONTACT YOUR USA GYMNASTICS STATE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM.

 

I.  Purpose

     To provide an alternative Optional competitive program to serve any or all of the following athletes:

 

    A. Those who have competed in the USA Gymnastics Jr. Olympic Program and have qualified to Level 7 or 8 but need a more basic introduction to optional competition.

 

    B. Those who have competed in the USA Gymnastics Jr. Olympic Program at the Compulsory level and would like to experience a basic optional program during their off season.

   

    C. Athletes who have either ‘retired” from the Jr. Olympic Program or do not wish to train or compete at Level 7 or 8.

 

     D. Those who have never been involved in the USA Gymnastics Jr. Olympic Program and are involved with programs/organizations that have not traditionally used the USA Gymnastics Jr. Olympic Program.

 

II. GENERAL REGULATIONS

 

    A. Athletes must be registered USA Gymnastics Athlete or Introductory Athlete members

 

    B. In order to coach on the floor of a USAG-sanctioned X-CEL competition, a Professional, Jr. Professional, or Introductory Coach membership is required.

 

    C. Since this program is an alternative program that is outside of the Jr. Olympic Development Program structure, there is NO OPPORTUNITY FOR MOBILITY into or within the Jr. Olympic Levels.

     1. If a gymnast has never competed in the USA Gymnastics Jr. Olympic Program (Levels 1-10) but wishes to compete in the X-CEL Program, she must register as an Introductory Athlete Member. If at a later time in the same competitive year she wishes to move to Level 4 or 5, she must upgrade her membership by submitting a regular Athlete Membership application and pay the difference in price.

      *   If a gymnast already has a regular athlete membership, she does not have to change or purchase a new membership for X-CEL.

  

      2. If a USA Gymnastics Level 5 or 6 gymnast chooses to compete in the X-CEL Program, she must still meet the mobility requirements to advance from Level 5 to Level 6, or Level 6 to Level 7.

 

    3.  X-CEL competitions must follow the current Women’s Rules and Policies in regards to the Equipment Specifications, using the compulsory competition specifications as a minimum standard.

 

   4.  X-CEL competitions must be judged by USA Gymnastics officials certified at a minimum of a Level 5 rating.  If Compulsory rated officials are assigned, it is recommended that they be assigned to judge with an Optional (Level 7/8 or above) rated official.

   a. Local meets may be judged by a one-judge panel, provided that they have a minimum of a Level 7/8 rating.

   b. If a one-judge panel is used, it must be indicated on the officials’ contract.

   c. The rules, regulations and format used by a specific state and/or region must be published and/or posted on the internet, especially for invitational competitions that may involve participants from multiple states.

 

 

Oklahoma X-CEL Regulations

Formerly Prep-Opt

 

1.  Oklahoma will follow the USA Gymnastics general regulations.

 

2.  Entry Fees for X-CEL will be the same as Optionals.

 

3.  A gymnast may not compete in both a JO Compulsory and X-CEL state meet within the same season.  You must declare your level by the drop back date.

 

4.  There will be team awards in the X-CEL Level.

 

5.  X-CEL gymnasts will need to score a 33.00 to qualify for the state meet.

 

6.  X-CEL gymnasts will compete at the Optional State Meet.

 

7.  The judging for the X-CEL levels will follow the deductions according to the USAG Rules.

 

8.  Any compulsory skill in the level 2-6 compulsories will be allowed for “A” value part even if not listed in the JO code of points.

 

9.  With all special requirements met, the start value for X-CEL routines will be 10.00.  (No bonus possible)

 

10.  Warm-up time for X-CEL will be 1:00.

  

 
VAULT
        
Any USAG Level 7 Approved Vault
Start Value 10.00



BARS


Special requirements .5 each
6 A's .1 each
1 B .3
  1. Bar Mount
  2. Cast to above horizontal
  3. Circling skill
  4. Kip (may be in mount or in routine)
  5. One bar change
  6. Salto dismount

"C" elements will void the routine.

Extra "B" elements can be used as "A" elements. 

Extra "B" elements will not add value to the judgment of the routine and will have execution deductions.


BEAM


Special requirements .5 each

6 A's .1 each

1 B .3


  1. Mount
  2. Min of full turn on one foot (isolated)
  3. Dance series (min of 2 elements)
  4. 2 acro elements (same or different) with or without flight (isolated or in a series)
  5. One jump or leap min of 120 degrees (isolated or in a series)
  6. Salto or aerial dismount

"C" elements will void the routine.

Extra "B" elements can be used as "A" elements. 

Extra "B" elements will not add value to the judgment of the routine and will have execution deductions.

 

FLOOR

Special requirements .5 each
6 A's .1 each
1 B .3
  1. Acro series - min of 3 flight elements
  2. 2nd acro series - min of 2 flight elements
  3. One salto or aerial (isolated or in a series)
  4. Dance passage with a min of 2 elements with one being a leap with 150 degree split (direct or indirect connection)
  5. A minimum of 360 degree turn on one foot (isolated or in a series)
  6. One forward acro element with or without flight isolated or in a series


"C" elements will void the routine.

Extra "B" elements can be used as "A" elements. 

Extra "B" elements will not add value to the judgment of the routine and will have execution deductions.