The Calgary Gymnastics Centres Xcel Program is a provincial competitive Women’s Artistic program that originated in the U.S as an alternative competitive option to the Junior Olympic (JO) program. The goal of Xcel is to provide gymnasts of varying abilities and commitment levels more opportunities for a rewarding, competitive gymnastics experience. Xcel provides a wide choice of skills in each level and the opportunity to perform personalized routines and coaches are able to tailor routines according to the athlete’s individual strengths. Xcel athletes train and compete on all four artistic gymnastics events at Xcel meets across Alberta. Athletes train anywhere from 4 – 12 hours a week depending on Xcel level. 

Xcel is a tryout-based program. Tryouts are typically held twice per season (once in June and once in December). We recommend that athletes trying out for the program have a minimum of a CanGym level 6 prerequisite, or related competitive gymnastics experience. To be added to the Xcel tryout tryout mailing list, please contact: ashlyn.boucher@calgarygymcentre.com