Meridian Gymnastics offers USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic (Levels 1-10) and Xcel team programs. Our team program begins with developmental Levels 1-3 in what we call our "Levels Program." In these levels, the gymnasts work the skills and routines set forth by USA Gymnastics. This program allows for athletes to progress up through Level 2, all the while remaining non-sanctioned. Levels 1, 2, and 3 may attend non-sanctioned competitions during the season. After that, gymnasts would then be eligible to move to either the sanctioned compulsory team at Level 3, or the Xcel program.
The sanctioned compulsory team consists of Levels 3-5. These levels are progressive in nature, building upon the skills required at the previous level. Competitive opportunities are provided up to and including the State Cup (Level 3) and the USA Gymnastics State Championships (Levels 4 & 5).
The optional team consists of Levels 6-10. Levels 6, 7, 8, and 9 have difficulty restrictions, while Level 10 has no restrictions in the skill choice. Level 6 has competitive opportunities up to and including the USA Gymnastics State Championships. Additional competitive opportunities are provided for Levels 7-10, with the Levels 7 & 8 competitive seasons culminating at the Regional Championships, Level 9 at the Eastern Championships, and Level 10 at the Jr. Olympic National Championships.
The Xcel Program is a sanctioned competitive program for gymnasts who seek an alternative to the JO Levels program. Xcel is designed to offer a broad-based, affordable compeitive experience outside the traditional Jr. Olympic Program to attract and retain a diverse group of athletes. Xcel provides gymnasts of varying abilities and commitment levels the opportunity for a rewarding gymnastics experience. There are five progressive divisions: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. This program is ideal for those athletes who also do other sports. Non-sanctioned Xcel Bronze is the introduction to the Xcel program. Gymnasts in this group may attend non-sanctioned competitions during the season.
All of Meridian's team programs are by invitation only. Please call for more information or to schedule an evaluation.