Thank you to all of the girls and parents who joined us at Go Ape!
Check out this video from the day: https://youtu.be/2txfdbawt38
All Xcel classes will enter through the garage door and be dismissed from the FRONT DOOR of the building.
Please DO NOT park in the Drop-Off line when picking up your gymnast. This messes with the flow of other classes.
If your daughter is ever late to class and the garage door is closed, please just send her through the Front Entrance!
Hello Xcel Parents,
Thank you for your patience waiting for more information about the Xcel Semi-Private lessons AND for bringing the need for explanation to our attention! Xcel Semi-Private lessons were introduced in August 2020. As we edited our Spring communications for new team members, we forgot to include information about them as Xcel Semi-Privates did NOT exist a year ago.
Sign up for the correct level of your gymnast (Bronze, 1st year Silver, 2nd year Silver, 1st year Gold, Gold/Plat) to keep similar skill sets together. Xcel Team members may sign up for 1 Xcel Semi-Private for their Xcel level per month. We only have enough coach availability to allow for each gymnast to sign up for 1 Semi-Private lesson/month.
At this time, we cannot accommodate additional semi-private lessons even if you would like to pay for more as our team coaches are also teaching our recreational & preschool classes. We are still in an “all hands on deck” staffing situation with Covid.
Up to 2 gymnasts, of the same level, receive 1 hour of instruction with an Xcel Team coach. Sometimes only 1 gymnast signs up for a time slot so then they receive 1 on 1 instruction.
Please note that classes are in session during the Semi-Privates so equipment availability is not guaranteed. During Xcel Semi-Private lessons, gymnasts work on skills/drills that their regular coach has requested extra practice on &/or appropriate skills/drills for the level of the gymnasts, per their request.
Beginning May 1st, we will transition to our 2021-2022 season. We are hopeful that we will feel safe to participate in in-person meets this next season.
Please understand that Xcel level requirements can be fulfilled with a wide range of skills. Your gymnast will be working on expanding their skill set for the upcoming competitive season. Gymnastics is very much a “use it or lose it” sport. While we drill parts of skills using a non-linear pedagogy, gymnastics skills themselves are learned & build upon each other in a linear fashion.
While gymnasts progress at their own rate, it is important to understand that each gymnast must demonstrate consistency as well as coach-ability of her skills so coaches can safely progress her to the next challenge. It is with that in mind, that strong attendance facilitates each gymnast’s overall Gemini experience.
We hope that your gymnast has loved her virtual season & will continue with us for the 2021-2022 season. Please mark your calendars with the expanded practice time beginning May 1st!
Xcel gymnasts will learn choreography for balance beam & floor routines at workshops during the Summer/Fall of 2021. These workshops will be in addition to the practices that are focused on skill acquisition. Dates and times of workshops will be announced in June.
All Xcel gymnasts will be entered into Gemini’s In-House Meet & 4 sanctioned meets for the 2021-2022 season. Our In-House Meet will be held in December 2021, and the remainder of the meets will be TBD in January, February, March and April of 2022. We will inform all families of the meet weekends in the Fall of 2021 once the meet calendar becomes available.
The State Meet is NOT part of the regular season. State Meets require earning a qualifying score at a sanctioned meet by a qualifying deadline. Competing in the State Meet is optional if your gymnast qualifies. If you and your gymnast decide to compete in the State Meet additional costs will be incurred that are not included in the Xcel Competition Bundle.
Chris & Carrie