Xcel Team

The Xcel Program is an alternative to the traditional Junior Olympic Program of USA Gymnastics. Xcel offers a broad-based, more affordable competitive experience.

What is the Xcel Program?

The Xcel Program is designed to offer a broad-based, affordable competitive experience outside the traditional Jr. Olympic Program to attract and retain a diverse group of athletes.

 2019-2020 Xcel Team Bundle includes:

  • Competition Leotard
  • Warm Up Suit - Jacket and Matching Pants
  • Bag/Backpack
  • Meet entry fees
  • Coaches Fees


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2019/2020 Meet Schedule:

  • Gemini In-House Meet - 12/7/19 at Gemini!
Judges have recently been assigned to our meet. This meet needs to be held in the afternoon once our regular classes have ended. Girls need to arrive to begin stretching promptly at 1:30pm. All levels, Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum will compete in the same session.
Parents, seating for this meet is VERY casual. We spread out a bunch of mats for you to sit on & be cozy with your neighbors...no chairs or bleachers.
While this is a casual seating environment, we ask that you remain in the seating area or watch the lobby monitors to view the meet to be respectful of the athletes & the judges. Your view at the other meets we attend will be much better, we promise!
  • St Jude Benefit Meet - 1/10/20-1/12/20

Admission fee - $10/person? This is a guesstimate.

Parking fee -  $15.00 for 24 hours, no in & out privileges

Plan your arrival early as the walk from the parking garage to the Meet venue takes some time- 20 minutes+

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

9301 W. Byrn Mawr

Rosemont, IL


  • King Arthur Invitational - 1/24/20-1/26/20

Admission fees: $12 for Adults, $10 Children/Seniors

Programs - $3

Free Parking

Adventure Commons

70 Ken Hayes Drive

Bourbonnais, IL

  • Kinetic Classic - 2/21/20-2/23/20

Admission fee - unknown

Parking fee - unknown

Romeoville Athletics & Events Center (Edward Hospital Building)

55 Phelps Ave.

Romeoville, IL

  • Lucky Invite - 3/13/20-3/15/20

Admission Fee - unknown

Parking Fee - unknown

Waukegan Field House 800 Baldwin Ave.

Waukegan, IL

State Meets:

Qualifying score is required as well as additional fee TBD

  • 3/20/20-3/22/20 Silver & Gold held at Waukegan Field House,

800 Baldwin Ave. in Waukegan

  • 3/27/20-3/29/20 Platinum (& Diamond, Level 9 & 10) held at Redbird Arena Illinois State University in Normal
  • 4/17/20-4/19/20 Bronze (& Level 3) held at Adventure Commons in Bourbonnais

Regional Meets (if we attend):

Qualifying score achieved AT the State Meet is required as well as additional fee TBD. There is NO Regional Meet for Bronze.

  • 5/1/20-5/3/20 Gold, Platinum & Diamond in MI
  • 5/15/20-5/17/20 Silver & Level 6 in IL

Interested in Competing on GGA’s Xcel Team?


Welcome to the GGA Xcel Team Program!

Xcel Requirements:

Current GGA Bronze, Silver or Gold  or with instructor approval

Bronze & Silver Level gymnasts will practice 2 days/week year round

Gold & Platinum Level gymnasts will practice 3 days/week year round

Commitment to participate in the program year round

Gymnasts are expected to participate in all of the meets

Families are responsible for costs related to competition