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Xcel Silver Requirements [Fit2bmom Gymnastics]

Xcel Silver Requirements

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the second stage of the Xcel Program. You’re progressing extremely swiftly and gracefully.

Needless to say, I am exceptionally proud of you and you are going to rise to be an unmatchable gymnast.

To help you move further ahead and be a part of your magnificent journey, I’m going to educate you about everything that you need to know as an Xcel Silver gymnast. 

Nonetheless, before we begin, I have a piece of advice for you as you are gradually progressing in the sport. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me; don’t let gymnastics become a chore for you.

Enjoying the sport is as essential as is learning all the skills in your routine. The moment gymnastics feels like it’s become a chore for you, let it go. Take a break, and you’ll be good to go.


Prerequisites for Xcel Silver Gymnastics

There is little difference between Xcel Bronze and Silver as far as prerequisites are concerned. To make it possible for gymnasts to jump right into the next stage of the Xcel Program, the minimum age range is 6. 

Another factor making the second stage of the Xcel program identical to the first one is the absence of any prerequisite score.

It is apparent from this measure that the primary aim of these stages is to strengthen a gymnast’s grip over their routine and acquire the confidence they need.

Little focus is given to competitiveness in these levels, which I believe, is the best way to go about it. 

Additionally, to be eligible for Xcel Silver, a gymnast should have prior experience of level 2 and level 3. As the skillset gets more demanding and the values of the skills gradually increase, it is integral that the gymnasts have the same amount of grip over themselves and their skills. Henceforth, the levels of previous experience are set. 

Skills to be learned in The Xcel Silver Program

Let me be the first one to admit that the skills in Xcel Silver can be rather demanding and sometimes even arduous. The easiest way to go about this is to break the skillset down into several drills. Doing so will make it easier for you to where the difficulty lies. You can thank me later!

The skills that you will need to learn in this stage are mentioned below. 

Silver Vault requirements 

  • A handspring on a vault to flat back on stacked mats 

Silver Floor requirements 

  • 2 connected acro skills (example:- roundoff - back handspring) 
  • At least a 360 turn on one foot 
  • 2 directly connected acro skills without flight or one acro with flight (example: roundoff backward roll or a front handspring)
  • A dance passage with two skills (example split leap with a 90 degree cross) 

Silver Beam requirements 

  • A ½ turn on one or two feet 
  • nonflight acro skill (example: cartwheel) 
  • A dismount (example: roundoff off the beam) 
  • A leap that reaches 90 degrees 

Silver Bars requirements 

  • 5 "A" valued skills
  • A circling skill
  • A dismount
  • A cast that is a minimum of 45 degree below horizontal

Once you are done with this level, the next to conquer is the gold level.