Let's Have a Texas Xcel Committee
The Xcel coaches and gym owners have created this petition to demonstrate our desire to grow and to provide more resources to the Xcel program in Texas. The Texas Xcel State Championship had 650 athletes that participated in 2016, which was quite an increase from 150 in 2015. The program is expected to expand further and this is a grassroots effort to strengthen this optional program and engage more children into the sport of gymnastics. The Committee is needed to provide leadership, knowledge and experience to further enhance the program.
This program will never replace the JO program, but does provide options for the recreational gymnast to stay in gymnastics longer and augment the financial success of Texas Clubs and USA Gymnastics. We lose quite a few gymnasts at about level 5 to other sports because of the training times needed for top level gymnastics. We don’t want to bombard the State Administrative Committee with all the information from Xcel coaches. We would like a sub-committee, made up of coaches to manage the Xcel program specifically. The committee will provide summarized reports to the regional and national committees.
We need for the Committees to be voted on immediately to implement the changes necessary, before the upcoming season.