Twisters is proud to have one of the top USA Gymnastics programs in the State of Florida! There are 10 competitive levels in the traditional USA Gymnastics program and 5 competitive levels in the USA Gymnastics Xcel Program. Levels 1- 5 are Compulsory levels that require all gymnasts to perform the same routine and are judged according to a model of perfect execution and presentation. Levels 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and Elite are Optional levels, in which gymnasts perform routines based on difficulty, execution and composition. We also participate in the USA Gymnastics XCEL program as a bridge between levels 1-5. Each level in the J. O. Program has its own rules regarding age and minimum standards for mobility.
Boca Twisters will be implementing the compulsory By-Pass program. To better cater to our team members and keep the girls motivated and enthusiastic about the sport, for introductory levels we will be competing in the USA Gymnastics Xcel Levels (Xcel Bronze, Xcel Silver, and Xcel Gold), rather than the traditional compulsory Levels 1-5. The Xcel levels are more fun for the girls because they utilize “optional” routines. This enables Xcel gymnasts to select from a wide variety of skills when composing their routines. The Xcel program differs in that it offers participants the flexibility in skill choice, which enhances progress through the Xcel levels. The Xcel program also offers gymnasts some flexibility to perform skills that a gymnast wouldn’t normally be allowed to compete until they achieved a higher level. This provides gymnasts with the ability to keep learning new and more advanced skills while they are in their current competition season. Once the level 5 skills have been mastered, the student will transition back to traditional USA Gymnastics levels as a level 6 where they can progress through levels 6-10 and Elite.
A subsidiary of Twisters, USA Competitions hosts numerous gymnastic meets throughout the nation. Twisters Competitive team participates in all of these meets.