The AAU is a league, consisting of numerous clubs and teams that compete against each other in individual and team events. His articles have appeared in the "UCSD Guardian" and on various websites, specializing in teen health. When it's time for the event to take place, it's turnkey.
Club Owner. Hopefully this information about the Xcel program can help you decide whether it is the right program for your gymnast.
The programs are offered for children ages 8 and up. One really good camp is Flip Fest in Tennessee. Never heard of it. Sarah Blair March 12, 2017, 7: With higher scores your gymnast may feel better and be more motivated to stick with the sport.
Minnesota definitely has XCel--started a couple years ago. Other gymnasts compete solely with AAU, depending on their skill and interest level. Yeah, my coach also coaches our MAGA team.
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Both programs host state, regional and national championships each year. Most states are replacing their existing "prep op" leagues with the national Xcel format.
Kids would join gymnastics and have to take classes for several years before they were invited to join a team program. AAU, alternately, is known for more generous scoring: Update Consent. By Jason Aberdeene.