- Oct 30, 2020
Need advice on picking a program. So we are new to all of this. My dd is 6 and originally joined preteam at an Xcel gym. She has all the required skills for silver but needs to be more consistent getting over the mat for vaulting. Shortly after joining pre team at this gym she was asked to join pre team at a JO gym where she did tumbling. Her Xcel gym didn’t have a problem with her doing pre team at both places. However her JO gym is saying she has to choose because of a usag non compete clause? I’m not sure which program to pick! I think she enjoys the Xcel program better as they let her learn new skills. For example she can squat on and jump to high bar, pullover, and two back hip circles and dismount. Her JO gym would never let her practice that. They do more form of basic skills. Which is great bc she learns the correct technique but I see her out there getting bored. My main concern with Xcel is that if she ever decides to get super serious (she already practices 6hours a week) that Xcel can’t take her as far. Any suggestions?! Or have girls that have transitioned from Xcel to jo at some point? Or should we just start jo from the beginning?!