The Menís Junior Olympic Age Group Competition Program provides training and competitive opportunities for beginner to elite gymnasts from ages 5 to 18.
The Junior Olympic Program is organized into 10 different levels of training or competition. Each level has multiple age groups and opportunities for participation and competition. Competition is carried out at the local, state, regional and national levels through USA Gymnastics sanctioned invitational meets and championship level meets. For JO Levels VIII, IX and X, the season culminates at the Menís Junior Olympic National Championships held in May of each year. For Elite Level X athletes, the culminating event is the USA Gymnastics National Championships.
Who Can Participate?
The Men's Junior Olympic program is open to all male gymnasts, upon the recommendation of their coach or program director. Gymnasts must belong to a USAG member club, and must become athlete members of USAG to participate.
Xcel for Boys is designed to offer a broad-based, affordable competitive experience outside the traditional Jr. Olympic Program to attract and retain a diverse group of athletes.
Both the Xcel for Boys Program manual as well as a How to Start an Xcel Program for Boys guide are available as a free download from the USA Gymnastics Menís page.
The direct link to the Xcel for Boys page is: https://usagym.org/pages/men/pages/xcel.html.
Please be sure to visit the website, download the documents and review the new Xcel for Boys program. This program has tremendous potential to grow menís gymnastics in this country in a meaningful way by addressing the needs for a wide range of athletes and club programs. In addition, the Xcel program will utilize Introductory Athlete memberships for competition.
Men's Program News:
The Region 9 Men's program ran a camp the weekend of July 13th at Pinnacle Gymnastics. Kip Simons, head coach at the Naval Academy and 1996 Olympian was the head clinician.
Congratulations to the High School Seniors who competed at the AAI Men's High School Championships representing the state of Colorado.
These boys not only competed, but took home the 1st place team award!
Competing in this meet were Teddy Kust, Aaron Kust (junior petition), Caleb Churchill, Donaven Bronstein, and Jordan Bird. The Clubs that were represented were, Aspen Gymnastics, Pinnacle Academy, Cats, and Frontier Gymnastics. Additionally, Teddy Kust claimed the All Around National Championships title while Jordan Bird followed with a second place finish and Caleb Churchill took 3rd place to complete the sweep! The boys won 5 0f 6 individual event titles and represented Colorado with professionalism as well as great sportsmanship!
Forms and Documents for the Men's program are now available for your convenience.
Colorado Men's Rules and Policies
NCAA Release of Information form
Boys Meet Entry Form
Men's State Meet Bid Form
Men's State Meet Hosting Requirements
Men's Xcel Flyer
Level 4 Men's Ribbon Scores
Meet hosts, please send your sanction information to:
CO State Chairman
1405 South Public Road
Lafayette, CO 80026
Region 9 Chairman
1405 South Public Rd
Lafayette, CO 80026