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 proposed Colorado USAG Rules & Policies are ready for your review. Please read them carefully, and send any comments or suggestions to Nate Ragland, our Men's State Chairman.
The 2016-2020 Age Group Competition Program Update #3 is now available on the USAG website - https://usagym.org/pages/men/updates/technical.html.
The program changes will be in effect for all AGCP events as well as the Future Stars program as of the date of this release.
Of particular note for this 2017-2018 season, the age group optional program will follow Jr. FIG Rules with the exception of specifically noted JO Modifications, Special Exceptions or Restrictions by event. Therefore, FIG rules are in effect unless otherwise stated. For example, the FIG time rule will be applied on Floor Exercise for Levels 8, 9 & 10 only in the JO & JE divisions. Similarly, these divisions will follow all applicable FIG Rules unless exceptions are stated in the competition manual (as in the case of special Level 8 rules or the Bonus Table, for example). For all judging questions or interpretations of the rules not stated as specific modifications in the Age Group Competition Program Manual, refer to the FIG Code of Points.
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