The Xcel program is a USA Gymnastics competitive program. It was created in 2013 and spans a large range of skill level from basice to advanced skills. There are 5 divisions in this program: Bronze, Silver, Gold , Plantinum and Diamond. All of the Xcel divisions have optional rules. This means that there are only 4-6 routine requirements for each event. This creates more flexibility for the coaches to determine what skills and choreography suits the gymnasts strenghts best.