Girls Gymnastics Teams

Competitive Gymnastics is a rewarding sport that fosters strength, focus, teamwork, determination, and personal satisfaction. We're proud of our teams and our coaches. Exxcel's Girls Teams have won many individual and team awards, as well as state, regional, and national titles. Our girls have gone on to elite levels of competition and earned prestigious college scholarships.

We select team coaches very carefully creating a unique combination of discipline, structure, hard work, nurture, and fun to bring out the best in each of our athletes. Exxcel's team coaches have years of experience training and competing athletes at the highest levels, and many also bring their own international competition experience.

At the team level, gymnastics is also a demanding sport that requires time, energy, dedication and commitment. We understand however, that there is life outside the gym. For that reason, there are varying levels of commitment within the Exxcel Girls Team program to suit different goals and lifestyles.

If you have specific program questions or would like to request an evaluation, please contact our Girls Team Director, Melissa McManus at (617)244-3300.

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Girls Team options:

4 – 7 years

Pre-Team meets twice a week for a total of 3 hours. Gymnasts must exhibit good form and execution on basic gymnastics skills to be recommended to pre-team. Practices revolve mostly around TOPS conditioning and flexibility. Students will participate in an Exxcel meet with basic routines.

8 – 14 years

Exxcel Dynamos Team meets twice a week for a total of 5 hours. Students develop advanced skills and create their own routines. Strength, flexibility and endurance are emphasized. The Dynamos are a strictly non-competitive team, but will have the opportunity to participate in one local Exxcel Meet each year.

P.R.E.P Optional (Novice/Intermediate/Advanced)

The Prep Optional Program (Poise, Rhythm, Execution and Presentation) is designed as an alternative to the optional levels of USA Gymnastics. There are three levels: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Gymnasts develop individual routines on each event according to specific guidelines for difficulty and composition. Exxcel's prep-opt teams practice 6-9 hours per week and compete in approximately 8 meets per year (throughout New England and beyond).

LEVEL 4 – 6

These are the compulsory levels of competition within USA Gymnastics, consisting of entirely compulsory routines which encourage athletes to practice toward perfection of required skills. Each level builds on the skills of the previous level and is likewise judged with higher expectations. Athletes are arranged in age groups at competitions and compete in about 10 meets per year.

LEVEL 7 – 10

These are the optional levels of competition within USA Gymnastics that require high levels of commitment and training. Athletes perform individual routines on each event according to specific guidelines for difficulty and composition. Gymnasts compete in about 10 meets per year. Travel may be required. Requirement and expectations increase with each level.


Exxcel's High School team meets September-November and again March-June, allowing for high school gymnasts to compete for their High School during the winter seasons. High School gymnasts who wish to continue at Exxcel through the winter may join our prep-optional teams.