Xcel Bronze “Bounders”


The Spokane Gymnastics Xcel Bronze Team is the introductory level of the Xcel program.

There is flexibility with elements on each of the four events: vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. On each apparatus there are time restrictions and requirements for minimum and maximum difficulty of skills. Each routine is strategically constructed to showcase the individual athlete’s personality and strengths within gymnastics. Gymnasts perform two vaults, a bar and beam routine, plus a floor routine to instrumental music. Each girl has the choice of general routines choreographed by their coaches (the same that their teammates have the option to perform) or individual routines.

Team members receive individual scores on each event, their all around score, and at competitions with multiple teams, their team score and ranking.

The Bronze Team competes at meets in Washington, Idaho and Oregon and if they receive a qualifying score in the regular season have the option to compete at state. The season concludes with a banquet after the final competition, typically late Spring.

The next step from Xcel Bronze is the Xcel Silver team, which is based on coach recommendation; factors include maturity, skills, the commitment and goals of the athlete and their support network, and ultimately what is in the best interest of each individual gymnast. It is not unusual for athletes to continue with the same team for multiple seasons.

“Leapers” and “Bounders” are titles for each team to differentiate from the other. The level for gymnastics is consistent, but of course there will be schedule and coaching differences.


Saturday Morning Team Open Gym from 9:00am – 12:00pm


Special Events


Pratice Times


Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-5:45 p.m.

Meet the Coaches


Chloe McQuesten

Chloe McQuesten

Team and Instructional Coach, Service Desk Representative

David Edwards

David Edwards

Team and Instructional Coach