Team UP (abbreviated from "Ultimate Performance") is our competitive gymnastics team program, which includes
our pre-competitive Stars programs, Junior Olympic and Xcel teams. Team UP is a year-round commitment open to gymnasts
who have advanced through our progressive or pre-competitive programs and who have the desire to join a competitive
team. We are always looking for children who love gymnastics and are interested in being part of our team program.
However, we never push our class students into competition to have a larger team. We develop athletes who truly
want to compete! Gymnastics is an awesome sport no matter what the goals of the students are, be it recreational
or competitive. If we feel your child is ready for pre-team or team we will lay out all the options and let you
decide. No Pressure!
Junior Olympic Team Program
Team UP competes within the USAG circuit, the official sanctioning body and the top-tier of gymnastics in the United
States. Participation leads to state, regional and national competition. The Junior Olympic (JO) program consists
of 10 levels. Team UP gymnasts can start competing at Level 3.
We do not compete Levels 1 and 2 as these are beginner levels geared towards helping young gymnasts develop into
strong competitors once they reach the skill level 3 or 4. We have incorporated all the skills in Level 1-2 and
much more into our class program. This allows our gymnasts to acquire more skills, strength and flexibility rather
than spending too much time working on the same skills and routines required for competition, which slows overall
The Junior Olympic compulsory levels (1-5) focus on physical and mental preparation for the USAG compulsory routines.
The optional levels (6-10), focus on each individual gymnast's personal goals within a team atmosphere. Each level
has specific requirements and movement standards that each gymnast will need to perform consistently in order for
success. We help all gymnasts perform to our high standard of technical quality.
Xcel Team Program
The USAG Xcel program, formerly known as Prep-Optional, is a national program with uniform rules and guidelines
that provides an affordable competitive experience outside the traditional Junior Olympic Program. Xcel offers
the same team experience traveling to meets, earning awards and making lifelong friendships. However, Xcel is more
flexible, less demanding and more affordable than JO.
Xcel is a great team program for gymnasts who also do other sports or who love competitive gymnastics but do not
want to commit the time necessary to compete in the Junior Olympic program. Optional routines are choreographed
for each gymnast, which is also excellent preparation for high school gymnastics. There are 5 levels within the
Xcel program. In order of difficulty, these are Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Xcel is a great program
for athletes who want to:
- Compete as a gymnast while doing other sports or activities
- Continue with competitive gymnastics with lowered cost and time
- Focus on the skills that are the gymnast's greatest strengths.
- Eventually join their high school gymnastics team
- Compete against a wide variety of athletes with similar ability levels
to Join UPGC
Excellent coaching from passionate
Safety-certified and background-verified
Awesome equipment for gymnastics &
A large, parent-friendly facility.
USAG programs, the gold standard for
Affordable tuition rates for gymnastics
Small class sizes for personal attention
Training matched to your child's ability
Where children learn while having
Why Parents Trust UPGC
We put our heart & soul into everything we do and continue to raise the bar for gymnastics and All-Star Cheer
in the Chippewa Valley. We invest in education for our coaches so they can pass it on to your children. We invest
in new equipment to provide a safe and innovative training environment. We have invested in the area by building
a state-of-the-art facility that will be here for generations to come. We invest in our parents, who are part of
the decision-making process for our competitive teams. The end result is a community of families whose children
have grown with us and developed life-long skills and friendships. We hope your family will be next!