10 Progress Drive
Dover, NH 03820
Our Xcel program 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. Within the Xcel program there are five divisions determined by USAG: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. Each division has its own requirements, rules, and regulations which must be adhered to for any competing athlete. Routines on each event are left to the discretion of coaches as long as all requirements are fulfilled. Atlantic Dover’s Xcel competition season begins in December and goes through late May, competing in about seven meets per season. Each gymnast’s routines are individualized to reflect that gymnasts’ style and showcase her strengths. This program focuses on building proper fundamentals, discipline, and independence while maintaining a fun atmosphere.
The Dover Xcel team was started by Meagan in 2006. Meagan began this program with six young athletes. Jill was brought on as a second coach for the growing team in 2009. With a growing team, coaches Amanda and Rick made a great addition to our Xcel staff. Now, in our eighth season, our Xcel team boasts 34 members that work out between five and nine hours weekly. Xcel is an ‘invitation only’ team. Girls that show dedication to the sport, hard work, and overall potential could be recommended for Xcel by any of our gym staff. The team has been a wonderful learning experience for gymnasts and coaches alike!