2017 Updates:

The 2017-2018 Women’s R&P is now posted on the USA Gymnastics web site.

Region 2 Xcel Newsletter –  April 2017

REGION 2 Xcel Invitational – 2018

In response to your requests, you received the exciting news that there will be a Region 2 Xcel Invitational the weekend of April 27-29, 2018.  Bids for this hosting this invitational are due to Marian DeWane (Region 2 Administrative Chair r2racc@gmail.com) by June 1.  I can only guess at the number of athletes that might attend the Invitational but if you would attend, please send me a list of numbers by division that might come.  That way I can give those who are considering bidding a rough idea of numbers.


In a few weeks, I will be attending our National Xcel Committee meetings in Indianapolis.   If you have issues or concerns which you would like brought up to the committee, please send those to me soon.


Region 2 saw increased Xcel membership for the 2016-17 season with nearly 500 more registered athletes.

State                                        Registered Athletes                         State Meet Registered Participants

AK 0 0
HI 26 10
ID 573 372
MT 57 36
OR 364 271
WA 1095 870
TOTAL    2017 2115 1549
TOTAL 2016 1626 1100


I attended the Idaho and Washington State Xcel Championship meets this spring.   The quality of the gymnastics has improved and the enthusiasm of the participants (athletes and coaches) is inspiring.

It is great to see so many young athletes benefiting from this program – keep up the good work!

Also, my sincere thanks for your support in allowing me to serve another 4 years as your Region 2 Xcel Chair.

Best wishes for fun and successful training and hope to see you at Regional and State Congresses this summer.

Dianne Palmer

Region 2 Xcel Chair


Region 2 Xcel Newsletter –  April 2017: (PDF

2016 Updates:



 2015 Updates:

Dec. 19, 2015
USA Gymnastics Optional updates as of Dec. 9, 2015
Code of Points Errata
Page 245 Revised page (Correction for both 1st and 2nd editions)

Sept. 23, 2015 USA Gymnastics Updates

Sept. 21, 2015 USA Gymnastics Updates

September 14,  2015 USA Gymnastics Updates

2015-2016 Rules and Policies https://usagym.org/PDFs/Women/Rules/Rules%20and%20Policies/2015_2016_w_rulespolicies_0715.pdf

July 29, 2015 
New – from USA Gymnastics -JO Code of Points UPDATES:
 (these newly posted items have not been updated in the electronic version of the JO Code of Points)

JO Optional Updates – Replacement pages

USA Gymnastics SCORE SHEETS July 2015
All Code of Points updates – click here
Appendix 11 – Level 9-10 Score Sheets
Appendix 12 – Level 6-8 Score Sheets
Appendix 13a – Level 8 Vault Score Sheet
Appendix 13b – Levels 6, 7, 9, 10 Vault Score Sheet
Appendix 14 – Level 6-10 Optional Requirement Chart

July 2015 Compulsory updates
2013-21 JO Compulsory Book Errata_revised 7-23-2015
JO Compulsory Program 2013-2021 Revised pages 7-23-2015
Compulsory Program Q&A revision
Compulsory Book Revised Pages

Xcel Updates

2014 Updates:

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 2, 2014
As of Sept. 15, 2014, unaffiliated athletes may no longer compete in USA Gymnastics-sanctioned events. All athletes participating in USA Gymnastics-sanctioned events must be affiliated with a USA Gymnastics member club. Only member clubs may apply for membership in USA Gymnastics on behalf of an athlete and/or register a team of athletes into sanctioned events. All member clubs agree to follow a number of registration requirements, including implementing recommendations from the Participant Welfare Policy; certifying that no persons permanently ineligible for USA Gymnastics membership – which includes convicted sex offenders and/or persons on the permanently ineligible for membership list – are or will be associated with the club or its activities in any way during the club’s membership period; and employing at least one staff member who holds a current, certified professional membership (or a certified instructor for a recreational facility).

Xcel Errata Updates: 2014