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Louise Janecky has been elected by acclamation to the USAGymnastics’ newly formed National Xcel Committee.
USAGymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics, is addressing the nation’s need for a competitive gymnastics program that goes beyond the traditional Junior Olympic (JO) Program.
The traditional linear JO program has consisted of compulsory routines in Levels 1-6; and optional, individually choreographed routines in Levels 7-10.
The U.S. National and Olympic teams have been chosen from the top Level 10 gymnasts across the nation.
Every eight years USAGymnastics changes the compulsory routines and the requirements for optional routines.
This fall begins a new cycle of routines and requirements. With this years’ change, comes the addition of the Xcel program. The Xcel program consists of optional routine requirements for gymnasts of all levels and abilities.
As the region 3 representative, Janecky will travel to Orlando, Reno, Texas and Hartford Connecticut to help write and present the Xcel program at the state, regional, and national level.
After more than 40 years of coaching, 32 at Los Alamos School of Gymnastics, she is looking forward to playing such an important part in the future of gymnastics in the United States.