Gymnastic Team

Welcome to the YMCA of Centre County Bellefonte Branch Gymnastics Team.  Our team is a USAG competitive program for girls ages 5-18 and composed of Pre-Team, levels 2, 3, and XCEL.

Gymnastics team participation not only allows gymnastics ability to improve, but also instills self-esteem, leadership, sportsmanship, discipline, and respect.  Our goal is to provide every gymnast a safe and fun learning experience, motivating them to excel to their highest individual potential.  We are committed to providing a rewarding gymnastics experience through quality instruction and encouragement while instilling the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.  We hope to produce not only fantastic and confident gymnasts, but also outstanding young role models.

Our team attends USAG sanctioned competitions throughout Pennsylvania.  Those that achieve the required qualifying score will attend the USA Gymnastics Pennsylvania State Championship Competition.  Team members must be Y members and all practices are held at the YMCA of Centre County Bellefonte branch.  Practice times vary based on individual levels.

Team is invitation only, but if you are interested in joining our competitive program, would like your child evaluated, or would like more information contact Steve Greecher at [email protected] or 814-355-5551


Team Handbook 

Junior Olympic Compulsory Level 2/3

Introductory team level. USAG constructed routines are performed.  Gymnasts will attend 5-6 sanctioned competitions throughout the season and States if qualifying score is reached.  Level 2 practices 2 days a week for 2.5 hours. Level 3 practices 3 days a week 7.5 hrs.

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Intermediate/advanced team level.  XCEL is an alternative USA Gymnastics competitive program offering individual flexibility to coaches and gymnasts.  The 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.  The goal of XCEL is to provide gymnasts of varying abilities the opportunity for a rewarding and ongoing competitive gymnastics experience. Gymnasts practice three times/week (7.5 hrs/week).

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