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USA Gymnastics announces launch of Xcel Sapphire Division Pilot Program in Regions 3, 6, 7 and 8 for 2022-23 season

USA Gymnastics is pleased to announce the launch of an Xcel Sapphire Division - Pilot Program for the 2022-23 season. The Sapphire Division will provide a division above Diamond for those upper-level gymnasts who want to continue in the sport.

"The National Xcel Committee is very excited to provide an opportunity for athletes to experience a more challenging division that will allow them to grow and progress within the philosophy of the Xcel Program. This will be a pilot year and we look forward to receiving feedback from the membership to help the program grow," said National Xcel Committee Chairman Claudia Kretschmer.

Regions 3, 6, 7 and 8 have volunteered to pilot the Sapphire Division next season. Formal Sapphire rules are in development and will be released this summer separate from the Code of Points. USA Gymnastics also plans to provide further information on the pilot program at upcoming Regional and National Congress events this summer.

Coaches and clubs interested in learning more can:

Xcel Code of Points update

USA Gymnastics is currently working to finalize the 2022-2026 Xcel Code of Points, with an anticipated goal of early June to have these new materials in the Google Play eBook format for the community.  In addition, Sport Graphics will begin taking pre-orders for the Xcel Code on June 1st, and will begin shipping items out as soon as they are available in inventory.  We thank you for your patience as we work to provide updated and correct materials for the Xcel Program.

Changes to the U110: U.S. Center for SafeSport Training Expiration Dates

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Recommendations
While USAG respects the importance of the U.S Center for SafeSport training, we also recognize that this change may create a significant inconvenience and confusion for community members.

To mitigate these challenges, it is recommended that members consider the following when determining the date to complete their U110: U.S. Center for SafeSport training:

  • for Members WHO DO NOT NEED sanctioned event access and will not be in direct contact with minors at a sanctioned event before August 1:
    • It is recommended to wait to complete the U110: SafeSport training until on or after August 1.
    • Members who complete the U110: U.S. Center for SafeSport course from August 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023, will be issued a U110 expiration date of July 31, 2023.
  • for Members WHO DO NEED sanctioned event access and will be in direct contact with minors at events between June 1-July 31, 2022:
    • Must complete the required U110 training to be eligible to participate.
    • Members who complete the U110: U.S. Center for SafeSport course from June 1, 2022, through July 31, 2022, will be issued a U110 expiration date of December 31, 2022. An individual will be required to renew their U110 again before December 31 to remain active.

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