The Xcel Team at Metro Stars Gymnastics is a recreational team that currently consists of girls ages 5 and older. The athletes compete in the USA Gymnastics Xcel program. In order to compete, the girls enroll in an Xcel class that corresponds to their competitive level (Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum) in addition to their regular gymnastics class. The athletes begin their meet season in January with the state meet in late March or early April. The practice days and times vary based on level.