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