USAG Team Programs

Bright Stars Gymnastics Academy USAG JO & Xcel Teams

Bright Stars Competitive Team Mission Statement

  • To learn sportsmanship, loyalty, teamwork, and commitment in a positive environment.
  • To focus on the quality not the quantity of training.
  • To teach the athlete to have fun while setting attainable goals not only in the sport of gymnastics but also in life.
  • To build an environment of support and dedication from the athletes, coaches, and parents forming the triangle of success.
  • To provide competitions that give an opportunity for individual accomplishments and exciting challenges.

 “It’s the cleanest gym I have ever seen! We love the staff- everyone is so friendly and I feel like the coaches, front desk staff, and Bonnie really care about our kids.”

Our Team Features:

  • Several State, Regional, and National Champions
  • TOPs Team qualifiers
  • Elite qualifiers

Rising Stars: Ages 5-7 (Invitation Only)

Gymnasts are invited to participate in our Rising Stars program based on their natural physical abilities as well as their eagerness to learn and perfect skills. Gymnasts are invited to this program at the recommendation of their class coach. The goal of this team is to prepare for one of our competitive teams.


USAG: Junior Olympic and Xcel Team Programs

Bright Stars Academy's USA Gymnastics competitive program:  Gymnasts begin competing compulsory with our Level 2 team.  Opportunities include competing in local, state regional, national and international competitions.  Our teams have enjoyed great success earning many first-place finishes in prestigious competitions throughout the US.  Bright Stars has had numerous state, regional and national champion gymnasts!

The USAG XCEL Program is designed to offer broad-based, affordable competitive experience outside the traditional Junior Olympic program to attract and retain a diverse group of athletes. XCEL gymnasts have the opportunity to compete in great competitions in NJ and PA.  The XCEL program will allow gymnasts to train fewer hours per week leaving time for other activities while still being part of a USAG program!  XCEL is a program that is comparable in some ways to USAIGC, yet XCEL is overseen by USA Gymnastics.


Is your daughter interested in becoming part of our Team?

Our teams offer a great deal of versatility. We have many teams with a wide variety of levels, time and financial commitment. Some of our teams travel and some do not. Some of our teams practice for as little as one and a half hours per week.

Bright Stars currently invites gymnasts to our Team programs from our class programs. Due to the nature of our Team programs, we typically do not allow Team gymnasts from other gyms to join our Team programs.

If your child is currently on another team and is seeking a different experience, please contact us. We will see if we have availability for your gymnast to be evaluated within one of our programs.