Darien YMCA Gymnastics TEAM Programs


DARIEN YMCA Gymnastics TEAM Programs

Mission Statement

Along with the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility, the Darien YMCA Gymnastics Department is committed to excellence and dedicated to developing the finest of athletes as well as the finest of citizens through all our gymnastics programs.

About the Competitive Gymnastics YMCA Programs

Xcel Team (Invite only)

The Darien YMCA XCEL Team is lead by Head Coach Anatolie and Coach Emily. It is for gymnasts who have progressed through the YMCA class program and have successfully demonstrated a mastery of skills. The objective of the XCEL Team is to provide a recreational, yet challenging gymnastics experience with the expectation to compete in YMCA and USAG competitions, including regionals and nationals. Commitment for XCEL is 3 days a week.

Women’s Development (Invite only)

The Darien YMCA Women’s Development Team is coached by Head Coach Dana and Coaches Valentina and Ruslan. The Development Team is for gymnasts who are committed to developing, perfecting, and competing in USA Gymnastics Levels 3-10, in preparation for college. The Development Team gymnasts compete in local, regional, and national competitions in both USAG and YMCA programs. The competitive season runs from November through July; however, the team practices year-round. Gymnasts are selected by the Development Team coaches from our class or XCEL programs. In the past, the Development Team gymnasts have gone on to compete in college gymnastics in both Division 1 and 3 programs. Most recently, Adnerys DeJesus was recruited as a Level 10 gymnast and competes for the Iowa State Cyclones. She is a Two-Time All-American and scored a perfect 10 on Vault in the 2020-21 season.)

Monthly Fees for teams:

The annual fee is broken into 12 equal monthly payments. Monthly fees are distributed to team participants upon team and level selection. All team participants must be YMCA members.