The Flips Junior USA Gymnastics Team is one of Frederick’s premier competitive programs. For the past several years many of Flips’ gymnasts have competed all over the state and region competing in the four different women’s apparatus (vault, bars, beam and floor). This competitive team has gymnasts ranging from the ages of 6 to 17 years old, and competing in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and even internationally. This team competes at USA Gymnastics Levels 3 through Level 10. Our Flips coaches for the competitive team are Angela Boyle, Bobby M., Melissa L. and Kerry R. Flips holds developmental classes in preparation for our Competitive Team. These developmental classes are by invitation-only.
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At Flips, our Xcel program offers high quality training and competition opportunities for gymnasts ages 10+. It is a natural next step for our recreational Level 3 gymnasts or later start gymnasts who are looking to continue growing in strength and skill, while participating in a supportive program and competitive program. These gymnasts, however, are not part of our USA Junior Gymnastics Team.
By design, the Xcel program is more inclusive, involves a less intense level of strength conditioning, and requires a lesser time commitment than our Junior Olympic training program. As such, Xcel is not intended to be a gateway to the JO program, and it is not a college or elite preparatory training program.
The Xcel gymnasts are invited to join the team by Flips coaching staff. Our Xcel coach is Tanya V. They train approximately 6-9 hours per week and participate in 6 local area competitions each season. As part of our Flips competitive team programming, the Xcel team members also have the opportunity to travel for up to two competitions each season.
The Flips Xcel program continues the Flips philosophy to educate, and empower every individual gymnast through gymnastics and sportsmanship. This program will give the gymnast that is advance enough to compete the opportunity, without the same commitment of our USA Gymnastics Team. This is a great program that builds confidence, friendship and allows our gymnast the room to grow at a less competitive level. The Excel Team at Flips is a part of our Flips Family and is included in all of Flips and POOF events, activities and fundraising and more.
“The Xcel Program is designed to offer a broad-based, affordable competitive experience outside the traditional Jr. Olympic Program to attract and retain a diverse group of athletes.” – USA Gymnastics
Angela Boyle is the sole owner/director of Flips and takes much pride in remaining active in coaching the Artistic Team. Angela’s philosophy is fun, hard work and perfect practice is the only way to achieve maximum success in this sport. She understands the dedication, devotion, sacrafices and commitment that each of her gymnast makes, because she herself competed for many years. Not only is she a lifetime gymnast (accomplishing many big skills during and after her time as a competitive gymnast) but was also a Division 1 Diver and Pole Vaulter at The University of Tennessee. Angela brings a unique ability to each practice, in that she does not “coach from the sidelines.” Her team can count on her to demonstrate a skill and work with them through the trying times of mastering each new skill they develop. She takes all that she has learned– from working with Collegiate Coaches, Olympic Athletes, Olympic Coaches and the vast array of experiences from all the different sports she has competed in nationally and internationally– and brings it into the practice and performance arena when she coaches. Angela Boyle previously a personal trainer uses conditioning and gymnastics basics at the core of her program, not only conditioning the major muscle groups but developing the smaller muscles that protect from injury. She strongly believes in and values her program and student athletes. As she develops her Flips Program, there will be many more successes to her profile.