Invitational Xcel Program

Invitational Xcel Program

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.

Prep Xcel: Ages 6 to 8 years

Competitive Team

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Divisions for gymnasts 8 yrs. and up.

In the last competitive season this team won 138 medals.

Luba joined Discover in 2001 and how has over 46 years of coaching experience. She believes that the new Xcel program is an excellent way for the kids to advance in competitive gymnastics while spending less time training than is required on traditional competitive team tracks. Luba and the other Xcel Program coaches are working hard with love to make the kid’s dreams a reality.

Luba Mihaylova is a native Bulgarian. The mother of two daughters, and the grandmother of two grandsons—Ivan Alexander and Preslav.

She was a gymnast for 11 years and was a member of the Bulgarian National Team where she earned the title Master of the Sport. She graduated from the National Sport Academy in Bulgaria with a Master Degree – P.E. Teacher and Gymnastics Coach.

In Bulgaria Luba worked for many years coaching gymnastics, including 8 years as the Head Coach Manager to seven different sports. She has coached for both the Bulgarian and Mexican National Teams before moving to Houston in 1995 where she’s coached at a variety of gyms until coming to Discover Gymnastics in 2001.