"I just completed Mike's coach course at Skydive the Farm this past weekend. He is by far the best presenter/facilitator/teacher that I have ever had the pleasure of learning from. His teaching skills made the class room environment engaging and challenging. Even though we pulled 10 hour days, it definitely did not feel like it. If you're ever looking to get a rating, Xcelskydiving is the way to go! I know where I'll be going when I'm ready for my AFFI rating!" — Kevin Tseng


Our Company & Our Pledge

"USPA Instructor Ratings for the Professional Skydiver"

Xcelskydiving is a family owned business owned by Michael & Mercedes Wadkins who deeply believe in customer service. We are professionals driven by a passion for teaching and a deep love for the sport of Skydiving. Our vision is focused solely on training the trainer to Xcel in the sport of skydiving instruction. To obtain Instructor Ratings, it is crucial to have our students Xcel from our dedication and professional training.

Xcelskydiving believes in a whole system approach to instruction based on a solid foundation built from the USPA Coach to the method specific USPA ratings.

We offer Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) Courses, AFF Pre-Courses, Re-Currency for expired ratings, Static Line Courses, Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD) Courses, Vector & Sigma (UPT) Tandem Instructor Courses and Coach Courses, Strong Enterprise Tandem Instructor Courses.

Xcelskydiving's concept is an individually based premise on teaching the new instructor in a conducive, positive, and constructive learning environment how to teach their specific discipline by guiding them through the process with the IRM, the SIM and by reinforcing solid air skills. We believe that the training you receive during our pre-courses will prepare you to succeed in the courses themselves and ultimately make you a success at your Drop Zone as a USPA Instructor and in your future ratings.

Skydiving Certification is not easy - let Xcelskydiving assist you along the way to your skydive ratings.

Xcelskydiving: The obvious choice for Skydiving and Instructor Ratings.

Upcoming Courses

March 10-12

USPA Coach Course
Skydive San Marcos, Fentress TX

April 14-17

USPA/UPT Tandem Instructor Certification Course — (Michael Wadkins)
7 Hills Skydiving, Marshall, WI

April 21-23

USPA Coach Course — (Michael Wadkins)
Des Moines Skydivers, Winterset, IA

April 24-30

USPA AFF Pre-Course and AFF Instructor Certification Course — (Michael Wadkins)
Des Moines Skydivers, Winterset, IA

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