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Welcome to Gymnastics Headquarters! If you are taking gymnastics, or your child is taking gymnastics and you want to learn more about the sport, then you are at the right spot. Click on the buttons above to find more articles based on where you are in gymnastics, Getting Started, Getting Serious or Having Fun.

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Starting Out in Gymnastics

If you’re just starting out in gymnastics, here is some information for beginners:

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Gymnastics Levels

Here is some more information about the gymnastics levels and what the different gymnastics level requirements are. In addition to the normal Junior Olympic gymnastics levels, some gymnasts compete in the Excel Program, AAU Gymnastics, or TOPs.

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Improve Your Gymnastics

If you’re looking for some help and ideas for improving your gymnastics here are some places to start:

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