These are the new level 3 gymnastics requirements starting August 2013.  These are the skills that make up the new level 3 compulsory routine. Level 3 used to be a very entry gymnastics level that not all gyms chose to compete. However, many of the level 3 requirements are the old level 4 requirements, so this level should be competed more this year than in years past. For more information about how the levels are changing read my article about the Upcoming 2013 Gymnastics Rule Changes

To compete in level 3 gymnastics a gymnast must be able to do the following skills on each of the four events.

I’ve starred the skills that are generally the hardest for gymnasts to learn and most often prohibit a gymnast from moving on to level 3.

Level 3 Gymnastics Requirements: Vault

  • handstand flat back onto mat stack

Level 3 Gymnastics Requirements: Bars

  • pullover*
  • front hip circle
  • single leg squat through
  • forward stride circle (mill circle) or single leg basket swing
  • back hip circle
  • underswing dismount

Level 3 Gymnastics Requirements: Beam

  • handstand
  • leap with 90 degree split
  • straight jump
  • side handstand dismount*

Level 3 Gymnastics Requirements: Floor

  • split jump
  • handstand forward roll
  • handstand to a bridge to a kickover
  • leap with 90 degree split
  • backward roll to a pushup position
  • round-off back-handspring*

Once a gymnast can perform all of these skills and she has learned the Level 3 gymnastics compulsory routines, she is ready to compete in a Level 3 meet.

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  • Rosanna Carta November 9, 2013, 8:10 am

    My daughter is on Level 3 and can do all of these things already and we feel that she should be able to go on to the next level. They keep repeating easy things and we feel that she is being left behind and it’s hurting her skills.

    • gymnasticshq November 11, 2013, 5:03 pm

      Rosanna, I’m sure that’s very frustrating. I think Christy has given you some great advice!

  • Christy November 11, 2013, 9:34 am

    >>My daughter is on Level 3 and can do all of these things already and we feel that she should be able to go on to the next level.<<

    Some gyms keep their gymnasts in their current level until they achieve a certain score on each event or all-around. The best thing you can do is talk with your daughter's coach to A) let him/her know that your daughter is eager to advance and, B) discover if the gym/coach has specific criteria the gymnast must meet before moving up.

  • DivergentTobiasTris March 9, 2014, 7:59 am

    Hi. My first gymnastics meet is next weekend and I need some advice on how to not be so nervous, because all I can think about right now is the meet


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