Level 4 Gymnastics Requirements

Level 4 Gymnastics RequirementsThese are the new level 4 gymnastics requirements starting August 2013.  Level 4 is a compulsory level so each gymnast competes the same routine. These are the skills that make up the new compulsory routine. Refer to my article outlining the gymnastics levels, for more information on the level structure.

To compete in level 4 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 4.

Level 4 Gymnastics Requirements: Vault

  • front handspring

Level 4 Gymnastics Requirements: Bars

  • straddle or pike glide kip
  • cast to horizontal
  • squat on
  • long hang kip
  • back hip circle

Level 4 Gymnastics Requirements: Beam

  • cartwheel
  • split leap to 120 degrees
  • handstand
  • split jump to 120 degrees
  • cartwheel to side handstand, 1/4 turn dismount

Level 4 Gymnastics Requirements: Floor

  • straddle jump with 120 degree split
  • front handspring to two feet
  • back extension roll
  • back walkover
  • round-off back-handspring back-handspring*

Once a gymnast can perform all of these skills and she has learned the Level 4 gymnastics compulsory routines, she is ready to compete in a Level 4 meet. After passing out of level 4, gymnasts move on to Level 5.

 

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  • Candace June 29, 2013, 12:03 pm

    If my daughter competed the old level 5 for two years scoring high enough to compete at state would she be allowed to compete the new level 4? I know it’s an odd question but it’s a long story.

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    • gymnasticshq July 13, 2013, 11:07 am

      She would be allowed to compete either the new level 4 or the new level 5 compulsory levels. The new level 4 would be essentially staying at the same level, so she would probably want to compete the new level 5.

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  • Sam February 27, 2014, 5:34 pm

    I am a gymnast. I used to compete in the level 4 but not anymore since they changed it. Is there any way I can compete in just vault and floor?

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    • Tina March 5, 2014, 1:39 am

      I don’t think do sorry :-/

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  • Mckayla July 17, 2014, 2:08 pm

    I really want to be a gymnast and I can do a lot of skills but what level are 12 year olds that have been in gymnastics since the age of like 2 usually compete in?

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  • gymnasticshq July 17, 2014, 6:35 pm

    Hi McKayla,

    It really depends–there are gymnasts of all ages competing at pretty much every level. If you want to be a gymnast, I say go for it! Regardless of age.

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  • Deziree July 21, 2014, 12:34 am

    I wanna do gymnastics im 15 and i can a back bend and then i can kick over then i can touch my foot to my head and i can do cart wheels and and round off

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  • yolo25 July 28, 2014, 10:25 pm

    Hey I was a gymnast when I was four but decided to quit I came back when I was nine I was a level two gymnast it’s been a year I am ten years old and I can do a backhandspring,round off back hand spring, a front walk over, back walk over, front hand spring, splits, handstand ,and other things

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  • yolo25 July 28, 2014, 10:33 pm

    Hey I was a gymnast when I was four but decided to quit I came back when I was nine I was a level two gymnast it’s been a year I am ten years old and I can do a backhandspring,round off back hand spring, a front walk over, back walk over, front hand spring, splits, handstand ,and other things I just need to know what level I am so I can see if I need to tryout for usag in spring please respond

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  • Antonio August 2, 2014, 6:49 pm

    I have always wanted to be a gymnast. I could be a level 6, floor, if I back tuck my back extension roll. I have never been professionally trained and I am 15. What should I do this point?

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    • gymnasticshq August 16, 2014, 10:30 am

      I think its never too late to take a class!

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  • vpgcjess August 16, 2014, 3:51 pm

    I can do some but not all of these I took an online quiz because we dont have levels at my gym that said i was level 6 or 7 but i cannot even do all the level 4 requirements?! Im on a floor and vault squad by the way.

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    • vpgcjess August 16, 2014, 3:52 pm

      I live in England if that helps anything

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