Level 4 Gymnastics Requirements

These are the new level 4 gymnastics requirements starting August 2013.  These are the skills that make up the new compulsory routine. For more information about how the levels are changing read my article about the Upcoming 2013 Gymnastics Rule Changes

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.


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4 comments… add one

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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?

    • Tina March 5, 2014, 1:39 am

      I don’t think do sorry :-/


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