Level 6 Gymnastics Requirements

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Payton Snodgrass Level 6 State Champ

To compete in level 6 gymnastics a gymnast must be able to do the following skills on each of the four events.

In addition to the skills listed below, level 6 routines must each have 5 “A” skills and 1 “B” skills. In gymnastics each skill has a value, A’s are the easiest all the way up to E’s which are the hardest. So when the choreographer is choreographing the routine, he or she will need to make sure to add the right amount of skills and difficulty.

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 6.

Would you like a printable Level 6 Gymnastics Skills Checklist ? Click Here to Download

For an overview of the optional requirements you can check out this cheat sheet from the USA Gymnastics website.

Level 6 Gymnastics Requirements: Vault

Level 6 Gymnastics Requirements: Bars

  • cast to minimum of horizontal
  • 1 bar change
  • one 360 degree circling element that is one of the following: underswing, clear hip circle, stalder circle or hecht
  • min “A” dismount

Level 6 Gymnastics Requirements: Beam

  • 1 acro element that starts and finishes on the beam
  • 1 leap or jump requiring 180 degree split
  • 360 degree turn on one foot
  • min of “A” dismount”

Level 6 Gymnastics Requirements: Floor

  • 1 Acro Series with a minimum of 3 directly connected flight elements with or without hand support
  • 1 Salto or Aerial acro element
  • Dance passage with minimum of 2 different leaps, jumps, hops- 1 must be a 180 degree split
  • 360 degree turn on one foot

Once a gymnast can perform routines that meet all these level 6 requirements, and she has passed out of level 5, she may compete in a level 6 meet. Level 6 may be skipped if a 31 AA was scored at Level 5.  After successfully completing level 6, she can move on to level 7.

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21 comments… add one
  • Elizabeth August 10, 2014, 11:16 am

    Is there any gymnastics places in South Korea?

    • gymnasticshq August 16, 2014, 10:30 am

      Hi Elizabeth,

      I would think there are, but honestly I have no idea 🙁 Sorry! Maybe someone else here can help?

    • Monica June 30, 2017, 1:45 am

      Yes!! Not many, but there are quite a few gyms for tumbling. (*Not many actual “gyms” with teams and all the apparatuses for artistic.) Rhythmic gymnastics is a lot more common so there are more competitions for rhythmic. I started off with rhythmic because I wanted to compete, then switched over to tumbling.

  • Elizabeth August 10, 2014, 11:16 am

    Is there any gymnastics places in South Korea???

    • Hailey July 4, 2017, 9:06 am

      Yes, I just looked it up it’s in Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • Katie November 22, 2014, 12:05 pm

    What gymnastics place did u go to

  • amy November 24, 2014, 11:53 pm

    love gymnastics

  • Beth Martinez December 5, 2014, 12:03 am

    Many of our gyms.in our area don’t compete Level 6? Is that because this level can be skipped without a mobility requirement?

  • Emerica Polley November 25, 2016, 3:53 pm

    What if you can do a back handspring but not a back walkover

    • Rye January 14, 2017, 10:40 am

      Im pretty sure you need to get a back walkover because a back walkover is a very importent skil in gymnastics

    • Emory February 5, 2018, 12:52 pm

      A back walkover is not a necessary skill. Most people in high levels compete a back handspring instead of a back walkover.

  • Sami January 7, 2017, 9:47 pm

    How long do the level six floor routines have to be ?

  • Margo January 31, 2017, 2:33 pm

    Do you have a list of what “A” and “B” skills are? My daughter is working on some of the dance portion of her floor routine with a dance teacher, not a gymnastics coach. We are trying to determine which moves are “poses” and which are considered “jumps/leaps”, and what their value is.

    • gymnasticshq January 31, 2017, 2:55 pm

      You can find this information in the JO code of points. Or my skill progression charts denote which skills are “A”s and “B”s

  • Josie March 26, 2017, 8:58 pm

    What does min “a” dismount mean and and acro series and acro element or salto basically all of this plz email and tell I’m a level 4 and hoping to skip to level 6 and I would like to know all the meaning of this

  • Morgan March 29, 2017, 2:42 pm

    Do you ever have to get a presshandstand ?

  • Carsen Boatman April 9, 2017, 10:08 pm

    I don’t know if I am level 5 or 6.

    • Isabella September 3, 2017, 11:01 am

      If you can do everything in Level six then you’re level six if not probably level 5 cause to be a level you have to be able to do everything in that level.

  • Isabel May 22, 2017, 10:34 pm

    I love gymnastics

  • Angel Wesley September 14, 2017, 7:01 pm

    Hey, I was wondering if there was any gymnastic places in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam? i’m moving there and gymastic is my dream… even though im 11 and i can’t do anything.

  • Annabelle February 24, 2018, 4:29 pm

    What do you mean by an “A” dismount


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