Level 6 Gymnastics Requirements

These are the new level 6 gymnastics requirements starting August 2013. The previous level 6 was a compulsory level, and now it’s the first optional level. For more information about how the levels are changing read my article about the Upcoming 2013 Gymnastics Rule Changes

To compete in level 6 gymnastics a gymnast must be able to do the following

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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.

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

Level 6 Gymnastics Requirements: Vault

  • front handspring

Level 6 Gymnastics Requirements: Bars

  • cast to minimum of horizontal
  • 1 bar change
  • one 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.

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

    Is there any gymnastics places in South Korea?

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    • 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?

      Reply
  • Elizabeth August 10, 2014, 11:16 am

    Is there any gymnastics places in South Korea???

    Reply

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