Level 9 Gymnastics Requirements

level 9 gymnasticsThese are the level 9 gymnastics requirements. Level 9 is an optional level; learn more about the gymnastics levels here.



To compete in level 9 gymnastics a gymnast must be able to do most of the following skill requirements on each of the four events, have scored a 34 All-Around at level 8 and have reached her 8th birthday. If her level 9 routine does not have all the following requirements, deductions will be applied.
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In addition to the following requirements, Level 9 routines must have 3 “A” valued skills, 4 “B” valued skills and 1 “C” valued skill.

Level 9 Gymnastics Requirements: Vault

Level 9 Gymnastics Requirements: Bars

  • Minimum of 2 Bar Changes
  • One flight element that is a minimum of “B” value (excluding the dismount)- an example would be a straddle back
  • A second different flight element that is a mimimum of “C” value (excluding the dismount) or one element with a longitudinal-axis turn of 180°with minimum of “C” value (excluding the mount and dismount)- an example would be a giant circle backward to a 180° turn in handstand
  • A minimum of “B” valued salto or hecht dismount- an example would be a flyway with 360° twist

Level 9 Gymnastics Requirements: Beam

  • One Acro Series with a minimum of 2 flight elements (excludes the mount and dismount) – an example would be back handspring, back layout step out
  • One leap or jump with an 180° split
  • Minimum of 360° turn on one foot
  • Aerial or Salto dismount, skill must be a minimum of “B” value – an example would be a front layout dismount

Level 9 Gymnastics Requirements: Floor

  • One acro series with 2 saltos or 2 directly-connected saltos (can be the same or different)- an example would be front tuck- round-offback handspring – back layout
  • Three different saltos within the floor routine
  • Dance passage with a minimum of 2 different leaps, jumps or hops, one of which has a 180° split
  • The last salto in the routine must be at least a “B” valued salto- an example would be the last salto being a back layout full.

Once a gymnast has successfully scored a 34 All-Around at Level 9, she may move on to Level 10.



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