Gymnastics Skills: Skill Lists by Gymnastics Level and Event

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Gymnastics skills - lists by gymnastics level and event

Are you wondering what gymnastics skills are required at each level ? Or are you looking forgymnastics skills
gymnastics skills lists for floor, bars, and beam ? If so, then you’ve come to the right place.

But first:

Basic Gymnastics Skills

There are some basic gymnastics skills that are the foundation for most of the advanced gymnastics skills. If you master these basic skills, you will have a much easier time learning more advanced skills. These are the 9 Basic Gymnastics Skills You Should Master.

Every time we get asked the question:

“What should I do to Improve My Gymnastics?”

We answer with some variation of, “You should spend your extra time trying to master the basic gymnastics skills.”

And there is no better way to do that, than through the power of repetition by practicing the skills above. You might also check out SkillTrakker, our community of gymnasts mastering their basic skills at home.

 

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Gymnastics Skills Lists

gymnastics skill lists by event

Here are gymnastics skill lists for Floor, Beam and Bars.

Gymnastics Floor Skills List– List of gymnastics skills gymnasts learn on floor. They are in rough order from beginner to more advanced skills. The list includes acro skills, jumps, leaps, and turns and some basic tumbling passes.

Gymnastics Beam Skills List- List of gymnastics skills gymnasts learn on beam. They are in rough order from beginner to more advanced skills. The list includes acro skills, jumps, leaps, turns, and holds.

Gymnastics Bars Skills List– List of gymnastics skills gymnasts learn on bars. They are in a rough order from beginner to more advanced skills. The list includes mounts, casts/swings, circling elements, and dismounts.

Gymnastics Skills Required at Each Level

gymnastics skill lists by level

Below are links to the gymnastics skills required at each gymnastics level. The compulsory levels have more specific skill requirements, whereas the optional levels have broader skill requirements.

Level 1 Gymnastics Skill Requirements– Gymnastics skills needed to compete the level 1 routines.

Level 2 Gymnastics Skill Requirements– Gymnastics skills needed to compete the level 2 routines.

Level 3 Gymnastics Skill Requirements– Gymnastics skills needed to compete the level 3 routines.

Level 4 Gymnastics Skill Requirements – Gymnastics skills needed to compete the level 4 routines.

Levels 1-4 Skill Progression Checklist– All the major required skills for levels 1-4 in the proper progression. A printable checklist that allows your gymnast to track her progress.

Level 5 Gymnastics Skill Requirements – Gymnastics skills needed to compete the level 5 routines.

Level 6 Gymnastics Skill Requirements – Gymnastics skills needed to compete the level 6 routines.

Level 7 Gymnastics Skill Requirements – Gymnastics skills needed to compete the level 7 routines.

Levels 5-7 Skill Progression Checklist– All the major required skills for levels 5-7 in the proper progression. A printable checklist that allows your gymnast to track her progress.

Level 8 Gymnastics Skill Requirements – Gymnastics skills needed to compete the level 8 routines.

Level 9 Gymnastics Skill Requirements– Gymnastics skills needed to compete in Level 9.

Level 10 Gymnastics Skill Requirements– Gymnastics skills needed to compete in Level 10.

Xcel Bronze Gymnastics Skill Requirements – Gymnastics skills needed to compete the Xcel Bronze level routines.

Xcel Silver Gymnastics Skill Requirements– Gymnastics skills needed to compete the Xcel Silver level routines.

Xcel Bronze & Silver Skill Progression Checklist– All the major required skills for Xcel levels Bronze and Silver in the proper progression. A printable checklist that allows your gymnast to track her progress.

Xcel Gold Gymnastics Skill Requirements– Gymnastics skills needed to compete the Xcel Gold level routines.

Xcel Platinum Gymnastics Skill Requirements– Gymnastics skills needed to compete the Xcel Platinum level routines.

Xcel Diamond Gymnastics Skill Requirements– Gymnastics skills needed to compete the Xcel Diamond level routines.

Xcel Gold, Platinum & Diamond Skill Progression Checklist– All the major required skills for Xcel levels Gold, Platinum and Diamond in the proper progression. A printable checklist that allows your gymnast to track her progress.

 

Join an online gymnastics community where gymnasts improve their gymnastics skills at home.

 

If you’re wondering how you can practice your gymnastics skills at home, here are 10 exercises you can do. And here are some additional ways you can practice your gymnastics.

We hope these skill lists are helpful to you. What skills are you trying to learn right now? We’d love for you to let us know in the comments below.

 

Gymnastics Skills Lists

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  • Anabelle October 28, 2017, 8:47 am

    I love all this information you are giving me thanks for that

    Reply
  • Tina April 1, 2018, 3:07 pm

    Love your skills progressions lists! Just a quick question…why isn’t there a Skills Progressions List for Level 8, 9, and 10? Thank you!

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    • Marie November 11, 2018, 7:54 pm

      I believe it’s because although 6 and 7 are optional levels, 8, 9, and 10 have a larger variety of skills gymnasts compete where as in 6 and 7, gymnasts more or less have the same routine with different choreography and different music on floor

      Reply
  • pam dyer August 19, 2018, 4:38 am

    This helped alot , thanks.

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    • gymnasticshq April 9, 2019, 11:05 am

      That’s great to hear, Pam!

      Reply
  • Rosha February 16, 2021, 11:26 am

    Is is too late to start gymnastics? I am 11 years old and feel I am starting too late. I have quite a few tumbling skills but am not the best on bar and am okay on beam but I have not even tried the vault yet. Here are the skills I can do,
    Floor:
    Cartwheel
    Round-off
    Handstand (3-5 seconds)
    Splits (left, right, and almost middle)
    Tuck Jump
    Pike Jump
    Straddle Jump
    Split Leap (almost)
    Front Walkover
    Back Walkover
    Front Handspring (I need to work on the landing)
    Backbend
    Backbend Kickover
    (I don’t know if this counts but I can do a back handspring on the trampoline with a spot)
    etc. (I forgot some of the rest)

    Bar:
    Pullup and Chinup (I know this is not a skill, I just thought to include it)
    Pullover
    Back Hip Circle
    Cast
    Forward Mill Circle
    Underswing Dismount
    Squat On
    (I know another dismount but have forgotten the name)

    Beam:
    Arabesque
    Cartwheel
    Full Turn
    Side Handstand Dismount
    Handstand
    Roundoff Dismount
    Straddle and Pike Dismount
    Staddle Jump
    Pike Jump
    Leap
    Split Jump
    etc. (I also forgot some as well)

    I am not sure if I should take classes, and I was hoping to join a team, but I know that I am too low leveled for my age. Could you please respond because I am worried that I will not be allowed to have a class.

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    • Ali March 22, 2021, 8:23 pm

      I don’t think you’re starting to early. I’m planning to start now and I’m a couple of years older than you. Also, I have fewer skills than you. I’m not sure if it would be the best option to take classes. It may be easier to be an at-home gymnast. It’s great if you have a friend or family member who can help spot you. Also, you can find many websites and videos that can teach you. I’m not a professional though. So take my advice if you want, or you can seek help from someone with more experience.

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      • sadie July 25, 2021, 5:24 pm

        i don’t think you’re starting too early or low leveled for your age at all, i am around your age and on a team, and lots of girls on my team don’t have some of the skills you do! i think joining a team sounds like a good idea if it works for you and your family 🙂

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    • sadie July 25, 2021, 5:29 pm

      i definitely don’t think you’re starting too early or low leveled for your age. i am around your age and on a team (xcel silver) and most of the girls on my team can’t do some of the skills you mentioned! i think joining a team is a great idea if it works for you and your family. depending on what gyms are around you, you could be a JO level 2 or 3, or Xcel Bronze or Silver 🙂

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  • Kira March 17, 2021, 6:51 pm

    You should join level 3 but if you can do a round-off backhand spring join level 3 team if you can`t do it then level 2 team! Hope this was helpfull!

    Reply

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