Level 1 Gymnastics Requirements

These are the skills that make up the level 1 compulsory routine. Level 1 is the first level in the level 1 gymnasticsUSAG gymnastics level structure, but it’s a level that not all gyms choose to compete. Level 1 is not a required level; the first required level of competition is level 4.

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Level 1 Vault Requirements

Level 1 gymnasts must perform the following vault:

  • Stretch jump onto mat and then kick to handstand and fall to flat back

Level 1 Bars Requirements

Level 1 gymnasts must perform a bar routine with the following skills:

  • pullover
  • cast
  • back hip circle
  • sole-circle dismount OR underswing dismount

Level 1 Beam Requirements

Level 1 gymnasts must perform a beam routine with the following skills:

  • jump to front support mount
  • arabesque to 30 degrees
  • lever
  • stretch jump
  • cartwheel to 3/4 handstand dismount

Level 1 Floor Requirements

Level 1 gymnasts must perform a floor routine with the following skills:

  • 3/4 handstand
  • cartwheel
  • backward roll
  • forward roll
  • split jump with 30 degree leg separation

The next gymnastics level after Level 1 is Level 2.

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  • gymnastics December 7, 2016, 7:15 am

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    • Fifi April 28, 2017, 6:59 pm

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  • Lilly December 16, 2016, 8:34 pm

    Please make a video about how to get in to level 2 for free right now I am in level 1

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  • Sidney January 8, 2017, 11:07 pm

    Thanks so much that was so helpful! I passed level 1! Even though I am stuck on level 2! I can’t get my bridge back kick over!

    • Gabby April 13, 2017, 3:05 pm

      It very easy have someone spot you

    • Kaitlyn June 3, 2017, 11:41 am

      Same i can do it with a spotter

    • Shari July 18, 2017, 6:47 pm

      You can go near a wall and push off it from your bridge.

  • chloe!!! January 27, 2017, 11:34 am

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  • Cloe February 16, 2017, 12:13 pm

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  • Carla March 11, 2017, 11:11 am

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  • Morgan March 28, 2017, 8:17 pm

    This is really helpful thank you you should also do a level 2

  • Emma April 24, 2017, 3:34 am

    Hi I’m eleven and I’m about to start gymnastics. I did it when I was 4-7 but I had to quit because of dance. I taught my self some stuff like walkovers, limbers and a front handspring but I don’t know anything about bar vault. I completely forgot everything I learnt when I was little on them and I’m scared I’m gonna be put with the little kids because I’m bad at bar and vault.
    Is there anything I can do to practise bar and vault that I can do at home ??

    • aliah the gymnast April 24, 2017, 2:49 pm

      hi Emma I was the same when I started as I am 12 ( my birthday is in 3 days ) as I was 7 and gonna be put with 2 yr olds ( lol) so I asked my coach and she put me in for private 1 to 1 lessons , just ask , don’t be afraid 🙂
      from Aliah , level 6

    • Ally June 1, 2017, 7:46 pm

      If you go to a playground then practice oh and hey emma

  • aliah the gymnast April 24, 2017, 2:45 pm

    ok I am a competitor in level 6 , as I started late 2012/early 2013 , this page first got me into competing , so this was really helpful , competition season is almost over , only a few more meets to go … and I love this page soooooooooooooo much !!!
    from Aliah , level 6 . I cant wait for level 7!:-):-) 🙂 🙂

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  • Hannha May 10, 2017, 11:55 am

    I loved this! It showed me how proud I was to be doing gymnastics! Soon I will be on level 100!!!

    • maya July 20, 2018, 1:18 am

      There is no level 100. Its just goes to level 10.

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  • Allisa May 14, 2017, 10:28 pm

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  • Lily May 28, 2017, 10:42 am

    This is helpful

  • Kaitlyn June 3, 2017, 11:37 am

    I teach myself​ gymnastics and I’m level 2 but I just need a spotter for the bridge kickover and then I’m level 3 I just taught myself a front handspring so please someone tell me how to do a bridge kickover without a spotter can you climb up a wall and kickover does that help

  • Kaitlyn Komnenus June 10, 2017, 4:14 am

    Is it a little weird that I’m 13 and could never afford gymnastics practice or lessons but i want to be a gymnast and I’m starting at level 1? Cause i would love to be a gymnast. But I’m worried I’ll be made fun of.

    • Isabella Gutierrez September 23, 2017, 1:53 pm

      Me too

    • Ummulwara November 23, 2017, 4:41 am

      That’s not a Problem. I’m 10 and I’m in Level 1. It doesn’t matter what Age or Size or Ability you are just follow your dreams! 😉
      Or if you really do have a Problem, just be a Self-Taught Gymnast, Like how I am! Follow the Skills from Youtube!

  • Jardyn June 16, 2017, 2:54 pm

    I really like the information but u should give little video examples of some of the stuff like the 30 degree leg seperation

  • Debbie Guffey July 16, 2017, 8:47 pm

    my granddaughter stared level called bronze and there was also a silver level that preceded level 1,2, and 3 and on up. what is the bronze and silver levels and there purpose? She competed on these levels as well

  • Alyssa July 17, 2017, 12:37 pm

    Could you show images of the 3/4 handstand so I can see if I can dot?

    • Alyssa July 17, 2017, 12:39 pm

      Do it*

  • Alyssa July 17, 2017, 12:38 pm

    Could you show images of the 3/4 handstand so I can see if I can do it?

  • gymnastforlife1 July 28, 2017, 7:32 pm

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  • Isabella Gutierrez September 23, 2017, 1:48 pm

    I really want to do gymnastics but people say I’m too old(I’m 13) now I’m not sure if I want to do gymnastics cause I feel like I’m going to be old. Any advice??

    • gymnasticshq September 24, 2017, 9:09 pm

      13 is definitely not too old! If you want to do gymnastics, then do it! Do what you love 🙂

      • Ummulwara November 23, 2017, 4:39 am

        Thanks! I’m 10 and I started Gymnastics! I’m in Level 1 and this really helped me! Thanks! 😀

      • Daniela December 4, 2017, 5:53 pm

        Hi, I am at level 1, I want to learn gymnastics. But I am stuck on back roll. Please tell me what I can do so I can do the back roll. Thanks!

  • Sataporn October 1, 2017, 12:37 am

    Why my when I try doinh cartwheels, my legs are not strait? Any tips?


    • alfie October 1, 2017, 9:12 pm

      try to wrap your knees tightly in injury bandages, i hope this helps.

  • alfie October 1, 2017, 9:09 pm

    I love this website. I just made it to level 4. I am a self taught gymnast so its harder to get some skills, but if i could do it anyone can.

    • Katie Luong November 12, 2017, 2:48 pm

      I love gymnastics but I can’t go to gymnastics class. Any advice with helping me learn myself?

      • Soph March 17, 2018, 8:06 am

        Use this website to guide you, and watch YouTube videos to help you. If you really want to learn, put all your time and energy into this sport. If you can’t do that (due to school) that’s fine but it is recommended

  • Katie Luong November 11, 2017, 5:30 pm

    Do you have any advice with the kickover? I almost got it but my arms always seem to bend and I hit my head.

    • Soph March 17, 2018, 8:00 am

      Strengthen your arms, and when you are trying to kickover rock back and forth and when u go in while rocking kick as hard as u can. That’s what I did and I did it!

  • Gianna co manager of LGAA November 11, 2017, 11:47 pm

    Hi, I teach classes but I can’t really do most of the moves myself. Is there any classes near Everett, creek, or bothell? I need help and FAST!

  • Gianna co manager of LGAA November 11, 2017, 11:51 pm

    Hi, I teach gymnastics classes, I have a problem I can’t really do most moves myself is there any classes in Everett, Mill creek, or Bothell? I need help and FAST!

    • LOL November 23, 2017, 4:38 am

      Well, as a Coach, You should know how to Teach, be nice and Remember to push your Students to more harder skills. Give them Water Breaks and Don’t give too much Conditioning 2-5 Types of Conditioning are fine. Plus, You can’t be a Gymnastics Coach if you don’t know Gymnastics or how to do a Certain Gymnastics Skill. First, if your teaching a level, EXAMPLE Level 1, You should atleast be a Level 3. For Each level your Teaching, you should be Atleast 2 Levels above the level you’re teaching.

      • Bri December 2, 2017, 10:48 pm

        then how do you coach level 10 gymnast?

  • Caitie November 19, 2017, 12:55 pm

    This is really handy

  • LOL November 23, 2017, 4:35 am

    I’m a Self Taught Gymnast. I’m 10 and I started Gymnastics this year. I’m just wondering about my gymnastics in the Future. Is it OK If your a Self Taught Gymnast and I’m in Level 2 and I want lessons for Level 3. Will there be a Test or something? Or will I have to get a Certificate to go to Level 3? Or is it OK To just go to Level 3 from ?? When your a Self Taught Gymnast?

    • Soph March 17, 2018, 8:01 am

      Let you coach now.

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  • layla November 30, 2017, 9:25 pm

    i’m 13 years old also and i feel like i’m to old to join gymnastics

  • layla November 30, 2017, 9:25 pm

    i’m 13 years old also and i feel like i’m to old to join gymnastics any help

  • layla December 2, 2017, 8:00 pm

    i’m 13 years old and i also feel like i’m to old to join gymnastics

  • Cat December 15, 2017, 5:23 pm

    Thank you very much! It is quite easy though. I just moved up to level 1 and I want to know what I need to learn.

  • Maddie December 22, 2017, 11:19 pm

    I am 13 years old and I am starting back at gymnastics I am not really flexible so I can’t do a back walkover or a split into a handstand ant tips

    • Soph March 17, 2018, 8:04 am

      Stretch and do conditioning, also back walkovers are pretty hard (I can’t do one myself yet) but use this website to help you. Put all of your time into this sport, if you don’t love it quit. Also for the split handstand get a spotter, do a handstand and get the spotter to put your legs into a split handstand. If u don’t have a spotter do it on the wall.

  • Maddie December 22, 2017, 11:19 pm


  • Maddie December 22, 2017, 11:20 pm

    Sorry any

  • Rosemary McCue April 1, 2018, 3:31 am

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  • Emo June 6, 2018, 9:02 pm

    I’m starting to be a self taught gymnast and this can help me 🙂

  • hailey stasek June 10, 2018, 12:25 pm

    hi i am 11 and i will be starting gymnastics soon and i did gymnastics when i was smaller and now i have gotten back into it and i dont want to be put with the smaller kids because i am so behind and i dont know anything about vault

  • Daisy Farhat August 2, 2018, 2:07 pm

    What is a pullover, cast, and back hip circle?

  • Mackenzie November 4, 2018, 4:45 pm

    Today I went to gymnastics and they said I had to master a split. I cant do a split can you show a article of how to do a split for 10 year olds

  • Mad Fabe January 1, 2019, 2:43 am

    it seems like level one of gymnastics is an extra lesson for gymnast but quite helpful with skills.

  • Kate January 13, 2019, 5:27 am

    I just turned 14 and I really wanna start gymnastics but I’m nervous since I last did it when I was 3. I’m nervous in gonna be with young kids and embarrass myself. Any tips at all?

  • annabelle February 3, 2019, 12:08 pm

    i started gymnastics when i was 7 and now i am on level 4. I can do all the other moves on level 4 just not the roundoff backhandspring backhandspring.
    Can ANYONE Tell me how i could get the move at home.


  • Libs2681 February 18, 2019, 2:01 am

    So helpful
    I could now know what grade gym id be on

  • Libs2681 February 18, 2019, 2:01 am

    So helpful
    I could now know what grade gym is perfect for me

  • erin February 23, 2019, 9:58 pm

    do they teach u how to do a split when u join gymnastics?

  • Bella March 17, 2019, 8:12 pm

    I’m self taught. This is super helpful because I really want the same experience. This was super simple, and I went to a local gym to develop the skills, since I have no equipment. Thx!


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