Level 1 Gymnastics Requirements

Level 1 gymnastics requirements

 

These are the skills that make up the level 1 compulsory routine. Level 1 is the first level in the USAG 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

 

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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

 

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The next gymnastics level after Level 1 is Level 2. Once a gymnast has mastered these skills she can move onto the next level.

 

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  • gymnastics December 7, 2016, 7:15 am

    This is so helpful thank you.

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    • Fifi April 28, 2017, 6:59 pm

      So helpful I do gymnastics at home and this is so helpful

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      • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:28 pm

        That’s great Fifi! Glad it was helpful!

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    • jasmine henry December 21, 2017, 7:54 pm

      I can do it real good without a spotter

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:29 pm

      That’s great! We’re happy you found it helpful!

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    • Saphiya July 25, 2019, 10:45 am

      This was so helpful I just need to get my back hip circle thanks

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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!

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    • Gabby April 13, 2017, 3:05 pm

      It very easy have someone spot you

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    • Kaitlyn June 3, 2017, 11:41 am

      Same i can do it with a spotter

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    • Shari July 18, 2017, 6:47 pm

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

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:27 pm

      We’re glad this was helpful to you Sidney and hope all is going well with Level 2!

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

    this is really helpful for me for gymnastics

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:27 pm

      That’s great!! We’re happy it was helpful for you!

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  • Cloe February 16, 2017, 12:13 pm

    Oh this was soooooooo helpful!!!!
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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:24 pm

      That’s great Carla! We’re glad she loves it!

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  • Morgan March 28, 2017, 8:17 pm

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

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  • 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 ??

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    • 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

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      • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:30 pm

        Great advice Aliah!

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  • 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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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:31 pm

      That’s so great to hear Aliah! Hope all is going well!

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    So helpful

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:32 pm

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  • Allisa May 14, 2017, 10:28 pm

    Hello I am 11 years old going to join gymnastics in September I was thinking about it then I thought no I can do gymnastics it’s way to hard and now that I see what I can do I really want to join thank you for inspireing me goodbye

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:34 pm

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  • Lily May 28, 2017, 10:42 am

    This is helpful

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:34 pm

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  • 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

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:38 pm

      Hi Kaitlyn! Hang in there. You’ll get it. Working on your shoulder flexibility will help you.

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  • 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.

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

      Me too

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:36 pm

      Hi Kaitlyn! It’s always hard to start a sport late but if it’s something you really love then stick with it. It’s never a bad thing to know how to do cool skills!

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      • helen horne May 27, 2019, 6:30 pm

        I, Helen Horne get to move to level two after my first comepition in June!! THANKS TO MY AMAZING TEACHER!!
        Thank you, mountin west.

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  • 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

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:37 pm

      Hi Jardyn, Thanks for the feedback!

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  • 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

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  • 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?

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  • Alyssa July 17, 2017, 12:39 pm

    Do it*

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  • gymnastforlife1 July 28, 2017, 7:32 pm

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    • Riley January 2, 2018, 8:47 am

      Robins Gymnastics
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      Warner Robins, GA 31093
      478-329-6020
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      Airborne Athletics
      1902 Elberta Rd.
      Houston, GA 31093
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      Precision South Gymnastics Academy
      1453 Feagin Mill Rd.
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      • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:41 pm

        Thanks for providing this gym list, Riley!

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:41 pm

      We’re so glad to hear that Gabriela!

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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??

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    • 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 🙂

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      • 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! 😀

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      • 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!

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  • 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.

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    • 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?

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      • 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

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:45 pm

      Sounds like your hard work is paying off, Alfie!

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  • alfie October 1, 2017, 9:12 pm

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

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  • 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.

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    • 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!

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  • 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!

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    • 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.

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      • Bri December 2, 2017, 10:48 pm

        then how do you coach level 10 gymnast?

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  • Caitie November 19, 2017, 12:55 pm

    This is really handy

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:47 pm

      Glad you think so!

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  • 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?

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    • 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

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:49 pm

      Hi Layla, If it’s something you really want to learn then you should join gymnastics. You’re never too old to learn something new!

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  • 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.

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:49 pm

      You’re welcome Cat!

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  • 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

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    • 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.

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:51 pm

      Hi Maddie, the only thing you can do is keep practicing and focus on stretching and flexibility exercises. It takes time so have patience!

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  • Soph March 17, 2018, 8:02 am

    You are to too 9ls

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

    Hi

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:51 pm

      Hi Rosemary!

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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 🙂

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:52 pm

      That’s great Emo!

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  • 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

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:56 pm

      Hi Hailey, we’re sure you’ll learn fast! It’s never easy starting back when you’re older and there are younger kids in your group. We hope it all worked out!

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  • maya July 20, 2018, 1:18 am

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

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

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

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  • 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

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

    toodels
    belle

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  • Libs2681 February 18, 2019, 2:01 am

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

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:55 pm

      That’s wonderful! Glad it helped!

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  • erin February 23, 2019, 9:58 pm

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

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:54 pm

      Yes! Flexibility is a big component of gymnastics so your coach should work with you on your splits!

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  • 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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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:54 pm

      That’s great to hear Bella!

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  • Hayley March 31, 2019, 9:47 am

    Hi I love gymnastics ,but I don’t know how I am going to practice. We don’t have bars or beams or anything here.

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    • gymnasticshq April 3, 2019, 3:54 pm

      Hi Hayley, You can put a strip of tape down on the floor and pretend it’s a beam to get the feel of walking on a 4 inch beam! Bars are definitely tricky to do at home unless you have your own bar at home. Good luck!

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  • Loranne De Buyser May 7, 2019, 10:39 am

    Thank hou for this its zo helpful for me becuese i do gymnastics at Home and do fake meets an competitions

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  • Cali July 22, 2019, 4:35 pm

    I am way past level one floor requirements but don’t know how to do everything else

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  • May August 1, 2019, 5:40 am

    How Old do you have to be

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