Level 5 is the second gymnastics level that gymnasts are required to compete. Level 5 is a compulsory level, so each gymnast does the same routine. To compete in level 5 gymnastics, a gymnast must have reached her 7th birthday before her first meet and be able to do the following skills on each of the four events. She also must have scored a 34 AA as a level 4 at a sanctioned gymnastics meet.
We’ve starred the skills that are generally the hardest for gymnasts to learn and most often prohibit a gymnast from moving on to level 5. Be sure to download the Level 5 Skills Checklist below.
The checklist and skills below have been updated based on the new routines for 2021.
Level 5 Gymnastics Requirements: Vault
Level 5 Gymnastics Requirements: Bars
- cast to above horizontal
- clear hip to above horizontal or back sole circle to clear front support or back stalder circle to clear front support*
- squat on or back sole circle
- long hang kip*
- long hang pullover
- tap swings
- flyaway dismount*
Level 5 Gymnastics Requirements: Beam
- back walkover or back extension roll or front walkover or back handspring step out*
- straight leg leap with 150° leg separation
- full turn
- split jump
- back tuck dismount
Level 5 Gymnastics Requirements: Floor
- straddle jump
- stretch jump with full turn
- front handspring step out
- back extension roll
- passé hop with 3/4 turn
- front tuck or front aerial or aerial cartwheel*
- split leap with 150° leg separation
- full turn
- roundoff back handspring back tuck*
Once a gymnast can perform all of these skills and she has learned the Level 5 gymnastics compulsory routines, she is ready to compete in a Level 5 meet. And once she successfully completes Level 5, she can move on to learning Level 6 skills.