Level 7 Gymnastics Requirements

Level 7 Gymnastics RequirementsHere are the updated level 7 gymnastics requirements that will come into effect on August 1, 2018. Information for other gymnastics levels can be found here.

To compete in level 7 gymnastics, a gymnast must be able to do the following skills on each of the four events.

In addition to the skills listed below, level 7 routines must each have 5 “A” skills and 2 “B” skills. In gymnastics each skill has a value, A’s are the easiest all the way up to E’s, which are the hardest. So when the choreographer is choreographing the routine, he or she will need to make sure to add the right amount of skills and difficulty.

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For an overview of the optional requirements you can check out this cheat sheet from the USA Gymnastics website.

Level 7 Gymnastics Requirements: Vault

You can do one of the following vaults:

  • front handspring
  • 1/4-1/2 twist on (Tsuk entry), land on mat stack
  • Round-off entry (Yurhenko) onto table, land on mat stack

Level 7 Gymnastics Requirements: Bars

  • 1 cast to handstand
  • 2 360 degree clear circling skills — they can be the same or different (an example of this would be a clear hip or a giant)
    • one of the clear circling skills must be a “B” valued skill
    • one must be a clear hip circle, an underswing, a stalder circle or a hecht
  • salto dismount, minimum “A” value

Level 7 Gymnastics Requirements: Beam

  • an acro series with a minimum of two skills (ex. backwalkover, back handspring)
  • one acro flight skill (this can be included in the series, so it could be the back handspring in the previous example)
  • one leap/jump requiring 180° split
  • 360 degree turn on one foot
  • aerial or salto dismount that is at least an “A” valued skill

Level 7 Gymnastics Requirements: Floor

  • one acro series ( 3 or more flight skills) which includes a back layout (back salto stretched to two feet — this basically means a back flip in the straight position); this could be roundoff back-handspring back-layout*
  • a front acro series with at least 2 skills (one skill must be a salto or an aerial) — this could be front handspringfront tuck*
  • dance passage with minimum of two different skills, one a leap with 180 degree split
  • 360 degree turn on one foot

Once a gymnast can perform all of these skills and she has passed out of level 6 she can compete in a level 7 meet. And after successfully completing level 7, she can compete level 8.

progression checklist level 5-7

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46 comments… add one
  • Yolie June 28, 2013, 8:33 am

    If someone was a level 6 in 2012 and scored higher than a 32, can they go straight to level 7, or do they have to do the level 6 optional first?
    Thank you

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    • gymnasticshq July 13, 2013, 11:05 am

      Because the levels are changing, for this year the gymnast can either choose to compete level 6 optional or level 7.

      Reply
  • Cudutch August 27, 2013, 6:22 pm

    Can a level 7 do more than 2 b skills? Can they do more b’s and they count as A skills?

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  • Joy October 2, 2013, 11:12 pm

    can a gymnast who has met the required score last season in the old level 5 compete one meet the new level 5 and then test out to go to the new level 6 optional?

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    • gymnasticshq October 8, 2013, 6:03 pm

      Hi Joy,
      Yes, She may mobilize out of the new level 5 to compete level 6 optional as long as she obtains a minimum 31 all-around score.

      Reply
  • Shahbaz December 8, 2013, 6:56 am

    Hi,

    Is the beam compulsory for men? We got a couple of balls to worry about. Can a person just skip tumbling on a beam like girls do and promote to upper levels.

    Regards,

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    • Margaret November 28, 2014, 11:28 pm

      The beam is not a mens event.

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  • TT May 31, 2014, 1:22 pm

    Is 2 back handspring step outs in a row more impresssive than tic toc back handspring step out for points? If a gymnast has a more difficult routine, would her chance of winning be higher? If a gymnsat doesn’t have the most diffiuclt routine on the team, then she is positioned not to win, at least within this team. Is that a fair statement?

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    • maddie November 5, 2017, 11:59 am

      yes to both questions

      Reply
  • TT May 31, 2014, 1:24 pm

    Is 2 back handspring step outs in a row more impresssive than tic toc back handspring step out on beam for points? Are these good elements for level 7 beam? If a gymnast has a more difficult routine, would her chance of winning be higher? If a gymnast doesn’t have the most difficult routine on the team, then she is positioned not to win, at least within this team. Is that a fair statement?

    Reply
  • lyuba June 14, 2014, 8:09 pm

    can a gymnast do two front walkovers instead of two back walkovers in level 7

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  • ally June 25, 2014, 12:05 pm

    I’m having trouble finding our what could be considered A’s and B’s for floor,beam,and bars because I know the requirements are that you need to have 5 A’s and 2 B’s for this event

    Reply
  • Bobby June 25, 2014, 2:21 pm

    I’m having trouble coming up with 5 “A” and 2″B” skills in addition to the requirements for floor, beam, and bars. It would be greatly appreciated if you could make a list of extra skills for each of these events along with there values.

    Thank You,
    . Bobby

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  • Bobby June 25, 2014, 2:25 pm

    Hi,
    I’m having a bit of trouble coming up with the 5 “A” and 2 “B” skills for bars, beam, and floor. It would be greatly appreciated if you could possibly make a list of extra skills for each of these events.

    Thank You,
    Bobby

    Reply
  • Katie July 11, 2014, 3:01 pm

    I am a level 7. Can you do more than a front handspring on vault? And on beam can you do a backwalkover-backwalkover and a backhandspring separately? Thanks!

    Reply
  • Abby September 5, 2014, 11:53 pm

    I am a level 7 gymnast and I have trouble back tumbling on floor so is it possible to do a front tuck step out round-off layout instead of the round-off backhandspring layout

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    • gymnasticshq September 6, 2014, 1:40 pm

      Yes, because the rule says that you must have 3 directly connected flight elements one of which is a back layout, so that would work 🙂

      Reply
  • katie November 22, 2014, 11:52 am

    I am a level 7. Can you do more than a front handspring on vault? And on beam can you do both a backwalkover-BHS and a roundoff back-tuck separately? Thanks! I want a 10.0 start value

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    • Abby November 22, 2014, 3:44 pm

      For level 7 floor could you do a front hand spring step out round-off layout instead of the round-off backhandspring layout.

      Reply
  • Emma November 19, 2016, 9:14 am

    Am I allowed to have a mat on the floor to land on when I compete a level 7 floor routine?

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  • Annika December 17, 2016, 10:56 am

    My gym doesn’t have anything After xcel platinum, it just goes back to levels. So what level would you be after xcel plantinum?

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    • Anonymous June 17, 2018, 6:04 pm

      You would do level 7

      Reply
  • Amy January 5, 2017, 12:59 am

    Can an xcel gold gymnast transfer to JO level 6?

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    • gymnasticshq January 5, 2017, 7:10 pm

      You would need to compete at least one meet each as a level 4 and 5 and have qualifying scores of 31 AA.

      Reply
  • Chesney January 10, 2017, 5:00 am

    Is this the same for Australian levels?

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  • Sydnee March 30, 2017, 5:52 pm

    I am a xcel gold gymnast and my difficulty is really high in xcel gold, I could be an xcel diamond which is a level 7, but can I just move to level 5 and 6 and compete until I get to level 7? (I already have competed level 4)

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    • gymnasticshq April 10, 2017, 11:12 am

      If you have already competed level 4 and scored out of it, then yes you can go compete level 5.

      Reply
  • Even May 7, 2017, 6:32 pm

    Can you replace A skills with B skills?

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  • Megan September 19, 2017, 5:41 pm

    Is a clear hip circle a B skill on bars?

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  • Emory September 20, 2017, 4:35 pm

    Thank you, I really like the checklist! I was wondering, does a gymnast have to score out of level 6 to compete level 7?

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  • Lea October 2, 2017, 8:40 pm

    I was a level 4 a few years ago and then went on to compete level 7 the next year. Is that allowed? I had all the requirements for level 7 and had scored over a 31 AA o level 4. I am pretty sure I was supposed to compete at least one meet at level 5 but I’m not positive.

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  • Ting October 29, 2017, 2:27 am

    How much is it to join mate?

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  • megan schreiber November 12, 2017, 7:30 pm

    Where can you find a list of element difficulties? Example – list of “B” valued skills on bar. I can’ t find that anywhere

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  • megan schreiber November 12, 2017, 7:32 pm

    Where can you find a list of element difficulties? Example – list of “B” valued skills on beam.

    Reply
  • Evelyn March 12, 2018, 7:00 pm

    one of my friends who were recently a level 9 gymnast says that I would be a level 5 gymnast but I can do all the skill requirements of level 6 and most of the level 7 do you know if the skill requirements changed or if there are different skill requirements for each state or region. please get back to me as soon as possible thank you

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    • Reese May 2, 2018, 12:46 pm

      You have to compete at least one level 5 meet and score at least 32AA to skip level 6 and move on to level 7. Keep in mind having a skill and skill perfection are two completely different things. Good luck!

      Reply
  • Valeria Torres April 14, 2018, 8:37 am

    I am slill confused
    So can you skip 7 and go straight to 8 if you have all your 7 skills?
    Thank you

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    • Reese May 2, 2018, 11:41 am

      As far as I know, only level 6 may be skipped if you scored a 32AA in level 5

      Reply
  • Irelyn April 21, 2018, 9:06 pm

    If I’m in level 5 can i skip 6 and go to 7

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    • Reese May 2, 2018, 11:34 am

      As far as I know, only level 6 may be skipped if you scored a 32AA in level 5

      Reply
  • JC June 22, 2018, 12:45 am

    Does USAG levels 6-10 allow for individual event specialists? My daughter loves the floor but is thinking of quitting because she no longer wants to compete on beam and bars….

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    • Hailey July 13, 2018, 9:55 am

      No USAG levels don’t let you compete as an event specalist, but Xcel levels will let you!

      Reply
  • Karly August 22, 2018, 10:06 am

    I have a level 7 who is really nervous about bars since her neck injury. She will do baby giants on the low bar but is really scared to do them on the high bar. Can compete the baby giants on the low bar and still and free hip on the HB and still meet all her requirements?

    Reply
  • Dakota September 10, 2018, 9:42 pm

    how do i get a split on the wall? i am in level 3 and i can do the splits, split jump almost and a handstand with the splits, but i cannot do them on a wall! how do i get there?

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