Level 9 Gymnastics Requirements

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These are the level 9 gymnastics requirements with the new changes that go into effect on August 1, 2018. Level 9 is an optional level; learn more about the gymnastics levels here.

To compete in level 9 gymnastics a gymnast must be able to do most of the following skill requirements on each of the four events, have scored a 34 All-Around at level 8 and have reached her 8th birthday. If her level 9 routine does not have all the following requirements, deductions will be applied.

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In addition to the following requirements, level 9 routines must have 3 “A” valued skills, 4 “B” valued skills and 1 “C” valued skill.

Level 9 Gymnastics Requirements: Vault

Level 9 Gymnastics Requirements: Bars

  • Minimum of 2 Bar Changes
  • One flight skill that is a minimum of “B” value (can’t be dismount)- an example would be a straddle back
  • A second different flight skill that is a minimum of “C” value (can’t be dismount) or one skill with a longitudinal-axis turn of 180° or more with minimum of “B” value (can’t be the mount or dismount) — an example would be a giant circle backward to a 180° turn in handstand
  • A minimum of “B” valued salto dismount — an example would be a flyway with 360° twist

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Level 9 Gymnastics Requirements: Beam

  • One Acro Series with a minimum of 2 flight elements (excludes the mount and dismount) — an example would be back handspring, back layout step out
  • One leap or jump with an 180° split
  • Minimum of 360° turn on one foot
  • Aerial or Salto dismount, skill must be a minimum of “B” value — an example would be a front layout dismount
  • Dance series with 2 skills — can include mount, leaps, jumps, hops, turns

Level 9 Gymnastics Requirements: Floor

  • One acro series with 2 saltos or 2 directly-connected saltos (can be the same or different) — an example would be front tuck- roundoffback handspring – back layout
  • Three different saltos within the floor routine
  • Dance passage with a minimum of 2 different leaps, jumps or hops, one of which is a leap with a 180° split
  • The last salto in the routine must be at least a “B” valued salto — an example would be the last salto being a back layout full.
  • 360° “B” valued turn on one foot

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Once a gymnast has successfully scored a 34 All-Around at Level 9, she may move on to Level 10.


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  • Lulu April 24, 2018, 12:03 pm

    Why do we have to do level 4 first? I’m in excel gold and I do a round off backhand spring layout and an Ariel on floor a backwalkover in beam and all like level 6 skills and then I have to do easy simple stuff like cartwheels on beam

    • Wareesha April 28, 2020, 10:56 pm

      Well, maybe your coaches might think your not ready to do harder stuff!?

    • Reni May 19, 2020, 12:58 pm

      Actually if you are ready for level 6, you only have to do 1 meet at levels 4 and 5 and compete 6 for the rest of the season

  • Olivia July 9, 2018, 2:04 pm

    I’m near stage 9 and I’m getting it and the poses are really easy like ancartwheel on a beam I can do a backhand spring on the beam it easy I’m not in this gymnastics club but I’m good at it

  • Jami July 16, 2018, 9:02 pm

    What are the changes in place for 2018 level 8

  • Jami July 16, 2018, 9:03 pm

    What are the upcoming changes for level 8


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