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Level 10 Gymnastics Requirements

Level 10 gymnastics requirements

Pat yourself on the back. Heck! Give yourself a standing ovation. Only a handful of people reach where you are at this point. You made it to level ten, the highest level amongst all the levels of gymnastics, what more could a gymnast ask for?

The only thing left standing between you and participating in an Elite championship is level 10. I know what you must be thinking, it is easier said than done. I agree, level ten is no piece of cake but the significant part of the equation is that it is also not impossible.

Personally, that is the mindset I had when I progressed to each new level and it helped me more than I can put to words. 

If you have been following the standard levels of gymnastics, age wouldn’t be a hindrance for you. The levels are designed in a way that the gymnast does not lose any period in between advancing. Having said that, a gymnast should at least be the age of nine to be in level ten.

Age limitations are set to avoid any sort of unnecessary pressure on a child’s physical or mental health before they aren’t equipped to deal with it. The good news is that there are no restrictions regarding the maximum age of a gymnast in level ten. 

All you need to know about level 10 gymnastics

You are only eligible for level ten if you have maintained a gymnastics score of 34 all-around in level nine. A score lower than that is well… bad news. Furthermore, since level ten is an optional level too, you are free to design your gymnastics routine.

However, there are a few factors you need to abide by in the final level. A level 10 routine should be a wrap up of 3 skills with a value of ‘A’, three skills with a value of ‘B’, and lastly, two skills valued ‘C’. A gymnast may perform skills from the two remaining values (D and E) as well, but they are not mandatory.

As a matter of fact, at this point, I along with several other experts would suggest you go for skills of value ‘D’ and ‘E’. If nothing else, they will immensely help you in gaining more bonus points. Who doesn’t like bonus points right? 

Routine composition

If I’m being 100% honest, the routine composition of level ten is slightly more confusing and demanding compared to level nine. The best way to deal with this is to draw a routine with the correct amount of guidance from your coach or choreographer. 

Skills that you may use in crafting your level 10 routine are divided based on the four events of gymnastics. For example, for bars you may perform jaw-dropping skills like; a C valued salto dismount, a B values second different flight.

Similarly, for the floor event, a gymnast has the option of performing 360 degrees B valued turned on one foot, and acro series with two saltos and countless other skills.

Level 10 Gymnastics Requirements: Floor

  • 360° “B” valued turn using only one foot
  • One acro series with 2 saltos or 2 directly-connected saltos (can be the same or different)
  • 3 different kind of saltos within the floor routine
  • Dance passage with a minimum of 2 different leaps, jumps or hops, including 180° split leap
  • The final salto in the overall routine must be at least a “C” valued salto

Level 10 Gymnastics Requirements: Balance Beam

  • An acro series with two flight elements,  either one skill must be a minimum of “C”. It can also be an “A” non-flight acro skill directly connected to an “E” flight skill (excluding the mount and dismount)
  • One leap with an 180° split (Jump can also be considered)
  • A 360 turn on one foot
  • A minimum of "C" value for aerial or salto dismount.

Level 10 Gymnastics Requirements: Bars

  • A minimum of C value for the first flight skill (excluding the dismount)
  • A minimum of B value for the second flight skill (excluding the dismount)
  • A minimum of “C” value for one skill with a longitudinal-axis turn (excluding the mount and dismount)
  • A minimum of "C" value salto dismount.

Level 10 Gymnastics Requirements: Vault

Here is the standard level 10 chart for vault values consisting of handsprings of sorts. 

Once you have completed this level successfully, you will be able to participate in the Eilte championship.