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Competitive Levels

In the United States, rhythmic gymnasts are split into competitive levels ranging from 3-10, with Elite Status as the highest. Gymnasts are placed into each level based on age, interest, skill, dedication, and coach's recommendations.

 

Level 2

This is the introductory level to competitive gymnastics.

The girls will learn, perform and compete a floor routine, as well as 2 apparatus routines while developing essential Rhythmic Gymnastics apparatus handling technique and body skills. 

Level 2 gymnasts compete in the Rhythmic 'Xcel' format.

 

 

 

      Level 3

This is the first competitive level. Athletes build their competitive confidence and develop new skills as they compete in 3 routines (floor and 2 apparatus routines).

Ballet lessons, provided by ORG, begin in this level.

Gymnasts from the same team may use the same music and will compete 2-4 gymnasts from the same team on the carpet at a time.

 
 
 
 
Club Team

This 2 day/ week training program offers a less rigorous competitive experience for athletes in grades 4th-12th.   

The girls will learn and compete a group floor routine, as well as 2 apparatus routines while progressively mastering apparatus technical movements and body skills.

Club Team competes in the Rhythmic 'Xcel' format.

 

 

     Level 4

Athletes at this level continue to develop higher level competitive gymnastics skills and apparatus technique while competing 3 routines (Floor and 2 apparatus routines), with 1-2 gymnasts on the carpet at a time.

 

 

 

 

Level 5 and 6

 

Athlete responsibility, sportsmanship, and self-discipline become more important as​ the girls progressively develop higher leveled body skills and apparatus handling.

Ballet training is required 2x per week for these levels.

The gymnasts in these levels compete 4 routines (floor and 3 apparatus routines) one gymnast at a time.

 

 

Level 7 and 8

Athlete responsibility, sportsmanship, and self-discipline are required as gymnasts in these levels are to be scored using the FIG code of points.

Advanced body skills and pre-mastery apparatus handling are expected in each of the 4 routines (floor and 3 apparatus routines).

Gymnasts in this level may perform routines choreographed for the team or just the individual.

 

 

Level 9 and 10 (Elite)

At this competitive stage, the gymnast must master difficult body skills and risk tossing maneuvers. 

Each individual competes in 4 apparatus events with one gymnast on the carpet at a time. 

Gymnasts earn Level 10 status upon achieving a qualifying score within the top 24​ gymnasts at the USA National Qualifying Competition.

Those girls that are striving to gain Elite National Team Ranking must then achieve a qualifying score within the top 12 at the USA National Finals competition.

 
 
 
 
Beginner Group

Gymnasts in levels 4 & 5 combine to learn 2 group routines (one floor and 1 apparatus). Each routine includes 2-5 gymnasts from the same team performing together using collaborations, rhythmic dance steps, and required body and apparatus elements.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intermediate Group

Gymnasts in levels 6 & 7 combine to learn 2 group routines (one floor and 1 apparatus). Each routine includes 2-5 gymnasts from the same team performing together using intricate collaborations, complex rhythmic dance steps, and required body and apparatus elements.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advanced Group

Gymnasts in levels 8 & 9 combine to learn 2 group routines (one floor and 1 apparatus). In advanced group, the apparatus routine typically combines 2 apparatuses to add variety and difficulty.