Girls Recreational Required Skills

Level 1 Skills – Minimum 4 years old


vault

  • Straight jump onto min. of 16” mat, then kick up to Handstand
    fall to flat back
bars

  • Pullover
  • Cast
  • Back hip circle
  • Cast
  • Dismount: Straddle on, sole circle OR Underswing
beam

  • Mount: Jump to front support
  • Lie back to pike (L) position with legs straight – roll forward into
    tuck stand
  • Arabesque (show – no hold)
  • Step, Leg swing, step, Leg swing
  • Lever – mark T position
  • Leg balance in forward passé on flat foot (mark)
  • Relevé – lock position – hold
  • Stretch jump
  • Dismount: From kneel on one leg, Cartwheel to partial handstand,
    lower to stand facing beam
floor

  • ¾ Handstand (legs do not join) – step down to lunge
  • Forward entry – Cartwheel ¼ turn in
  • Backward roll tuck
  • Candlestick
  • Forward roll tuck
  • Walks Right and Left
  • Forward passé balance – mark/press to relevé
  • Forward Chassé Leg swing
  • Relevé balance Split jump


Level 2 Skills – Minimum 5 years old


vault

  • Jump to Handstand onto min. of 16” mat stack (no block required)
bars

  • Pullover
  • Cast
  • Back hip circle
  • Single leg cut forward
  • Forward stride circle OR Single leg basket swing (hooking knee
    on the bar on the upswing to complete either element circle is
    allowable)
  • Single leg swing backward, cast
  • Dismount: Squat on, piked sole circle OR Underswing
beam

  • Mount: Jump to front support
  • Swing to push up – jump to tuck stand
  • Arabesque (>30º below horizontal)
  • Front leg swing –close; back leg swing – close to stand. – relevé lock
  • Lever to beam – touch beam and return to stand
  • Leg balance in forward passé (hold 2 seconds)
  • Pivot turn (180°)
  • Stretch jump, pull to lock position
  • Dismount: Cartwheel to Handstand, lower to stand facing beam
floor

  • Handstand with legs together – step down to lunge
  • 1-3 steps – hurdle, round-off
  • Backward roll tuck with bent arms to pike stand
  • Candlestick, lie down, push up to bridge – kick over
  • Pivot turn – step, Pivot turn
  • 2 (two) ¼ (90°+ 90°) heel snap turns – leg position in forward passé… arms in forward-middle.
  • Forward Chassé – Straight leg leap (60°)
  • Split jump press to relevé lock position


Level 3 Skills – Minimum 6 years old


vault

  • Jump to Handstand onto min. 32” mat stack (no block required)
bars

  • Mount: Glide swing out (straddle or pike) and return to stand with feet together – Pullover OR Glide kip (both a 10.0 SV)
  • Front hip circle, small cast
  • Cast, single leg shoot thru
  • Stride circle forward OR Single leg basket swing (both legs straight throughout)
  • Single leg cut (leg backwards)
  • Cast Back hip circle
  • Dismount: Underswing
beam

  • Mount: Leg swing to cross sit
  • Arabesque (>45º below horizontal)
  • Straight leg leap (90º) to plié arabesque – hold.
  • Cross Handstand with legs in split position. Mark (no angle requirement).
  • Pivot turn – step, Pivot turn
  • Stretch jump, Stretch jump, pull to lock position
  • ½ (180°) heel snap turn in forward passé
  • Dismount: Cartwheel to side handstand, (mark the position), ¼ turn
floor

  • Split jump (90°), Stretch jump
  • Handstand forward roll (with arms straight)
  • Handstand Bridge – Back Kickover
  • Leg swings to the side R and L
  • Backward roll tuck with straight arms to push up position
  • Forward split
  • Chassé, Split leap (90°) to large step, leg swing in relevé
  • ½ (180°) turn in forward passé… arms in forward-middle or crown.
  • Backward Swing turn
  • Round-off, Flic-flac, rebound-stick No specific # of running steps


Level 4 Skills – Minimum 7 years old


vault

  • Hand spring over vault table
bars

  • Mount: Glide Kip (straddle or pike)
  • Cast to horizontal and return to support
  • Cast squat or pike on
  • Long hang kip
  • Cast to horizontal, Back hip circle
  • Underswing
  • Counter swing to 30º below horizontal
  • Tap Swing forward
  • Counter swing to 30º below horizontal
  • Dismount: Tap swing forward with ½ turn
beam

  • Mount: Leg swing to cross sit
  • Cartwheel
  • Arabesque (>45º below horiz.) – lift to Scale (at horizontal – hold 1 sec.)
  • Straight leg leap (120º) to plié to lock position
  • Cross Handstand with legs together – hold 1 second
  • Leg swing forward-backward – close to pivot turn
  • Split jump (120º) to stretched jump
  • ½ (180°) turn in forward passé
  • Dismount: Cartwheel to side handstand, (hold 1 second), ¼ turn
floor

  • Straddle jump (120º), stretched jump ½ (180°)
  • Front handspring , rebound (no stick) No specific # of running steps
  • Back walkover (120°)
  • Running steps, Passé hop
  • Backward roll with straight arms to Handstand
  • Forward split
  • Sissonne, chassé, Split leap (120°) large step, leg swing hop
  • Full (360°) turn in forward passé… arms in forward-middle or crown
  • Round-off, 2 flic-flacs – rebound to stick. No specific # of running steps


Level 5 Skills – Minimum 7 years old


vault

  • Handspring over vault table
bars

  • Mount: Glide Kip (straddle or pike)
  • Cast to above horizontal (no specific degree)
  • Clear hip circle to above horizontal (no specific degree)
  • Glide kip (straddle or pike), Cast, squat or pike on, back tuck sole circle, jump to high bar OR Squat or pike on/jump to high bar
  • Long hang kip, Cast to above horizontal (no specific degree)
  • Long hang pullover
  • Underswing
  • Counterswing to 15º below horizontal
  • Dismount: Tap swing forward to Flyaway in tuck, pike, or layout
beam

  • Mount: Leg swing to cross sit
  • Back walkover OR Back extension OR Back handspring step-out
  • Arabesque slightly below horiz. – Lift to Scale (above horizontal – hold 1 sec.)
  • Straight leg leap (150º), stretch jump
  • Cross Handstand with legs together – hold 2 seconds, step down – backward relevé walks
  • Backward swing turn (min. of horiz.)
  • Split jump (150º), Sissonne
  • Full (360°) turn in forward passé. Arms in crown
  • Dismount: Cartwheel to side handstand, (hold 2 seconds) – ¼ turn
floor

  • Straddle Jump (150°), Stretched jump with full (360°) turn
  • Front handspring step-out, front handspring to 2 feet, rebound No specific # of running steps
  • Forward salto tucked
  • Backward roll with straight arms to Handstand
  • Forward split
  • Sissonne, chasse, step Split leap (150°) OR Switch-leg leap (150°), large step to leg swing hop
  • Full (360°) turn in forward passé… arms in crown
  • Round-off , flic-flac , back salto tuck – stick No specific # of running steps