There are 10 competitive levels in the USA Gymnastics (USAG) program. There are levels 1-5, which are Compulsory levels that require all gymnasts to perform the same routine. Gymnasts are judged based on a model of perfect execution and presentation. Level 6 has Compulsory elements that must be performed; however, the coaches can determine the choreography of the routines.
Levels 7-10 are Optional levels, in which gymnasts perform routines based on difficulty, execution, and composition. We also participate in the USAG XCEL program, which often serves as a bridge between our recreational and competitive programs.