How to Excel in Level 9 Vault


Level 9 vault – this is where it starts to get fun and exciting! Most gymnasts are performing flipping vaults, or more complicated twisting vaults. But what exactly are the judges looking for in a Level 9 vault? Let’s find out. Vault Basics Let’s first go over some terminology that will be used in this […]

Level 6 Floor Routine Requirements


This article has been updated to reflect the 2022-2026 DP Code of Points changes. Level 6 floor routines are always a lot of fun to watch! Level 6 gymnastics is the first level in which the gymnast gets to use their own choreography. Level 6 floor music can be chosen by the gymnast and coach. […]

Olympic Gymnastics 2021


If you’re a women’s gymnastics Olympics fan, you’re in the right place! Keep reading for all of the latest Olympic gymnastics news and updates! Olympic Gymnastics Schedule NBC Olympics 2021 Olympic Gymnastics Schedule and Livestream Links Olympics.com Official Schedule and Results Latest Olympic Gymnastics News Olympic Gymnastics Scoring: How it Works Olympics.com Artistic Gymnastics Home […]

Level 7 Beam Routine Recommendations


This post has been updated to reflect the 2022-2026 Code of Points. Introduction to Level 7 Beam The Level 7 beam routines start to get a little more tricky! These routines require an acro series, a flight skill, and dance skills such as leaps, jumps, and turns. What does this look like in a Level […]

Level 6 Bar Routine Recommendations


This post has been updated to reflect the 2022-2026 DP Code of Points. The Level 6 bar routines can seem simple, and that’s the idea. But it’s not always so simple to make them look good. These routines combine basic skills such as casting and circling, and the gymnast must keep a tight body shape […]

Xcel Diamond Gymnastics Requirements


The fifth, and highest, level, or division, as it’s called in Xcel gymnastics, is Xcel Diamond. The requirements in Xcel Diamond continue to progress from those in the Platinum division. Gymnasts in the Xcel Diamond division typically have skills that are the equivalent of a DP Level 7 or higher. Each division has its own […]