Junior Olympic Program
The Junior Olympic program was developed with
the belief that all athletes, regardless of
their potential, must have a solid foundation of
basic skills in order to advance safely. The
program allows the gymnast to advance at her own
pace, competing at more than one level in a
year, if she so chooses.The Women's Junior
Olympic Program is divided into three major
- The Developmental Levels 1 through 4 may
be used as a non-competitive and
achievement-oriented program for use within
a gym’s pre-team program, or they may be
used as an introductory/recreational
competitive program. States may also offer
State Championships for these levels.
- The second part consists of Compulsory
Levels 5 and 6. Both of these levels are
progressive in nature, building upon the
skills required at the previous level.
Competitive opportunities are provided up to
and including the USA Gymnastics State
- The third segment is Optional Levels
7-10. Levels 7 and 8 have difficulty
restrictions, while Levels 9 and 10 have no
restrictions in the skill choice.
Composition is evaluated at all Optional
Levels, except Level 7.
- Level 7 has competitive opportunities up
to and including State Championships.
- Additional competitive opportunities are
provided for Levels 8-10, with the Level 10
competitive season culminating at the Jr.
Olympic National Championships, Level 9 at
the Eastern or Western Championships and
Level 8 at the Regional Championships.