Girls Competitive Gymnastics
Girls Competitive Gymnastics program is an exciting and unique experience! Gymnasts range in age from 6 to 18 years old and perform on all four Olympic events; Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam & Floor Exercise. If you are interested in Girls Competitive Gymnastics, please contact coach Laura Habel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-880-9996.
First USAG level at Mercury Gymnastics. Basic gymnastics while adding in more competitive drive and expectation still having fun and exploring what their bodies can handle and achieve. They will work out 9 hours a week and attend 6 guaranteed meets with the opportunity to qualify for the state championships at the end of the season.
Level 4 & 5
Second USAG level at Mercury Gymnastics. Lots of learning going on during this level. The expectation of the gymnast being more in tuned with their bodies in the air will play a huge role. They will work out 12 hours a week and attend 6 guaranteed meets with the opportunity to qualify for the state championships at the end of the season.
This level is the springboard into optional gymnastics. Lots of personality and continuing to acquire air awareness is key to this level. Flipping and bigger swings are very important. This is usually the first level where a major fear may show up. They will work out 14 hours a week and attend 6 guaranteed meets, one of which is out of the state. They will have the opportunity to qualify for the state championships at the end of the season.
This is the level of the first big circling element (giants) on bars and having to have a flight skill on beam. Lots of fun doing their own floor routines and continuation building of confidence and self motivation. They will work out 14 hours a week and attend 6 guaranteed meets, two of which are out of state meets. They will have the opportunity to qualify for the state championships at the end of the season.
This level is packed full of new twisting and connection of two flips on the floor. Vault comes more into play after 3 levels of a handspring and now a flip is added to the back and most gymnast turn their entry into a round off back handspring. This is a pivotal level in the large development of upper level skills. They will work out 20 hours a week and attend 6 guaranteed meets, one of which will be a team meet. They will have the opportunity to qualify for the state championships as well as the regional championships.
The gymnast now feels like they have a part time job. They spend more time at the gym than at home and are usually driven by a long term goal. A release that goes from the high bar to the low bar now comes into play and a flipping element is added to their beam routines. This level is fun to watch the gymnast really use her strengths with less restrictions to fulfill requirements. They will work out 20 hours a week and will follow the same meet guidelines as a level 8. They will also have an opportunity to qualify for the Western National Championships. Be in the top 7 of their age group at the Regional Championships gets you to Nationals.
No restrictions and a whole lot of bonus is what level 10 is all about. This is also the level that college recruiting comes into play. The numbers significantly shrink in this level. Not a lot of gymnasts will make it to level 10 for a variety of reasons. Taking care of their bodies and minds is super important. A gymnasts talent alone will not get them into this level. They will work out 20 hrs a week and will follow the same meet guidelines as the previous two levels. If they place in the top 7 in their age group at Regionals then they will qualify for the J.O. National Championships at the end of the season.