Recreational Skill Lists

We have provided generalized lists of what gymnasts will train at each level of our recreational program. As you will see below, many skills are repeated throughout the levels. This is because gymnastics is all about muscle memory and repetition. In the more advanced levels, gymnasts will work on perfecting basic skills while training more complex skills. Gymnasts will move through logical progressions. For example, a Beginner I gymnast will vault onto a 16" mat, whereas a Beginner II gymnast will vault onto a large pit, and an Intermediate gymnast will vault over the pit or tabletop vault system. If you have any questions as to what class your child should sign up for, ​​​please ​ call or email to schedule a skill assessment. 

Beginner I
  • Vault:
    • Proper Run & Arm Placement
    • Hurdle & Hit Board with Two Feet
    • Run, Hurdle, Straight Jump
    • Kick to Handstand Flatback
  • Bars:
    • Front Support
    • Chin Up Hold
    • Pullover
    • Cast
    • Back Hip Circle
  • Beam:
    • Releve Walks
    • Beam Mount
    • Pivot Turn
    • Straight and Tuck Jumps
    • Lever
    • Bridge Hold
    • Handstand and Cartwheels on Carpet Beam
    • Jump Dismount
    • Overall Confidence, Coordination, Balance, and Comfort!
  • Floor:
    • Positions: Tuck, Pike, Straddle, Candlestick, Hollow, Arch, Lunge, etc.
    • Pivot and Half Turn
    • Straight, Tuck, and Split Jumps
    • Forward and Backward Rolls
    • Handstands
    • Cartwheels
    • Fall to Bridge
    • Bridge Kickover

Begi nner II
  •  Vault:
    • Proper Run & Arm Placement
    • Hurdle & Hit Board with Two Feet
    • Run, Hurdle, Straight Jump
    • Pop Up, Kick to Handstand Flatback
    • Jump to Handstand Flatback
  • Bars:
    • Front Support
    • Chin Up Hold
    • Pullover
    • Cast
    • Back Hip Circle
    • Cast Squat On
    • Kip Glide
  • Beam:
    • Releve Walks
    • Beam Mount
    • Pivot and Half Turn
    • Straight, Tuck, and Split Jump
    • Lever
    • Bridge
    • Backward Roll
    • Handstand 
    • Cartwheel
    • Jump Dismount
    • Roundoff Dismount
  • Floor:
    • Half and Full Turns
    • Split Leaps
    • Straight, Tuck, Split, and Wolf Jumps
    • Handstand Forward Roll
    • Handstand
    • Cartwheel
    • Fall to Bridge Kickover
    • Front Limber
    • Back and Front Walkovers
    • Roundoff
    • Beginning Progressions of Front and Back Handsprings

Intermediate
  • Vault:
    • Proper Run & Hand Placement
    • Pop Up, Kick to Handstand Flatback
    • Jump to Handstand Flatback
    • Front Handspring
  • Bars:
    • Pullover
    • Cast
    • Back Hip Circle
    • Cast Squat On
    • Kip Glide
    • Kip
    • Beginning Progressions of Tap Swings
    • Straddle On Dismount
  • Beam:
    • Releve Walks
    • Releve Kicks
    • Beam Mount
    • Half and Full Turns
    • Straight, Tuck, and Split Jumps
    • Bridge
    • Backward Roll
    • Handstand
    • Cartwheel
    • Back Walkover
    • Roundoff Dismount
    • Front Handspring Dismount
  • Floor:
    • Half and Full Turns
    • Split Leaps
    • Straight, Tuck, Split, and Wolf Jumps
    • Handstand
    • Cartwheel
    • Front and Back Walkover
    • Front and Back Handsprings
    • Roundoff
    • Jump Connections
    • Skill Connections

Advanced
  • Vault:
    • Proper Run & Arm Placement
    • Jump to Handstand Flatback
    • Front Handspring
    • Quarter On
  • Bars:
    • Pullover
    • Cast
    • Back Hip Circle
    • Cast Squat On
    • Kip Glide
    • Kip
    • Tap Swings
    • Straddle On Dismount
  • Beam:
    • Releve Walks
    • Releve Kicks
    • Beam Mount
    • Full Turn
    • Straight, Tuck, Split, and Wolf Jumps
    • Jump Connections
    • Handstand
    • Cartwheel
    • Back Walkover
    • Skill Connections
    • Roundoff Dismount
    • Front Handspring Dismount
  • Floor:
    • Full Turn
    • Split Leap and Jump Connection
    • Straight, Tuck, Split, Wolf, and Twisting Jumps
    • Jump Connections
    • Front and Back Walkovers
    • Front and Back Handsprings
    • Roundoff
    • Roundoff Back Handspring Connection
    • Aerial
    • Beginning Front and Back Tuck Progressions