About Level 3

Level 3 has a minimum age requirement of 6 years of age, and is the second competitive level that Emeth offers. Level 3 has competitive opportunities up to but does not include State Championships. In compulsory levels, every gymnast’s skills and routines are the exactly the same. There is no focus on individuality, but instead the emphasis is placed on training and mastering the core skills that lead up to the more advanced optional levels. Each successive level progresses in its level of difficulty.


JO to  Xcel Comparison
Level 10
Level 9Xcel Diamond
(7 – 9)
Level 8
Level 7Xcel Platinum
Level 6Xcel Gold(5 – 7)
Level 5Xcel Silver(3 – 6)
Level 4(2 – 5)
Level 3Bronze
(2 – 3)
Level 2

Junior Olympic competitions are conducted throughout the United States and are organized by the USA Gymnastics State and Regional Administrative Committees. Each state has the jurisdiction to determine its state calendar, according to the needs of its members.

A Jr. Olympic COMPETITIVE YEAR is defined as the period from August 1 through July 31. See the complete schedule for the 2013-14 year.


Elements (in addition to Level 2 Requirements)

  • Leg swings to the side R and L
  • Split jump (90°), Stretch Jump
  • Handstand Bridge, Back Kick over
  • Handstand forward roll (with arms straight or bent)
  • Chassé, split leap (90°) to a large step leg swing in relevé
  • Backward roll tuck with straight arms to push up position
  • Forward split
  • ½ (180°) turn in forward passé arms in forward middle or crown.
  • Round-off, Flic-flac, rebound-stick No specific # of steps


Acro Preparation

  • HS Bridge Kick over-elevated surface
  • Backward roll to push-up position-incline surface
  • BHS on incline surface
  • RO rebound to elevated surface


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Dance Preparation

  • Split Jump, Stretch Jump (trak)
  • Split Jump, Releve´
  • Split Jump, Stretch Jump, Releve´
  • Side Tendu
  • Side Leg Swings
  • Heel Snaps
  • Weight Transfer to Releve´
  • 1/2 Turns
  • Chasse´, Leap, Leg Swing


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Practice Schedule

Level 3 gymnasts practice 3 days a week.

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Level 3 Coaches

Nikki Arnold is the head coach for all compulsory levels, Nikki is supported by Taylor Prince, Anna Kimborowicz, Jim Leshovsky and Heather Leshovsky. If you wish to schedule a private lesson with your coach, please feel free to Schedule one


Highlighted Gymnast or Accomplishments


For a complete list of all of our gymnasts accomplishments, click here