​​​​​​LEVEL 3 
The focus of this level is to master the basic building blocks for each event and introductory routine passes.

  • Vault: Front handspring twist off; Half-on or round-off entry vault; Basic round-off onto board introduction.
  • Uneven Parallel Bars: Kipping, circling connections; High bar dismount drills; Push away skill entry.
  • Balance Beam: High advanced dance skills - multiple turns, switch leaps, multiple twisting jumps; High advanced tumble - back walkover, round-off, front walkover, back handspring; Connecting tumble skills; Handstand dismount; Cartwheel dismount.
  • Floor Exercise: High advanced dance connections; Round-off back handspring layout tumble pass; Front handspring front tuck tumble pass.

All gymnasts who are new to Lakeville Gymnastics Booster Club are encouraged to attend a free open assessment to determine level placement. A coaches will take your gymnast through a series of exercises on all events to accurately assess where they will fit best in our program.  Please use our Contact Form to schedule an assessment.


The focus of this level is to build more advanced connections and higher skill level.  Begin teaching compulsory full length routines.

The focus of this level is to combine basic building block into new connections

​​and combination skill passes. Intermediate routine structure.

The focus of this level is to enforce form and technique with the basic building blocks learned

in Level 3 and expand on new next level building blocks. Basic routine structure.

  • Vault: Front handspring multiple twist off; Half-on or round-off entry vault twist off; Basic round-off onto board back handspring up to elevated surface (yurchenko entry).
  • Uneven Parallel Bars: Kipping connections; Free hip circles; Fly away dismounts; High casting.
  • Balance Beam: High advanced dance skills - 1.5 turns, switch leaps, full twisting jumps; High advanced tumbling - flight skills; Connecting tumble skills - flight skill connections.
  • Floor: High level dance connections; Round-off 2 back handspring layout tumble pass; Front handspring front layout tumble pass; Begin twisting tumble passes.
  • Vault: Jump handstand onto elevated surface; Blocking techniques; Handstand block off elevated surface.
  • Uneven Parallel Bars: Intermediate circling moves - mill circle, front hip circle; Casting into circling moves; Comfort with climbing on top of bar; High bar tap swings.​
  • Balance Beam: Intermediate dance skills - Full turns, leaps; Jumps - split, straddle, pike; Intermediate tumbling - handstand hold; Cartwheel dismount; Cartwheel lunge.
  • Floor Exercise: Intermediate dance - full turns, leaps; Jumps - 1/2 twist shapes; Back and front walkovers, round-off rebounding; Back and front handspring drills. ​

The focus of this level is to begin competition with full strength routines.  Starting at compulsory routines and progressing
individual routines.  At this level the gymnasts are judged by Minnesota State High School League Standard Rules.

  • Vault:  Arm circle hurdle approach; Straight jump off of the spring board onto an elevated surface; Handstand flat back.
  • Uneven Parallel Bars: Pullover and hawk swing mount; Strong basic casting techniques; Basic circling moves - hip circle, mill circle, sole circle.
  • Balance Beam: Basic balance skills - walks and kicks; Basic dance skills - 1/2 turns, leaps, jumps - straight, tuck, split; Basic tumble skills - forward roll, candle stick, toe touch handstand.
  • ​​Floor Exercise: Basic dance skills -  leaps, full turns; jumps - straight, tuck, split, straddle, pike; Handstand holds, back bend kick over, round off.

  • Vault: Front hand spring; Advanced blocking techniques.
  • Uneven Parallel Bars: Advanced circling moves - mill circles, front hip circle; Squat on; Jumping to high bar; High bar circling; Glide swings.
  • Balance Beam: Advanced dance skills - full turns, big leaps, 1/2 twisting jumps; Advanced tumbling - cartwheel lunge, back walkovers, round-offs; Connecting tumble skills - handstand rebounds, cartwheel rebounds; Back and front tuck dismounts.​
  • Floor Exercise: Advanced dance - multiple turns, switch leaps, multiple twisting jumps; Back and front handsprings; Handstand pirouettes, Round-off back handspring tumble pass; Front tuck.