Can someone please point out the differences between L6 & L7. While L7 is optional, it doesn't look like the routines are 'that' different than the L6 routines. Also, what skills are added in L7? TIA
The Difference between L6 & L7?
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LemonLime just wondering if you know why changes are being made? I always think..."if it ain't broke...don't fix it". Is there a problem with the level requirements as they are now???Level 7-10 are changing next season. Here are the new requirements:
http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/Porta.../J.O. Code of Points/2009-13JOCodePreview.pdf
Depending on what state you are in, there are quite a few differences between L6 and L7 in terms of quality of the gymnastics (higher cast handstands with better shapes, more power in the tumbling, etc.). Practically speaking, some of the biggest differences are the flight requirement for L7 beam and the second circling element on bars. In some states, application of the L7 requirements may mean that the kids do bhs/bhs on beam, clearhip hand into giants, switch leaps on beam, and a fhs vault that some could do a tuck out of. It just depends.
LemonLime just wondering if you know why changes are being made? I always think..."if it ain't broke...don't fix it". Is there a problem with the level requirements as they are now???
I'm not LemonLime, but from what I've heard USAG wants to keep more girls at the optional level and decrease injuries. So many girls leave optionals because of all the time it takes to learn new and harder skills for each level and of course all those hours in the gym can lead to more injuries.
I know my gymmie's bar routine will not be allowed as a L8 routine next year(no shoot half since its a C skill).