LONDON GYMNASTICS GfA Levels

London Gymnastics for All competition levels for 2017

New levels have been introduced for the 2017 GfA Floor and vault competition programme. The levels are designed to be achievable, but progressive, to help both gymnasts and coaches focus on the development of core skills. Gymnast must be born in 2010 or earlier to compete in GfA 2017 competitions.

Videos of the set routines and vaults, including commentary about how to coach and what judges will be looking for, will be available on the London Gymnastics YouTube Channel shortly.

Transition to new levels

The following table sets out how the 2016 levels relate to those for 2017 and at what level it is appropriate for gymnasts to start competing. Gymnasts with a Bronze pin who have yet to attempt Silver are advised to start at Level 4, however, it is at the coach’s discretion to enter them for Level 5 if they believe this is more appropriate. The same applies to those who have earned a Gold pin, who may compete at Level 5 or 6 at the coach’s discretion.

2016 level 2017 level
White level with no pin (first time or have tried before)  Level 1
White level with pin (have or have not attempted blue before) Level 2
Blue level with pin (have or have not attempted Bronze before) Level 3
Bronze level with pin (have not attempted silver before) Level 3 or level 4
Bronze level with pin (have attempted silver before) Level 4 or level 5
Silver level with pin (have or nave not attempted gold level) Level 5
Gold with pin Level 5 or level 6
Gold plus with or without pins Level 6

Level 1 – Floor

Set routine – 10 moves on 12m x 2m mat (no moves connected unless stated)
Tariff 10.0
1 Forward roll to stand
2 Forward roll to straddle sit
3 Teddy bear roll 180
4 V-Sit with hands (minimum 2 sec hold)
5 Put legs together into long sitting position, tuck legs in and roll on back (backward roll prep), and then rock forward to stand on two feet
6 1 leg balance, free leg straight and knee at minimum 45 degrees (minimum 2 sec hold)
7 Half spin (girls) / half turn jump (boys)
8 Cartwheel (optional side to side or front to back 1⁄4 turn)
9 Straight jump
10 Star jump

Level 1 – Vault

Gymnast performs two vaults, highest score counts towards final score
6 metre run, jump onto board and stretch jump onto block
Springboard and block (2m x 1m x 60cm) with safety mats at rear
Tariff 10.5
6 metre run, jump onto board and stretch jump on to block, immediate rebounded stretch jump off to land
Springboard and block (2m x 1m x 60cm); with 10cm agility mat on top; safety mats for landing
Tariff 10.7
6 metre run, jump onto board and stretch jump on to block, immediate flighted forward roll (to finish on the block)
Springboard and block (2m x 1m x 60cm); with 10cm agility mat on top; with safety mats at rear
Tariff 10.9

Level 2 – Floor

Set routine – 10 moves on 12m x 2m mat (no moves connected unless stated)
Tariff 10.0
1 Handstand forward roll to stand on 2 feet (start 1/3 way down mat)
2 Tuck jump (Connection: for bridge entry, forward roll to lay flat)
3 Push to bridge straight legs (minimum 2sec hold)
(Connection: lay out flat of bridge, up into)
4 Shoulder Stand (minimum 2 sec hold)
(Connection: bring down legs to sitting position, arms behind to)
5 Back support to front support, jump in, jump up
6 Arabesque (minimum 2 sec hold)
7 Full spin (girls) / Jump full turn (boys)
8 Chassé into scissor kick (Land, finis, then turn)
9 Cartwheel front to back (1/4 turn)
10 Backward roll to stand

Level 2 – Vault

Gymnast performs two vaults, highest score counts towards final score
6 metre run, jump onto board and stretch jump onto block, immediate flighted forward roll (to finish in stand on block)
Springboard and block (2m x 1m x 60cm) with safety mats at rear
Tariff 10.9
6 metre run, jump onto board and stretch jump on to block, immediate jump to handstand to lay flat-back
Springboard and block (2m x 1m x 60cm) or mats piled up to 60cm;safety mats
Tariff 11.2
6 metre run, jump onto board and jump to handstand (controlled land) to flat-back
Springboard and block (2m x 1m x 60cm) or mats piled up to 60cm; safety mats at rear; 10cm agility mat may be used on top of block/mats
Tariff 11.5
6m run, jump onto board and jump to handstand with rebound block to jump hands forward, into immediate flat-back on block
Springboard and block (2m x 1m x 60cm) or mats piled up to 60cm; safety mats at rear; 10cm agility mat may be used on top of block/mats
Tariff 11.8

Badgetariffs for GfA levels 1-2

At levels 1 and 2, gymnasts receive a sticker for floor and another for vault that is equivalent to a bronze, silver or gold standard. The combination of the two stickers, which are given out immediately after the routine or vault has been judged, determines the gymnasts’ overall medal and whether they move up to the next GfAlevel (see table below).

Apparatus 1 mark Apparatus 2 mark Overall mark Progression
Gold Gold Gold: Automatic move up
Gold Silver Gold Automatic move up
Silver Silver Silver At coach’s discretion
Gold Bronze Silver Does not move up
Silver Bronze Bronze Does not move up
Bronze Bronze Bronze Does not move up

Every gymnast will receive a certificate and medal for the overall mark they achieve. Certificates and badges will be given out immediately after the gymnast has received their two stickers. There will be no placings, just bandings.

At levels 1-2, to earn a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal the gymnast must achieve between the following scores:

Floor thresholds for Levels 1-2
Gold = 9.0 to 10.0 Silver = 8.3 to 8.9 Bronze = 8.2 or below
Vault medal thresholds at levels 1-2
Level 1 Gold = 9.7 – 10.9
Silver = 9.0 – 9.6
Bronze = 8.9 or below
Level 2 Gold = 10.4 – 11.8
Silver = 9.6 – 10.3
Bronze = 9.5 or below

Level 3 – Floor

This level is a set routine with optional elements and acts as an introduction to a full floor routine. It is performed on a 6m x 6m non-sprung floor, without music.

Choreography, dance and/or steps can be added to move gymnasts from one set of moves to the next, but direction and order of the 10 moves must be as indicated.

Set routine with optional elements – 10 moves / Tariff 10.0
1 Y Balance OR Arabesque OR V-Sit without hand support (Min. 2 second hold)
2, 3, 4 Cartwheel, Cartwheel, Backward Roll to front support OR Round Off, Flick, Rebound Straight Jump
5, 6 Straight Jump full turn immediate Tuck Jump OR Straight Jump 1/2 Turn immediate Tuck Jump 1/2 turn
7 Splits OR Japana OR Bridge OR Pike Fold, (Min. 2 second hold)
8, 9 Handstand Forward roll immediate forward roll OR Dive roll immediate forward roll
10 ANY ‘A’ or ‘B’ move that hasn’t previously been used in the routine

Level 3 – Vault

Gymnast performs two vaults, highest score counts towards final score
6 metre run, jump onto board and jump to handstand (controlled land) to flat-back
Springboard and block (2m x 1m x 60cm) or mats piled up to 60cm; safety mats at rear; 10cm agility mat may be used on top of block/mats
Tariff 11.5
6m run, jump on to board and jump to handstand with rebound block to jump hands forward, into immediate flat-back on block
Springboard and block (2m x 1m x 60cm) or mats piled up to 60cm; safety mats at rear; 10cm agility mat may be used on top of block/mats
Tariff 11.8
Handspring to stand (on block)
Springboard and mats piled up to 60cm;safety mats at rear
Tariff 12.2
Handspring
Springboard and 100/110 table vault with safety mats for landing
Tariff 12.4

For full details London GFA Floor and Vault competition 2017 please click on the button below.