How do you qualify for the Junior Olympics gymnastics?
To qualify for the National AAU Junior Olympic, a gymnast must place first through twelfth place in All Around at their respective District Championships in their respective age division.
How old are junior elite gymnasts?
Only athletes at the National Team level are called “elite gymnasts”. There are two Elite groups: Junior Elite (ages 11–15) and Senior Elite (ages 16+).
What is a junior in gymnastics?
Junior A 12-13 years of age: a gymnast MUST compete at age 11 in the Junior Division if she will turn 12 by December 31st of the year in which the competition takes place. 5.
What level should a 14 year old be in gymnastics?
Junior B: 14-15 years of age: vi. Senior: 16 and over: a gymnast MUST compete at age 15 in the Senior Division if she will turn 16 by December 31st of the year in which the competition takes place.
Is 12 too old to start gymnastics?
You can begin gymnastics at almost any age you develop an interest, but you may want to stick with recreational gymnastics if you start older than 12. Starting later than 12 years old may not give you enough time to develop the skills you need to go up against people who have been at it since they were toddlers.
Can you do gymnastics at 17?
You absolutely can start gymnastics at your age and can compete for as long as you like, as long as your gym is willing. People start competing in their 20’s or even later. Most people find it harder to start at an older age, but not all.