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2013-2021 Junior Olympic Compulsory Program

USA Gymnastics University has created this webpage to communicate the changes in the Women's Junior Olympic program. Please visit this page often for additional information on the 2013 season changes, and the new compulsory routines. Please encourage athletes' parents to visit USAGymClub.com for additional information.

Women's Compulsory Program available for Mobile Devices

The text, illustrations and routine videos for the 2013-2021 USA Gymnastics Women's Compulsory Program are now available for Android, Kindle and Apple tablets. The app sells for $29.99 and allows gymnastics professionals, coaches and judges alike to take the complete program for reference wherever they go.

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What's New

Explanation of the Junior Olympic Program ( Effective 8/1/2013)
The Junior Olympic program was developed with the belief that all athletes, regardless of their potential, must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. The program allows the gymnast to advance at her own pace, competing at more than one level in a year, if the coach so chooses.

The Women's Junior Olympic Program is divided into three major segments.

  1. The Developmental Levels 1 through 3 may be used as a non-competitive and achievement-oriented program for use within a gym's pre-team program, or they may be used as an introductory/recreational competitive program. States may also offer State Championships for these levels.
  2. The second part consists of Compulsory Levels 4 and 5. Both of these levels are progressive in nature, building upon the skills required at the previous level. Competitive opportunities are provided up to and including the USA Gymnastics State Championships.
  3. The third segment is Optional Levels 6-10. Levels 6, 7 and 8 have difficulty restrictions, while Levels 9 and 10 have no restrictions in the skill choice.
Click here to view a PDF of 2013 changes of LEVEL system. This document explains what 2012 levels could be converted to.


Click here
for the Structure and Mobility Chart for the Women's Junior Olympic Program entering the 2013-2014 Season PDF Compulsory Changes 2013.

Click here
for information on Communicating the Junior Olympic changes within your gymnastics program.

Click here
for steps for communicating and implementing the new Junior Olympic structure

Click here
for a powerpoint on tips of how to plan and communicate the Junior Olympic changes to parents.

The powerpoint
provides training tips to prepare for the 2013 Compulsory Floor routines by Linda Johnson, co-author of 2013-2021 JO compulsory routines.

The powerpoint
provides training tips to prepare for the 2013 Compulsory Beam routines by Cheryl Jarrett, co-author of 2013-2021 JO compulsory routines.

Click below for College of Knowledge quick videos that assist in explaining the changes

USA Gymnastics University Library provides additional articles and coaching videos.

Parent Resources

Click here
for a Parent Resource: communicating to Parents and Athletes the 2013 Re-Naming of Levels.

Dr. Allison Arnold writes an article to parents and athletes communicating the re-numbering of levels and the focus on overall gymnastics progress.


Click here to order

Women's Junior Olympic Compulsory Book
Item 3111 - $60.00

Women's Junior Olympic Compulsory DVD
Item #3106 - $30.00

Women's Junior Olympic Compulsory Music CD
Item 3110 - $20.00

Compulsory Materials BUNDLE
(includes Book, DVD and CD's)
Item 3112 - $90.00 (Save $20 by bundling)

Women's Junior Olympic Code of Points
Items 3117 - $60.00

Women's Junior Olympic Compulsory Wall Charts
(Level 1-3) #3wall
(Level 4) #4wall
(Level 5) #5wall
$10.00 each or $25.00 (all 3)

New women's Junior Olympic Compulsory and Optional Flip-book
Item 3113 - $25.00

Women's Judges, click here to view Technical Merchandise available to you.


Q&A from National Compulsory Workshop

Q&A for Judges

Q&A for Coaches & Club Owners


Coaches, while preparing for the 2013-2021 Compulsories, remember to also prepare for the 2013-2014 Coaching Certification requirement. Don't Delay, Take U100 today.

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