JO OPTIONAL


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 in more than one level in a year, if she so chooses.

The third segment of the JO program is the Optional Levels 6-10. Levels 6, 7, 8, and 9 have difficulty restrictions, while Level 10 has no restrictions in the skill choice. Composition is evaluated at Levels 8, 9, and 10. Refer to the Jr. Olympic Code of Points for a complete explanation of Level 6-10 rules.

  1. Level 6 & 7 has competitive opportunities up to and including State Championships.
  2. Additional competitive opportunities are provided for Levels 8-10, with the Level 10 competitive season culminating at the Jr. Olympic National Championships, Level 9 at the Eastern or Western Championships and Level 8 at the Regional Championships


JO Optional Code of Points: Click Here



Judging Resources


Optional Updates: Click Here


Compulsory Score Sheets
Otterson/Vitale 6-8 Sheets
Otterson/Vitale 9-10 Sheets


Misc Cheat Sheets 

Level 6/7 Vault Mat Specifications

"A" Value Beam Mounts



JO Optional Practice Tests

Level 7/8 Test
Level 9 Test A
Level 9 Test B
Level 10 Test A
Level 10 Test B


Shorthand Guides

Shorthand Guide/Brochure from FIG