USA Gymnastics created a Women's Developmental Program in order to have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. This allows the gymnast to advance at her own pace.
The Women's Developmental Program is divided into three major segments: developmental, compulsory, and optional.
The first segment consists of Levels 1 through 3. These levels 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 team.
The second segment consists of 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.
The third segment is Levels 6 through 10. Levels 6 through 9 have difficulty restrictions, while Level 10 has no restrictions in the skill choice.
For additional information please visit the Women's Developmental Program.