Thank you so much. Our daughter's coach has been dangling the level 7 carrot to our daughter all summer. She has been learning all level 7 skills but yesterday said, in a month she would teach her the level 6 routines due to the USGA rules. I was just curious. Now, I am worried she can learn both routines and get a 32. to get out of Level 6. She is 9 years old.
The mobility score she needs is a 31AA, so she only has to average high 7s on each event at a sanctioned L6 meet. Now, if the coach is also looking at her doing states as a L6, then she has to get your state qualifying score which in many states is higher than the USAG mobility score. Bars seem to be the biggest challenge at L6 with the clear hip and all the correct angles that must be hit in the tap swings.
Good luck to your dd and let us know how she does!
We have several gyms in my area that "skip" level six. They do this by having a sanctioned meet before the season starts. (normally early Aug. we dont compete until the end of Oct.) Normally they will have 3 or 4 teams bring just the girls who are going from 5 to 7. You may ask your coaches if this is possible in your area.