Min age to compete power tumbling?

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emorymom

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What is the minimum age to compete in power tumbling level 4? Do you have to be 6 like girls' artistic?
 
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coachmolly

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I'm not sure of the exact age or even if there is one, but I am pretty sure you can be younger. At our state meet there was a 6 & Under division in level 5.
 
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gymnut1

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A mum used to post on here who had a daughter compete at 4. She was too young for artistic so her club put her in tumble as she was very advanced. I think she won everything and had a great time. Her youtube channel is staybymysidetonight and has lots of good videos of her tumbling. I cant remember her username on here but you could post a question to her on youtube to find out.
 

Jamarie

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I don't believe their is an age limit. I know AAU and USTA power tumbling start at ages 4 & under compete together for the lower tumbling levels, then 5 & under for the next level. Once they start competing handsprings it is 6 & under compete together. The age group is 8 & under for the top levels. I've seen three year olds compete and they are the cutest little things! They were only doing rolls of course:) It isn't like gymnastics where you have to be a certain age for a level. If a 5 year old can do the skills to compete level 8 (or whatever), they can.
 

emorymom

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Thanks. I talked to the coach today. His plan is to compete DS this coming season (which starts when he is not quite 5) but there are about 6 months to figure that out.

I don't have any feelings about when he should start competing at this point, but wanted to know what I should expect coming down the pike to be suggested in terms of our commitments to the program time/money wise.
 
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