See, you learn something new every day! I didn't realize one couldn't compete until the age of 6. Thank you!
Every level has age limits. Most of the restrictios are on the USA Gymnastic web page.
here is the link for the overview
:: USA Gymnastics :: Junior Olympic Program Overview
In my area they have to be the competitive age before the date of the state meet. If they turn say for Level 4 6years old even 1 day before the state meet then they compete as a 6 year old for all the meets prior to that state meet date. I don't know its like that everywhere or if each region determines when the age goes into effect. Im sure someone here will know that.
We have had this discussion before. If you are 6 the day before state you cannot compete as you cannot have competed in the qualifying meets (when you would be 5) . You have to be at least 6 on the day of the meet. That includes the qualifying meets. Age brackets above the minimum for each level are set by age at state as you say.
How do I find out when that State meet is where I live?
The youngest to compete L4 is a 6 year old but you can have a 4 year old compete L2. My dd competed L2 as a 4 year old and could of done pretty good as a L4 at 5 years old but because of the age requirement for L4 she is competing L4 this fall as a 6 year old. Although I am glad there was an age restriction because I think competing L3 instead gave her just what she needed to have a positive fun experience.