Women's USAG Level 1
(ages 8+)
Class Length:  75 minutes
Club Membership:  Mandatory
Dress Code For This Class
Member 4-week Session:  $100.00
Member 13-week Session: 
Prices quoted assume 1 class per week)
Course availability: 52 weeks yearly
Minimum registration period:
8 weeks
Cancellation: 7-day advance notice required
Makeup Class Policy
Club Discounts Available:
•  10% Multi-Class Discount (more than one class or siblings per week)
•  3% Autopay Discount
Registration and Class Schedule Information:
Course Registration and class assignments can be completed in the Customer Service PortalLogin to your account (or create a new account) online to register for this class or to view the updated schedule of available classes.
Course Description:
     Prerequisite: age 8 years by date of birth, or if younger successful completion of Womens Junior Level 1 course with an all around average score of 8.0 or higher, on advice of instructor.
      Womens Level 1 is a broad spectrum of skill levels ranging from beginners to experienced gymnasts. Beginners train along side of more experienced athletes as part of the teaching strategy.  Intermediate skills are based on USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Level 1 Manual requirements.  Progressions required for more advanced skills (round-offs, back-bends, handstand holds, etc.) are emphasized in these classes along with basic dance skills, vault landing, balance beam, uneven bars, and flexibility, in a positive, structured, supervised environment.
     Advancement to Level 2 is recommended by the instructor when the student successfully completes a mobility evaluation with an all-around average score of 8.0 or higher when attempting the Primary Skills listed below.  Recommended 1, 2, or 3 classes weekly.  USAG floor and balance beam routines required for eligibility to advance to Level 2.  This course also prepares young athletes for advancement to one of the Believe Competition Club should she desire to compete in amateur competions in the USA Gymnastics program.
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New Primary Skills Mastered In This Class:

Balance Beam:
• Jump to Support and Pike Roll-up Mount
• Arabesque Balance
• Passé Balance
• Kick Walks
• Lever to "T" (hold 1 sec)
• Stretch Jump
• Cartwheel to 3/4 Handstand from Kneeling Lunge

• Run with proper form
• Hurdle to Stretch Jump with Arm Swing on 16" mat
• Lever to Handstand Flat Back

Uneven Bars:
• Jumpover/Pullover
• Cast to Hollow
• Back Hip Circle
• Underswing Dismount and Straddle Sole Circle Dismount

Floor Exercise:
• Lever to Straight-body 3/4 Handstand
• Cartwheel Lunge to Lunge
• Forward Roll Tuck
• Backward Roll Tuck
• Candlestick
• Cou-de-pied Walks
• Relevé in Passé
• Forward Chassé
• Split Jump (30 degrees)
• Leg Kicks to Horizontal
• Combine skills to perform full Floor Exercise Routine
New Supplemental Skills Taught In This Class:

Balance Beam:
• Whip Swing to Tap
• Lever to Tap Beam
• Cross Handstand on low beam
• Side Handstand on low beam

• Running Drills
• Handstand Hops on floor
• Squat on stacked mats (waist height)

Uneven Bars:
• Floor Bar Leg Cuts
• Single Knee Uprise
• Wrist Shifts

Floor Exercise:
• Straddle Press
• Walking with a Turnout
• Tripod Headstand
• Straight-arm Backward Pike Roll down wedge
• Bridge Kickover from elevated surface
• Hurdle Step Cartwheel

• Straight Jump
• Tuck Jump
• Straddle Jump
• Pike Jump
• Split Jump
• Seat Drops
• Peanut Rolls
Clubhouse is located at
7028 NE 79th Court
Portland, Oregon  97218
Phone 503-281-1314
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