The Level 10 floor routine comprises some of the most difficult tumbling and impressive dance and expression you will find in JO gymnastics. Many of these gymnasts are on their way to the elite scene, competing skills you see at the elite level and in most other countries would be members of those countries national teams. The best of the best floor routines at this level are truly a sight to be seen. Let’s take a look.
Difficulty Requirements and Restrictions
The minimum difficulty requirements for a level 10 floor routine are 3As 3Bs and 2Cs.
There are no difficulty restrictions at level 10 so a gymnast can perform as many D or higher skills that they would like.
fulfilling the basic requirements in a level 10 floor routine will have a start value of 9.5. The additional .5 of start value must be completed as a combination of difficulty and connection bonus, which I will discuss at length below.
A skill can be counted for value twice in a routine as long as the same connections are not used and a skill performed for a third time can count toward a connection but can’t be counted again as a skill. This isn’t usually an issue at this level as having enough skills to fill the most basic difficulty requirements isn’t usually an issue.