In Australia, there are two different streams for Rhythmic Gymnastics: Australian Levels Program and High Performance.
Please note that the information below is currently being modified for the new 2017-2020 cycle.
Australian Levels Program
The Australian Levels Program (ALP) gymnasts usually move up through the levels one at a time until reaching Level 10, according to their ability, with minimal limits on age or the length of time spent at any one level.
It is possible to move between national and international streams as long as gymnasts meet requirements. If the coaches feel that a gymnast would benefit from moving to the International stream, a conference would be undertaken with the gymnast, parents and coach so that the expectations and level of commitment can be made clear to everyone involved.
Level Changes and Selection Process
Any level change is done at Head Coaches discretion. In all cases of level changes and selections parents are consulted with.
High Performance Pathway
The High Performance (HP) pathway, however, has strict age limits at each level, and therefore gymnasts have to move levels according to their age as well as ability and hours of training undertaken.
The HP pathway gymnasts start at stage 1and 2 through to sub junior, pre junior, junior and senior. Senior gymnasts are able to qualify for the Australian National Squad in the year they turn 16. Junior International gymnasts may progress to Senior in the year they turn 16.
As the HP pathway is based on age, gymnasts need to be able to progress at the rate required to meet the national regulations. If at any time a gymnast in international stream is unable to maintain the required standards, a suggestion of moving to the Levels stream may be made.
High Performance Pathway Selection
Stage 1 and 2, sub junior, pre junior, junior and senior level is by invitation only. Gymnasts considered for High Performance pathway all get individually assessed by head coach at an arranged time.
For more information about our High Performance Program please see below document.
The competitive framework and programs is set by Gymnastics Australia, please follow this link for further pathways diagram and information: