The Men's Junior Olympic Age Group Competition Program provides training and competitive opportunities for be- ginner to elite gymnasts from ages 5 to 18. The Junior Olympic Program is organized into 10 different levels of training or competition. Each level has multiple age groups and opportunities for participation and competition. Competition is carried out at the local, state, re- gional and national levels through USA Gymnastics sanctioned invitational meets and championship level meets. For Levels IX and X, the season culminates at the Men's Junior Olympic National Championships held in May of each year. For elite level athletes, the culminating event is the USA Gymnastics National Championships.
The Junior Olympic Age Group Program is organized into the following three areas:
A. Basic Skills Achievement Program (BSAP) The Basic Skills Achievement Program (BSAP) covers Levels I, II and III and is designed to help advance a gymnast from the day he enters the gym until he is prepared to participate in the Age Group Competition Program and the National Team Program. It was conceived as the entry-level of an overall skill and competitive development system. The program includes many of the skills from the entry-level competitive routines, preparing the gymnast for the Age Group Competition Program.
B. Age Group Competition Program The Junior Olympic Age Group Competition Program consists of seven levels. The first three levels, IV through VI, continue the BSAP's progressions from simple to more complex movements.