2010-11Girls Gymnastics Rules Changes Points of Emphasis Major Editorial Changes
Comments on the Rules Rules updated to match athleticism of today’s athletes Updated terminology Revised vault groups, event requirements, composition, execution deductions, chief judge deductions, element descriptions and element illustrations Adopted rules specific to equipment regulations and matting requirements
Element Numbering SystemRules 6-6, 7-6, 8-6 and 9-6 Example – Uneven Bars #4.302 Number before decimal = Group number UB – Group 4 = Hip Circles Number after decimal = Element number within group First number after decimal denotes element value: 1 = Medium 2 = Superior 3 = High Superior 4 = Bonus High Superior #4.302 = High Superior– Clear hip circle to handstand
New TerminologyRule 1 Acro - Tumbling Chief Judge - (Superior Judge) Difficulty - Sum of Value Parts Element - Any M/S/HS/BHS listed in rules book Longitudinal Axis - A line through the body from head to toe Pike - Body bent at hips
New TerminologyRule 1 Release - (Regrasp) Shape - Position of the legs in respect to the torso during dance elements (i.e straddle, tuck, wolf, pike, cat, sheep, ring, split, stretched) Stretched - (Layout) Value Part - A completed element that receives credit in the Difficulty category
EquipmentRule 3-1 Competitive equipment shall meet rule specifications Penalty • Event shall not be conducted • Meet Referee notifies state association
Concussion ManagementRule 3-2-6 Any athlete who exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion, or balance problems) shall be immediately removed from the contest and shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate health-care professional. The judge of that event may stop competition to have the gymnast evaluated.
UniformsRule 3-3 Jewelry, including earrings covered with tape, shall not be worn Medical and religious medals may be taped to body Splints are prohibited - a splint restricts mobility of a joint Braces are permitted – a brace allows motion; manufactured braces do not require additional padding State associations may authorize the use of prostheses
ScoringRule 4-1-2 Difficulty = 3.0 Event Requirements = 1.2 Composition = 0.8 Execution = 4.2 Bonus = 0.8
ScoringRule 4-1-2A In the Difficulty Category: Elements of a higher value may replace missing elements of a lower value on a one for one basis When an element of higher value is used to replace a missing element of lower value, it will retain its original value A BHS that has been used in a Bonus category may also be used in Difficulty to replace a missing M/S/HS
Bonus - UltimateRules 4-1-2E, 7-3-5, 8-3-5 & 9-3-5 A single element or a series of S/HS/BHS performed to the ultimate with no Execution deductions can receive 0.1 OR An entire routine with full difficulty and event requirements performed to the ultimate with 0.5 or less in Execution and/orNeutral receives 0.1 The maximum that may be awarded is 0.1.
Bonus – BBSRule 4-1-2E Back-to-back superiors earn 0.1 each Up to a maximum of 0.2 may be awarded in the Back-to Back Superior Bonus category
Bonus – BHS’sRules 4-1-2E, 7-3-5, 8-3-5 & 9-3-5 A bonus high superior will receive 0.2 credit if performed without a fall or spot An additional 0.2 may be earned for a second differentbonus high superior performed without a fall or spot
Bonus ContinuedNOTE A BHS that does not receive 0.2 credit in the Bonus category because it was performed with a fall or spot, may be performed a second time and receive BHS credit if performed without a fall or spot A non-bonus BHS can still count in difficulty, event requirements or back-to-back superiors
Bonus - ExtraRules 4-1-2E, 7-3-5, 8-3-5 & 9-3-5 An extra HS/BBS/BHS can earn 0.1 in this Bonus category NOTE: A BHS element performed with a fall or spot cannot be awarded 0.2 as a BHS. However, it could earn 0.1 as an extra BHS in this Bonus category, provided that weight was borne before the fall.
Range of ScoresRule 4-4-1 0.2 9.5 – 10.0 0.3 8.5 – 9.475 0.5 7.0 – 8.475 1.0 Below 7.0 Range is determined by Chief Judge’s score
Chief Judge DeductionsConduct of CoachRules 6-5-2, 7-3-7 and 8-3-7 To be deducted from gymnast’s event score: Coach between bars throughout 0.1 Coach next to beam throughout 0.1 Coach in FX area (was void) 1.0 Signals/cues by coach/teammate 0.2 (after one warning)
Chief Judge DeductionsEquipmentRules 6, 7, 8 and 9 To be deducted from gymnast’s event score: Incorrect apparatus specs 0.3 Additional mats/board on unauthorized surface 0.3 Failure to remove board 0.3 Failure to remove spotting device 0.3
Chief Judge DeductionsGymnastRules 5-2, 6-5, 7-7, 8-7 and 9-7 To be deducted from gymnast’s event score: Improper uniform 0.2 Incorrect padding (UB-heel pads) 0.2 Excessive use of magnesia or tape 0.2 Exceeding warm-up time 0.2 Failure to begin in 30 seconds 0.2 Unsporting conduct of gymnast 0.2
Vault EquipmentRule 6-1-3 NOTE The landing area shall be 18 feet by 8 feet beginning July 1, 2012.
Starting Before CJ SignalRules 6-5-2, 7-3-4, 8-3-4 and 9-3-4 Starting a routine or vault before signal from chief judge = 0.5 Deduction taken by CJ from the average score of the repeated performance or the next vault performed
Voided VaultsRule 6-2-5c Voided vaults MAY be repeated
New Vault DeductionsRules 6-3 and 6-4 Incorrect foot form - up to 0.1 Head contacting table - 2.0 Includes 0.5 deduction for arm bend Extra steps (maximum 4) - 0.1 each Large step or jump - 0.2 Approximately 3 feet or more
Failure to Announce VaultRule 6-5-2 Gymnast fails to announce her intended vault – 0.2 from average of vault performed (Chief Judge) Note: Judges evaluate the vault that is performed.
LandingsRules 6-2-5c, 7-3-4d, 8-3-4d & 9-3-4d Elements that fail to land on the SOLES of the feet first receive NO Value Part credit. Note: Elements that receive no VP credit do not receive credit in Difficulty, Event Requirements or Bonus
VaultChanges in ValuesRule 6-6 #2.202 ½ on – repulsion off = 8.6 (was 8.8) #2.204 Yamashita = 8.6 (was 8.8) #2.206 Yamashita 1/2 = 8.8 (was 9.0) #2.502 1/1 on – 1 ½ off = 10.0 (was 9.9) #4.402 Tsuk – Tuck ½ = 9.8 (was 9.9)
VaultChanges in ValuesRule 6-6 #6.301 RO-FF ½ on - Hdsp = 9.2 (was 8.8) #6.302 RO-FF ½ on - ½ off = 9.4 (was 9.0) #6.401 RO-FF ½ on - 1/1 off = 9.6 (was 9.2) #6.402 RO-FF ½ on - 1 ½ off = 9.8 (was 9.6) #6.501 RO-FF ½ on - 2/1 off = 10.0 (New) #6.502 RO-FF 1/1 on - 1/1 off = 10.0 (was 9.8)
Bars/BeamRules 7-1-5 and 8-1-5 Plywood is NOT permitted under the board for mounting purposes
Uneven Bars Fall TimeRule 7-2-4 Fall Time - 45 seconds (Following a fall, failure to remount within 45 seconds terminates the routine) Warning is given at 30 seconds
8 Required Elements UB/BB/FX – Neutral DeductionRules 7-3-6, 8-3-6 and 9-3-6 A minimum of 8 elements are required on bars, beam and floor. All elements must be listed in the rules book. Any recognized attempt at a listed element may be given credit. Elements need not be considered complete in order to be given credit.
Uneven Bar DismountsRule 7-2-5 Only dismounts necessitating a hand grasp are allowed. Dismounts from the feet are considered illegal and will receive no Value Part/Event Requirement/Bonus credit
Uneven BarsEvent RequirementsRule 7-2 6 Requirements @ 0.2 each = 1.2 • Superior release/flight element - excludes dismount • LA twist/turn of at least 180° - Excludes mount and dismount Must be an element of value. Swing ½ turn does not count. Squat on ½ turn on the bar does not count. 3. At least 2 elements on each bar 4. Kip 5. Element (stretched) within 20° of vertical or passes through 6. Superior Dismount
Longitudinal Axis (LA)Twist/TurnRule 7-2-2 LA Twist/Turn – Any element that includes a turn/twist around the longitudinal axis of the body • Examples: ½, 1/1, 1 ½, 2/1 LA Twist/Turn – Examples: • Cast handstand ½ turn Yes • Giant 1/1 turn Yes • Geinger Yes
Uneven BarsComposition (0.8)Rule 7-2-3 Up to 0.3 – Variety in choice of elements • Consider: performance of both forward and backward • Consider: balance of circles/swings/kips • Consider: overuse of elements/connections Up to 0.2 – Spacing and Direction • Up to 0.1 – lack of using all space/levels • Up to 0.1 – insufficient direction changes and bar changes Guideline - (not mandatory) .1 no bar change, .05 1 bar change Up to 0.2 – Choreography • Up to 0.1 – uncharacteristic elements • Up to 0.1 – originality/creativity Up to 0.1 – Distribution • Consider: lack of distribution of Value Parts • Consider: maintaining difficulty level throughout routine
Direction ChangeRule 7-3-3 Direction Change – any element that includes a ½ or 1 ½ turn/twist around the longitudinal axis of the body andcontinues moving in the opposite direction results in a direction change. Direction Change – Examples: Long swing ½ over LB - Yes Cast handstand 1/1 (Healy) - No Flyaway ½ twist dismount - No
Execution Deductions Rules 7-3-4, 8-3-4 and 9-3-4 Execution deductions are now specific for each event.
Under-rotation of Release/Flight ElementsRule 7-3-4a Up to 0.1 Under-rotation of release/flight elements. • Saltos • Counterflight from LB to HB (toe shoot) • Bails over LB • Counterflights over LB
Precision of Handstand PositionsThroughout the ExerciseRule 7-3-4a • Up to 0.1 • May be taken for entire routine containing handstand positions that are not precisely vertical • Do not deduct if previous angle deductions have been assessed
Insufficient Exactness of Stretched PositionRule 7-3-4b • Up to 0.2 • Insufficient exactness of stretched position (hip angle 136° - 179°)
Insufficient Swingful Execution Throughout ExerciseRule 7-3-4b Up to 0.2 Insufficient dynamics throughout includes: • Swingful throughout • Maintains energy throughout • Makes difficult look effortless
Uneven Bar Elements -Same or Different? Elements are different if: • Different number in rules book • Same number in rules book but: • Saltos have different body positions • Different degree of turns (1/2, 1/1, 1 ½) • Support is on one or both arms • Mount elements are performed within routine • Legs together or straddled in saltos/Tkatchevs only Elements are the same if: • They finish in a different grip • Legs are together or straddled - Except on saltos/Tkatchevs
Uneven BarsChanges in Element ValuesRule 7-6 #1.401 Jump w/extended body to handstand on LB - BHS (was HS) #1.206b Jump w/ ½, kip ½ catch HB - S (was HS) #1.309 Glide cut catch HB - HS (was S)
Uneven BarsChanges in Element ValuesRule 7-6 #8.304 Swing ½ over LB to hang on LB - HS (was S) #9.205 Tuck or Pike Flyaway w/ ½ - S (was HS)
Uneven BarsNew ElementsRule 7-6 Group 1 - Mounts #1.401 Group 3 – Counterswings/Uprises #3.402 Group 4 – Hip Circles #4.402b, #4.403, #4.304, #4.404 Group 5 – Giant Swings Backward #5.401b, #5.403
Uneven BarsNew ElementsRule 7-6 Group 6 – Giant Swings Forward #6.403, #6.404 Group 7 – Straddle / Stalder Circles #7.103 Group 8 – Circle / Swings #8.106, #8.207 Group 9 – Dismounts #9.301
EquipmentRule 8-1-3 Note The landing area shall be 12 feet by 8 feet wide The working area under the beam shall be 15 feet wide by 15 ½ feet long These dimensions are required July 1, 2012 These have been recommended matting requirements
Balance BeamRule 8-1-8 A spotting block or folded panel mat MAY be used but must be removed immediately after the element is performed.
Balance BeamEvent RequirementsRule 8-2-3 6 Requirements @ 0.2 each = 1.2 • Minimum 360° turn on one foot • One acro flight element Must be on beam • Acro series of difficulty May include dismount • Dance series of difficulty Must be on beam • Mixed series of difficulty (dance and acro) Must be on beam • Superior dismount
Balance BeamComposition (0.8)Rule 8-3-3 • Up to 0.3 – Variety in choice of elements • Consider: variety of acro elements • Consider: variety of dance elements • Consider: balance of acro and dance elements • Up to 0.2 – Spacing and Direction • Up to 0.1 – lack of using all space/levels • 0.1 – lack of a backward and forward or sideward acro element • Up to 0.2 – Original Choreography/Artistry • Up to 0.1 – originality/creativity • Up to 0.1 – quality of gymnast's movement (artistry) • Up to 0.1 – Distribution • Consider: lack of distribution of Value Parts • Consider: maintaining difficulty level throughout routine
Execution DeductionsRules 7-3-4, 8-3-4 and 9-3-4 Execution deductions are now specific for each event.