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2015-2016

Gymnast

 

** New Vault Rules** coming soon

 

1.All OHSAA policies, rules and regulations shall be followed.

2. Regulations and rules for competition are based on the Junior Olympic Code of Points, The Women’s Program Rules and Policies and a modified USAG Level 8-9-10 Program. Requirements and restrictions will be as published in this handbook. The OHSAA will allow the performance of any “C” “D” or “E” elements. All “C”, “D” and E elements will receive value part credit and will be eligible to fulfill special requirements for Bars, Beam and Floor Exercise. “E” elements will receive 0.20 difficulty value.

3. The State Rules Interpreters are charged with interpreting all girls gymnastics rules.

4. Rules Interpretation Meetings are held for the purpose of clarification of rules, regulations, policies and tournament procedures. An OHSAA State Rules Interpreter conducts each meeting. Corrections and clarifications will be published and sent to schools registering girls gymnastics and to officials.

5. The decisions of the contest officials are final.

6. Judging at all competitions will be in increments of .05.

7. In general, USAG Guidelines for Judging the Junior Olympic levels of competition are followed. Specific situations and the appropriate judging responses are published in the Junior Olympic Code of Points.

8.No flash photography shall be permitted during competition. It is required that this statement be announced prior to competition.

9. It is recommended that no gymnast scores lower than 3.0.

10. It is recommended that start values be flashed at all invitational competitions and district and state tournaments with the start value flash cards provided by the tournament or meet manager. Start values may be flashed at other meets if provided by the meet manager.

11. Clarification regarding bleeding injuries Take steps to stop the bleeding immediately and cover the wound as soon as possible. However, a bleeding wound (nor any other injury due to a fall) does not give the athlete the right to repeat her exercise or resume from where she left off. If the 30 or 45 second fall time (BB or UB respectively) is exceeded before the wound can be covered, then the routine is terminated. If there is blood on any equipment or mats after a gymnast finishes her exercise, the blood must be removed prior to the next athlete beginning her routine. The coach and athlete have the right to determine if the athlete can continue the routine after a fall (within the fall time limitations); however, it is advised that any recommendations from medical personnel be heeded, in the best interest of the athlete’s safety. The meet hosts should consider providing a small first-aid kit including tape, gauze or band-aids at each event, especially if there is no trainer available, so that these items could be accessed quickly.

The coach and athlete have the right to determine if the athlete can continue the routine after a fall (within the fall time limitations); however, it is advised that any recommendations from medical personnel be heeded, in the best interest of the athlete's safety.

The meet hosts should consider providing a small first-aid kit including tape, gauze or band-aids at each event, especially if there is no trainer available, so that these items could be accessed quickly.


EVENT REGULATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS

Value Parts 4 "A" s , 4 "B" s, 0 "C" s

Start Value 9.7

Additive Value 0.3

The OHSAA will allow the performance of any "C" element, "D" & "E" elements are allowed. The "C", "D" & "E" elements will receive value part credit and will be eligible to fulfill special requirements for Bars, Beam and Floor Exercise.

Restrictions For Additive Value may be from either connections or "D", "E" difficulty.

Bars, Beam & Floor
Bars - All "B", "C", "D" and "E" elements including releases and mounts are allowed.

Beam - All "B", "C", "D" and "E" elements. "D" acrobatic strength and gymnastic elements are allowed.

Floor - All "B", "C", "D" and "E" elements. "D" acrobatic strength and gymnastics elements are allowed. E" gymnastics elements are allowed for "0" value part credit.

Vaults - USAG Level 9 Vaults
Vault table required for all interscholastic competition. All Round-off entry vaults must be done with a safety collar. This requirement applies for both training and competition. The vault is void if performed without a safety collar. The safety collar must be placed in the proper direction for round off entry vaults.

Special Requirements

BARS (4 at 0.2 each)

1) 1 Bar Change

2) One "B" flight element (not the dismount) or one "B" element with a direction change (not the mount or dismount)

3) A minimum of one "B" element from group 3, 6 or 7 - same or different

4) Minimum of "A" dismount (no dismount = .30 deduction taken from the start value.

BEAM (4 at 0.2 each)

1) Acro series of 2 or more elements only one of which must have flight

2) One leap, Jump requiring a 180* split

3) Minimum of 1/1 (360*) turn or more on one foot

4) Minimum of "A" dismount - aerial or salto is required; no dismount = -0.3 deduction taken from the start value

FLOOR (4 at 0.2 each) Floor Dismount Clarifications

1) An acrobatic series with 2 saltos or 2 directly connected saltos (the saltos may be the same or different)

2) Three different saltos within the exercise

3) Dance passage with two different elements from Group 1 (directly or indirectly connected) - one a leap with 180 degrees cross or side split

4) Minimum of "A" salto performed as last isolated salto or in the last salto connection

MATTING Landing: any combination of matting systems is permitted provided that the total thickness does not exceed 24±3cm (10±¾") and all are uniform in width and length. ۸9" any combination of additional matting (skill or sting) are allowed in addition to maximum allowable competition landing surface of 24cm.

 
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