2014-2015_National_Course_PowerPoint

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Dan Bachman, President
Jerry Donahue, International VP
Mike Juszczyk, National VP
Dean Schott, Junior Olympic VP
Greg Kester, Technical Secretary
National Course
2014-2015
Authored by: Dave Johnson
Edited by: Nate Dotson, Craig Nesbitt & George Krenk
Version I – 9/9/2014
Important !!!
There are several rule changes and
interpretations in regard to the 2013-2016
version of the Men’s Gymnastics Code of
Points. Any modifications will be colored “red”
for easier viewing.
The latest MTC Newsletter (#27) contains
several new skill evaluations and
interpretations that can be viewed from the link
below. http://www.ngja.org/images/stories/20132016/FIG_Files/FIG_MAG_Newsletter_27_19March2014_BUTCHER.pdf
Documents
The following documents will be needed to study and
judge effectively while using the FIG rules.
1. FIG Code of Points (version 2)
2. FIG MTC Newsletter (#27, 3/17/2014)
3. NGJA/USAG Interpretations (#4, 12/18/2013)
OVERVIEW
PART I - Regulations Governing Participants (SLIDES 5-28)
A. Regulations for gymnasts (6-18)
B. Regulations for coaches (19-22)
C. Regulations for apparatus jury (judges) (23-28)
PART II - Evaluation of the Exercise (SLIDES 29-56)
A. General Rules (29-31)
B. D-score regulations (32-42)
C. E-score regulations (42)
D. Technical directives (43-55)
E. Junior international routine regulations (56)
PART III - Apparatus Specifics (SLIDES 57-119)
A. Floor Exercise (58-66)
B. Pommel Horse (67-83)
C. Still Rings (84-91)
D. Vault (92-100)
E. Parallel Bars (101-108)
F. Horizontal Bar (109-119)
Part I - Regulations Governing
Participants
Purpose of Code of Points
1. Provide an objective means of evaluating exercises.
2. Standardize the judging at various phases of competition.
3. Assure that the best gymnast is identified at a given competition.
4. Guide coaches and gymnasts in the composition of exercises.
5. Provide the source of other technical information and regulations
needed for competition.
Regulations Governing Gymnasts
General
The gymnast is guaranteed the right to ...
Have their performance judged fairly and correctly.
Receive a written evaluation of a new skill or vault value prior to
competition.
Have their score publicly displayed.
Repeat an exercise if interrupted for reasons beyond his control.
Briefly leave competition venue for personal reasons as long as
permission is given (competition will not be delayed).
Obtain final results of competition (obtained from delegation leader).
Regulations Governing Gymnasts
Apparatus
The gymnast is guaranteed the right to ... (Cont.)
Have identical apparatus and mats in the training gym, warm-up gym
and competition venue (must meet FIG specs).
Use mandatory 10 cm mats on both V and HB (no longer acceptable on
SR).
Be assisted to a hanging position by a coach or gymnast on both SR
and HB.
Have a spotter available at both SR and HB.
Confer with a coach and rest for up to 30 seconds following a fall from
the apparatus (Note: time begins when gymnast rises to his feet).
Request that the SR or HB be raised to accommodate for their height.
Regulations Governing Gymnasts
Warm-up
Gymnasts are entitled to a “touch” warm-up period
immediately prior to competition that includes:
30 sec. on all apparatus except PB
50 sec. on PB (includes bar preparation)
Team competitions - time belongs to entire team
Mixed groups - time belongs to the individual
Regulations Governing Gymnasts
Responsibilities of gymnast
To know the Code of Points.
To submit a written request to have new element
evaluated (min. 24 hours prior to podium training).
To submit a written request to raise the SR or HB (min.
24 hours prior to podium training).
Regulations Governing Gymnasts
Duties of the gymnast
To present himself to the D1 judge with 1 or 2 arms before the exercise and to
acknowledge the same judge at the conclusion of the exercise.
To begin the exercise within 30 sec. of the signal from the D1 judge.
To remount the apparatus within 30 sec. after a fall (Note: timing starts when
gymnast rises to his feet).
To leave podium (or apparatus area) after exercise.
To refrain from changing height of apparatus without permission.
To refrain from speaking with judges during competition.
To refrain from delaying competition (remaining on podium too long, remounting
podium, etc.).
To refrain from any other abusive or undisciplined behavior (i.e. marking FX
carpet, damaging apparatus surface, etc.).
Regulations Governing Gymnasts
Duties of the gymnast (Cont.)
Notify Superior Jury (judge) if there is a need to leave the competition
area. Competition will not be delayed.
Leave supplementary mats in place throughout the exercise.
To participate in award ceremony dressed in proper attire.
Regulations Governing Gymnasts
Competition Attire
Gymnastics pants and socks are required on PH, SR, PB and HB.
Pants that are black or darker shades blue, brown or green are not
permitted.
Gymnast has the option to wear short pants (with or without socks) on
FX and V.
Gymnast must wear a singlet.
Gymnastics footwear (slippers) are optional.
Competitive bib number must be worn.
Competition attire must be identical for all members of a federation
(team) during a team competition. Individual gymnasts (without a
team) from the same federation may wear different attire.
Handguards, bandages and wrist wraps are permitted.
Regulations Governing Gymnasts
Penalties
Behavioral violations = Medium deduction (- 0.3)
Apparatus violations = Large deduction (-0.5)
Team violations = -1.0 deduction
Note: The penalty is deducted from the final score by
the D1 judge
Regulations Governing Gymnasts
Penalties
Behavior Violations
VIOLATION
Attire violations
PENALTY
0.3 from the final score (once per
competition) applied by Chair of
Superior Jury
Not acknowledging the D1 judge
0.3 from the final score (each time)
by D1 judge
Exceeding 30 sec. before
commencing exercise
0.3 from the final score by D1 judge
Exceeding 30 sec. before continuing
after a fall
Exercise is terminated at the fall
Remounting podium after exercise
0.3 from the final score by D1 judge
Coach speaking with gymnast during
exercise
0.3 from the final score by D1 judge
Other abusive or undisciplined
behavior
0.3 from the final score by D1 judge
Regulations Governing Gymnasts
Penalties
Apparatus Violations
VIOLATION
PENALTY
Non-permitted presence of spotter
0.5 from final score by D1 judge
Damaging apparatus & incorrect use
of magnesium
0.5 from final score by D1 judge
Illegal use of supplementary mats or
non-use where required
0.5 from final score by D1 judge
Moving supplementary mats during
exercise
0.5 from final score by D1 judge
Changing height of apparatus
without permission
0.5 from final score by D1 judge
Re-arrangement or removal of
springs from springboard
0.5 from final score by D1 judge
Regulations Governing Gymnasts
Penalties
Individual Violations
VIOLATION
PENALTY
Absent from competition area without
permission
Disqualified from remainder of
competition (Superior Jury)
Absent from victory ceremony
Performing without signal from D1
Results and final score is annulled
for team and individual purposes
(Superior Jury)
Final Score = 0 points
Regulations Governing Gymnasts
Penalties
Team Violations
VIOLATION
Team gymnast(s) compete in wrong
order on apparatus
PENALTY
1.0 from the total team score on the
applicable apparatus (applied by
Superior Jury)
1.0 from the total team score on the
Violations of attire that apply to Team
applicable apparatus (applied once
Competition
per competition by Superior Jury)
Regulations For Coaches
Rights of Coaches
The coach is guaranteed the right to ...
Assist gymnast/team in submitting written requests to rate new skills and/or raise
the apparatus.
Assist gymnast/team during warm up period.
Help gymnast/team prepare apparatus for competition.
Lift gymnast to a hanging position on SR and HB.
Remove the springboard on PB after D1 judge gives the signal to begin.
Assist and advise gymnast during the 30 sec. after a fall.
Be present at all apparatus to help in case of injury or apparatus defect.
Inquire to Superior Jury regarding content of exercise (may also request a review
of time and line deductions).
Regulations For Coaches
Responsibilities of Coaches
To know the Code of Points.
To submit the competition order.
To refrain from changing the height of the apparatus or adjusting springs in
springboard.
To refrain from delaying the competition or obstructing the view of the judges.
To refrain from speaking to gymnast during the exercise (includes signals,
shouts, cheers, etc.).
To refrain from engaging in discussions with active judges.
To refrain from other undisciplined or abusive behavior.
To conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner at all times and attend
applicable Award Ceremony.
Regulations For Coaches
Behavior of Coach
A coach that exhibits poor behavior (with no direct impact) on the
result /performance of the gymnast/team will be disciplined in the
following manner …
Unsportsmanlike Conduct
1st Time = Yellow Card for coach (warning)
2nd Time = Red Card for coach (& removal from competition)
Flagrant and undisciplined behavior
Immediate Red Card for coach (& removal from competition)
Regulations For Coaches
Behavior of Coach
A coach that exhibits poor behavior (with direct impact) on the
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result
/performance of the gymnast/team will be disciplined in the
following manner …
Unsportsmanlike Conduct
(delay competition, speak to judge (except D1), speak directly to gymnast, etc.)
1st Time = Yellow Card
0.5 deduction taken from gymnast/team at event if speaking to active judge (-1.0
deduction if speaking aggressively).
2nd Time = Red Card & removal from competition
1.0 deduction taken from gymnast/team at event.
Flagrant and undisciplined behavior
(incorrect presence of unauthorized persons in inner circle during competition, etc.)
Red Card & immediate removal from competition
1.0 deduction taken from gymnast/team at event.
Regulations For Apparatus Juries (Judges)
Responsibilities
All members of apparatus jury have responsibility to ...
Have a thorough knowledge of Code of Points.
Be in possession of proper credentials (brevet and log book).
Have knowledge of contemporary gymnastics and application of rules.
Attend all meeting and instructional sessions before competition (i.e. arrive 1 hour
or other previously specified time prior to competition).
Participation in podium training is mandatory.
Be prepared thoroughly on all apparatus.
Be prepared to fulfill all mechanical duties (i.e. completing score sheets, computer
input of scores, facilitation of competition, working with other judges, etc.).
Wear proper judges attire (dark blue jacket, grey pants, light colored shirt and tie).
Regulations For Apparatus Juries (Judges)
Rights
In case of an intervention by the Superior Jury, the judge
has the right to agree or not agree to change the final
score.
A Judge may be overruled by Superior Jury. If overruled,
the judge may file an appeal to …
A) Superior Jury – if action was initiated by the
Apparatus Supervisor.
B) Jury of Appeal – if action was initiated by the
Superior Jury.
Regulations For Apparatus Juries (Judges)
Composition of Apparatus Jury
For official FIG competitions, World Championships and
Olympic Games, the apparatus jury will consist of ...
1) D and E panel
2) Reference judges (WC & OG only)
* Reference judges were introduced to manage issues regarding execution scores.
3) FX - 2 line judges & time keeper
4) V - 1 line judge
5) PB - 1 time keeper for warm up time
Note: Modifications to judging panels are possible for other
international, national or local competitions.
Regulations For Apparatus Juries (Judges)
D-Panel
The D-panel must record the entire exercise and jointly
determine the D-score (discussion is allowed).
The D-score content includes ...
1) value of elements (difficulty)
2) connections value (applies to both FX and HB)
3) value of element group requirements
Regulations For Apparatus Juries (Judges)
D-Panel
It is the responsibility of the D1 judge to ...
Coordinate the work of line judges, timers and secretaries.
Ensure efficient running of apparatus (includes warm up time).
Display signal for gymnast to begin exercise.
Ensure that neutral deductions are taken from the final score.
Issue penalties for short exercise.
Regulations For Apparatus Juries (Judges)
E-Panel
It is the responsibility of the E-Panel to …
Evaluate exercise and apply deductions without consulting other judges.
Record deductions for general errors, technical errors and positional
errors.
Complete score slip or enter scores in computer.
Provide a written record of evaluations.
Part II - Evaluation of the Exercise
Regulations For Apparatus Juries (Judges)
Timers & Line Judges
Line judges must ...
Raise red flag when gymnast steps outside the boundary line on FX
and V.
Notify the D1 judge of any line violations by submitting an appropriate
record.
Timers must ...
Time the duration of FX exercise & PB warm up.
Give an audible signal on FX at completion of 60 and 70 seconds.
Inform D1 judge of any violations.
Evaluation of Competition Exercises
General Rules
D-jury
Determines the “D” score
* content/difficulty of exercise
E-jury
Determines the “E” score
* exercise presentation
The “D” score and “E” score are added together to
determine the final score.
D-Score Regulations
Content
D-score content will include by addition ...
The difficulty value of the 9 best elements plus the
dismount.
The element group requirements value (provided
that they are within the 10 counting elements).
Connection bonus (applies only to FX and HB).
D-Score Regulations
Short Exercises
A Short Exercise is defined as a routine that contains < 7 skills,
the D-panel will take the appropriate neutral deductions highlighted
in the table below.
# of elements
deduction
7-10
0.0
5-6
-4.0
3-4
-6.0
1-2
-8.0
0
-10.0
D-Score Regulations
Difficulty
The Difficulty values in the table below will be used to calculate the
total difficulty in the routine.
value
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
• Repeated elements are not given value and do not contribute to the
D- score.
• Elements performed that are not listed in COP are either not
recognized or fall below value of an “A”.
• Elements in same box with different values may be performed in same
routine while counting towards the D-score (ex. page 111 box 33).
D-Score Regulations
Element Groups
Each apparatus has 4 Element Groups and a dismount
group (no dismount group on FX).
Each routine should include at least 1 element from
each of the 4 element groups.
+0.5 is awarded for each element group that is fulfilled.
D-Score Regulations
Dismount Requirements
Non-Legitimate Dismounts
Every exercise must include a legitimate dismount. Non-legitimate dismounts
include:
•
•
•
•
Dismount that pushes off of feet (except FX).
Partially shown or incomplete dismount.
Dismount that does not land on feet (includes rollout dismounts on FX).
Dismount that intentionally lands sideways.
Dismount Element Group
Regarding dismount element groups, apply the values below:
Difficulty
Value
A or B
0.0
C
+0.3
D or higher
+0.5
D-Score Regulations
Connection Points
Connection bonus can be awarded on FX and HB.
Connection bonus will only be awarded for directly
connected elements in the absence of a single large
error (-0.5).
Note: Specifics regarding acceptable connections on FX
and HB will be outlined later in presentation.
D-Score Regulations
Non-Recognition of Elements
An element will not be recognized by the D-jury if it deviates
significantly from its prescribed execution
Examples of non-recognition include:
FX - elements that are performed beginning outside of floor area.
V - invalid vault (as defined in Section 13).
HB - elements performed with or from feet on the bar.
Unlisted straddled strength skills.
Elements completed with spotter assistance.
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D-Score Regulations
Non-Recognition of Elements (Cont.)
Examples of non-recognition include … (Cont.)
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If gymnast falls on or from the apparatus during an element (or it is
significantly interrupted).
If gymnast fails to show momentary control of an element during a
landing or re-grasp.
If a strength hold or simple hold element is not held.
If a press or pull out comes from a strength hold element which has not
been recognized.
If a twisting element is performed with an over or under rotation of 90
degrees or greater.
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D-Score Regulations
Non-Recognition of Elements (Cont.)
Examples of non-recognition include … (Cont.)
PH - elements in cross or side support that deviate from correct position by 45
degrees or greater.
If strength hold or simple hold positions deviate from correct position by 45 degrees
or greater.
If the element is so altered in its performance that it can no longer be recognized.
Examples include:

Strength element performed almost entirely with swing.

Swing element performed almost entirely with strength.

A stretched element performed with distinct pike or tuck.

Strength elements normally performed with legs together that are performed in straddle position.

Strength element performed with significantly bent arms.
D-Score Regulations
Repetition
An exercise should never be repeated unless there is an
interruption beyond the gymnasts control.
No element may be repeated for difficulty or connection
points.
E-Score Regulations
Evaluation of Competition Exercises
The E-score will start from a 10.0 (if routine has 7-10 skills).
Short Routines
In the case of short routine (< 7 skills) ...
the D-panel will take the appropriate neutral deduction from
the final score.
Technical Directives
Evaluation by the E-jury
Judges of the E-jury (and D-jury) must remain up-to-date
with contemporary gymnastics and performance
expectations for the various elements across all 6
apparatus.
Note: If for any reason a judge on the E-jury cannot reach
a decision, give the benefit of the doubt to the gymnast.
Technical Directives
Determination of Execution and Technical Errors
The following deductions will apply for every aesthetic or
technical deviation from the expected performance ...
Small Error = -0.1
• Minor or slight deviation from perfect position and execution.
• Minor adjustments of hands, feet or body.
• Other minor violations of aesthetic and technical performance.
Medium Error = -0.3
• Distinct or significant deviation from perfect position and execution.
• Distinct or significant adjustments to hands, feet or body.
• Distinct or significant violations of aesthetic and technical performance.
Large Error = -0.5
•
•
•
•
Major or severe deviation from perfect position and execution.
Major or severe adjustments to hand, feet or body.
Any full or immediate swing.
Major or severe violations of aesthetic and technical performance.
Technical Directives
Determination of Execution and Technical Errors
Falls and Spotter Assistance = -1.0
•Any fall on or from the apparatus during the element or any element that fails to display.
•Momentary control during a landing or re-grasp.
•Any assistance by a spotter that contributes to the completion of an element
Don’t forget ...
If a gymnast does not perform a dismount, but lands intentionally on his feet, no 1.0
deduction for a fall will be taken
*Note: -1.0 is the maximum deduction for an element with a
fall (including all steps, touches or support on the floor that
lead up to the fall). All other execution deduction are still
applicable.
Technical Directives
Determination of Execution and Technical Errors
Strength and Hold Parts
- Angular deviations from the perfect hold position define
the degree of technical error
•
Small Error = 0-15 degrees
•
Medium Error = 16-30 degrees
•
Large Error = > 30 degrees
•
Non-Recognition = > 45 degrees
(& large deduction)
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Technical Directives
Determination of Execution and Technical Errors
Strength and Hold Parts (Continued)
•
Any press from a static strength element that was not recognized will
also not be recognized
Example: A cross on SR held above 45 degrees that is followed by a pullout results
in both skills not being recognized.
•
If the preceding strength hold element received a deduction for
incorrect position, then the same deduction (up to 0.3) applies again to
a press element from that original strength element
Example: A cross on SR held between 16-30 degrees that is followed by a pullout
will receive two separate 0.3 deductions.
Technical Directives
Determination of Execution and Technical Errors
Swinging Skills - Angular Deviation
• Swing elements to or through handstand (FX, PH, SR, PB & HB) –
Must be within 15º of handstand for no deduction.
• Circles (PH) –
Must be within 15º of a perfect cross or side support for no deduction.
NOTE: E-jury deducts for each skewed circle/skill.
Angular Deviation
Deduction
up to 15º
No deduction
16º - 30º
Small (-0.1)
31º - 45º
Medium (-0.3)
> 45º
Large (-0.5) & non-recognition
Technical Directives
Determination of Execution and Technical Errors
Swing to Hold Position (SR)
The shoulders may not rise above the final hold position. If the shoulders
rise above the final hold position, the deduction is:
Angular Deviation
Error
up to 15º
Small (-0.1)
16º - 30º
Medium (-0.3)
31º - 45º
Large (-0.5)
> 45º
Large (-0.5) & non-recognition
Hold Elements
All hold elements must be held for a minimum of 2 seconds. The
following deductions apply for a short hold:
2 seconds = no deduction
recognition
< 2 seconds = Medium (-0.3)
Non-Stop = Large (-0.5) & non-
Technical Directives
Determination of Execution and Technical Errors
Landings
•A landing needs to be prepared in such a way that the gymnast
has had time to reduce rotation and/or extend the body prior to
landing on his feet.
• A gymnast may land with the feet apart. However, after the
landing, the heels should be brought together without lifting
and moving the front of the feet (MTC Newsletter #27).
Error
Result
Landing with feet slightly apart and gymnast lifts heels and joins heels
together without lifting and moving front of feet
No deduction
Landing with feet slightly apart or less than shoulder width and gymnast picks - 0.1 for landing with
up a foot moving both feet together, OR does not join both feet together by
feet apart
lifting only the heels
Landing with feet more than shoulder width apart, AND gymnast picks up one - 0.3 for landing with
foot moving both feet together, OR does not join both feet together
feet apart
Technical Directives
Expectations for Compositional Exercise Presentation
Atypical Straddling
A gymnast may not perform elements with a separation of legs that
serves no useful purpose or that detracts from the aesthetics of the
performance.
Note: It is acceptable to straddle on the following skills:
• SR & PB - L-press handstand
• PB - stoop glide press on 1 rail
• FX - from prone, press handstand
Repetition
Is permitted, however, skills will not receive credit for difficulty or
connection bonus. The E-jury will continue to evaluate.
Technical Directives
Determination of Execution and Technical Errors
Layaways, Empty Swings and Intermediate Swings
Layaways (-0.3)
Back swing in support or in upper arm support that reverses direction and swings
down to a lower hang or support position.
Empty Swing (-0.3)
A swing at the end of which no element is performed or no new support or hang
position or grip is achieved.
Intermediate Swing (-0.5)
Two empty swings in succession
Technical Directives
E-Jury Deductions
Error
Small (-0.1) Medium (-0.3) Large (-0.5)
Deductions for aesthetic and execution errors
Non-distinct positions (tuck, pike, straight)
+
Adjust hands or grip position
+
Walking or hopping in handstand (each time)
+
Touching apparatus or floor (MTC NL #27)
+
+
Hitting apparatus or floor
+
+
Gymnast touch (not assisted) by spotter
+
Interruption of exercise without fall
+
Bent arms, bent legs, legs apart
+
+
+
Poor posture or body positions
+
+
+
≤ shoulder width
> shoulder width
Legs apart on landing (see new verbiage on slide 50)
+
+
Unsteadiness, minor adjustments of feet, or
excessive arms swings on landing
+
adjust hands or grip position
Loss of balance during any landing with no fall or
hand support (-1.0 max. for fall)
slight imbalance, small
step or hop
large step or hop or touching
the mat w/ 1 or 2 hands
Technical Directives
E-Jury Deductions
Error
Small (-0.1) Medium (-0.3) Large (-0.5)
Fall or support with 1 or 2 hands on landing
-1.0
Fall during any landing without contacting feet first
-1.0 & non-rec.
Atypical straddle
+
Other aesthetic errors
Deductions for Technical Errors
Deviations in swings to or through HS & circles
15º - 30º
31º - 45º
> 45º & non-rec
Angular deviations from perfect hold positions
up to 15º
16º - 30º
31º - 45º
> 45º & non-rec
Press from poorly held positions
Incomplete twists
deductions equivalent to those for hold position are repeated
up to 30º
31º - 60º
Lack of height/amplitude on salto elements
+
+
Additional or intermediate hand support
+
Strength with swing and vice versa
+
+
61º - 90º
>90º & non-rec.
+
Technical Directives
E-Jury Deductions
Error
Small (-0.1) Medium (-0.3) Large (-0.5)
Duration of hold parts (2 sec.)
Interruption of upward movement
+
Two or more attempts at a hold or strength part
Unsteadiness in or fall from handstand
+
< 2 sec.
non stop &
non-rec.
+
+
+
+
swing or big
disturbance
fall over
Fall from or onto apparatus
-1.0
Intermediate swing or layaway
half or layaway
Assistance by spotter in completion of element
whole
-1.0 & non-rec.
Lack of extension in preparation for landing
+
+
Other technical errors
+
+
+
Junior International Routine Regulations
Exceptions to Senior Rules
Difficulty
8 elements counted toward difficulty (7 skills + dismount).
Dismounts
“C” dismount given full credit (+0.5) & “B” dismount given partial credit (+0.5).
Floor Exercise
Diving and salto elements with a rollout are prohibited (dive roll & Arabian dive roll
are exceptions).
Still Rings
Elements which include saltos backward in hang (Guczoughy) and Li Ning type
elements are not permitted.
Parallel Bars
Saltos with reception in upper arms and/or bent arms are not permitted.
Part III - Apparatus Specifics
Floor Exercise
A Floor Exercise routine is composed primarily of acrobatic elements
such as strength and balance parts, elements of flexibility, handstands,
and choreographic combinations all forming a harmonious rhythmic
exercise which is performed utilizing the entire Floor Exercise area.
Floor Exercise
Content and Construction - Exercise Presentation
Boundary Lines
• The gymnast may step onto but not over the lines.
• Elements initiated outside the FX area will not be recognized but
will be evaluated by E-jury.
If the gymnast steps over the boundary lines, the following neutral
deductions will be taken (D1 judge applies deduction to final score):
Error
Deduction
Landing or touching with one foot or one hand outside of FX area
-0.1
Touching with feet, hands, foot and hand or with any other part of body
outside of FX area
-0.3
Landing directly outside of FX area
-0.3
Note: Elements initiated outside the FX area have no value
Floor Exercise
Content and Construction - Exercise Presentation
Duration
The exercise begins with the first movement of the gymnast’s feet and
ends in a standing position with legs together.
• Maximum of 70 seconds, there is no minimum.
• Audible warning given at 60 seconds and again at 70 seconds.
Note: If gymnast has exceeded 70 seconds, the D1 judge will take appropriate
neutral deduction.
Utilization of Floor Exercise Area
•The full floor area must be used (all 4 corners).
•Diagonals - If the gymnast uses the same diagonal more than 2x in succession,
A medium deduction (-0.3) will be taken by the E-jury.
Floor Exercise
Information About the D-Score
Element Groups
I.
II.
III.
IV.
Non-acrobatic elements
Acrobatic elements forward
Acrobatic elements backward
Acrobatic elements sideways, jumps with 1∕2 turn to saltos
forward and forward jumps with 1/2 turn to saltos backward
*Note: The dismount cannot be from element group I.
An element can only fulfill one element group requirement. The
element executed as the dismount will also count as the first of four
elements from within a specific element group (except in the case of
repetition).
Floor Exercise
Information About the D-Score
Connection Bonus
Is available only for directly connected saltos in the absence of a
single large deduction. It is NOT mandatory for the connected elements
to be within the counting 10 best elements. The gymnast will receive ...
• +0.1 for any D + A,B or C combination
• +0.2 for any D + D (or higher) combination
Connection bonus will only be awarded on one side of the connection (in
the case of 3 or more directly connected saltos). Choose the side that
most benefits the gymnast. For example:
HS-salto fwd 1/1 tw. (C) + salto fwd. 2/1 tw. (D) + double salto fwd. (D) = +0.2 bonus
RO-FF-salto bwd 5/2 tw. (D) + salto fwd. stretched (B) + salto fwd. 2/1 tw. (D) = +0.1
bonus
* Doesn’t matter which side of connection you choose
Floor Exercise
Information About the D-Score
Rollout & Front Support Elements
A maximum of 1 rollout salto may be performed in an exercise. Rollout
saltos cannot be executed in direct connection with other salto
elements. In an exercise, only 1 of the following scenarios can be used:
• 1 salto element finishing in a rollout and:
- 1 non-salto element finishing in rollout
- 1 non-salto element finishing in front support
- 1 salto element finishing in front support
• 1 non-salto element finishing in rollout and 1 non-salto element
finishing in front support.
• 2 non-salto elements finishing in front support or 2 non-salto
elements finishing in rollout.
*Note: Any additional rollout elements will not receive value and will be deducted
as a routine construction error (see table of deductions for FX).
Floor Exercise
Information About the D-Score
Strength & Circle/Flair Elements
A maximum of 2 strength (including strength handstands) and a
maximum of 2 circle, flair or Russian elements may be performed in a
routine, based on chronology.
Remember ...
• Circles/flairs begin and end in front support
* especially important when counting Russians.
• Elements that involve 2 strength parts for one letter value require a
stop position in both parts to receive full value. If a stop occurs on
only one of the parts, a lower value will be awarded. For example:
- Manna (2ec)-press handstand (no stop) = C value
- legs together planche (no stop) - press handstand (2sec) = B value
Floor Exercise
Specific Deductions for Floor Exercise
Error
Small (-0.1) Medium (-0.3) Large (-0.5)
Insufficient height in acrobatic elements
+
+
Lack of flexibility during static elements
+
+
Not using whole floor area
< 4 corners
Acrobatic rollout elements without hand support
on back of hands
without support
+
+
fall 1.0
Pause 2 sec. or more before element or acrobatic series
Uncontrolled momentary landings (also transitions)
+
Simple steps or transitions to arrive at corners
+
Rollout salto connected with salto
+
More than 2x same diagonal with or without
intermediate elements between passes
+
More than 2x elements that finish in rollout or support
+
D-Jury
Exercise longer than 70 sec.
≤ 2 sec.
> 2-5 sec.
> 5 sec.
Non-acrobatic or illegal dismounts (rolls)
Element not recognized by D-Jury
More than 2 elements rollout or front support
elements / more than 1 salto element with rollout
Element not recognized by D-Jury
Floor Exercise
Specific Deductions for Floor Exercise
Error
Small (-0.1) Medium (-0.3) Large (-0.5)
D-Jury (Cont.)
Landing or touching with one foot or one hand
outside floor area
+
Touching with feet, hands, foot and hand or with any
part of the body outside of floor area
+
Landing directly outside of floor area
+
Rollout salto connected with salto
Elements initiated outside of the floor area
Rollout salto element not recognized
No value
Pommel Horse
A contemporary Pommel Horse exercise is characterized by a variety
of support positions on all parts of the horse permitting different types
of circular swings with legs apart and together, single leg swings and/or
scissors, and swings through the handstand position with or without
turns. All elements must be executed with swing.
Pommel Horse
Exercise Presentation
The exercise begins when the gymnast’s feet leave the floor. An approach
step or hop is permitted.
General Expectations
• Skills are executed without pauses or visible strength.
• Oblique positions during circle/flair type skills are not permitted.
• Circle/flair type skills should be performed with complete extension.
Wendeswings & Non-Handstand Dismounts
• Wendeswings should be performed with legs together.
• Dismounts must cross the body of the horse.
• Dismounts must be executed at minimum 30º above the shoulder
horizontal line.
Pommel Horse
Exercise Presentation
Scissors & Leg Swings
Gymnast must show elevation of hips and large leg separation.
Scissor to Handstand Elements
The expectation is that ...
• Swing (not strength) is shown
• Hips are stretched throughout
• Body continues in upward movement
• Legs are now required to close, or E-Jury deduction of - 0.1 - 0.3 is taken.
(MTC Newsletter #27)
Scissor to Handstand (Li Ning) Stepping Errors
• Step off pommel with 1 hand and return to pommel =
-0.3 + other execution errors
• Step off pommel with 1 hand and NO return to pommel =
-0.5 + other execution errors
• Step off pommel with 2 hands =
-0.5 or -1.0 (dependent on continuance of exercise or fall) + other execution errors
Pommel Horse
Exercise Presentation
Handstand Elements
All handstand elements should show straight arms and significant
swing. Simple handstands (without pirouetting) must cross the body of
the horse.
Note: Pirouetting handstand dismounts do not have to cross the body
of the horse if it includes a turn of at least 270º from side support or 360º
from cross support.
Also ...
In the case of a handstand dismount that receives no value, the
gymnast may remount within 30 seconds and repeat any dismount for
value (one time only). If the original dismount received a large deduction,
then large deduction is increased to -1.0 when the dismount is repeated.
Pommel Horse
Exercise Presentation
Handstand Elements (Cont.)
For flair/circle to handstand elements that return to flairs/circles (or support),
execution deductions for strength and/or hesitation must be considered ...
• On the way up to handstand
• Within the pirouette
• On the lower down from the handstand
• For a lack of extension of flairs/circles upon completion of element
Pommel Horse
Information About the D-Score
Element Groups
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
Single leg swings and scissors
Circles and flairs, with and/or without spindles and handstands
Side and cross support travels
Kehrswings, wendeswings, flops and combined elements
Dismounts
All Elements ...
begin and end in front support (unless otherwise noted)
Pommel Horse
Information About the D-Score
General Regulations & Restrictions
Unless otherwise indicated ...
• Elements performed in flair or circle position have same value and code box.
• All basic elements in cross and side support may end with 1/4 turn.
• Elements on leather have same value when performed on pommels.
Pommel Horse
Information About the D-Score
Skill Specific Regulations & Restrictions
• Unless otherwise indicated all elements with 1/2 turns have same value.
(Czechkehre, Stockli, Reverse Stockli, Double Swiss).
• Unless otherwise indicated there is no upgrade in value for pirouetting on the pommels in
scissor handstands or handstands from circles or flairs.
• A maximum of 2 cross support travels (3/3) are permitted in an exercise for difficulty
value.
• Spindles in group II in cross or side support must be completed within 2 circles for D
value.
• A maximum of 2 Russian Wendeswings are permitted in an exercise for difficulty
(including the dismount which is counted first then chronologically from beginning of
exercise). The Roth, Wu and combined russians on one pommel are excluded from the
rule.
• A Russian Wendeswing dismount that begins in cross support facing out does not require
the final wende to receive dismount value.
Pommel Horse
Information About the D-Score
Skill Specific Regulations & Restrictions (Cont.)
• A fall on a Russian Wendeswing dismount will receive credit for the completed part
of the element in group IV (to be considered a dismount the russian must pass over the
body of the horse).
• When a fall occurs in an exercise, value should be given for the completed
part of the element prior to the fall (i.e. cross support travels, russians, and flop
sequences).
• A Wu Guonian requires a minimum of 360º of body turn to be completed with one or
two hands between the pommels (MTC Newsletter #27).
• Only 2 scissors to handstand in an exercise are permitted for difficulty value (MTC
Newsletter #27).
• Only 2 handstands from circles/flairs (also with return to leg swings, scissors, circles/
flairs) are permitted for difficulty value. A handstand dismount is NOT counted among
these 2 handstands (MTC Newsletter #27).
Pommel Horse
Information About the D-Score
When does one skill end and the next skill begin?
Unless otherwise indicated, each element is defined as occurring within one
structure and ending when a new structure is initiated. For example:
• Hop elements - end at completion of hop
• Circle/flair elements - end when it changes to other
• Spindles - end when spindle action stops
• Travel elements in cross support - end when travel action or cross support
position is interrupted in some way (by circle, some other element, fall, etc.)
• All other travel elements - end when a front support position is achieved
• Magyar + Sivado - may share a common circle connecting them
• Belenki, Urzica & Moguilny - may begin in cross support (facing in or out)
or side support
Remember ... elements begin and end in front support.
Pommel Horse
Information About the D-Score
Value Raising for Handstands (from circles or flairs)
1. Circle or flair handstand dismounts
From circle or flair
From stockli, rev. stockli, or
spindle
B
C
with 270º turn AND 3/3 travel
C
D
with 450º turn OR 3/3 travel
C
D
with 450º turn AND 3/3 travel
D
E
Note: A 3/3 travel during a handstand must show “support” with one hand
on both ends of horse and have a minimum of 270º turn to receive the
upgrade value.
Pommel Horse
Information About the D-Score
Value Raising for Handstands (from circles or flairs)
2. Circle or flair handstand and lower to leg swing
From circle or flair
From stockli, rev. stockli or
spindle
B
C
with 360º turn OR 3/3 travel
C
D
with 360º turn AND 3/3 travel
D
E
Note: A 3/3 travel during a handstand must show “support” with one hand
on both ends of horse and have a minimum of 270º turn to receive the
upgrade value.
Pommel Horse
Information About the D-Score
Value Raising for Handstands (from circles or flairs)
3. Circle or flair handstand and lower to circle/flair
From circle or flair
From stockli, rev. stockli or
spindle
C
D
Handstand with 360º turn or more
E
F
Handstand with 360º turn AND 3/3
travel
F
G
Note: A 3/3 travel during a handstand must show “support” with one hand
on both ends of horse and have a minimum of 270º turn to receive the
upgrade value.
Pommel Horse
Information About the D-Score
Handstands - Credit or No Credit?
In the case of handstands that are achieved with strength and/or a lowering
of the hips, NO CREDIT will be given if there is a large error.
Note: Along with a large deduction, other deductions (legs, feet, bent arms,
touching horse, etc.) may be taken. However, no additional deduction for
strength or angle will be applied.
* This includes handstands from scissors or circles/flairs (including dismounts)
Handstand Dismounts
If no credit is given due to a large error (as described above), the gymnast
may repeat the dismount. However, the large error (-0.5) is changed to -1.0.
Pommel Horse
Information About the D-Score
Combined Elements on 1 Pommel (Flops & Flop/Russians)
There are 2 types:
Flop Elements
•
•
•
•
Combo of circles in side or cross support (pommel loop) and stockli A or B skills.
May NOT include more than two of same element in direct succession.
Can only be of D or E value (3 or 4 elements).
o Except ... when performed in flair position (raises value 1 letter).
Can only have one such sequence in routine.
Combined Flop & Russian Elements
•
•
•
1 or 2 flop elements can be performed with a russian.
The circle(s) and/or stockli(s) can precede OR follow the russian (the
circle(s)/stockli(s) must be performed together).
Can only have one such sequence in routine.
Pommel Horse
Information About the D-Score
Combined Elements on 1 Pommel (Flops)
Combined Flop & Russian Elements (Continued)
Russian
1 flop
2 flops
R180 or R270
+
D
R360 or R540
+
D
E
R720 or R900
+
E
F
R1080
+
F
G
Note: When a combined flop and russian element is involved, the gymnast
will not be able to use the same element 3x in succession.
For a more detailed description of flop sequences visit the NGJA “flop
document at http://www.ngja.org/images/stories/2013-2016/NGJAUSAG_files/20132016_Flop_Rules_v1.8.pdf
Pommel Horse
Specific Deduction for Pommel Horse
Error
Small (-0.1) Medium (-0.3) Large (-0.5)
Lack of amplitude in scissors and single leg swings
+
+
Handstand with visible strength or bent arms
+
+
+
Pausing or stopping in handstand
+
+
+
Hip breaks within circling elements
+
+
Lack of body extension in circles/flairs (global ded.)
Bent legs or legs apart during elements
Angular deviations in cross support circles or travels
Landing oblique or not facing out from long axis of
horse
+
+
+
+
+
> 15º - 30º
> 30º - 45º
> 45º
non-rec
+
deviation > 45º
+
deviation 90º
Non-utilization of all 3 parts of horse
+
Non-handstand dismounts, body position < 30º over
shoulder horizontal line
+
Scissor to handstand with hip bend
+
Extra 1/2 swing on mount without a leg changing
sides
Unsteadiness in handstand dismount, turning problems
+
+
+
+
+
non-rec
Still Rings
An exercise on the Rings is composed of strength, swing, and hold
parts. These parts and combinations are executed in a hang position,
to or through a support position, or to or through the handstand
position. Execution with straight arms should be predominant..
Still Rings
Information About Exercise Presentation
From a stand, the gymnast must jump or be assisted to a still hang with legs
together and good form. The evaluation begins the moment the gymnast’s feet
leave the floor. The coach is not permitted to give gymnast an initial swing.
Starting the Exercise (Arm Bending)
Beginning with arms vertical and straight ... The gymnast may NOT bend his arms
when moving to the first position (inverted hang) unless specifically needed for
element completion (i.e. Nakayama, Element I.13) (MTC Newsletter #27).
During the Exercise (Arm Bending)
The gymnast may only bend their arms during a transition between elements
when necessary to properly perform the next element (MTC Newsletter #27).
Added Holds (non-listed parts)
Non-listed parts (inverted hang, dorsal hang, etc.) that are held for 2 seconds or
more will deducted - 0.1 each time (MTC Newsletter #27).
Still Rings
Information About Exercise Presentation
Expectations for Swing Skills
• Swings that reverse direction and swing back down are not permitted
(i.e. Homna and swing back to straddle L or straddle L press to L).
• Yamawaki/Jonasson - should show no support position during completion
(full support = -0.5 & no credit, partial support = -0.1 - 0.3 & credit).
Expectations for Strength Skills
• Held for minimum of 2 seconds.
• Must be reached directly with straight arms and no postural corrections.
• Shoulders may not rise above level of final hold position in swing to strength
skills.
• A false grip is not permitted.
Still Rings
Information About the D-Score
Element Groups
I. Kip and swing elements (including to L-sits)
II. Swings to handstand (2 sec.)
III. Swings to strength hold elements (not L-sits)(2 sec.)
IV. Strength and hold elements (2 sec.)
V. Dismounts
Swinging Skills
• Crossing of the cables during elements is not permitted.
• A maximum of 2 Guczoughy and a maximum of 2 Li Ning type elements
are permitted within an exercise.
• Yamawaki/Jonasson skills showing full support will receive no value.
Still Rings
Information About the D-Score
Strength & Swing to Strength Skills
• A final hold hold position may be shown twice if it was achieved from a
different element. A few examples:
 Homna to cross & kip to V-cross
 Uprise to maltese & Azarian roll to maltese
 Legs together planche & uprise straddle planche
• Only 2 cross type elements (regular, L-cross or V-cross) and only 2
planche type elements (legs together or straddled) are permitted in an
exercise (MTC Newsletter #27).
• Gymnast may not perform more than 3 group III or IV skills in
succession. The 4th and subsequent elements will not be recognized
unless they follow a “B” value swing skill from group I or II (except any
kind of kip/back kip). The swing skill does not have to be among the 10
best or top 4 counting in an element group (MTC Newletter #27).
Still Rings
Information About the D-Score
Strength & Swing to Strength Skills
Examine the following sequence:
uprise to inverted cross (III), lower maltese (IV), inlocate (I), uprise straddle
planche (III), L (IV), press handstand (IV)
Note:
Although an inlocate is in group I, it is an “A” skill and does not meet the
minimum “B” value required to break up the strength sequence. Therefore,
the L and press handstand are both unrecognized.
Still Rings
Information About the D-Score
Strength & Swing to Strength Skills (Cont.)
• If no stop is shown (1 second minimum), element will not be recognized.
• Strength presses and lifts that follow a previous hold element (and end in
a 2 second hold) will not be recognized if previous hold element was not
recognized. For example:
 Maltese (no hold) + press to planche (2 sec)
 Cross (held > 45º) + pullout to L (2 sec)
* In both cases, the second skill is unrecognizable due to the nonrecognition of the previous skill due to poor execution.
• Pineda type elements must be performed slowly with straight body and
straight arms to avoid deductions as well as the possibility of being
classified as a group III skill
Note: Typically, a Pineda not performed in this manner will be classified as a kip to
cross.
Still Rings
Specific Deductions for Rings
Error
Small (-0.1) Medium (-0.3) Large (-0.5)
Pre-swing before start of exercise
Coach gives gymnast an initial swing
+
+
Layaway on back swing
+
Crossing of cables during any element
+
Compositional errors
+
Legs apart or other poor execution during jump/lift
+
False grip during strength holds (each time)
+
Bent arms during swing strength parts or to establish final
hold position
+
Touching cables or straps with arms, feet or other parts of
body
+
+
+
Supporting or balancing with feet or legs on cables
+
non-rec
Fall from handstand
+
non-rec
Excessive swing of cables
Preceding strength hold high angle- press to strength (also
apply to 2nd element)
More than 2x guczoughy or Li Ning elements
by element
+
+
+
non-rec
Vault
Each vault begins with a run and a take off from both feet (with or without a round
off) to the vault board with legs together and is executed with a brief support
phase on the table with two hands. The vault may contain single or multiple turns
around the two axes of the body. After the first vault, the gymnast returns without
delay to the starting position and, at the signal of the D1 judge, performs his
second vault (if gymnast is attempting to qualify for vault finals or is competing in
vault finals).
Vault
Information About Exercise Presentation
Although the vault begins with the first step or hop of the gymnast on the
runway, the evaluation begins the moment the feet contact the vault board.
The evaluation ends with a landing behind the table in standing position
facing either towards or away from the table.
Pre-Elements
Aside from a round-off (yurchenko style), pre-elements are not allowed.
Round - Off Entry Vaults
• Must use safety collar.
• Use of a “handy mat” placed before board is optional.
Body Position
Indistinct body positions are deducted by E-jury and may result in
recognition as a lower value vault by the D-jury.
Vault
Information About Exercise Presentation
Elements of the E-Jury Evaluation
• First flight phase (pre-flight) - from the board to support with 2 hands on
table.
• 2nd flight phase - the pushing off of the table through the landing (a
distinct rise of the body should be evident).
• Body position in the momentary support on the table.
• Deductions with regard to the deviation from the extended axis of table.
• Technical execution during the entire vault.
• The landing.
Vault
Information About Exercise Presentation
2nd Flight Phase
• Gymnast must show distinct rise in height of his center of gravity.
• Tucked or piked salto vaults must show a distinct opening in preparation
for the landing.
Landing Rules
The gymnast must land on two feet within the landing area. Stepping on the
lines is permitted. Stepping over either of the lines results in a neutral
deduction taken from the final score by the D1 judge.
Vault
Information About the D-Score
Vaulting Groups
I.
Handspring and Yamashita type vaults
II. Handspring with 1/4 or 1/2 turn in 1st flight phase (Tsukahara/
Kasamatsu type vaults
III. Round-off entry vaults
IV. Round-off entry vaults with 1/2 turn in 1st flight phase and forward
2nd flight phase
V. Round-off entry vaults with 3/4 or 1/1 turn in 1st flight phase and
backward 2nd flight phase
Note: Vault identification number should be displayed for the vault that the
gymnast intends to do.
Vault
Information About the D-Score
Invalid Vaults
A 0.0 score is awarded by both the D-jury and E-jury when the gymnast:
• Steps on the springboard and/or touches table without performing a vault.
• Executes vault so poorly it is unrecognizable or pushes off table from feet.
• Does not land with his feet first.
• Lands intentionally in side stand.
• Performs a prohibited vault (straddled legs, salto in 1st flight, prohibited pre-element,
etc.)
• Repeats the 1st vault for the 2nd vault in qualification for vault final or vault final.
• Does not use safety collar for round-off entry vaults.
• Uses a hand placement mat for a vault other than a round-off entry vault.
Vault
Information About the D-Score
Additional Run Approaches
When the gymnast has performed an empty run, a 1.0 deduction will be
taken. An empty run is permitted as follows:
• When performing one vault, a second approach is permitted with
deduction (no third approach).
• When performing two vaults, a third approach is permitted with
deduction (no fourth approach).
Note: An empty run is when the gymnast runs down the vault runaway
without touching the springboard or vault table.
Vault
Table of Specific Errors and Deductions for Vault
Error
Small (-0.1) Medium (-0.3) Large (-0.5)
D-Jury
Landing or touching with one foot or one hand outside
the landing area
- 0.1 from the final score
Touching with feet, hands, foot and hand or any other
part of the body outside of landing area
- 0.3 from the final score
Landing directly outside of landing area
- 0.3 from the final score
Exceeding 25 meter run for Vault
- 0.5 from the final score
Illegal or invalid vaults
0.0 score for the vault
Failure to use vault board safety collar for round-off
entry vaults
0.0 score for the vault
Repeating 1st vault in Qualification or in Vault Final
0.0 score for the vault
Repeating 1st vault group in Qualification or in Vault
Final
- 2.0 deduction from 2nd vault
Identical 2nd flight phase for the two vaults in
Qualification or in Vault Final
- 2.0 deduction from 2nd vault
Additional run approach
- 1.0 from the final score
Vault
Table of Specific Errors and Deductions for Vault
Error
Small (-0.1) Medium (-0.3) Large (-0.5)
E-Jury Deductions
Execution errors in 1st flight
+
+
+
Technical errors in 1st flight
+
+
+
Passing the handstand not through vertical
+
+
+
Execution errors in 2nd flight
+
+
+
Technical errors in 2nd flight
+
+
+
Insufficient height, no conspicuous rise of the body
+
+
+
Lack of extension in preparation for the landing
+
+
Parallel Bars
A parallel bar exercise consists predominantly of swing and flight elements
selected from all available Element Groups and performed with continuous
transitions through various hang and support positions.
Parallel Bars
Information About Exercise Presentation
The exercise begins the moment the feet leave the ground. The feet must
leave the ground simultaneously.
• Vaulting board may be used for mount if placed at same height as landing mats.
• Pre-elements are not permitted.
Layaways (& Empty Swings)
Back swings in support or upper arm hang that do not lead to at least a value
part but simply reverse direction and swing back down are deducted, ie.
•Back swing in upper arm hang, layaway to glide kip
•Back swing in support, layaway to front uprise
•Back swing in support, layaway to hang
•Glide kip to upper arm hang or to momentary support and lay back to
upper arm hang
•From handstand, lower to shoulder roll forward
Parallel Bars
Information About Exercise Presentation
Remember ...
• All elements in hang followed by kips must be executed with straight legs.
• No extra support allowed during elements with turns on a one arm
support (Diamadov). The element is completed where the extra support
occurs.
Prohibited Elements
• Strength and hold elements
• Saltos and dismounts from side hang on one bar
Parallel Bars
Information About the D-Score
Element Groups
I. Elements in or through support on 2 bars
II. Elements starting in upper arm position
III. Long swings in hang on 1 or 2 bars
IV. Underswings
V. Dismounts
Turning Skills (in handstand)
Turns are not recognized as part of an element if the turn occurs after the gymnast
has achieved the handstand position.
Bent Arms vs Straight Arms
• Elements that deliberately regrasp in bent arm support are considered to be
the same as elements that regrasp in upper arm support (i.e. Suarez to bent
arm support = Suarez to upper arm support).
• Elements that are initiated from bent arm support are considered the same as
elements from or through support (i.e. dip rev. cut HS = rev. cut HS).
Parallel Bars
Information About the D-Score
Unusual Grips
Unless otherwise indicated, elements performed from or to an unusual grip
are considered the same (value & code box) as the element when it is
performed to its usual grip position.
Example: Peach or Giant to el-grip (without release of hands)
Combined Elements
Elements formed by combined elements (Makutz, Pegan, etc.) must demonstrate
no pause between elements, or they revert to their independent values.
Elements to Handstand
Elements that are supposed to end in a handstand may swing to or through
the position. However, if swinging through the position, the gymnast needs
to show that the handstand could have been held if desired.
Parallel Bars
Information About the D-Score
Elements Performed to 1 Bar (Chiarlo, Piasecky, etc.)
These elements must be held for 1 second for full value and no deduction.
If the gymnast ...
• Stops in handstand without a 1 second hold, value is given with .3 deduction
by E-jury
• Demonstrates no stop in the handstand, no value is given along with the
appropriate deductions being taken
Also ...
For a Chiarlo, due to the need to have hands slightly apart, A slight deviation of
shoulder/body is permitted. Deductions will be taken for excessive hand
separation or body deviation. This could potentially lead to non-recognition
(MTC Newsletter #27).
Parallel Bars
Information About the D-Score
Regrasping Salto Variations
An exercise cannot include more than one variation of the same regrasping salto
element. If multiple variations are performed, only the first one is counted.
Examples of these variations include:
• Morisue tuck/pike,
• 5/4 straddle front to upper arm/bent arm support or hang)
Upgrading a Healy (from 1 rail)
For a Healy on 1 rail to be upgraded to an “E” it must come from a
minimum swinging “B” element.
* This minimum swinging “B” element cannot be a side bar element.
Parallel Bars
Specific Deductions for Parallel Bars
Error
Small (-0.1) Medium (-0.3) Large (-0.5)
One leg step or swing on mount
+
Layaway on the back swing
+
Not controlled momentary handstand positions on 1 or
2 rails
+
Pre-element
Stepping or hand adjustments in handstand
Lack of extension before regrasping after saltos
Uncontrolled regrasping after saltos
Non respect of the official warm up time (50 sec.)
+
+
each time
+
+
+
+
-0.3 from the Final Score (D1 Judge) for individual
competition or -1.00 from team score for team competition
Horizontal Bar
A Horizontal Bar exercise should consist entirely of swinging, turning
and flight elements alternating between elements performed near to
and far from the bar in a variety of hand grips.
Horizontal Bar
Information About Exercise Presentation
The gymnast must jump or be assisted to a still or swinging hang from a still
stand or a short run. The evaluation begins the moment the feet leave the
floor.
Deviations in swing to or through handstand
* includes turning skills (i.e. pirouetting skills)
Angular Deviation
Deduction
0º - 15º
no deduction
16º - 30º
-0.1
31º - 45º
-0.3
> 45º
- 0.5 & non-recognition
(by D-Jury)
Horizontal Bar
Information About Exercise Presentation
Deviations in Turning Elements Finishing in M/G or E/G
(i.e. Rybalko, Higgins, 1/1 turns from u/g, etc.)
Angular Deviation
Deduction
0º - 30º
no deduction
31º - 45º
-0.1
46º - 90º
-0.3
> 90º
-0.5 & non-recognition
Horizontal Bar
Information About Exercise Presentation
Flight Elements
Must show conspicuous rise of the body.
Casts (Layaways)
Back swings (casts) that do not lead to a value part but simply reverse
direction and swing back to a hang position are deducted each time (-0.3).
Examples include ...
• following a kip - cast and layaway to giant
• following a kip - cast in overgrip to stalder
• following a backward swing in hang - hop to overgrip and swing forward
Horizontal Bar
Information About the D-Score
Element Groups
I. Long hang swings with and without turns
II. Flight elements
III. In-bar elements
IV. El-grip and dorsal hang elements and elements performed rearways to bar
V. Dismounts
Connection Bonus
* Elements within connection must be inside of the counting 10 elements
On bar
D or higher value
Flight
+
or vice versa
Flight
D or higher value
Connection Bonus
=
Flight
+ 0.1
Connection Bonus
C or higher value
+
or vice versa
C or higher value
=
+ 0.1
D or higher value
+
or vice versa
D or higher value
=
+ 0.2
Horizontal Bar
Information About the D-Score
General Regulations
• The value and identification number of listed elements are the same
regardless of the position they are performed from.
• The value and identification number of listed elements are the same
regardless of grip position.
• Elements ending in double el-grip are typically valued one letter higher
than the same element ending in a one arm el-grip.
• Unless otherwise noted, elements performed with or from feet on the bar
are not permitted (exception: Piatti elements).
• Starting or re-grasping flight elements with one hand has same value
and identification number as those that start or re-grasp with two hands.
Horizontal Bar
Information About the D-Score
General Regulations (Cont.)
• Elements with hops to a handstand that include turns, must initiate turn
during the hop on the way up. Element is finished when both hands regrasp.
• Elements performed in el-grip belong to the Element Group in which they are
listed (i.e. Jaeger from e/g is in group II, dismount from e/g is in group V).
• A Rybalko is expected to end in el-grip and show a visible hop and fluid
turn (not a turn on the supporting arm).
• Turning elements in a one hand support are considered to be finished
once the gymnast regrasps with the second hand.
• Unless otherwise indicated, an element composed of two separate
elements will result in divided values when a grip change occurs (i.e.
endo in o/g, change one hand to u/g and 1/1 turn to m/g = B+C).
Horizontal Bar
Information About the D-Score
1-Arm Elements
A maximum of 2 swings (skills) that pass through lower vertical are allowed.
A 3rd element would be unrecognized.
Adler (stoop rearways) Elements
A maximum of 2 stoop circle rearways through handstand are allowed. A
3rd element would be unrecognized (i.e. 1/1 Takemoto, 1/2 Takemoto, Jam, etc.)
Turning Skill Variations
An exercise cannot include more than one grip variation of the same
element. The one executed 2nd chronologically (no matter the value) will
be unrecognized. Examples of turning skills with different grip variations:
• Rybalko to m/g & Rybalko to e/g
• 1/1 turn to e/g & 1/1 turn to m/g
• Stalder higgins e/g & Stalder higgins m/g
Horizontal Bar
Information About the D-Score
Tkatchev 1/2 (Lynch & Moznik) & Yamawaki 1/2
In order to receive their desired value, the gymnast must ...
• complete the 1/2 turn
• swing to handstand after re-grasp
Note: A failure to complete either of these requirements will result in the gymnast
receiving value for the skill without the 1/2 turn.
* A Tkatchev 1/2 (D) that does not swing to handstand, will actually
receive value for a Tkatchev (C).
* This could create repetition problems if gymnast plans to do a Tkatchev later in
the routine.
El-Grip & Russian Giants
Gymnast must swing through the bottom and over the top of the bar in e/g to
receive value and element group IV credit.
Horizontal Bar
Information About the D-Score
Zou Li Min
If executed with insufficient turning (> 90º on first full twist), the skill will
either be devalued to a 1-arm giant swing (B) or not recognized and
deducted -0.5 by E-Jury.
Yamawaki
Must be stretched and pass through a vertical body position over the bar for
no deductions. Excessive pike will be deducted and/or could also lead to
recognition of a B value flight element.
Horizontal Bar
Specific Deductions for Horizontal Bar
Error
Small (-0.1) Medium (-0.3) Large (-0.5)
Legs apart or other poor execution during jump or lift
to bar
+
Lack of swing or pause in handstand or elsewhere
+
+
Low amplitude on flight elements
+
+
≤ 15º
> 15º
Deviation form plane of movement
Layaway on back swing
+
Illegal elements with or from feet on the bar
+
Passing through lower vertical more than 2x with one
arm
+
and non-recognition by D-Jury
More than 2x stoop circle rearward forward (Adler)
+
and non-recognition by D-Jury
Bent arms on regrasp following flight elements
Bent knees during swing actions
Elements not continuing in their intended direction
(applied after element) Needed to show the element
can receive value
+
+
+
each time
+
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