USAG competitive structure

Most of Canada is adopting the American Junior Olympic competitive program. That’s good news as far as I’m concerned.

It’s well tested. Proven. Simpler than our former ever changing systems.

Anyone in the general public can understand a perfect 10.0 scoring system

On the other hand, Canadian coaches are still gaining understanding on exactly how J.O. works.

gymnastics-levels

Here’s an overview – Gymnastics HQGymnastics Levels Guide

turning leap drill

Al Fong posted a good drill.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

But our current Code of Points gives far too much reward for these elements. The take-off is often cheated. The landing is usually cheated. And most are simply not pretty to watch. :-(

good judges recognized

Congratulations.

Butch Zunich from USA is on the list.

WAG CODE of POINTS updates

FIG WTC Newsletter N° 37 – April 2015:

ripped grips

BARS:

d) Repeat their entire exercise (without deduction) with approval by the Superior Jury:

– if the exercise has been interrupted for reasons beyond their control or responsibility,

– if a handguard (grip) is significantly torn causing a fall, or interruption. The gymnast must immediately show the broken handguard (grip) to the D1 judge before leaving the podium in order to receive permission to repeat the exercise

Note: A gymnast may repeat the entire exercise at the end of the rotation, or if she is the last gymnast in the rotation, at a time at the discretion of the SJ.

BARS Fall Timing:

During a fall from the apparatus, an interruption of 30 seconds is allowed before the gymnast must remount the uneven bars to continue the exercise.

– If the gymnast exceeds the allowable time to resume her exercise, a – 0.30 P. neutral deduction for excessive time will be applied if the gymnast continues her exercise. …

– If the gymnast has not resumed within 60 seconds, the exercise will be terminated …

BEAM Fall Timing:

For interruption of the exercise due to a fall from the apparatus, an intermediate time period of 10 seconds is allowed.

– If the gymnast exceeds the allowable time to resume her exercise a -0.30 P. neutral deduction for excessive time will be applied if the gymnast continues her exercise …

– If the gymnast has not resumed within 60 seconds, the exercise will be terminated.

Ebbe Price – Vault

Our NCAA Champion.

Click PLAY or watch her on instagram.

Ebee blasts off the table for an amazing yurchenko full! Awesome finals for Price! #DIBS

A video posted by Stanford Gymnastics (@stanfordgymnastics) on


 
Vault was the least impressive final. Almost every competitor hat done better in the prelims to qualify.

Ebee was by far the HIGHEST, however. :-)

(via Go Stanford)

Andreea Munteanu – Gold Beam

GREAT tumbling. But it’s clear Romania is not concerned with artistry. They assume start score is all you need to win. :-(

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Couch Gymnast2015 Euros: The Balance Beam Final

Dabritz Bars – Super 6

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (10.0)

via @GymCastic