Division 1 Men’s College Gymnastics in the USA continues to decline. One day there may only be College clubs. 😕
To improve the situation the Men’s College Gymnastics Association are considering some changes:
- do we make our scoring more understandable?
- How do we make our competitions easier to follow?
- How can we make our product more attractive for television?
- How do we increase parity and competitiveness within our competitions?
Proposal: Use a 10.0 conversion system in conjunction with the open ended scoring system
Straw Vote: 21 in favor; 4 against; 11 abstentions.
Some of the top coaches are strongly against.
If a gymnast scored 14.00 FIG they would flash a 9.75.
Personally, I think it’s worth a try.
Spencer and @papaliukin point out that a BETTER change would be for Men’s teams to provide good, consistent scoring, University media coverage and online video.
Since the Men are already posting competition videos after the fact on Road to Nationals, I’d like to see them increasingly use that site for LIVE coverage. LIVE scoring, etc.
There’s much more under consideration. Click through for Details.