leotard design rules?

A private Facebook group is discussion possible new USAG rules for leotards.

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“New Rule as of August 1, 2019 – no grace period at this time.

1. Acceptable Attire for Athletes
Recommendation to include the following items regarding Athlete Attire in the JO Code of Points, General-6 and the R&P, page 19 under Gymnast’s Obligations, effective August 1, 2019:

a. A backless leotard is described as: “The open area extends past the bottom of a bra line and the open area extends past the vertical midpoint of the scapula, unless the open area is filled in with mesh.” – both must be met to be compliant.
If an area is not compliant, it must be mesh lined. Any cover mesh, including nude and does NOT need to be lined, to be considered compliant.

b. Underwear (including sports bras) should not be visible. Add- (Clear, Nude Bra or coordinating base layer is acceptable.)

c. In addition to a leotard or ankle-length unitard, acceptable attire would include ankle-length tights under the leotard (that match the leotard or are skin tone).

IEC – January 1, 2020 – Elite Level leotards will go to FIG rules

Acceptable solutions are: Nude bra and full body liner would cover any open areas necessary.”

GymCastic is not impressed.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

2 thoughts on “leotard design rules?”

  1. A simple solution for those that are not getting new leos or who have just ordered theirs… they could take the suits to a seamstress and have a nude mesh piece sewn over the “infracting area”.
    But I think the short timeline (less than two months!!!) is kind of ridiculous and implies blame to gymnasts for “revealing attire” causing coaching/sexual misconduct.

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  2. they should have posted about this rule a year or two ahead of time! my gym uses our leotards for two years before we get new ones, and o know a lot of leotards are custom made and take a long time to make!! just look at mg elite leotards!

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