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NSW Combined High Schools Sports Association Handbook

 

Amended 2020

4.12 Gymnastics State Championships

4.12.1 Competition rules

For the purposes of these Gymnastics by-laws:
RG is Rhythmic Gymnastics
MG is Men’s Gymnastics
WG is Women’s Gymnastics
Multiclass is gymnasts with a disability

(a) Entries:

No entries will be accepted from individual schools. They must be entered as a association team. ALL competition(s) are OPEN events and will be held in five (5) divisions for WG and four (4) divisions for MG and three (3) for RG.

The competitors division will be decided by the highest NSWGA level at which they have competed as of the first day of the NSWCHSSA state championships. Any competitor who does not work at NSWGA levels will be placed into the appropriate division by the association selector after the association competitions.

Gymnasts who have not competed in the NSWGA level system for eighteen (18) months prior to the NSWCHSSA competition may compete in one division lower for the championships. Official documentation must be presented at the association competition and a copy forwarded, to the host association and state convener, with the team list prior to the NSWCHSSA championships.

Each association may enter one team per division with a maximum of six (6) competitors in that team. Division A has no limit on numbers from a association. Each association may, in addition, enter up to six (6) individuals in division B. These gymnasts may compete for places on individual apparatus but their scores do not contribute to any team results

(b) Format for competition:

Day one: – RG, MG, WG division E, Multiclass (Men’s and Women’s).
Day two: – WG division D (morning), WG division C (afternoon)
Day three: – WG division A & B

(c) Dress:

All gymnasts must compete in their respective association leotard or association uniform for WG and MG. Leotards or unitards in association colours are optional for RG gymnasts who are allowed to wear optional colours to coordinate with apparatus.

(d) Judging:

All judging will be in accordance with the current and WG, MG and RG FIG code of points.

(e) Coaches:

Coaches on the floor will need to register with the state convener on the day of competition. Coaches must supply their Gym Australia ID number.

(f) Yurechenko:

Gymnasts vaulting a Yurechenko must have their coach present and with them on the floor to be allowed to vault.

(g) Results:

(i) For a association to be eligible for the divisional team competition there must be a minimum three (3) competitors representing that association. The best three (3) overall totals to count towards this competition.

(ii) The overall champion association will be awarded in WG, MG and RG separately. The champion association for each discipline is determined by a points allocation to position system for each division.

1st - 12 points 2nd - 10 points           3rd - 8 points
4th - 6 points 5th - 4 points 6th - 2 points

Points will be awarded to the top six (6) places and the association with the most points is the overall champion.

(h) Awards:

All participants are to receive a certificate of participation.

Overall divisional champions are awarded medals for first, second and third.

Apparatus champions are awarded medals for first, second and third.

Divisional teams are awarded certificates for first, second and third.

Champion association WG/MG/RG teams (over the entire competition) will be awarded a perpetual trophy.

4.12.2 Competition rules and exercises for Women's Gymnastics

(a) Exercises:

(i) Order of competition will be decided by the floor manager on the day of competition.

(ii) Competitors are to perform one routine on each of the apparatus specific to the competition:

Vault – Bars – Beam - Floor

(b) Division:
Division Details
Division A: Levels nine (9), ten (10), Future International, Junior International and Senior International and open 10 to compete with level nine (9) requirements including capping (current national code).
Division B: Levels seven (7) and eight (8) to compete level seven (7)                requirements (current national code requirements).
Division C: Level six (6) to compete level six (6) requirements.
Division D:  Level five (5) to compete level five (5) routines.
Division E: Level three (3) and four (4) to compete level four (4) routines.

 

4.12.3 Competition rules and exercises for Men's Gymnastics

(a) Exercises:

(i) Order of competition will be decided by the floor manager on the day of competition.

(ii) Competitors are to perform one routine on each of the apparatus specific to the competition: -

Vault –Pommel – Rings – Floor - High Bar - Parallel Bars

(b) Division:
Division Details
Division A: Levels eight (8) open, nine (9) and ten (10) to compete with    level eight (8) requirements including capping (current               requirements).
Division B: Level six (6) optional, seven (7) open and level eight (8) Under 14 to compete with maximum 2 bonus skills (current requirements).
Division C: Compulsory Levels five (5), six (6) and seven (7) compete with    the option of level five (5), six (6), or seven (7) current routines.
Division D:  Levels three (3), four (4) to compete with maximum 1 bonus          (current requirements)

4.12.4 Competition rules and exercises for Rhythmic Gymnastics

(a) Division:
Division Details
Division A: Levels nine (9) or ten (10) requirements (current national code). Gymnasts to compete apparatus as per GNSW RG technical regulations.
Division B: Levels seven (7) or eight (8) requirements (current national code). Gymnasts to compete apparatus as per GNSW RG technical regulations.
Division C: Levels five (5) or six (6) requirements (current national code). Gymnasts to compete apparatus as per GNSW RG technical regulations.

 

4.12.4 Competition rules and exercises for Multiclass - Men's and Women's Gymnastics

(a) Entries:

Entries will be accepted from individual schools via the association convener. Eligible Multiclass athletes will include those from the following classification groups for students with disabilities:

- Physical impairment
- Vision impairment
- Intellectual impairment

Down syndrome gymnasts will be required to submit an AXL medical clearance form in order to compete the specific routines. Gymnasts without this clearance are able to modify the routines to suit their medical needs e.g. forward roll can be substituted with a log roll.

(b) Dress:

All gymnasts must compete in appropriate school or association attire e.g. leotard or t-shirt and tights.

(c) Exercises:

(i) Order of competition will be decided by the floor manager on the day of the competition.

(ii) Competitors must perform a minimum of one routine on an apparatus specific to the competition: Women (WG) Men (MG)

Competition rules and exercises for Multiclass - Men's and Women's Gymnastics
Women Men
Vault  Vault
Bars  Pommel
Beam Parallel bars
Floor  High bar
- Rings
- Floor

 

(d) Specific Routine Requirements:

MG - Level one (1) national routines

WG - Level one (1) prep routines (state stream)

(e) Judging:

All judging will be in accordance with the current MG/WG/ FIG code of points.

(f) Awards;

All participants are to receive a certificate of participation.

Apparatus champions are awarded medals for first, second and third.

 

 

 

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