Girls Gymnastics Major Rules Changes - 2014-16

By on November 21, 2014 gymnastics-girls Print

2-1-5, 2-1-6, 5-1-3, 5-1-6c

Permits the use of electronic devices by coaches and judges under specified criteria during the meet.

4-1-2E(2),(3), NOTES, 7-3-5, 8-3-5, 9-3-5 

Gymnasts that connect an Advanced High Superior acro element to a Superior salto/Superior acro element receive more credit in Bonus for a difficult combination.

6-1-2h, 7-1-2g, 8-1-2e, 9-1-2h 

Clarifies that only manufactured mats referenced in the rules book may be used.

6-3-1e, 6-3-3a, 6-4-1f, 6-4-3b, 6-4-2b, 6-4-3g, 6-4-3i, 6-4-3l

Wording of event deductions was clarified for consistency between events and to keep terminology consistent throughout the rules book.

6-3-4 NOTE, 6-4-4 NOTE, 8-3-4d(3)(a) NOTE 

Clarifies that when a gymnast falls and is spotted simultaneously, the gymnast is not penalized for the fall and the spot; only the fall.

7-2-2, 7-3-2, 7-3-3b, 4-1-2, 4-1-2b,d 

Revises the event requirements and composition categories in uneven bars to better fit the skill-level of the high school gymnast.

7-3-4a(2), 7-3-4(6), 7-3-4b(6), 7-3-4b(10), 7-3-4b(11), 7-3-4c(3), 7-3-4d(2) 

Wording of event deductions was clarified for consistency between events and to keep terminology consistent throughout the rules book.

7-3-6d, 8-3-6d, 9-3-6c 

Clarifies and revises the method of evaluating short routines.

7-6-3 

Deletes a counterswing backward with or without flight to stand on low bar.

8-2-3, 8-3-2, 8-3-3b, 4-1-2, 4-1-2b,d 

Revises the event requirements and composition categories in balance beam to better fit the skill-level of the high school gymnast.

8-3-4a(8), 8-3-4a(8), 8-3-4a(10), 8-3-4b(13), 8-3-4b(14), 8-3-4b(18), 8-3-4c(2), 8-3-4c(3), 8-3-4b(12), 8-3-4d(2), 8-3-4d(3)NOTE 

Wording of event deductions was clarified for consistency between events and to keep terminology consistent throughout the rules book.

9-1-2c

Clarifies a sting mat may be placed on top of an up to 8 inch mat and the combination of the two mats are considered one of the allowed additional mats. 

9-2-3, 9-2-3b, 9-3-2, 4-1-2, 4-1-2b,d 

Revises the event requirements and composition categories in floor exercise to better fit the skill-level of the high school gymnast.

9-3-4a, 9-3-4a(6), 9-3-4a(7), 9-3-4b(12), 9-3-4b(16), 9-3-4c(3), 9-3-4c(4), 9-3-7o(1)

Wording of event deductions was clarified for consistency between events and to keep terminology consistent throughout the rules book.

 

2014-16 GIRLS GYMNASTICS MAJOR EDITORIAL CHANGES

 

2014-16 GIRLS GYMNASTICS EDITORIAL CHANGES

3-3-NOTE, 6-1-2e, 6-4-4l, 7-3-3a(1), 7-6-8 (8.203), 8-2-1, 8-3-3a(4), 8-6-1 (1.202), 8-6-2 (2.203, 2.303, 2.403), 8-6-3 (New 3.204, New 3.304, New 3.404), 8-6-6, 8-6-9 (New 8.105c, 8.306), 8-6-10 (9.302), 8.1.5 SITUATION A, 9-3-3a(4), 9-6-1 (1.103, 1.203, 1.303, 1.403, 1.112, 1.113), 9-6-9 (9.101, 10.101)

2014-16 GIRLS GYMNASTICS POINTS OF EMPHASIS

  1. Spotting
  2. Six ways to break a series
  3. Rule enforcement throughout the season