MODIFIED GIRLS GYMNASTICS
1. A minimum of two nights rest between contests.
2. The maximum number of contests shall be eight.
3. Ten practices are required before the first scrimmage.
4. Fifteen practices are required before the first interschool contest.
1. NAGWS/USA Gymnastics Rules.
2. A gymnast may enter three events per meet; however, two team members are permitted to enter all events.
3. Each team shall be permitted at least a minimum of 20 minutes of warm-up before the start of the meet.
4. It is the coaches' responsibility to check all apparatus for safety and correct settings.
5. Required dimensions and specifications for events:
a. Vaulting: Competitors have the choice of vaulting between min 100cm or max 135cm. The horse may be adjusted only once during the meet; therefore, line-ups should reflect this change if needed.
b. Balance Beam: Height, between 100cm and 125 cm
c. Uneven Bars: Either bar can be adjusted to accommodate the gymnasts within the manufacturer's specifications.
Section XI Rules
1. Order of Events:
Each team may enter six gymnasts in each event. A gymnast may enter three events per meet; however, two team members are permitted to enter all events.
a. Teams will alternate in the line-up. The only exception to this should be in vaulting when vaulters are using the horse at different heights. When this occurs, the home team will vault first.
b. The home team has the last competitive positions in the second and fourth events. The visiting team has the last competitive positions in the first and third events.
4. Official Score Sheets:
a. Each team must prepare a line-up sheet (listing last names first) with a duplicate attached and give it to the judges. The head judge will record the scores on the line-up sheet and will return it to the scorer's table at the end of the meet. These are the official score sheets - one set for each team. Score sheets are filled with blanks at the top (if there is no sixth competitor).
b. If there is only one copy of the judges' official score sheet, the home school must give it to the visiting school on request.
5. Scratch Procedure and Substitutions
A competitor may be scratched at any time. A substitute may be entered into the line-up as long as the original competitor has not been called up to compete by the judge or announcer.
The visiting team shall have the uneven bars and the floor exercise area for warm-up immediately upon arrival. After an appropriate period of time (minimum 10 minutes), the teams will switch events and finish their warm-up (minimum 10 minutes). Remind the gymnasts that they are having a warm-up, not a work-out.
7. Team Score
The best four scores in each event will be added to determine the team score.
a. Balance beam and floor exercise must be timed. The home school should have two stop watches and someone who is capable of timing.
b. Beam time - 1:10 - 1:30; first bell - 1:20
c. Floor Time - 1:10 - 1:30; no warning is given
Beam: height: between 100cm and 125cm
Floor Exercise: area: 39' 4-7/16" square or 12 meters x 12 meters
Uneven Bars: low - 166cm; high - 246cm
Both bars may be raised one or two notches. The high bar may be lowered one
or two notches. The low bar may not be made lower than regulation unless the
high bar may not be raised for reasons of safety and stability.
Horse - Each gymnast has the choice of vaulting at 110cm or 120cm. The height of the horse may be changed only once during the meet. Line-ups may have to be adjusted accordingly.
Landing Mats - A 4" landing mat only should be considered legal for use in meets. (The 12" crash mat is illegal.) It is legal to use two 4" landing mats, one on top of the other. The landing mats are to be placed on top of the basic mat (1-1/4" thick) providing a total of 9-1/4" thick cushion to land on. Landing mats must be placed under uneven bars and under balance beam during the competition.
Take-off Board - The board may be placed on one 4" mat for mounts. Every take-off board that will be used during the meet must be available to both teams for warm-up and competition.
10. NYSPHSAA Safety Regulations
a. No jewelry is allowed. A zero score is given to the gymnast.
b. The wearing of tights, pantyhose, large tee shirts, boxer shorts, loose sport shorts, etc., are not permitted during practice nor competition. There will be a deduction of 0.10 for incorrect attire and 0.10 for undisciplined behavior. The 0.20 will be deducted from the team score (per gymnast).
11. Sportsmanship Award (respect for the visiting team, help with bars, cheer for each other...).
12. Extra Participation: Home teams only are allowed a maximum of two extra competitors per meet. Visiting teams may not have extra competitors. It is recommended that officials and visiting coaches be notified of extra competitors by the day preceding the meet. Know that officials are under no obligation to judge extra competitors but can agree to do so at the rate of $4.00 per event per competitor.
13. Values for squat and straddle vaults:
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