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What's New ? ☀ Our Summer Reminders ☀
- The NC State Congress is August 5th
and 6th. Any judge that wishes to attend should let Terri
know, as our NAWGJ funds will cover your registration fee.
It will be a great opportunity to interact with the state
gymnastics community and sharpen those judging skills prior
to the start of the season. This is an easy way for some of
our newer judges to gain the required CPE credits and ask
questions in a relaxed environment. We hope to see everyone
- Membership Renewals! Everyone needs to update
their own USA Gymnastics memberships this summer and then UPDATE your
information in the Judge Assigning System. There is no "bulk update" that is available to Terri for USAG.
After renewing it, you can bring a receipt to Judges Cup and get reimbursement from Terri.
- Don't forget to take the new
required U110 course - Safe Sport - before the season
starts. It just takes about an hour to watch the videos and
take the test. It's a free course, and the link to it can be
found on the USA Gymnastics Education page.
- Judging tests will be offered at the
State Congress in Winston-Salem. Anyone who wants to take a
Judging test needs to register for the test on the USA
Gymnastics site. If you currently hold a 4/5 rating,
please consider taking the 7/8 test. With growing numbers of
Xcel gymnasts in the state, we have a growing need for 7/8
and higher rated judges to judge when there are Platinums at
the meet, in addition to all the optional gymnasts.
- Judges Critique Clinic is right around the corner, the last weekend of August! Everyone's support is needed to help with this important fundraiser.
See more about it here.
- If you have not sent your CPE summary
to Kim Stenson yet, please do it now.
- Start putting in your availability for next season!
- Q: Please explain the 1.00 deduction for the coach spotting (assisting) during the post-flight for Level 8? Is there ever a time that we would void a Level 8 vault, in regards to the spotting deduction?
A: If a Level 8 (or any optional gymnast for that matter) is spotted in pre-flight or support phase, the vault is Void.
Since Level 8 is the first level at which salto vaults can be performed, the JO and Technical Committees decided to add a 1.00
deduction for spotting in the post-flight to encourage coaches to not be reluctant to “bump” the salto in order
for the athlete to complete more of the BA rotation. While the intent was to keep the athletes safer on flipping vaults,
it is also applicable to any vault performed by Level 8’s. If the gymnast is spotted not only in the post-flight, but also during the landing phase, the spotting assistance on the landing phase deduction of 0.50 will also be applied for a total of 1.50.
- The updated special requirement #3 for L6 Bars is the following: One 360° Clear Circling element from Groups 3, 6 or 7. It may NOT be an element performed
with hips on the bar during or at the completion of the circle. Front / back hip circles or sole circles do not fulfill this SR.
- Be aware of the Gold UB cast requirement changes. There are no cast amplitude deductions for the Gold level, so the gymnast either achieves one cast
to horizontal - and meets the Special Requirement - or she doesn't, and .5 is deducted from the Start Value.
- The roundoff dismount on BB is now added as an 'A' skill.
- While in some previous years a Bronze gymnast could do a chasse + leap combination to meet the dance passage requirement,
it does NOT meet the requirement now. Other combinations that have been seen that do not
meet the requirement are leap + bent knee hop (from the compulsory routine), leap + straight jump. Neither the bent knee hop nor the straight jump are "A"s on floor and are not
listed on the Bronze skills chart.
- Be very aware of the front salto position. Gymnasts are not allowed to do a front pike until the Platinum level, since the Gold level
does not allow a B salto on floor.
- If a coach provides verbal directions to the gymnast (for instance, saying "tuck jump" to a gymnast who forgets what to do next) the chief
judge should take the deduction on this routine rather than just giving a warning.
- Is it possible to connect a cartwheel and roundoff in a floor routine? Yes, this is not an impossible connection. Of course, it depends on the
foot placement and technique the gymnast demonstrates as in any connection, but many cartwheel-cartwheel or cartwheel-roundoff combinations have been
connected this season.
- On Bars, a Platinum gymnast can not do the swing with a half turn dismount (that IS allowed at Gold) since that dismount is not an
AAU membership code
Judges must have an AAU membership if they are going to judge an AAU meet. The NC AAU Gymnastics website has the links for AAU membership registration.
When you register, make sure that you use WWDETT as the team code in order to link to the Team North Carolina league.
Please make sure to go to the NC AAU website to download any rule updates before arriving at your meet.