USA Gymnastics | Women's Artistic Gymnastics National Team
A gymnast may compete in a maximum of two (2) State meets per competitive The Women's Junior Olympic Program is divided into three major segments;. USA Gymnastics named the U.S. Women's National Team following the won the junior women's all-around at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, the. Judges Meeting Agenda/Meet Referee Checklist (PDF) · Judges' Information on the new Women's Junior Olympic Compulsory Program.
The Women's Junior Olympic Program is divided into three major segments; developmental, compulsory, and optional. States may offer State Championships for these levels.
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In-gym or inter-club testing. Equipment should accommodate the size of the gymnasts. Gymnasts must enter at Level 1, but may progress through the events and skills at different levels. Athletes may not skip any level exception…Level 6 may be skipped, see below. They must advance one level at a time by scoring the minimum mobility score at any USA Gymnastics sanctioned competition Exception: Some states have an organized Level competitive program with sanctioned events.
Contact your State Administrative Committee Chairman for information on scheduling, judging criteria, etc. The second part consists of Compulsory Levels 4 and 5. Both of these levels are progressive in nature, building upon the skills required at the previous level.
The third segment is the Optional Levels Levels 6, 7, 8, and 9 have difficulty restrictions, while Level 10 has no restrictions in the skill choice. Composition is evaluated at Levels 8, 9, and Refer to the Jr.
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Olympic Code of Points for a complete explanation of Level rules. Additional competitive opportunities are provided for Levelswith the Level 10 competitive season culminating at the Jr. A non-competitive educational Jr.
Olympic Dance Workout Program Workouts is also available to provide proper dance training for gymnastics. Each state has the jurisdiction to determine its state calendar, according to the needs of its members. Age Requirements and Mobility Scores In the spirit of good sportsmanship, fairness to all athletes and competitive balance, the mobility system within the Jr.
Olympic Program should be followed in the manner that it was intended: Before moving up a level, every athlete should show proficiency at her current level. Once a high level of proficiency is achieved at the athlete's current level, she should strive to move up to the next level, as long as it is done safely. For athletes to repeat a level with the intent to gain an advantage over other competitors or teams IS NOT in the spirit of the Jr.
At the Olympicsthe most recent, the U. In the individual all-around final, Gabby Douglas was crowned the individual all-around champion, the fourth American to win the event and the first African-American to win. In the men's competition, the team placed fifth in the team final. Danell Leyva was the only individual medalist for the U. Currently, the United States is ranked second in the medal table for artistic gymnastics, behind the Soviet Union. The national team represents the U. USA Gymnastics typically funds around National team spots for seniors and for juniors but places can be awarded based on need.
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National Team has a Senior team and its Junior team is divided into two age groups; and This is largely due to the fact that schools run out of money to fund the program and therefore it is cut from the school's program. An excellent example of this would be the Temple Owls team, who cut the program following the season, due to reasons such as "title IX, student welfare and facility needs".
Notably, Lindenwood University added their gymnastics program for the season and were the first school in 10 years to add a gymnastics program, since University of Arkansas added their program in Gymnastics scholarships are fiercely competitive with many high school gymnasts wanting full-ride scholarships to top schools. Typically, women's gymnasts will need to be at least Level 10 to make a DI team but it is common to find Elite-level gymnasts, the top level of gymnastics, too.
For top schools, such as the University of Floridathe University of Alabama and the University of Oklahomatheir rosters are likely to be filled with former elites, possibly even Olympians and National Team members, and strong Level 10 gymnasts. These teams have the luxury to be selective with recruiting because many talented gymnasts approach them, instead of vice versa. Init was estimated that there were 19, female high school gymnasts and 1, college gymnasts in the country; making the chances of a high school gymnast earning a college scholarship around 9.
Unlike women's gymnastics, there are less male high school gymnasts wanting scholarships increasing the chances of earning a college scholarship to The Oklahoma Sooners men's gymnastics team at the White House in Another factor added to the contest to earn a college scholarship in gymnastics is the, which has only recently started to occur, interest in college gymnastics from international gymnasts.
Generally, not as many international gymnasts compete in men's gymnastics, but there is still a handful of international collegiate gymnasts. During the regular season, teams will compete in dual meets against other schools.
Most school's gymnastics programs compete in indoor arenas with a capacity of around 5,; often shared with the school's basketball team. The Utah Red Rocks have the highest average home attendance and have done for several years, averaging 14, Once the regular season concludes, teams prepare for their Conference Championships.
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Alternatively, if a gymnast, who is not on a qualifying team, wins an individual event i. Barsshe will receive an automatic berth to Nationals, just to compete on that single event.
The final event of the season is the National Championships. In the semifinals, the 12 teams are split into 2 sessions. The top 3 teams in each session advance to the Team Finals, also called the 'Super Six'. Also, there are event finals for the top gymnasts on each event.
The men's format differs slightly. Huntsman Center in the midst of a Utah Red Rocks gymnastics meet.
College gymnastics receives adequate television coverage with programming contracts from SEC NetworkBig Ten Network and Pac Networkwho often broadcast meets during the regular season. However, some Pac Conference coaches, including Greg Marsden and Chris Wallerhave been demanding more television coverage for women's collegiate gymnastics.
Junior Olympic program[ edit ] In both, the men's and women's artistic programs, the main program is the Junior Olympic program. For women, there are ten levels ranging from Level 1 to Level Levels are compulsory levels which cannot be skipped, and contain harder skills, which are set, and from Level 6 onwards; is the optional levels. In optionals, gymnasts can choose the routines they do instead of being given them.
Levels are part of the Essential Elements program. In the women's program, there is also the Xcel program.
This gives gymnasts to give competitive gymnastics a try but not to compete in levels. Nationals held in May. Teams travel to invitationals to compete against other clubs and to win medals and get experience. Also, it is not uncommon for college recruiters to be at the bigger meets so that is another incentive and also, top teams win prize money at many events.