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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 WW3695 as the team code in order to link to the Team North Carolina league. You can submit this expense
to Terri Costa if you have available voucher credit or education account credit for reimbursement. Also, there were updates made to the AAU rules
this past December. Make sure to go to the NC AAU website to download the updates before arriving at your meet.
What we learned this weekend...
It was suggested to me that we have a space to share some things that occur at meets that are clarifications or new things learned. Anyone can send
suggestions for this section to email@example.com and I will post them. Here are some items that have been submitted.
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. Some gyms may fail to notice this change. Other combinations that have been seen this year that do not
meet the requirement are leap + bent knee hop, 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 even at the Gold level
they are not allowed to do a B salto on floor. Diane Thompson shared the story of a beautiful routine performed by a Gold level gymnast that included
a front pike, unfortunately causing the routine to earn a 9.5 SV.
There is a new allowable Bronze dismount on UB: a 3/4 forward circle. It looks kind of like a forward roll off the bars.
New for 2013-2014, the old level 6 BB mount is now listed in the code as an A skill.
If a coach actually coaches the gymnast through the routine ( for instance, says "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 Beam, a cartwheel with a 1/4 turn dismount is allowed but according to Marian the gymnast should use alternate hand placement.
Please reference skill 9.103 on page 135 in the Xcel Code.
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
A Map of all USA Gymnastics clubs in the state
While not all these gyms participate in competitions, the number of gyms
which do participate is always growing. Thus, the need for more judges! If you
are interested in becoming a judge, go to the New Judges section for some helpful