There are new Judging Compensation rules!
How we calculate our pay has changed per rules and policies. Now, the Meet Ref just needs to note Report Time, End Time, and Number of Scheduled Breaks.
To calculate the pay, take the amount of time from Report Time to End Time and subtract 30 minutes per scheduled
break (even if the breaks are longer than 30 minutes).
If for some reason a minimum of a 30 minute break is not provided after every session, then judges are paid for the
entire time from Report Time until End Time. Please see the examples below provided by Connie.
Scheduled sessions means how many separate sessions are being conducted during that day, 2, 3, 4? Once
the 1st session is completed (all inquires have been handled), the break time clock starts.
If at any time during the day, (perhaps due to a session going overtime) the judges are not afforded 30 minutes break,
then they are paid from the report time (judges' meeting) to the end of the meet. If the break goes longer than 30 minutes,
you don’t have to keep track of it since you just have to figure out the total time at the meet (the report time before the first session to the end of the
last session that day) and subtract the number of scheduled breaks (for a 3-session meet allow 2 30-min.breaks;
for a 4-session meet, three 30-min. breaks) times 30 minutes.
SO..the Meet Ref just has to keep track of the following:
- Report time for the day
- Start and end time of each break to confirm there has been a 30-minute break
- End time of the entire competition for the day
Example 1 for a 3 session meet:
Report time: 8:00am
End time for the day: 8:00pm
Two 30-minute breaks were given
12 hours total time at meet minus 1 hour break time = 11 paid hours
Example 2 for 3-session meet:
Report time 8:00am
End of last session 9:00pm
Two one hour breaks were given.
Total time at meet = 13 hrs minus 1 hr.mandatory break time = 12 paid hours.
- 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.