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USAG RULES & POLICIES

 

For SD state-specific rules, policies, & guidelines, please see the state handbook.

The Dress Code Rule defined in the USA Gymnastics Rules & Policies is as follows:

Dress in appropriate attire that reflects the best image of gymnastics.  At State Meet and above:

  • Athletic shoes with rubberized soles, no flip flops.

  • Athletic warm-up pants or "Docker-style" pants, no jeans.

  • Athletic or tailored shorts that are of a reasonable length.  No holes, tears, or short shorts.

  • Collared shirts, business casual shirts, or t-shirts with gym logo.  No spaghetti straps, low-cut tops, or midriff revealing shirts.

  • No hats or visors allowed

Make sure to stay up to date on any changes made to USAG rules & policies and other member updates.  Visit www.usa-gymnastics.org regularly.

SD USAG HANDBOOK
 

USAG 

JUDGING INFORMATION
 

​HOW TO BECOME A JUDGE

1.One can earn a rating as a gymnastics official through a series of tests, both Written and Practical, administered under the auspices of the USA Gymnastics Judging Accreditation Program.

2.It is recommended that a series of clinics and practical judging experiences in compulsory and optional gymnastics routines are integral in developing the basic knowledge and skills required to become a judge.

3.It is recommended that you contact your NAWGJ (National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges) State Judging Director for information about upcoming clinics, exams dates, etc. It is very helpful to attend a judges' training clinic prior to taking judging tests. You can find the name and contact information for your NAWGJ State Judging Director at http://www.nawgj.org/.

4.In order to officiate women’s gymnastics under USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic rules, judges must have knowledge of the rules and regulations included in the following publications (and addendums): 
◦USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Compulsory Handbook
◦USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Code of Points
◦Current USA Gymnastics Women’s Rules and Policies
◦USA Gymnastics Technique Magazine, which includes minutes from the USA Gymnastics Women’s Technical and Junior Olympic Program Committees.
◦Note: All technical materials may be ordered from the USA Gymnastics on-line store at http://usagym.sportgraphics.biz/ or by calling 1-800-345-4719.

5.In order to officiate International or U.S. Elite competitions, Brevet judges must have knowledge of the rules and regulations included in the following publications: 
◦FIG Code of Points
◦FIG updates published by the FIG Technical Committee
◦Current FIG Technical Regulations (for International Competition)

6.Membership/Certification requirements: 
◦Must be a current Professional Member of USA Gymnastics.
◦If under the age of 18, must be a current Junior Professional Member of USA Gymnastics; and must upgrade to a Professional Membership upon turning 18.
◦Must hold a current safety certification.

JUDGES RATINGS

1.Any individual that has never held a rating may test at Compulsory Level 5/6 and/or at the Optional Level 7/8.

2.Individuals may choose to become rated for optional levels only. A Level 5/6 rating is not required.

3.The Accreditation year will be defined as August 1-July 31.

4.Test sessions will be scheduled within the USA Gymnastics Judging Accreditation Program by individual Test Administrators. A master list of all upcoming testing sessions, the test parts to be offered at each, and information on how to register for a test can be found on-line.

5.Examinees may take the written and/or practical exam for a specific level a maximum of four (4) times per accreditation year in the attempt to pass.
 

 

6.Compulsory Level 5/6 
◦Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
◦Must take a written exam and achieve a minimum score of 70%
◦Once a rating is achieved, judge is certified to judge USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Compulsory Levels 5 and 6.

7.Optional Level 7/8 
◦Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
◦Must take a written exam covering both Level 7 and 8 and achieve a minimum score of 70%.
◦Must take a practical (video) exam showing Level 8 exercises only and achieve a minimum score of 70%.
◦Examinee is not required to take both parts at the same time, nor are they required to repeat any part previously passed.
◦Must pass the compulsory 5/6 test in order to earn a Level 5/6 Compulsory rating.
◦Once a rating is achieved, judge is certified to judge USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Optional Levels 7 and 8.

8.Optional Level 9 
◦Must have held an Optional Level 7/8 rating for a minimum of twelve (12) months.
◦Must meet the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements of 12 hours (minimum 6 clinic hours).
◦An exception to the above (2) requirements will be made for any former or present Level 10 or Collegiate Regional coach, or Level 10 senior gymnast. Those qualified individuals may begin testing at Level 5/6 and Level 9 concurrently. Level 10/Collegiate coaches and eligible athletes must complete an Exemption Eligibility Form, which is available on-line. A USA Gymnastics National Regional or State officer must sign off on this form prior to testing. This form must be brought to the test site and given to the Test Administrator prior to administration of the test.
◦Must be a minimum 18 years of age.
◦Must take a written exam and achieve a minimum score of 76%.
◦Must take a practical (video) exam and achieve a minimum score of 75%.
◦Examinee is not required to take both parts at the same time, nor are they required to repeat any part previously passed.
◦May achieve a Level 7/8 rating provided the minimum score of 70% is met on both test parts.
◦Once a Level 9 rating is achieved, judge is certified to judge USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Optional Levels 7, 8 and 9.
◦Must pass the compulsory 5/6 test in order to earn a Level 5/6 Compulsory rating.

9.Optional Level 10 
◦Must have actively held an Optional Level 9 rating for a minimum of twelve (12) months.
◦Must meet the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements of 16 hours (minimum 8 clinic hours).
◦An exception to the above (2) requirements will be made for any former or present Elite Coach or Senior Elite gymnast who participates at a National Elite Classic. Those qualified individuals may begin testing at Level 5/6 and 10 concurrently. Elite Coaches and eligible athletes must complete an Exemption Eligibility Form, which is available on-line. A USA Gymnastics National, Regional, or State officer must sign off on this form prior to testing. This form must be brought to the test site and given to the Test Administrator prior to administration of the test.
◦Must be a minimum of 20 years of age.
◦Must take both a practical (video) and written exam. Must receive a minimum score of 80% on each examination part. Examinee is not required to take both parts at the same time, nor are they required to repeat any part previously passed.
◦May achieve a Level 9 rating provided a minimum Written test score is 76% and a minimum Practical test score is 75% are both met.
◦May achieve a Level 7/8 rating provided the minimum score of 70% is met on both test parts.
◦Once a Level 10 rating is achieved, judge is certified to judge USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Optional Levels 7, 8, 9, and 10.
◦Must pass the compulsory 5/6 test in order to earn a Level 5/6 Compulsory rating.

10.Brevet and National Judges 
◦Must attend a Brevet or National Judges’ Course, by invitation only.
◦Must successfully pass all the requirements of the course.
◦Are certified to judge all Junior Olympic Optional Levels 7, 8 and 9, and 10.
◦Must pass the compulsory 5/6 test in order to earn a Level 5/6 Compulsory rating.

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