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Judges Shorthand – Twists & Turns

Post Views 1,179   In our first Judges Shorthand article, we discussed the basics of shorthand and how many of the shorthand symbols look like the actual gymnastics skill being performed. For example, the shorthand symbol for a cartwheel is an “X”. Once you learn to script many of the JO compulsory skills you can begin to learn Read More

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What Makes That a Perfect 10.0?

Post Views 673   We are now in full competitive swing with NCAA Women’s Gymnastics. Fortunately for us, they still use the 10.0 as the pinnacle of perfection! But what makes a routine a perfect 10.0? First, a judge needs to ensure that the routine being performed on Bars, Beam, or Floor have met all the Special Requirements for that Read More

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Don’t Forget The Small Stuff – Compulsory Beam & Floor

Post Views 1,675 As coaches and judges get ready for another competitive season, it is always good practice to review the compulsory beam and floor routines. ESPECIALLY the small details! As a coach, it is valuable to review each compulsory routine found in the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic (JO) Compulsory Program book to ensure you Read More

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Road To Rio – Understanding Elite Scoring

Post Views 983   As we approach P&G National Championships, Olympic Trials, and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro a crash course on how Women’s Gymnastics routines are evaluated at the Elite level could be beneficial. We are all aware that in 2006 Women’s Gymnastics stopped using the 10.0 scoring system at the Read More

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How Did They Come Up With That Score?

Post Views 1,020   As an athlete, coach, parent, or gymnastics fan, have you ever wondered how judges come up with their scores? In this article we will look at how judges come up with scores at the Women’s JO Program Compulsory levels. When evaluating a compulsory routine, a judge reviews their shorthand to ensure Read More

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What’s Your Bar Angle?

Post Views 5,405   At the Compulsory and Optional Levels in the JO Program there are angle requirements that must be met for particular skills when casting into and/or coming out of these skills on bars. Evaluating casting angles and angles of completion on bars takes a sharp eye in order to ensure that the required angles for each Read More