JO Nationals II (edit)

JO Nationals – A Recap

Post Views 1,299   The top Level 10s competed this past weekend at the USA Gymnastics Women’s Junior Olympic National Championships in Indianapolis. The top 681 Level 10s participating this year were divided into 12 age divisions with between 56 – 58 athletes in each age division. To illustrate the caliber of athlete that competed at Nationals, we combined Read More

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

Post Views 5,110   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 Read More

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How Did They Come Up With That Score?

Post Views 3,810   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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Women’s NCAA Day 1 Wrap-Up

Post Views 739 Day 1 of the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship has concluded with an All-Around Champion, Individual Event Champions, and qualifying teams to the Super Six on Saturday night at 9pm EST. Individual All-Around 1. Bridget Sloan (UF) – 39.70 2. Chayse Capps (Oklahoma) – 39.6125 3. Myia Hambrick (LSU) – 39.5625 Individual Event Read More

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Judges Shorthand

Post Views 2,986   As a spectator at a women’s gymnastics meet, have you ever wondered what the judges are writing down as they are watching the gymnasts perform their routines? Or how the judges remember what skills the gymnast did when they go to calculate their scores? During a gymnast’s routine, judges are writing Read More

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Updated 2/17 – 2016 College “10.0” Performances

Post Views 663 *I have created a page called “College 10.0 Routines” on my blog specifically dedicated to 10.0 routines performed at the college level.  This article will no longer be updated with new routines.  All new 10.0 routines can be found on the new “College 10.0 Routines” page on my blog. Fortunately, for the sport Read More