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Compulsory & Optional Routine Evaluations

Post Views 526   We are excited to announce that Gym Blog Central is now offering routine evaluations for all Compulsory Levels 1 – 5 and Optional Levels 6 – 10. All evaluations will be conducted by USA Gymnastics Level 10 or higher rated Women’s Judges. The purpose of a routine evaluation is to provide Read More

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Judges Shorthand – Twists & Turns

Post Views 1,843   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’s Your Bar Angle?

Post Views 9,463   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