Event Sanctions - General Information
Events to sanction
USA Gymnastics, as the governing body for the sport in the United States, is responsible for the granting of sanctions for those events, as defined in the USA Gymnastics Sanctioning Policies and Procedures. USA Gymnastics sponsored events may include:

  1. Exhibition
  2. Local Meet
  3. Invitational
  4. State Meet
  5. Regional Meet
  6. National Meet
  1. Workshops
  2. Camps
  3. Clinics
  4. Judging Exams

Once a sanction has been granted, the appropriate USA Gymnastics Rules and Policies must be followed. All participating athletes, coaches, judges, and meet directors must be members of USA Gymnastics.

A non-USA Gymnastics sanctioned event may not be conducted concurrently with a USA Gymnastics sanctioned event.

Secondary insurance coverage is provided for all USA Gymnastics members participating in a sanctioned event.

Domestic sanctions are needed for events without foreign athlete, coach and/or judge participation. A foreign sanction is required for any event including the participation of foreign athletes, coaches and/or judges.

Who can apply for a sanction?
It is the Meet Director's responsibility to secure an event sanction for all USA Gymnastics sponsored events/competitions.

Meet Directors must be an active USA Gymnastics Professional members in the discipline for which they are applying for sanction. Please note, that meet directors for women and acrobatic sanctioned events, must also complete a Meet Director certification exam to be eligible to host a meet. Meet Directors must be affiliated with an active Member Club, University, Event Production or Judging Association.