Men's Rules and Policies

UPDATED 10/1/14

We are pleased to be able to provide the men's gymnastics community access to the Men's Rules and Policies book in an online format. By providing access in this manner, we can assure that a current Men's Rules and Policies, with all changes to date, is always available.

You should occasionally check this page to note any changes that have been made in the Men's Rules and Policies. The page number related to any changes that have been made will be noted on this page. When you go to that page you will notice that any text changes will be HIGHLIGHTED in yellow. All changes will be noted until September 1, of each year at which time the current text will be adopted as standard. Only new changes that occur after the September 1, date will be noted.

This format will allow easy access to the Men's Rules and Policies and will make it possible to provide you with the latest changes.


NOTE: Most of the material here is in Adobe Acrobat format. With the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can read and print these documents, while maintaining their format. Adobe Acrobat documents are identified with the Adobe Acrobat icon. 


  1. USA Gymnastics Membership Requirements
    1. Athlete Membership
    2. Professional Membership
    3. Code of Ethical Conduct
    4. Participant Welfare Policy
  2. Program Organization and Administration
    1. Organization Structure and Function
    2. Men's Program Organization
  3. Sanctioning Procedures
    1. Sanctions are required for all USA Gymnastics comp., clinics, workshops, tours & exhib.
    2. Sanction Fees
    3. Sanctioned Events with Foreign Athlete Participation
    4. Sanctioning Requirements for Foreign Exchanges
    5. Sanction Violation & Penalties
    6. Sanction Report Forms
    7. Meet Results and Meet Result Forms
    8. Rebate Monies
    9. National Gymnastics Foundation Men's Academic Scholarship Program Fees
  4. National Team and International Delegation
    1. National Team Policies
    2. Duties/Responsibilities of Coaches, Delegation Leaders and Judges for International Competition
  5. J.O. Program
    1. Program Description
    2. Age Eligibility
    3. Participation by NCAA Competing Athletes
    4. Sanctioned Events with Foreign Athlete Participation
    5. Residency Clause
    6. Competition Rules
    7. National Championship and Qualifying Meet Dates
    8. National Championship and Qualifying Meet Sites
    9. Bidding for the Junior National Championships
    10. Financial Responsibilities
    11. Qualification Procedures
    12. Petitions
    13. State and Regional Championships Procedures and Competition Formats
    14. National Championships Procedures and Competition Format
    15. Officials
    16. Coaches Education
    17. Training Camps
    18. Eligibility Rules
    19. HIV Statement
    20. Special Recognition Awards
    21. National Gymnastics Foundation Scholastic Scholarship Program
  6. Junior National Team Program
    1. Purpose
    2. Objectives
    3. Training Camp Program Goals
    4. Junior Elite and Junior National Team Composition
    5. Junior Elite and Junior National Team Responsibilities
    6. Junior Elite and Junior National Team Selection
    7. Junior National Developmental Team Selection
    8. Junior National Team Camps
    9. Junior National Coaching Staff
    10. Junior National Coaching Staff Responsibilities
    11. Junior National Coaching Staff Selection
    12. Current Junior National Coaching Staff
  7. Senior Elite Program
    1. U.S. National Championships
    2. Trials for Olympic Games, Pan American Games and World Championships
    3. Senior National Team
    4. Petitioning Procedures
    5. HIV Statement
  8. Meet Organization Guidelines
    1. Scoring
    2. Meet Officials
    3. Pre-meet Conditions of which to be Aware
    4. Considerations for Audience Appeal
    5. Meet Directors
    6. Meet Committees - Personnel
    7. Publicity Committee
    8. Finance Committee
    9. Site Committee
    10. Clerical Committee
    11. Hospitality Committee
    12. Awards Committee
    13. Special Events Committee
  9.  Program Directory

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