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2022-2023 TOPs Physical Abilities List
posted on 06/08/2022

The goal for the TOPs physical abilities is to focus on form. The below physical abilities test will be judged based on the body shapes and form your athlete/athletes show during their testing.

HS Hold

  • 8-year-old: 30 seconds
  • 9- and 10-year-olds: 1 minute
  • If fall within the first 5 seconds of first attempt get another chance
  • May be performed on the beam or floor
  • Score will be on a scale with execution deductions
Leg Lifts
  • 8-year-old: 5 1/2 immediately followed by 5 full leg lifts / touching a stick or similar
  • 9- and 10-year-olds: 10 1/2 immediately followed by 10 full
  • Back of the head, shoulders and upper back remain against the rack.
  • Leg lifts will not be timed
  • Deductions will be per leg lift
Casts
  • 8-year-old: 5 casts to 45 degrees Legs together
  • 9- and 10-year-olds: 5 casts to handstand Legs together
  • Each cast will be worth 2 pts
  • For 9- and 10-year-olds 1 pt will be awarded for casts above 45 degrees with good form and 2 pts will be awarded for a cast all the way to handstand with good form
Flex
  • Performed on beam may use low beam, same for all ages
  • R Leg Split (square hips arms out to side at horizontal 2 sec. )
  • L Leg Split (square hips arms out to side at horizontal 2 sec.)
  • Middle split (knees to the ceiling, heels on the beam and hips pressing forward.) may use hand support 2 sec.
  • Bridge (press shoulders over wrists legs can be bent or straight 2 sec.
  • Each flex testing will be worth 2 pts.
Presses
  • 8-year-old: 5 press to HS
  • 9- and 10-year-olds: 5 press to HS
  • If you tip your first attempt over or backward you may start again
  • Each press is worth 2 points.
Rope
  • 8-year-old: 12 feet rope climb with legs out to the side in pike position
  • 9- and 10-year-olds: 12 feet rope climb with legs out to the side in pike position
  • Timed / points awarded by scale