FIG Junior rules for 2005-08
posted on 12/13/2004

Junior Requirements

Age
For gymnasts ages 13, 14, 15 (by the 1st of January 2005)

Program
The program for junior individual gymnasts will consist of 4 exercises with 4 of the 5 apparatus (rope, hoop, ball, clubs, and ribbon).  The rotation of apparatus is as follows: 

2005/2006

Rope

Hoop

Clubs

Ribbon

2007/2008

Rope

Hoop

Ball

Ribbon

The program for Junior Group will consist of 1 exercise with a one apparatus:

2005/2006

5 balls

2007/2008

5 pairs of clubs (10 clubs)

The Exercise

Groups of Elements:
Fundamental Groups:  Leaps/jumps, Balance, Pivots, Flexibilities and Waves
Other Groups:  Travelings, Skips, hops, swings, circles and turns

** regarding Isolated Difficulties

  1. tour lents on the knee will not be permitted in the junior exercise
  2. pivots on the knee will not be permitted

There must be equal work with the left/right hand (50% on each hand)
Penalty for not having equal work on left/right hand = 0.50points

Groups must have 4 exchanges (minimum)

Technical Value

Each exercise must contain a maximum of 14 difficulties to a maximum of 8.00 points

The value of the total difficulties is determined by the addition of the compulsory body difficulties (6 minimum) and plus maximum 2 difficulties from each of the non Acaa compulsory technical groups

Note:  For Group, the body groups, must be used equally.

The compulsory body movement groups for each apparatus are as follows: 

Rope

Hoop

Ball

Clubs

Ribbon

Jumps/Leaps

All 4 groups

Flexibilities and Waves

Balances

Pivots

In each exercise, each difficulty is counted only once.  Repetition of a difficulty will not be counted, except in the specific case concerning a series of leaps.

Artistic Value

Artistic value will be judged from 10.00 points maximum
1.0      points for Music
9.00 points for Choreography
            2.00 points maximum for the Basic Choreography
           7.00 points maximum for the Special Artistic Characteristics (CAP)

Score Calculation

           Execution Judge (E)                              0 Acaa 10.00 points maximum
                                                                       (the judge gives only the total penalties)

           Artistic Judge (A)                                  0 Acaa 10.00 points maximum
                                                                        ( in part by addition) 

           Difficulty Judge (D)                               0 Acaa 8.00 points maximum
                                                                        ( in part by addition)

The final calculation is completed by adding the execution (10 points) + the final composition (A+D divided by 2 ) = Maximum 19 points