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Rhythmic Rules & Policies

We are pleased to be able to provide the rhythmic gymnastics community access to the Rhythmic Rules and Policies book in an online format. By providing access in this manner, we can assure that a current Rhythmic 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 Rhythmic Rules and Policies.

  • 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 Rhythmic Rules and Policies and will make it possible to provide you with the latest changes.

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COVER - Updated 11/16/20
REGION MAP - Updated 3/31/09

Chapter 1: Membership and Responsibilities - Updated 11/16/20
  1. Purpose, Mission and Code of Ethics
  2. Membership and Responsibilities
  3. Events with Foreign Participants

Chapter 2: Sanctions - Updated 12/12/16

  1. Sanctioning a USA Gymnastics event
Chapter 3: Competitive Structure - Updated 1/14/21
  1. Age, Level and Mobility
  2. Types of Competition and Specific Competition Regulations
  3. Meet Director Responsibilities
  4. Entry regulations, Venue and Format
  5. Awards
Chapter 4: Officials - Updated 10/22/20
  1. Certification
  2. Judging Assignments
  3. Judging Duties
  4. Evaluation of Judges
  5. Judges' Fees and Competition Policies
Chapter 5: Apparatus Regulations - Updated 1/20/16

Operating Code - Updated 10/22/20

  1. Bid Form
  2. Meet Financial Report
  3. Competition Entry Form
  4. Level 3 Entry Form
  5. Levels 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Entry Form
  6. Levels 9 & 10 Entry Form
  7. Group Entry Form
  8. J.O. Neutral Deductions
  9. Level 9-10 Neutral Deductions
  10. Line Violation Form
  11. Injury Petition Form
  12. Score Inquiry Form
  13. Judges Expense Report
  14. Practical Experience for Judges
  15. Judge Assignment Contract
  16. Competition Guidelines
  17. Rhythmic Judges’ CPE Record Form

Development Program Score Forms:

Levels 9/10 FIG Score Forms: