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					   GYMNASTICS
    AUSTRALIA

        2012
     AEROBIC
   GYMNASTICS
NATIONAL & LEVELS
  STREAM RULES

        Copyright
    Gymnastics Australia
         November 2011
TABLE OF CONTENTS


1.0    General Provisions – Introduction                                           .4

1.1    Gymnastics Australia                                                        .4
1.2    Competition Streams                                                          4

2.0    Composition of the Routine
2.1    Competition Music and Routine Length                                        .6
2.2    Routine Evaluation                                                          .7
2.3    The Routine’s Requirements                                                  .7

3.0    Compulsory Requirements: Identification and Evaluation

3.1    Aerobic Gymnastics Compulsories                                             .9
3.2    Rules for the Performance of Aerobic Gymnastics Compulsories                .10
3.3    Rules for the Performance of Aerobic Gymnastics Compulsories to Pair & Team .12


4.0    Criteria for Execution

4.1    Execution                                                                   .13

5.0    Criteria for Artistic Merit

5.1    The Choreography Composition                                                .19
5.2    The Aerobic Content                                                         .20
5.3    The Presentation & Musicality                                               .20

6.0    Difficulty: The Elements

6.1    Number of Elements                                                          .22
6.2    Evaluation and scoring of the elements and element group requirements       .22
6.3    Rules for elements specific to Pair and Teams                               .22
6.4    Performance requirements and/or restrictions – Pair and Team                .22
6.5    Routine Documentation                                                       .23
6.6    Difficulty Judge Deductions                                                  23

7.0    Prohibited Moves                                                            24

8.0    Chair of Panel Deductions

8.1    Warnings/Disqualification                                                   .24
8.2    Chair of Panel Deductions                                                    25

9.0    Judging and Scoring the Routine

9.1    Judges Panel                                                                .25
9.2    Duties of the Panel Judges                                                  .26
9.3    Judge’s Seating at the Championships                                        .26
9.4    Receiving an Artistic Merit and Technical Merit Score                       .26
9.5    Receiving a Difficulty Score                                                .27
9.6    The Final Score                                                             .27
9.7    Final tallying of the Score                                                 .28
9.8    Tie Breaking Rules                                                          .28




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10.0    Aerobic Gymnastics Australian Championships

10.1    Entry Criteria – Aerobic Gymnastics Australian Championships &
        AEROSkools National Championships                                                   .28
10.2    Participation Criteria – Aerobic Gymnastics Australian Championships &
        AEROSkools National Championships                                                   .29
10.3    Medical Attention – Aerobic Gymnastics Australian Championships &
        AEROSkools National Championships                                                   .30
10.4    Entry Changes or Substitutions – Aerobic Gymnastics Australian Championships
         & AEROSkools National Championships                                                .30
10.5    Drugs & Sanctions                                                                   .30
10.6    Entering Multiple Competition Categories                                            .31
10.7    Competition Performance Area                                                        .31
10.8    Technical/Equipment/ Sound & Lighting                                               .31
10.9    Performance Music Requirements                                                      .32
10.10   Competitive Rounds & Performance Order                                              .33
10.11   Incidences of Extraordinary Circumstances                                           .33
10.12   Management of Extraordinary Circumstances                                           .33
10.13   Discrepancies                                                                       .34

11.0    The Championship General Rules

11.1    False Start                                                                         .34
11.2    Late Start                                                                          .34
11.3    Pre Start                                                                           .34
11.4    Grandstanding                                                                       .34
11.5    Walkover                                                                            .34
11.6    Final Results                                                                       .34
11.7    Protests                                                                            .34
11.8    Award Ceremony                                                                      .34
11.9    Attire Code                                                                         .34

ELEMENT POOL GROUPS                                                                         36

Dynamic Strength                                                                            .41
Static Strength                                                                             .47
Jumps and Leaps                                                                             .51
Balance and Flexibility                                                                     .68


GLOSSARY

STREAM:                   Competition ability level, National or Levels

DIVISION:                 Components of Streams ie. National A , National B, Levels 0 - 3

CATEGORY:                 Number of competitors eg Individual, Pair, Team

AGE GROUP:                Age of athlete in the year of competition.

ELEMENT POOL:             All difficulty elements

ELEMENT GROUP:            Four groups of elements sorted according to type of element eg Group A Dynamic Strength

ELEMENT FAMILY:           Components of the Element Group eg Straddle Family in Group C Jumps & Leaps.

AMPs:                     Aerobic Movement Patterns




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1.0       INTRODUCTION

Aerobic Gymnastics is a performance sport originating from the traditional, group exercise class.
Athletes showcase artistic choreography in combination with technical skills of varying difficulty in one
minute thirty seconds (1:30) performances. The athlete must demonstrate the components of fitness
including cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, balance,
coordination, agility, speed and power through continuous movement patterns.



1.1       Gymnastics Australia

Gymnastics Australia is the national governing body for the sport of Gymnastics in Australia. Since
1997, Gymnastics Australia has accepted Aerobic Gymnastics as an official discipline of the sport and
has assumed management of the sport from grassroots levels of participation to elite Aerobic
Gymnastics competition. Gymnastics Australia’s contact details are:

Gymnastics Australia
32 Cleeland Road
Oakleigh South
VIC 3167
Tel: (03) 9271 0500
Fax: (03) 9271 0599
E-mail ausgym@gymnastics.org.au
Web: www.gymnastics.org.au



1.2       Competition Streams



1.2.1     AEROBIC GYMNASTICS LEVELS STREAM – DIVISIONS OF COMPETITION


The Levels Stream is the entry point for Aerobic Gymnastics with the emphasis on
participation and the development of skills.


Division Requirements
Level 0
AERO-        Compulsory Routines
Skools       No competition will be held in Level 0 at National events.
             Age Groups: age determined in the “year of competition”
             Junior: (10 – 12 years)
             Sub-Junior (7-9 years)
             Minis ( 5 – 6 Years)
             Additional age groups can be introduced at State Association events.

             Music Length: 60 seconds (+/- 5 seconds)
             Levels Competition Categories: Individuals (1 male or female), Pair (2)
             Group (3-6 members).
             AEROSkools: Pair (2), Trios (3) and Groups (4-6 members). Athletes can
             only compete in a maximum of 2 categories of competition.


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Level 1/   Compulsory Routines
AERO-
Skools     Age Groups: age determined in the “year of competition”
           Senior: (15 – 17 years)
           Intermediate: (13 – 14 years)
           Junior: (10 – 12 years)
           Sub-Junior (7-9 years)

           Music Length: 1 minute 30 seconds (+/- 5 seconds)

           Levels Competition Categories: Individuals (1 male or female), Pair (2) Group (3-6
           members). Athletes can only compete in a maximum of 2 categories of competition.

           AEROSkools: Pair (2),Trios (3) and Groups (4-6 members). Athletes can only
           compete in a maximum of 2 categories of competition.

Level 2/   Compulsory Routines
AERO-
Skools     Age Groups: age determined in the “year of competition”
           Adult: (18+)Senior: (15 – 17 years)
           Intermediate: (13 – 14 years)
           Junior: (10 – 12 years)
           Sub-Junior (7-9 years)

           Music Length: 1 minute 30 seconds (+/- 5 seconds)

           Levels Competition Categories: Individuals (1 male or female), Pair (2), Group (3-6
           members). Athletes can only compete in a maximum of 2 categories of competition.

           AEROSkools: Pair (2), Trios (3) and Group (4-6 members). Athletes can only
           compete in a maximum of 2 categories of competition.

Level 3/   Compulsory Routines
AERO-
Skools     A maximum of 8 elements: A (0.1) – C (0.3)

           Age Groups: age determined in the “year of competition”
           Adult: (18+)
           Senior: (15 – 17 years)
           Intermediate: (13 – 14 years)
           Junior: (10 – 12 years)
           Sub-Junior (7-9 years)

           Music Length: 1 minute 30 seconds (+/- 5 seconds)

           Levels Competition Categories: Individuals (1 male or female), Pair (2) Group (3-6
           members). Athletes can only compete in a maximum of 2 categories of competition
           at National events.
           AEROSkools: Pair (2), Trios (3) and Groups (4-6 members). Athletes can only
           compete in a maximum of 2 categories of competition.




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1.2.2 AEROBIC GYMNASTICS NATIONAL STREAM – DIVISIONS OF COMPETITION

The National Stream is designed for athletes who have progressed through the Levels Stream and
developed the fundamental skills of Aerobic Gymnastics.

Division   Requirements
National   Optional routines
B
           Routine requirements: GA Sport AER Rules
           A maximum of 6 elements: A (0.1) – C (0.3) and 2 elements valued at A (0.1) – D
           (0.4)
           Compulsory High Leg Kicks, Push-ups and Jumping Jack Phrase

           Age Groups: Age determined in the “year of competition”
           Adult: (18+)
           Senior: (15 – 17 years)
           Intermediate: (13 – 14 years)
           Junior: (10 – 12 years)
           Sub-Junior (7-9 years)

           Music Length: 1 minute 30 seconds (+/- 5 seconds)

           Competition categories: Individual Male, Individual Female, Pair (M+F, F+F or M+M),
           Group (3-6 members)

National   Optional routines
A
           Routine requirements: GA Sport AER rules
           A maximum of 8 elements: A (0.1) – E (0.5)
           Compulsory High Leg Kicks, Push-ups and Jumping Jack Phrase

           Age Group: Age determined in the “year of competition”
           Adult: (18+)
           Senior: (15 – 17 years)
           Intermediate: (13 – 14 years)
           Junior: (10 – 12 years)
           Sub-Junior (7-9 years)

           Music Length: 1 minute 30 seconds (+/- 5 seconds)

           Competition Categories: Individual Male, Individual Female, Pair (M+F, F+F or M
           +M), Group (3-6 members)



2.0     COMPOSITION OF THE ROUTINE

2.1     Competition Music and Routine Length
A       The routine is one minute and thirty seconds (1:30) for National A and B routines. A grace
period of plus or minus five seconds (5) is allowed resulting in a minimum of one minute twenty five
seconds (1:25) and a maximum of one minute thirty five seconds (1:35). Timing begins with the first
audible sound (includes any cueing sound) and ends with the last audible sound.

B        Routine length (music) that exceeds the maximum allowable of less than 1:25 or
greater than 1:35 in National A and B routines will result in a deduction.

C        The routine must be performed in its entirety to music selected and prepared by the athlete(s)
or other. (The competition organiser will not provide the athlete’s performance music).

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2.2    Routine Evaluation
The Aerobic Gymnastics routine is evaluated according to the following three components:

A         Execution performance component;
B         Artistic performance component;
C         Difficulty performance component (not applicable in AEROSkools /Levels 0)

The Compulsory elements of each routine play a vital role in determining the score in each of the
above components.

2.3       The Routine’s Requirements

The Aerobic Gymnastics routine must contain and/or comply with the following:

A         Execution
All movements performed are evaluated according to the standards for Aerobic Gymnastics
movement perfection. These standards are in accordance with those established for Aerobic
Gymnastics. They also correlate with the minimum level of competency for the performance of
difficulty elements and compulsories.

B       Artistic Merit
A routine must contain aspects of dynamic Aerobic Gymnastics choreography, creativity, and
physical/emotional expression. All aspects of the routine must be developed with identifiable aerobic
movement patterns (AMPs) in 8 count musical phrases that form the basis for routine development.
The elements selected and performed must be integrated seamlessly into the choreography and
synchronised with the music including sound effects. All movements should be linked fluently
throughout the routine.

C       Difficulty
(not applicable in AEROSkools /Level 0 )

The Element Pool used in the 2012 Aerobic Gymnastics National Stream Rules is the same
element pool as found in the 2009 – 2012 FIG Aerobic Gymnastics Code of Points.

1.      Element Groups
The routine must contain a minimum of one (1) element from each of the four (4) element groups
comprising the Element Pool (not applicable for Levels/AEROSkools routines).

A         Dynamic Strength
B         Static Strength
C         Jumps and Leaps
D         Balance and Flexibility

If the element is performed:
     • to a minimum competency will be given a difficulty value.
     • is recognisable, it will be counted towards that group, even though it may not have been
         performed to the minimum competency level to receive a difficulty value.

Inclusion of an element not prescribed for the nominated division will result in a difficulty deduction.

2.        National A and B: Number of elements
      •   A maximum of eight (8) elements may be included in the routine.
      •   A minimum of one (1) element from each of the four (4) element pool groups is required
      •   The inclusion of more than eight (8) elements in the routine will result in a deduction for each
          element performed over eight (8).

National A athletes may only include 8 elements up to a E (0.5) value.
National B athletes may only include 6 elements up to a C (0.3) value and 2 elements up to a D (0.4)
value.

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3.      Level 3 Elements
     Level 3 difficulty includes:
     • Eight (8) elements up to C (0.3) value.
     • A minimum of one (1) element from each of the four (4) element pool groups is required
     • The positioning of skills in the routine is outlined in the choreography notes.
     • The inclusion of more than eight (8) elements in the routine will result in a deduction for each
        element performed over eight (8).


4. Level 1 and 2 Elements

Level 1 and 2 difficulty elements are outlined below:

LEVEL 1

                                                                              MODIFIED
NO     GROUP                             ELEMENT
                                                                              VERSION
1     A           Push-up or Triceps Push-up                             Performed on knees
2     B           L Support or Straddle Support                          Bottom raised (feet
                                                                         raised – unacceptable)
3     C           Straight and Tuck Jump (linked together)
4     C           Air Jack
5     C           Split Leap                                             Stride Leap
6     D           Sagital or Frontal Split                               Straddle sit (bent knee
                                                                         split - unacceptable)
7     D           ½ Turn (180 Pivot)



LEVEL 2

                                                                                 MODIFIED
NO     GROUP                             ELEMENT
                                                                                 VERSION
1     A           Triceps Push-up
2     B           L Support or Straddle Support                          Bottom raised raised
                                                                         (feet raised –
                                                                         unacceptable)
3     C           Tuck Jump ½ Turn
4     C           1/1 Air Turn
5     C           Split Leap                                             Stride Leap
6     D           Vertical Split - supported
7     D           Sagital or Frontal Split                               Straddle sit (bent knee
                                                                         split - unacceptable)
8     D           1/1 turn (360 Pivot)



The Difficulty score is a maximum of 0.8 is based solely on the evaluation of:

Family           Element                          Value
Compulsory       4 push-ups                       0.1 per push-up to maximum value of 0.4
A                Push-up or Triceps Push-up       0.1
B                L Support or Straddle Support    0.2
D                Sagital or Frontal Split         0.1
                 Total                            0.8




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5.      Difficulty: Elements to push-up/splits

Airborne to push-up/split landings are not permitted in the Sub Junior Age (7-9) and Junior Age
(10-12) divisions of competition. Performance of an airborne to push-up/split landing by a sub-
junior or junior athlete will result in the skill not counting and a difficulty deduction taken by
the Difficulty judge.

National A & B:
 For Intermediate and above age groups the routine must not contain more than a total of three (3)
“airborne to push-up/wrist position landings OR airborne to split position landings” from the Power-
Jumps & Leaps family. Any combination of push-up/wrist position and split landing position is allowed.


Example of permitted landing : 3 push-up landings
                               3 split landings are permitted
                               2 push-up and 1 split landing
                               2 split and 1 push-up landing
Level 3:

For Intermediate and above age groups the routine must not contain more than one (1) “airborne to
push-up/wrist position landings OR airborne to split position landings” from the Power-Jumps & Leaps
family

Updates

The Element Pool will be officially updated by the FIG. Updates to the element pool are available on
the FIG website and notice of new elements will be included in the Aerobic Gymnastics Technical
Bulletins.


3.0     COMPULSORY REQUIREMENTS: IDENTIFICATION AND EVALUATION

3.1     Aerobic Gymnastics Compulsories
The routine must contain the following three Aerobic Gymnastics compulsories:

A       JUMPING JACK PHRASE

A thirty two (32) count phrase that initiates with four consecutive Jumping Jacks. Any combination of
standing Aerobic Gymnastics movements must be choreographed during the remaining twenty four
(24) counts of music.

B       FOUR (4) CONSECUTIVE HIGH LEG KICKS

C       FOUR (4) CONSECUTIVE PUSH-UPS

For National A or B each Aerobic Gymnastics Compulsory may be performed at any time, and in any
order within the routine. They may be performed with varying degrees of difficulty, and will receive
points from the Difficulty Judges based on executing the minimum level of competency for that
compulsory. The Aerobic Gymnastics Compulsories range in the ranking from 0.1 (A) to 0.4 (D).

In Levels/AEROSkools routines the Aerobic Gymnastics Compulsories must be performed within the
routine exactly as written in the choreography notes. The time and order of performance cannot be
changed. Level 3 compulsories range in the ranking from 0.1 (A) to 0.4 (D) as per the National A & B
guidelines.

Artistic judges evaluate the compulsories specific to Aerobic Gymnastics content (coordination,
creativity, and use of arms planes). Creative use of arm patterns and movements is recommended.



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3.2     Rules for the Performance and Evaluation of Aerobic Gymnastics Compulsories

A       JUMPING JACK PHRASE
1       The thirty two (32) count pattern must initiate with four (4) consecutive Jumping Jacks.
2       The jumping jack start and finish position must be the basic, standing anatomical position.
        There are no restrictions or requirements for arm choreography for Levels 2 and 3 and
        National A and B. Level 0 & 1 is as per the DVD.
3       Directional change (any direction) and/or travelling (in any direction) during the repetitions of
        the four (4) Jumping Jacks, is permitted for National A & B and Level 3.
4       Immediately after the four (4) jumping jacks have completed, any combination of standing,
        rebound Aerobic Gymnastics movements and patterns must be choreographed for the
        remaining twenty four (24) counts, yielding a total of thirty two (32) counts.
5       The following must not be performed during the Jumping Jack Phrase:
                 a       Elements from the pool
                 b       High leg kick or push-up compulsories
                 c       Pair or Team lifts and/or supports/physical contact
                 d       Seated/floor exercises, or non-standing moves (eg kneeling)
                 e       The hands must not touch the floor during the Jumping Jack Phrase

Evaluation of the Jumping Jack Phrase

Minimum Competency Level (Jumping Jacks):
      (a)   Heels must be at shoulder width apart on the jump out phase
      (b)   Knees must bend symmetrically (even slightly) on the “jump out” phase

Perfect Execution (Jumping Jacks):
        (a)    Feet (determined by the path of the heel) on the “jump out” phase should
               simultaneously and symmetrically reach shoulder width and knees, heels and toes
               must be in alignment.
        (b)    Start and finishing position – toes and heels together with heels in contact with the
               floor

Minimum-to-Perfect Degree of Competency (Jumping Jack Phrase)
      (a)    Utilise a full 32 count phrase of music
      (b)    Phrase begins on count one (1) and ends on count thirty two (32)
      (c)    Phrase is an identifiable, developed and sequential rebound aerobics movement
             pattern that builds with the music from count one (1) to count thirty two (32).
             Movements are sequential, they are not random.

National A and B & Level 3 difficulty evaluation is based on the performance of the four (4) initiating,
       consecutive jumping jacks. Creative use of arm patterns and movements is recommended.

        a.      Stationary                                                            A = 0.1
        b.      Stationary with any (one or more) change(s) to orientation/rotation   B = 0.2
        c.      Travelling (lateral, forward, backward, diagonal, on any of the
                four (4) jumping jacks                                                C = 0.3
        d.      Travelling (on one (1) or more of the four (4) jumping jacks)
                with any change to orientation/rotation                               D = 0.4

        Orientation/rotation is defined as a minimum 45 degree turn.

        Travelling is defined as the distance the body recognisably moves (measured from the hips)
        through space in the horizontal component. Travelling is initiated from the start position (feet
        together) demonstrating a horizontal transfer of body weight to completion (finish position with
        feet together).




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B       HIGH LEG KICKS
Four (4) consecutive repetitions.

1        Start and finish position is standing, with part of both feet in contact with the floor.

2        All four (4) kicks must be in the sagittal plane (forward from the body).

3        The four (4) kicks must alternate consecutively from right leg to left, or left to right, RLRL or
         LRLR without interruption or movements in between.

4        For National A and B & Level 3 –
     •   There are no restrictions or requirements for arm choreography.
     •   Travelling is permitted in any direction provided at least one of the high leg kicks is performed
         side on to the judges. Pair and Team members may travel around each other etc. during the
         high leg kicks
     •   A minimum one (1) of the high leg kicks must be side on to the judges. (Kicks may rotate,
         and/or change stage direction from side to side). Facing directly front stage or back stage for
         all four (4) repetitions is prohibited and will result in deductions.

Evaluation of High Leg Kicks

Minimum competency level:
         a) The path of the heel must reach waist level on each of the four (4) kicks.

Perfect Execution
         a) Start and finish position is standing, with part of both feet in contact with the floor.
         b) The upper body and arms must be controlled at all times
         c) All four (4) kicks must be in the sagittal plane (forward from the body).

National A and B & Level 3 difficulty evaluation is based on the height (flexibility and power) obtained
       by the path of the heel of each kick. Difficulty value will be assigned according to the lowest
       level kick performed.

         a.      Waist height to above waist level                                      A = 0.1
         b.      Shoulder height                                                        B = 0.2
         c.      Head height to above head height                                       C = 0.3
         d.      Vertical                                                               D = 0.4


C       PUSH-UPS
Four (4) consecutive repetitions.

1        Start and finish position is with elbows extended, the weight evenly distributed between hands
         and feet, some part of both hands and one (1) foot in contact with the floor, the front of the
         body facing the floor.

2.       Movement begins by flexing the elbow joints causing the body to descend. The movement is
         completed by extending the elbows, raising the body back up to the starting position. The four
         (4) push-ups must be performed consecutively, without interruption or movements in between.

         Consecutive: Each push-up repetition must be demonstrated continuously without an
         interruption.

3        Each push-up (upper body action) must be repeated identically,

         Identical: Each push-up must demonstrate the same upper body action for four (4) repetitions
         from the start position to the finish position (elbows extended).




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For National A and B & Level 3
• A change of orientation at the top of a push-up will be considered an interruption.
• A change of orientation between each push-up repetition must be performed during the
    descending or ascending phase(s) and be performed identically as part of the push-up
    choreography for all four (4) consecutive repetitions.
• The position/movement of the leg(s) during each push-up is not required to be repeated identically
    unless desired
• Arm position or movements are not restricted (Reverse-hand push-ups are not acceptable) as
    long as some part of both hands and at least some part of one foot contacts the floor during the
    execution of all four (4) push-ups.
• Push-ups are not required to be side on to the judges; however it is recommended to consider the
    visibility of your chosen push-up when selecting stage orientation.

For Levels 1 and 2
    • The head must remain in a neutral position, ie no turning.
    • Both hands and feet must be in contact with the floor at all times

Evaluation of Push-ups

Minimum competency level:
      At the end of the downwards phase a maximum distance of 10cm from the chest to the floor.
      Value will be given according to least difficult push-up variation of the four (4) performed.

Perfect Execution

      • Starting and/or finishing: one or both hands are in contact with the floor, elbows extended.
      Shoulders must be parallel to the floor; head in line with the spine and pelvis tucked with
      abdominal muscles contracted.
      • The downward and/or the upward phase of a push-up must be controlled with shoulders parallel
      to the floor.

National A and B & Level 3 difficulty evaluation is based on the physiological difficulty associated
       with each particular push-up action. Creative variations of these basic push-ups are
       recommended.
       a.      Any two phase push-up with both feet on the floor                   A = 0.1
       b.      Any two phase push-up with any foot exchange provided one foot
               remains in the air or one foot/leg airborne                         B = 0.2
       c.      Any three/four phase push-up with both feet on the floor            C = 0.3
       d.      Any three/four phase push-up with any foot exchange provided one foot remains in
               the air or one foot/leg airborne                                    D = 0.4

         NOTE: More than four phases will NOT receive greater than a D (0.4) value.

Levels 1 and 2 difficulty evaluation is based on the performance of the compulsory push-ups on the
toes, awarding 0.1 for each push up completed to minimum competency. A maximum of 0.4 will be
awarded for 4 push-ups performed to minimum competency.

3.3      Rules for Aerobic Gymnastics Compulsories Specific to Pair and Team

A        Aerobic Gymnastics Compulsories must be performed simultaneously to receive value.

B        Choreographed physical contact of Pair or Team members is prohibited during the
         performance of Aerobic Gymnastics Compulsories which includes the entire Jumping Jack
         Phrase and will result in a Chair of Panel deduction.




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4.0     CRITERIA FOR EXECUTION - FINAL TOTAL MAXIMUM 10.0 POINTS

4.1      Execution – 10.0 points (100%)
Execution is scored negatively: Judges deduct for each individual error and deficiency according to the
severity of each error. Deductions for errors are evaluated by each Execution Judge.

The Execution judges evaluate the technical execution of all movements including elements,
transitions, links, basic aerobic steps, arm movements, AMPs, partnerships, poses and lifts.


        Errors to the following areas will result in deductions:

        A       Alignment:
        1       The balanced and controlled positions of the body and its weight, relative to the spine
                and joints in action. Maintaining a “neutral spine” and integrity of all joints involved at
                any given moment.
        2       Stabilisation of the torso corresponding to correct spinal alignment.
        3       Position of the foot, relative to the ankle, knee, and hip joint during all movements,
                landings from jumps, transitions to and from elements.

        B       Degree of Completion/Precision: The consistent completion of the designated
                range(s) of motion and movement start and ending positions:
        1       Movements should have a clear start and finish with a clear entry, action and exit as
                applicable.
        2       The skill to manage momentum, and the ability to control the centre of gravity at all
                times.
        3       Degree of completion/range of motion of all flexibility movements demonstrated.
        4       Degree of completion/range of motion of all strength movements demonstrated.

        C       Synchronicity (Mixed Pair and Team): The ability for Mixed Pair and Team
                members to execute all movements in unison (as one):
        1       Simultaneous movement timing.
        2       Commensurate movement skill level; alignment, range of motion and degree of
                completion, strength, flexibility, intensity level, and amplitude as applicable.

        D       Flexibility:
        1       The ability to perform flexibility movements on both right and left sides of the body and
                upper and lower body (shoulder joints, hip joints).
        2       The inclusion of movements that demonstrate flexibility at both hip joints and shoulder
                joints (The absence of such a balance of moves would be evaluated as inability).

        E       Strength:
        1       The ability to perform strength movements on both right and left sides of the upper
                body and both the upper and lower body.
        2       The inclusion of movements that demonstrate balance of strength between right and
                left sides of the body and the upper and lower body. (The absence of such a balance
                would be evaluated as inability).



Deductions are made each time for every error as follows:
   •       Small error                                                               0.1
   •       Medium error                                                              0.2
   •       Large error                                                               0.3
   •       Unacceptable execution or fall                                            0.5
   •       Maximum deduction for an element                                          0.5
   •       Maximum deduction for synchronization for the whole routine               1.0
   •       Maximum deduction for 4 repetitions of a compulsory                       1.0


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The table below simplifies the specific deductions that will be taken for errors in the execution of the
elements.

Family     Deduction                                                Error
A          0.2            Hips not lifted during the extension phase of leg circles

           0.2            In the helicopter the longitudinal rotation is on the whole back &/or does not finish
                          facing the same direction as the starting position.

B          0.2            More than 4 hand exchanges during L support 1/1 turn

           0.2            Straddle position, except for levers is not a minimum of 90º apart

           0.2            Legs not vertical in V support

           0.5            Support not held for 2 seconds.

D          Up to 0.3      Inability of the lifted leg in the illusion to complete the rotation in the vertical plane

           0.5            Hopping during turns

General    Up to 0.3      Uncontrolled landing

           0.5            Any fall

                                   For further information refer to
                       FIG Aerobics Gymnastics 2009 – 2012 Code of Points
                       Appendix II; Guide to Judging Execution and Difficulty

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5.0       CRITERIA FOR ARTISTIC MERIT - FINAL MAXIMUM TOTAL 10.0 POINTS

5.1      The Choreography Composition – Max. 4 Points
      1. The dynamism and fluency levels of the whole routine (max 1.0 point)

      •   Connections from/to movements must be dynamic, smooth and fluent.
      •   In order to perform dynamic and fluent routines the performers will need as a pre-requisite
          excellent physical condition and excellent skill technique which allow the gymnasts to perform
          the routine without interruption, maintaining a high intensity of movement.
      •   There should be no stops before or after a movement or excessive poses on the floor and/or
          when standing.
      •   Selecting to perform movements that continually utilise multiple muscle groups
          simultaneously. This is further rewarded by the ability to execute each moment of the
          performance using muscle friction and resistance, creating what is referred to as “controlled”
          “sharp” movement.
      •   Connection between the three competition levels, floor, standing & in air, must be dynamic &
          not diminish the intensity, endurance, speed and frequency of movements.
      •   Travelling and moving the body through space horizontally (across the stage in various
          directions), the amplitude (height and power) of jumps, and the overall rebound nature of all
          movements performed.
      •   Members of Pairs/Teams must change formations and the position in the formations with
          fluency.
      •   Lift mounts and dismounts must demonstrate fluency.


      2. The complexity and creativity level of the movements, compulsories & formations. (max
         1.0 point)

      •   Creative composition incorporates meaningful new ideas, forms, interpretations, originality,
          progressiveness, or imagination, with unique characteristics, avoiding copying and monotony.
      •   A simple movement is the one that you can do immediately after seeing, without any training
          whereas a complex and creative movement needs a certain period of time to perform and
          requires coordination and conditioning.
      •   A complex and creative movement will involve more body parts, the use of asymmetry,
          change of plane and levels, change of orientation, rhythm changes and different rhythm
          between upper and lower body, and formation changes in Pairs & Teams.

      3. The variety of movements & formations (max 1.0 point)

      •   . The Artistic judges evaluate the variety of transitions, linking, formations, lifts, physical
          interactions, partnership.
      •   Routines must show a well balance selection of movements in order to enhance the routine
          and the competitor’s characteristics and style.
      •   To evaluate the variety of the routines, the artistic judges will take into consideration that all of
          these movements must be without repetitions or reiteration of the same or similar type of
          movements.
      •   All of them should include different actions, different forms, and different types of movements,
          and different physical capacities during the performing of the transitions, linking, lifts,
          partnerships, and physical interactions. Excellent routines must show a great amount of
          different types of movements & formations.
      •   The Variety of AMP Sequences is not evaluated under this criteria.

      4. The effective use of the competition space and placement of the movements in the
         routine (max 1.0 point)

      o   The competition area must be effectively used throughout the routine with balance and
          frequency of travelling. Not only the corners and the centre of the competition space but all the
          areas of the competition space must be utilised.

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      o   Throughout the routine, travelling must be shown in all directions (forward, backward, laterally,
          diagonal and circular) and distances (short and long), with few repetitions of traces/tracks
      o   All three levels (floor-work, standing, airborne) of the competition space must be used, without
          any predominating level throughout the routine.
      o   The movements must be distributed in a balanced way in the competition space (ie, if you
          have 4 x floor work in your routine, make it in different places on the competition floor).

5.2       The Aerobic Content – Max. 3 Points

      Aerobic Movement Pattern (AMP) Sequence means a complete set of 8-counts of
      movements with aerobic movement patterns. If the AMP is performed for less than 8
      counts, it will not be recognised as an AMP sequence.

      5   The variety of the AMP sequences (max 1.0 point)

      o   Aerobic movement patterns must include many variations of steps with arm movements,
          utilising basic steps to produce complex combinations with a high level of body coordination
          and recognisable as continuous movement patterns.
      o   AMP Sequences must show variety without repetition of the same or similar types of AMP
          Sequences.
      o   Variations of Basic Steps (Leg) and Arms Movements are produced by changing the following
          factors of the movements:
          Leg movements: height, angle, plane, range of motion, lever length, speed, rhythm change,
          travelling direction, orientation and high/low impact.
          Arm movements: height, angle, plane, range of motion, lever length, speed, rhythm change,
          and uni-lateral (asymmetrical) / bi-lateral (symmetrical).

      6   The complexity and creativity level of Aerobic Movement Patterns (max 1.0 point)

      o   The AMP Sequences are complex and creative when both, legs and arms, are combined
          together with a high level of body coordination & the balance of upper and lower body
          movements is evenly distributed.
      o   Upper and lower limb movements performed simultaneously will become more complex and
          creative. Complex and creative AMP sequences can be achieved by more body parts
          involved, changing orientation, using different joint actions / planes / range of motion / lever
          length, using asymmetric moves, using different rhythm, greater frequency of movement and
          travelling.

      7   The amount and balance of the continuous Aerobic Movement Patterns (max 1.0 point)

      o   Throughout the routine, AMP Sequences must be performed. This means, other than Difficulty
          Elements, Transitions/Linking, Lifts and Physical Interaction, the routine must show
          continuous AMP Sequences.
      o   The routine should provide a sufficient amount of AMP sequences which will provide the main
          characteristics of the Aerobic Gymnastics routine.
      o   A well balanced routine will see AMP sequences distributed throughout.

5.3       The Presentation and Musicality – Max. 3 Points

      8   Presentation (max 1.0 point)

      o   Competitor/s must give a clean athletic impression with a high quality of movements (clear
          and sharp).
      o   Competitor/s must show physical energy and showmanship, reaching the audience with
          his/her physical capacities, skills, charisma, personality, magnetism, presence, body language
          without theatrical interpretation.
      o   Presentation should be demonstrated in a natural way, not only to smile during the routine but
          transmit energy and showmanship with the movements and body language.
      o   Competitor/s must show self-confidence with genuine and pleasant natural facial expressions
          (no artificial or exaggerated facial expressions), without shouting/singing.
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    9   Construction of the music (max 1.0 point)

    o   Technically the music structure must be perfect without any abrupt cuts, giving the sense of
        one music piece.
    o   The music used must have structure with an opening, ending, phrases, accents, rhythm,
        tempo, and beats.
    o   Music must flow, with well integrated sound effects if they are included.
    o   Musical phrases should be 8 counts and must respect a structure giving the feeling of flow and
        unity.
    o   The recording and mixing of music must be of a professional quality and well integrated.
    o   A single piece or medley of songs may be used.


    10 Use of the music (max 1.0 point)

    •   The routine must be performed entirely to music. Choreography utilises the idea given by the
        music. All movements must fit perfectly with the chosen music. In the creative process the
        choreographer creates the movements to that specific music and for that specific competitor/s
    •   The chosen music must give an advantage to the individual competitor’s characteristics and
        style.
    •   The style of the routine must harmonise with the idea of the music with the different parts of
        the routine matching the different parts of the music (instrumental part, voice, chorus, up
        tempo, etc.) for AMP, lifts, transitions, and floor work.

Please note:

Level 0 & 1 routines receive 1 mark for:

    5   The variety of the AMP sequences
    6   The complexity and creativity level of Aerobic Movement Patterns
    7   The amount and balance of the continuous Aerobic Movement Patterns
    9   Construction of the music

Level 2 and 3 receive 1 mark for:

    7   The amount and balance of the continuous Aerobic Movement Patterns
    9   Construction of the music




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6.0       DIFFICULTY: THE ELEMENTS

Applicable to all divisions except for Level 0
6.1     Number of elements:

          National A & B and Level 3
      •   A minimum of one (1) element from each of the four (4) element pool groups
          is required.
      •   The performance of more than eight (8) elements will result in a deduction.
      •   The values of a maximum of eight (8) elements will be counted toward the difficulty score.

          Level 1 and 2
          The difficulty score will be determined by assessment of:
             • compulsory push-ups
             • single push-up
             • split
             • press

6.2       Evaluation and scoring of the elements and family requirements

          Criteria used to assess and score each element:
          A        Is the movement recognisable?
          B        Minimum level of competency is attained:
                   The value of each element is set forth in the Element Pool. Only those performed
                   according to the minimum level of competency will receive its difficulty value and
                   count towards the difficulty score.
          C        A time requirement for the moves contained within the static strength group is two (2)
                   seconds, counted at the top of the sustained element.

          An element performed in either the opening or ending pose will be counted to the total of eight
          (8) allowable elements. It is eligible to receive difficulty value and it is eligible towards the
          counting of the families.

6.3       Rules for elements specific to Pairs and Groups

          A       Elements must be performed either simultaneously or in cannon (peel off) to receive a
                  difficulty value.
          B       Choreographed physical contact of Pair or Group members is prohibited during the
                  performance of the elements. If such contact occurs, no value will be given.

6.4       Performance requirements and/or restrictions - Pair and Group

          A       A maximum of three (3) partner lifts/builds may be included at any time during the
                  routine, including beginning and ending poses. Partner lifts/builds must be
                  seamlessly integrated into the routine. Lengthy, laborious and awkward preparation
                  or dismount of lifts/builds will result in a deduction in Artistic and/or Execution. Partner
                  lifts/builds do not receive a difficulty value.

          B       Propulsion of a Pair or Group Member, or propulsion of one member off another as in
                  “partner pass” is prohibited and will result in a Chair of Panel deduction.

          C       The ending pose must not contain prohibited moves; further more, inclusion of
                  prohibited moves at any time during routine is prohibited and will result in a Chair of
                  Panel deduction.
          .
          D       Standing lifts: The height of a standing lift may not exceed the combined height of two
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        E       Counting the eight (8) allowable elements in a routine: Any recognisable valued
                element that is performed by any member of a Pair/Group at any time, independently
                of their respective partner(s) will be counted toward the eight (8) allowable elements,
                however, because it wasn’t performed by all members (either in cannon or
                simultaneously) it will receive no difficulty value from the difficulty judges.


6.5     Routine Documentation (National A and B & Level 3 only)

        A       Prior to competition, all athletes are required to submit written documentation of the
                routine to the Chair of the Panel or the event organisers.
                The routine document must list the following items in order of performance:
                1         The elements and its respective family
                2         The Aerobic Gymnastics compulsories
                3         The value expected/attempted for each element and each Aerobic
                Gymnastics compulsory.
        B       Athletes may be asked to perform their routine for the Chair of the Panel and Difficulty
                Judge(s) prior to the competition, during rehearsal or orientation, as part of the
                documentation process.
        C       The athlete’s music may be checked at this time for length and accuracy of the
                supplied, music copyright information.
        D       The routine may also be checked for prohibited movements, rules specific to Pair and
                Team and rules relative to the elements and Aerobic Gymnastics compulsories.
        E       A preliminary difficulty value may be approximated at this time; however, the actual
                difficulty score will be assessed and given during the actual competition.

6.6     Difficulty Judge Deductions

        Deduction of – 1.0
        A        For each Element Group not performed. One (1) element per Group must be
                 performed
        B        For each complete omission of one of the Aerobic Gymnastics Compulsories
        C        For each use of an element from the Element Pool that is not allowed for National A
                 and B divisions of competition
        D        For each additional element performed over the allowed eight (8) elements (National
A & B) 0r nine (9) elements ( Level 3)
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7.0     PROHIBITED MOVES

A routine, including its opening and ending poses, entry and exits, must not contain movements
recognisable as prohibited, whether standing, grounded or airborne. (See 7.0)

Prohibited Moves (Chair of the Judges Panel Deduction - 1.0)
   • Backward roll
   • Handstand
   • Cartwheel (regular or free)
   • Split leap with arched torso
   • Stag ring leap or jump (sometimes called double stag leap or jump)
   • Ring jump
   • Ring balance (1 leg balance with arched torso)
   • Bridge
   • Back bend
   • Aerial somersault
   • Dive roll
   • Walkover (regular or free)
   • Round off
   • Kips (head or neck)
   • Handspring
   • Back flip
   • Flic flac
   • Butterfly
   • Salto (any kind)
   • Airborne death spiral
   • Arch jump
   • Standing back splits
   • Martial arts side kick
   • Martial arts whip kick
   • Plough
   • Toe hinge or toe spin hinge
   • Turns, floor or airborne (>2 revolutions)
   • Neck spin
   • Back spin (>1 revolution)
   • Flair (>1 revolution)
   • Double leg circle (>1 revolution)
   • Free Support lever – Flexed and/or abducted hips
   • Free Support Lever – Hips extended, feet together

8.0     CHAIR OF PANEL DEDUCTIONS

Deductions made by the Chair of Panel are per occurrence, or per additional occurrence.

Deductions and declarations of warnings or disqualifications given by the Chair of
Judges Panel are made as follows:

8.1     Warnings/Disqualification:

        A       Warnings
        1       Presence in a prohibited area
        2       Improper behaviour on the stage
        3       Disrespectful manner to judges and/or officials
        4       Unsportsmanlike conduct
        5       State tracksuit not worn during opening ceremonies

        A maximum of one warning shall be given. A second warning will result in disqualification.

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          B       Disqualification

          1       Walkover: Athlete fails to appear on stage and strike a starting position within sixty
                  (60) seconds
          2       An athlete does not complete the routine due to injury or forgets the routine i.e. steps
                  off the competition floor and does not return
          2       A drug test shows performance enhancing drugs have been used
          3       Incorrect or falsified proof of age
          4       Metal joint braces, hard plastic braces, plastic or plaster is worn on stage

8.2       Chair of Panel Deductions

0.1 deductions

      •   Line fault

0.2 deductions:
    • Incorrect attire (jewellery, ornaments, body glitter, undergarments showing, lack of chest
       support, sequins for men’s attire, etc.)
    • Changes to the routine requirements in the Levels/AEROSkools routines
    • Omission of a compulsory

0.5 deductions

      •   Time infraction
      •   Failure to appear on the competition area within 20 seconds
      •   Presentation fault
      •   Missing or more lifts than number allowed (1 – 2 – 3)
      •   Interruption of performance each time for 2-10 sec

1.0 deductions

      •   A standing lift higher than 2 standing persons
      •   Prohibited lift
      •   Prohibited moves
      •   Time fault

2.0 deductions

      •   Wrong attire
      •   Themes in contravention of the Olympic Charter and the Code of Ethics



9.0       JUDGING AND SCORING THE ROUTINE

9.1       Judges Panel
          All judges must meet the eligibility, training, judge skill level and certification requirements set
          forth:

          A       National finals; minimum requirements
          1       Two (2) execution judges
          2       Two (2) artistic merit judges
          3       One (1) difficulty judge
          4       One (1) Chair of the Panel
          5       One (1) time judge (as applicable)
          6       One (1) line judges


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9.2    Duties of the Panel Judges

       A      Execution Judge
       1.     Deduct for all errors in Execution as well as errors in synchronicity (Pair and Group)

       B      Artistic Judge:
       1.     Evaluate the routine according to the criteria for the Choreography Composition and
              reward points accordingly
       2      Evaluate the routine according to the criteria the Aerobic Content and reward points
              accordingly
       3      Evaluate the routine according to the criteria for Presentation and Musicality and
              reward points accordingly

       C      Difficulty Judge
       1.     Recognise elements.
       2.     Count the number of elements performed in the routine and give a deduction for each
              element performed over eight (8).
       3.     Assess if one element per group has been performed and deduct for missing family as
              applicable.
       4.     Assess that each element performed is to minimum competency level and reward
              points accordingly.
       5.     Assess that each Aerobic Gymnastics Compulsory is performed according to the rules
              for each compulsory, assess if the compulsory is performed to minimum competency
              level and reward points accordingly.
       6.     Assess if five (4) or more elements are chosen from one (1) element group
              (overloading), and deduct accordingly.

       D        Chair of the Panel
       1.      Manage, train, and oversee the fair and accurate performance of all members of the
               judge’s panel.
       2.       Assess if prohibited moves are performed and deduct for each occurrence.
       3.       Assess if there are major or minor attire violations and deduct accordingly.
       4.       Count the number of lifts of the Pair and Group and deduct accordingly.
       5.       Check the height of lifts and deduct accordingly
       6.       Count the number of “standing or airborne to wrist/Push-up and “airborne to split’
                landings and deduct accordingly.
       7.      Check that partner propulsion does not occur during Pairs, Trios or Group
               performance and deduct accordingly.
       8.       Assess quality of music recording and deduct accordingly.
       9.       Check stage entry and exit for pre-start, grandstanding, or routine
       interruption.

9.3    Judge’s Seating at the Championship

       A       The judges will be seated at a table placed parallel to the front of the competition
               stage distanced to provide a clear and unobstructed view of each athlete from “head
               to toe”. Adequate lighting must be provided.

       B       Photographers and the media will not be positioned so as to obstruct the judge’s view
               of the athletes/competition stage.

9.4    Receiving an Artistic Merit and Execution Score.

       A       Artistic / Execution: The judges score for Artistic and Execution score are averaged.

       B       For Pair and Group, the scores given for Artistic Merit and Execution are affected by
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9.5    Receiving a Difficulty Score

       A       For National A and B the difficulty score is comprised of the successful performance
               and acceptance (by the difficulty judges) of up to eight (8) elements and the sum of
               their assigned values, and of assigned values of the three (3) compulsories . Each of
               the elements performed range from a difficulty value of 0.10 (A) up to, a 0.50 (E).
               Each of the compulsories range from a difficulty value of 0.10 (A) up to 0.40 (D).

       B       For Level 3 the difficulty score is comprised of the successful performance and
               acceptance (by the difficulty judges) of the eight (8) elements and the sum of their
               assigned values. Each of the elements performed range from a difficulty value of 0.10
               (A) up to, a 0.30 (C). Each of the compulsories range from a difficulty value of 0.10
               (A) up to 0.40 (D).

       C       For Level 1 and 2 the difficulty score is comprised of the successful performance and
               acceptance (by the difficulty judges) of compulsory push-ups, single push-up, split
               and the press, with a maximum score of 0.8 possible.

       D       Elements and compulsories are only rewarded a value if performed at minimum or
               above competency level.

       E       For Pair and Group:
               The score given for Difficulty is based on the level of the least skilled athlete.

       F       Difficulty deductions are subtracted from the difficulty score

9.6    Final Score

       A       Analysis of the performance is divided into three (3) scoring areas.

       1.      Execution
               A maximum total of ten (10.0) points can be awarded by the Execution Judges

       2.      Artistic
               A maximum of ten (10.0) points can be awarded by the Artistic Judges


       3.      Difficulty
               A maximum total of four point zero (4.0) points (National A) and two point six (2.6)
               points (National B) has been assessed for the elements, and a maximum total of one
               point two (1.2) points is possible for the compulsories. The maximum total of five
               point two (5.2) points (National A) and three point eight (3.8) points for (National B)
               given by the difficulty judge(s)

               Level 3 difficulty has a maximum total of (2.4) points for the elements and a maximum
               total of one point two (1.2) points is possible for the compulsories. The maximum total
               of three point nine (3.6) points for Level 3 given by the difficulty judge(s)

               Levels 1 and 2 difficulty has a maximum total of (0.8) points for the elements given by
               the difficulty judge(s)

       B       Judges shall be assigned as an Artistic, Execution, or Difficulty judge and will score in
               their assigned area only.


9.7    Final tallying of the score

       A       Level 0: The artistic score (maximum 10 points) and the execution score (maximum
               10 points) are added together to equal a maximum total of twenty (20) total points,
               referred to as the subtotal score.
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             B         Levels 1 and 2: The artistic score (maximum 10 points) and the execution score
                       (maximum 10 points) and the halved value of the difficulty score are added together to
                       give the subtotal score.

             C         National A, B and Level 3: The artistic score (maximum 10 points), the execution
                       score (maximum 10 points) and the halved value of the difficulty score minus the
                       difficulty deductions are added together to give the subtotal score.

             D         Any deductions given by the Chair of the Panel, Line Judges, or Time Judges (as
                       applicable) are deducted from the subtotal score, to equal the final score.

             E         The final score reflects the total points obtained for Artistic Merit, Technical Merit and
                       Difficulty minus the Chair of Panel, Line Judge, or Time Judge (as applicable)
                       deductions

             F         The final score shall be rounded to the nearest hundredth.

    9.8      Tie Breaking Rules

             In case of a tie, the “leading” athlete will be determined as follows.

             A         the athlete receiving the highest Execution Score.
             B         the athlete receiving the highest Artistic Score.
             C         the athlete receiving the highest Difficulty Score.
             D         the analysis of each judge’s ordinal ranking.

    Examples of scores;


Category         Artistic    Execution    Difficulty   Difficulty    Subtotal    Chair          Final
                                                       Deductions    Score       Deductions     Score
Level 0          7.5         6.3                                     13.8        0.2            13.6
Level 1          6.4         6.3          0.6                        13.0        0              13.0
Level 2          7.1         6.5          0.4          1.0           13.6        0.3            13.3
Level 3          8.1         7.5          1.8          0             16.5        0              16.5
National B       6.9         7.7          2.5          1.0           15.35       0.1            15.25
National A       7.7         7.6          3.2          0             16.9        0              16.9


    10.0     Aerobic Gymnastics Australian Championships

    The Aerobic Gymnastics Australian Championships is the official National Championships for Aerobic
    Gymnastics, run under the auspices of Gymnastics Australia. The Aerobic Gymnastics Australian
    Championships is held once every year.

    The AEROSkools National Championship is the official championship for winners and/or highest
    ranking athletes from the AEROSkools State Championship events.

    The following guidelines must be read in conjunction with AER Technical Regulations Part B 2011
    available on the Gymnastics Australia website.

    10.1     Entry Criteria –

    10.1.1 Aerobic Gymnastics Australian Championships

    A. Number of Entrants
    1) Each State Gymnastics Association (via their Technical Regulations) sets the maximum number of
    entrants to the Aerobic Gymnastics Australian Championships.

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B. Athlete Eligibility
1) Athletes must abide by the eligibility rules of these National Rules and those of the athlete’s State
Association.

2) Athletes are entered into the event by competing at their State Championships, conducted by each
State Gymnastic Association. Each State Association is responsible for certifying the eligibility
of athletes from its State.

3) Athletes may be entered through “special circumstance” by Gymnastics Australia, according to the
following provisions:-
- when no State Championships is conducted within their state of residence
- when other extenuating circumstances prevent an athlete from competing in a State Championships.

4) State Associations/Athletes must complete and sign all forms, including but not limited to
registration and music. All forms must be returned to Gymnastics Australia with the appropriate
registration fees prior to the competition.


10.1.2 AEROSkools Events.

Schools can enter an unlimited number of teams into the State Championships. Depending on the
number of entries in each category of competition at the State Championships, the following qualifying
rule will apply for automatic entry into the AEROSkools National Championships.

0-10 pairs, trios or groups competing in a category - 3 qualify to compete at the AEROSkools National
Championships

11-15 pairs, trios or groups:     4 qualify
16 – 20 pairs, trios or groups:   5 qualify
21-25 pairs, trios or groups:     6 qualify
26-30 pairs, trios or groups:     7 qualify
31-35 pairs, trios or groups:     8 qualify
36-40 pairs, trios or groups:     9 qualify
41-45 pairs, trios or groups:     10 qualify
46-50 pairs, trios or groups:     11 qualify

AEROSkools – Student Eligibility

Student Eligibility
•     Students must abide by the eligibility rules of Gymnastics Australia.
•     Students are entered into the State Championships through their school.
•     Each school is responsible for certifying the eligibility of students representing the
      school.
•     Entry forms must be completed and signed by a teacher. All forms must be returned to the
      event organiser(s) with the appropriate entry fee prior to the competition
•     Parental consent – all participating students must have parental/guardian consent to enter the
      event.

10.2     Participation Criteria –

A. Age Requirement

Aerobic Gymnastics Australian Championships & AEROSkools National Championship

National and Levels Stream athletes must be within the age ranges listed in this handbook in the year
of competition in order to participate in the Aerobic Gymnastics Australian Championships. Proof of
age may be requested at the time of competition. For example - If an athlete is 12 at the beginning of
the year and turns 13 at sometime during the year, the athlete may compete either in the 10-12 age
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time during the year, the athlete MUST compete in the 13 – 14 age group. An athlete is not allowed to
compete out of their age group.

AEROSkools
Age Requirement
Senior: (15 – 17 years)
Intermediate: (13 – 14 years)
Junior: (10 – 12 years)
Sub-Junior (7-9 years)

Students must be within the age ranges listed for all AEROSkools events. The age is determined by
how old the student will be in the year of competition.

B. Residency Requirement
The athlete must permanently reside in the state for which they have chosen to compete.


C. State Identity for National Competition
Athletes representing a given state must wear similar or identical track suits at the opening ceremony
and at the medal ceremonies.



10.3   Medical Attention – Aerobic Gymnastics Australian Championships & AEROSkools
National Championship

A. A medical professional or official will be on-site in the event of injury or illness. It is the
responsibility of the athlete, coach, or team administrator to report the athlete’s injury or illness to the
event organiser(s).

B. If at any time prior to or during competition an athlete is ill, injured, and/or his/her physical condition
is at risk by competing, he/she may be declared ineligible to compete, or disqualified from competing
further. The competition organiser reserves the right to withdraw any competitor who appears to have
such serious injury or medical condition.

C. Medical apparatus such as casts, plastic or metal joint braces must not be worn during competition.

D. The competition organiser(s) reserves the right to request the submittal of a physician’s written
authorisation for an athlete to compete.

10.4    Entry Changes or Substitutions at the Aerobic Gymnastics Australian Championships
        & AEROSkools National Championship

A. For circumstances beyond the control of the athlete(s), entry or substitutions may be requested up
to twenty-four (24) hours prior to the Preliminary round. Such circumstances must be submitted in
writing and approved by the competition organiser(s) and/or the Head Judge. (Applies to Pair, Group
categories only).

10.5    Drugs and Sanctions

A. Gymnastics Australia condemns the use of performance-enhancing drugs and doping practices in
sport. Those engaged in such activity may be held liable to sanctions put forth by the Australian
Sports Anti Doping Authority (ASADA). For the purpose of this policy, “doping” is defined as the taking
of or the assisting of others in the taking of substances prohibited by the IOC. (See the IOC List of
Doping Classes and Methods).

B. Gymnastics Australia reserves the right to conduct random drug testing at any level of competition,
at any time. Full cooperation of all athletes is compulsory.


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10.6    Entering Multiple Competition Categories

When entering a Aerobic Gymnastics Competition within Australia in a calendar year, the following
rules will be enforced:-

A. Athletes may ONLY compete in ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STREAMS:
INTERNATIONAL STREAM, NATIONAL STREAM or LEVELS STREAM.

B. Athletes may ONLY compete in ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DIVISIONS:-:

NATIONAL A
NATIONAL B
LEVEL 3
LEVEL 2
LEVEL 1
LEVEL 0

C. In Levels 1, 2 and 3 athletes may only enter a maximum of 2 categories within a division, however
they MUST stay in the same age group

The following examples have been provided:-

Eg 1. An athlete chooses to compete within the National A Division. This then makes them
INELIGIBLE to compete in National B, any Level or the International Stream.

Eg 2. An athlete that is 14 turning 15 in the year of competition may enter National A Individual
Female 13-14 age group and also enter National A Team 13-14 age group, however the same athlete
could not enter National A Individual Female 13-14 age group and also enter National A Team 15-17
age group.

Eg 3. A male athlete chooses to compete in the Senior International Division (International Stream)
and enters the Trios competition category. This same athlete is ELIGIBLE to compete in the Individual
Male competition category.

D. No athlete may appear more than once in a single category, eg. An athlete competes in a Level 1
Team 7 – 9 age group, the athlete may not also appear in another Level 1 Team 7 – 9 age group. The
athlete may also compete as a Level 1 Individual 7 – 9 age group if they desire.

10.7    Competition Performance Area

The competition area is (7m x 7m) for all events. The performance area will be clearly marked by a
line of contrasting color that shall be between five (5) centimetres and seven point five (7.5)
centimetres in width. The outside of the line is the outside edge of the competition area, i.e., the line is
inside the competition area.



                                             7m
                                           777              10m
                                          7m
                                          9m

                                     Outside Perimeter (10m X 10m)
                                      Performance Area (7m X 7m)

10.8    Technical Equipment/Sound and Lighting

The musical equipment and light fixtures must provide professional standard sound and lighting quality
for the athletes and the audience.

The event should include an amplifier, CD player and a minimum of four (4) sound speakers.
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10.9    Performance Music Requirements

        All Aerobic competition music for 2012 Australian Championships will be played from a
        computer. All States must have their music on a USB Flash drive if not yet sent to Gymnastics
        Australia. Instructions for Audio CD to Data file below:

        Each competitor is required to hand in at registration their backup competition music CD - 1
        copy. Any CD with more than one track of music on it will not be accepted. It is the
        responsibility of the coach to ensure that this requirement is met.

        1 x CD for each entry.

        NB: If more than 1 Individual/Pair/Trio/Group use the same music, each must have their OWN
        copy of backup music.

        No CD-RW.       Please use CD-R type CD’s and no 80mm CD’s. Check to make sure the
        surface of the CD is clean and free of scratches.

Audio CD to Data File instructions

        Please use the WAV file type.
        Properties of the WAV file are: PCM, Sample Rate: 44.1kHz, Bit Rate: 1411kbps, Bit
        Depth: 16bit, Stereo

        (A spare Audio CD copy of music must be readily available at the event in case of technical
        difficulties.)
        How to make WAV files
        Put your audio CD into your computer’s CD/DVD drive and use a program to copy the music
        to your computer’s hard drive.

        With Windows Media Player 11, check Tools/Options/Rip Music/Format: set to WAV
        (Lossless) and take note of “Rip music to this location” or use the “Change” button to set your
        own location. Then “OK”
        Click Rip
        Click Start Rip

        With iTunes, to change settings click Edit/Preferences/Advanced/Importing and Import Using
        WAV Encoder and Setting Custom Sample Rate 44.100 kHz, Sample Size 16-bit, Channels
        Stereo. Then OK and OK.
        Click Audio CD
        Click Import CD
        The files will end up in your iTunes Music folder (find it at Edit/Preferences/Advanced/General)

        With Exact Audio Copy, click WAV.


        Naming files
        Please name files like this

        AER Events:              Name/s – State, Division, Level
                                 For example:   Jane Smith – NSW Adult National B


Once the files are on computer, you can now copy these files to a USB Flash Drive.
Music provided on a Flash Drive is preferred. If you must use a disk for postage or backup the
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How to put WAV files on a disk

        With Windows XP, drag files to CD drive then click File/Write these files to CD/Next/Make a
        data CD/Next. Use a CD-R.

        With Windows Media Player, Check Tools/Options/Burn/Data Discs/Do not convert/OK.
        Click “Burn” and in the dropdown box select “Data CD”.
        Drag items into “Burn List”. Click “Start Burn”. Use a CD-R.

        With iTunes, click Edit/Preferences/Advanced/Burning/Disc Format as “Data CD or DVD”/OK.
        Drag files to the shaded left column and select.
        Click on “Burn Data Disc”. Use a CD-R or DVD-R or DVD+R.

        With Nero select the disc type/Data/Make Data CD (or DVD)
        Drag files to Nero then click Next then Burn. Use CD-R or DVD-R or DVD+R.

Please avoid using mp3. If mp3 is used, make sure the properties are: 44.1kHz, 320kbps, CBR,
Stereo. Don’t use tags.


10.10   Competitive Rounds and Performance Order

A. Performance Order for the Preliminary round is determined by a random drawing of athletes. At the
Aerobic Gymnastics Australian Championships, preliminary rounds of competition will only be held in
the National A and B divisions of competition.

B. The performance order for the Finals is determined by a random drawing of the finalists.

C. From the Preliminary rounds of competition, the top 8 Australian competitors will proceed to the
final round. In addition, any non Australian competitors placed in the top 8 will also proceed to the
final.

AEROSkools events have only one round of competition will be held (Final round) at the National
Championships

10.11   Incidences of Extraordinary Circumstances

A. Incorrect music is cued

B. Music problems due to equipment malfunction

C. Disturbances caused by general equipment failure

D. The realisation of or introduction of any foreign object into the performance area, just before or
during a performance, by an individual or means other than the athlete(s)

E. Extraordinary circumstances that may cause a Walk Over or other disturbances that is not the
responsibility of the performing athlete.

10.12   Management of Extraordinary Circumstances

A. It is the responsibility of the athlete to immediately stop the routine if an extraordinary circumstance
occurs, including but not limited to those mentioned above.

B. The Chair of the Panel and competition organiser(s) will review the situation, and upon their
decision, the athlete may restart the routine once the problem has been corrected.

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10.13   Discrepancies

A. Any other problem or discrepancy not mentioned herein will be brought to the attention of the event
organiser(s), Chair of the Panel, or event committee, and the respective decision(s) made will be final.

11.0    THE CHAMPIONSHIP GENERAL RULES

11.1    False Start

A false start occurs at the opening of a routine when circumstances beyond the athlete’s control
prevent him/her from continuing the performance. Examples of a false start may include playing the
wrong music. The athlete will be permitted to restart.

11.2    Late Start

An athlete who fails to appear on stage and strike a starting position within twenty (20) seconds after
being called.

11.3    Pre Start

A pre start occurs when prior to taking the start position, the athlete(s) demonstrates excessive posing
or unnecessary delays for longer than twenty (20) seconds, causing a deduction.

11.4    Grandstanding

The unnecessary performance of an element or prohibited move prior to the starting position or after
the ending pose has been completed will result in a deduction.

11.5    Walk Over

An athlete who fails to appear on the stage and strike their starting pose within sixty (60) seconds after
being called will be deemed as a Walk Over and the athlete will be disqualified.

11.6    Final Results

The final score determines the final, official ranking. The Preliminary score is not factored with the
Final score.

11.7    Protests

Protests are prohibited against any score or result. (For Extraordinary Circumstances see Section
1.13 and 1.14). In the case where a published difficulty score appears to be incorrect, the coach has
10 minutes to approach the Chair of Panel to query the score.

11.8    Awards Ceremony

Every Aerobic Gymnastics Australian Championships will conclude with a ceremony honoring the
athletes with the highest total scores. Medals will be awarded to at least the top three place getters in
each category of competition. Ribbons/certificates will be awarded to the 4 th – 6 th placegetters.

11.9    Attire Code

A. Attire

A major attire deduction of two (2.0) points will be given by the Chair of Panel for any breaches
of the requirements set down below.

1. Aerobics shoes are required - Aerobics shoes are defined as shoes with adequate shock
absorption, lateral support, flexible mid-sole, and rigid heel counter. Examples of improper footwear
include: wrestling boots, karate shoes, ballet slippers, jazz shoes, dance shoes and Dunlop Volleys.
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2. Exercise apparatus such as balls, bands, weights, etc. are prohibited.


3. Women’s Attire:
• Must wear a form-fitting one (1)-piece leotard with flesh coloured tights and
athletic socks for all divisions EXCEPT Levels/AEROSkools, who may opt to wear bike shorts/fitted
tights and a crop top/bra top/singlet instead of a one piece leotard.
• The leotard may have open cuts in the front, side, and/or the back, however the top and the bottom
of the leotard must connect at some point, and the connection must be more than a minimum of two
(2) inches wide, strings or slim bands are not acceptable.
• The cut of the leotard must pass no higher than through the crest of the hip bone. The back of the
leotard must not be a G-string and must maintain a minimum width of two (2) inches. The material
must adequately cover the glutei muscles.
• A choker or gloves (not attached to the leotard) is not allowed.

4. Men’s Attire:
• A unitard or form-fitting body shorts, form fitting athletic top and socks.
• The top or unitard must not have an open cut in the front, side, or the back.
• The armhole must not be cut below the rib cage.

B. Incorrect Attire (0.2 deduction from Chair of Panel)

1. Medium length or long hair should be secured close to the head in a sportsmanlike manner. Pony
tails are not acceptable- braided hair or a bun secured to the head is recommended.

2. Hair paint or glitter, or inappropriate hair adornments or accessories must not be worn.

3. Make up must be minimal for women and non-existent for men.

4. Undergarments must not be visible.

5. Private body parts including navel, nipples and glutei must not be exposed.

6. Adequate support must be worn.

7. Dirty or damaged attire is not acceptable.

8. Body oils, body paint or body glitter of any kind are prohibited.

9. Shoes must be unsoiled with shoelaces properly tied, and tucked into the shoes

10. Ornaments and Props
• Jewelry is not permitted.
• The application of sequins, rhinestones and other adornments must be minimal. If used, they must
   not exceed thirty (30%) percent of the total costume, and may not exceed 30% of any one given
   area.
• Props or loose items, including but not limited to gloves; scarves, belts, suspenders, hats, exercise
   accessories, etc. are prohibited. (A deduction will be given to any part of the attire that comes loose
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      NATIONAL & LEVELS STREAM RULES
                                              ELEMENT POOL
                              DIFFICULTY TABLES / Element Pool & Values
              Group A – DYNAMIC STRENGTH: Push-ups, Leg Circles, Cuts, Helicopters and Capoeiras
              Group B – STATIC STRENGTH: Supports and Levers
              Group C – JUMPS AND LEAPS
              Group D – BALANCE AND FLEXIBILITY
                                                       For further information refer to
                                           FIG Aerobics Gymnastics 2009 – 2012 Code of Points
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The families included in this group are:               GROUP A                 twist initiated from the feet is made to land in push-up.
1. Push-up
2. Wenson push-up                                                              Minimum requirements for Difficulty
3. Plio push-up
4. A Frame                                                                     PUSH-UP & WENSON PU FAMILIES
5. Cut                                                                         • At the end of the downwards phase the distance between the chest
6. V & High V support                                                          and the floor must not exceed 10 cm
7. Leg circle
8. Helicopter                                                                  PLIO PUSH-UP FAMILY
                                                                               • At the end of the downwards phases the chest must not exceed 10
General Description                                                            cm from the floor.
                                                                               • Both hands must leave the floor together.
PUSH-UPPUSH-UPS
                                                                               • For Plio push-up elements with twist, both hands must leave the
• Starting and/or finishing: one or both hands are in contact
                                                                               floor alternately, showing a phase without hand contact after the
with the floor, elbows extended. Shoulders must be parallel to
                                                                               arm impulse
the floor; head in line with the spine and pelvis tucked with
                                                                               • For airborne Plio Push-up elements must show an airborne phase
abdominal muscles contracted.
                                                                               before the element is completed
• All push-ups must have at the end of the downwards phase a maximum
distance of 10cm from the chest to the floor.                                  A FRAME FAMILY
• The downward and/or the upward phase of a push-up must be                    • At the end of the downwards phases the chest must not exceed 10
controlled with shoulders parallel to the floor.                               cm from the floor
• In Lateral and Hinge push-up, 4 phases have to be shown.                     • Piked position in the airborne phase (60° between trunk and legs)
• In 1 arm, 1 arm/1 leg; the distance between the feet must not
exceed shoulder width unless otherwise stated                                  CUTS, V & HIGH SUPPORT FAMILIES
• A push-up take off or landing - to or from airborne - shows hands            • Airborne phase must be shown before the element is completed
and feet leaving and touching the floor at the same time unless otherwise
stated.                                                                        LEG CIRCLE
• Landing in push-up must show front support with bent arms (flexed elbows).   • The starting position must be from front support on both hands.
                                                                               • The feet must not touch the floor during the element.
WENSON FAMILY
• Every move requires straight legs and excellent hip joint flexibility.       HELICOPTER
• The leg must rest on the upper part of the Triceps of the same side.         • The longitudinal rotation must be on the upper back only.
                                                                               • Must finish facing the same direction as the starting position.
• During a LEG CIRCLE, the hips must be lifted and extended with feet not
touching the floor before the completion of the ½ or 1/1 circle.               ALL ELEMENTS FINISHING IN WENSON
                                                                               • The “Wenson Shape” must be shown immediately at the moment of
• HELICOPTER: A full alternative leg circle, with the legs close               landing
to the chest. Body alignment diagonal on the upper back (feet                  • The forward leg must be in support on the upper arm immediately at
off the floor). The legs are extended upward and forward and ½                 the moment of the landing
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The families included in this group are:
1. Straddle Support
2. L Support
                                                                                  GROUP B
3. V Support
4. Wenson support
5. Lever Support


GENERAL DESCRIPTION

    •   These elements demonstrate isometric strength and must be held for      Minimum requirements for Difficulty
        2 seconds.
    •   In the case of turns in support, the support must be held for 2
        seconds either at the start, during or end of the turn.                 FOR ALL “B” ELEMENTS
    •   The body is fully supported by one or both arms and only the hands         • Each element must be held for 2 seconds without the hips, legs
        are in contact with the floor.                                                or feet touching the floor.
    •   Feet and/or hips must not touch the floor during the whole skill.          • In case of turns, the support must be held for 2 seconds either at
    •   While in support, the palms of the hands or the fists must be flat on         the start, during the turn or at the end of the turn.
        the floor.
                                                                                FULL SUPPORT LEVERS
STRADDLE: Hips are flexed and legs straddled – minimum width                       •   The straight body must not exceed 20° above the horizontal.
90° - parallel to the floor.

L: Legs must be straight together and parallel to the floor.

STRADDLE V: Hips are flexed and legs straddled to a minimum width of 90°
open and vertical.

V: Hips are flexed and legs are together vertically.

HIGH V: The back is parallel to the floor.

WENSON: The body is extended parallel to the floor, one leg
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                                                                                     knees bent.
The families included in this group are:                                               STRADDLE: Legs are lifted into an airborne straddle
1. Air turn                                                                          (minimum 90° angle) and parallel to the floor or higher, with
2. Free fall                                                 GROUP C                 arms and trunk extended over them. The angle between the
3. Gainer                                                                            trunk and legs may not be more than 60°.
4. Sagital scale to push-up                                                            PIKE: After the jump, the body shows a pike shape with the
5. Tuck jump                                                                         legs together and straight, parallel to the floor or higher. The
6. Straddle jump / leap                                                              angle between the trunk and legs may not be more than 60°.
7. Cossack jump                                                                        COSSACK: After the jump, the body shows a pike shape with
8. Pike jump                                                                         the legs together and straight, parallel to the floor or higher.
9. Split jump / leap                                                                 One leg is straight and the other one is bent. The angle
10. Frontal split jump                                                               between the trunk and legs may not be more than 60°. The
11. Switch split leap                                                                angle at the knee joint may not be more than 60°.
12. Scissor Kick                                                                       SPLIT: Legs are fully stretched front and back sagittal split
13. Scissors leap                                                                    (180°) with upright upper body.
                                                                                       FRONTAL SPLIT: Legs are fully abducted laterally (right and
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:                                                                 left) frontal (180°) with upright upper body.
                                                                                       SWITCH SPLIT: After take off, lead leg switches with rear leg
    •     Every starting position is as described.                                   to show a split (180°) in the air.
    •   All elements in this group must demonstrate explosive power and              SCISSORS: The lead leg switches forward
        maximum amplitude.
    •   All jumps can be performed from a 1 foot or two feet takeoff; they are       Minimum requirements for Difficulty
                                                                                     FOR ALL JUMPS AND LEAPS FAMILIES (except Tuck Jumps, Free
        considered as the same element and will receive the same value.              Fall & Gainer)
    •   There must be perfect alignment when landing.                                     •  Legs must be in horizontal position (parallel to the floor).
    •     Body shape while airborne must be clearly recognisable.                    FOR TUCK JUMPS
    •     Body and legs must be tight and straight, with head in line with the            •    Airborne legs: knees at waist level at least.
        spine.                                                                       FOR GAINER & FREE FALL
    •     A push-up landing, from airborne, shows hands and feet touching the             •  Hands and feet must touch the floor at the same time.
        floor at the same time in a controlled manner.                               DOUBLE FAN KICK
    •     When landing in split, the hands may touch the floor.                           •  The legs have to show full circles close to the chest
                                                                                     SCISSORS KICK AND KICK SPLIT LEAP
    •     Landing on one foot or two feet is considered as a variation of the same
                                                                                          •  The leading leg must be in horizontal position, at least in the air,
        element.                                                                             parallel to the floor
    •     Any landing must be controlled.                                            FOR ALL JUMPS FINISHING IN WENSON
                                                                                          •    The “Wenson Shape” must be shown immediately at the moment of
DESCRIPTIONS OF THE BODY IN THE AIR                                                          the landing.
                                                                                          •  The forward leg must be in support on the upper arm immediately at
   STRAIGHT: The body is in extended alignment, the pelvis is                                the moment of the landing.
                              fixed – 2 different kinds of jumps and leaps:
      1.     Vertical: All air turns,
      2. Vertical to Horizontal: Freefall, Gainer                                    Turns incomplete by between 90 & 180° will reduce the difficulty value by 0.1 point.
TUCK: Both legs are pulled (tucked) close to the chest with
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                                                                                       •     CAPOEIRA : From optional or a seated position , one leg bent, one
                                                                                           leg straight, kick the straight leg to the shoulder and
The families included in this group are:                                                   simultaneously push on the bent leg to arrive in a one arm
1. Turn                                                                                    support, showing a split . The torso alignment must go below
                                                             GROUP D                       the vertical. The position of the free arm is optional.
2. Balance
3. High Leg Kicks
4. Sagital Split                                                                   Minimum requirements for Difficulty
5. Frontal Split
6. Illusion                                                                          The angle between legs must be a minimum of 170°
7. Capoeira                                                                        (except D102, D103, D104)

                                                                                   ALL ELEMENTS must fulfil the respective minimum requirements
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:                                                               for the involved movements:

    •   Correct alignment must be used all skills.                                 TURN & BALANCE FAMILIES
                                                                                      • All turns must be on the ball of the foot without losing contact with
    •   Body shape and positioning must be clearly recognisable.                          the floor
                                                                                      •     Missed turns 90° to 180° will reduce the difficulty value by 0.1 point.
    •   Legs must be straight. Unless otherwise indicated.                         ILLUSION FAMILY
                                                                                      •     The rotation of the free leg must be completed in the vertical plane
    •   All exercises requiring turns or twists must demonstrate                      • The elements must be performed without extra turn (90º or more).
    •   complete rotations.                                                        ELEMENTS IN VERTICAL SPLIT POSITION
                                                                                      • The foot of the supported leg in the vertical split position, must stay
    •   Where required a full split (180°) must be shown during the movement.             in contact with the floor.
                                                                                   BALANCE ELEMENTS: D141, D142, D151 & D152
    •   Turns on the ball of the foot are completed when the heel of the turning       •   These elements must be held for 2 seconds
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