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									Gymnastics Australia                      AER Technical Regulations Part B




                       SPORT AEROBICS
TECHNICAL COMMISSION REGULATIONS

       PART B – COMMISSION OPERATIONS

                             2011




                          November 2010




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CONTENTS

ARTICLE 2.            POLICIES AND RULES ................................................................................ 3
ARTICLE 3.            COMMISSION COMMITTEES...................................................................... 4
  3.1   STATUTORY COMMITTEES ............................................................................................. 4
    3.1.1  NATIONAL GYMSPORT COMMISSION .................................................................... 4
    3.1.2  NATIONAL SELECTION COMMITTEE ...................................................................... 4
    3.1.3  NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ........................................................................ 4
    3.1.4  ELITE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE ......................................................................... 4
  3.2   NATIONAL SUB COMMITTEES ........................................................................................ 5
ARTICLE 4.            AEROSKOOLS / LEVELS STREAM............................................................. 5
  4.1       THE AEROSKOOLS PROGRAM ....................................................................................... 5
  4.2       THE LEVELS STREAM PROGRAM .................................................................................. 5
  4.3       THE AEROSKOOLS/LEVELS KIT ..................................................................................... 6
  4.4       MUSIC ................................................................................................................................ 6
  4.5       DVD .................................................................................................................................... 7
  4.6       CHOREOGRAPHY NOTES ............................................................................................... 7
ARTICLE 5.             COMPETITION RULES AND PROCEDURES ............................................ 7
  5.1   PURPOSE .......................................................................................................................... 7
  5.2   TECHNICAL REGULATIONS 2009 - 2012 ........................................................................ 8
  5.3   2011 SPORT AEROBICS SELECTION POLICY – PART A, B AND C.............................. 8
  5.4   2011 SPORT AEROBICS CALENDAR - NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL................... 8
  5.5   SPORT AEROBICS COMPETITION PATHWAY ............................................................... 9
    5.5.1      2011 PARTICIPATION PATHWAYS/COMPETITION STRUCTURE FOR
    AUSTRALIAN SPORT AEROBICS ........................................................................................... 9
    5.5.2      NATIONAL STREAM ................................................................................................ 10
    5.5.4      INTERNATIONAL STREAM ...................................................................................... 12
  5.6   SPORT AEROBICS AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ................................................... 13
    5.6.1      ENTRY CRITERIA .................................................................................................... 13
    5.6.2      PARTICIPATION CRITERIA ..................................................................................... 14
    5.6.3      MEDICAL ATTENTION ............................................................................................. 14
    5.6.4      DRUGS AND SANCTIONS ....................................................................................... 15
    5.6.5      ENTRY CHANGES OR SUBSTITUTIONS ............................................................... 15
  5.7   AEROSKOOLS AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS .......................................................... 15
  5.9   AWARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS AT AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
        .......................................................................................................................................... 17
  5.10      COMPETITIVE ROUNDS AND PERFORMANCE ORDER AT AUSTRALIAN
  CHAMPIONSHIPS ...................................................................................................................... 17
  5.11      PROTESTS ................................................................................................................... 17
ARTICLE 6.            AWARD GUIDELINES ................................................................................ 17
  6.1   AWARDS .......................................................................................................................... 17
  6.2   PROCESS ........................................................................................................................ 17
  6.3   SELECTION GUIDELINES .............................................................................................. 18
    6.3.1  ATHLETE .................................................................................................................. 18
    6.3.2  COACH ..................................................................................................................... 18
    6.3.3  LEVELS COACH ....................................................................................................... 18
    6.3.4  OFFICIAL .................................................................................................................. 18
    6.3.5  SPECIAL RECOGNITION ......................................................................................... 18
  6.4   STATE ENDORSEMENT ................................................................................................. 18
  6.5   COMMISSION ENDORSEMENT ..................................................................................... 18




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ARTICLE 1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION

The following short terms shall be used and interpreted in the spirit of the following meanings
unless specifically defined elsewhere.

Association            An Association Member claiming jurisdiction of the sport over a State or
                       Territory within Australia

Board                  Board of Management of the Company, Gymnastics Australia Ltd

Commission             The National Gymsport Technical Commission

Company                Gymnastics Australia Ltd

Regulations            All by-laws and rules that are made within the authority of the
                       Constitution.

Simple Majority        More than 50 per cent of those people eligible, voting of the one accord.

Sport Program          A gymnastic Sport Program defined by the Federation Internationale de
                       Gymnastique (FIG) and accepted by the Company as a program under
                       its jurisdiction.

Gymsports              Terminology used to describe the disciplines of gymnastics.

GLOSSARY
     AER               Sport Aerobics
     AGF               Australian Gymnastics Federation
     EMC               Elite Management Committee
     FIG               Federation Internationale de Gymnastique
     GA                Gymnastics Australia
     NAC               National Advisory Committee
     NCM               National Commission Member
     NGTC              National Gymsport Technical Commission
     NJC               National Judging Co-ordinator
     NOP               National Officiating Program
     NPM               National Program Manager
     NAERC             National Sport Aerobics Commission
     NSC               National Selection Committee
     NTD               National Technical Director
     STC               State Technical Committees


ARTICLE 2.      POLICIES AND RULES

The rules set out in the following manuals will be part of the AER Commission’s Technical
             Regulations:
           - 2009 – 2012 FIG Aerobic Gymnastics Code of Points
           - Gymnastics Australia Sport Aerobics National and Levels Stream Rules
           - AEROSkools Rules and Guidelines

Any modification to the National Stream, Levels Stream and the AEROSkools Rules and
Guidelines will be circulated in writing on the authority of the AER Technical Commission.




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ARTICLE 3.      COMMISSION COMMITTEES

3.1     STATUTORY COMMITTEES

3.1.1   NATIONAL GYMSPORT COMMISSION

  Position                                   Name                  E-mail
  National Technical Director                Karon Williams        kwilliams@gymnastics.org.au

  National Judging Coordinator               Liz Lyons             lyonsl@mbc.qld.edu.au

  National Commission Member                 Kerryn Cormick        info@aeroactive.com.au

  National Commission Member                 Carolyn Warren        cwar5023@bigpond.net.au

  National Program Manager (ex officio)      Karon Williams        kwilliams@gymnastics.org.au


3.1.2   NATIONAL SELECTION COMMITTEE
        Senior and Youth International Teams
           National Technical Director (Chair)
           National Judging Co-ordinator
           National Program Manager (ex officio member – non voting)

        Position                          Name             E-mail
        National Technical Director       Karon Williams   kwilliams@gymnastics.org.au

        National Judging Coordinator      Liz Lyons        lyonsl@mbc.qld.edu.au



3.1.3   NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
        The National Advisory Committee is comprised of either the State Technical Director of
        Judging Coordinator from each state and territory. The Committee will meet with the Sport
        Aerobics Commission and Gymnastics Australia staff once a year at a date determined by
        Gymnastics Australia.

        The role of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice and feedback to the National
        Commission on the direction of Sport Aerobics and raise issues affecting the sport at a
        state and national level.


3.1.4   ELITE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
        The Elite Management Committee is comprised of registered coaches who have athletes
        selected on to the National Squad, coaches who train international stream athletes, the
        National Technical Director and the Judging Co-ordinator.

        The role of the EMC is to provide feedback and have input into such issues as:

              Technical Direction
              Selection Policies
              Training Camps
              Competition Calendar




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3.2       NATIONAL SUB COMMITTEES

The AER Commission has the authority to appoint Sub-Committees as required. The Sub-
Committees’ functions include the following:-

      o   Execute the decisions made by the AER Commission
      o   Undertake technical projects
      o   Review guidelines and rules pertaining to competitions and events
      o   Conduct research and development activities in the interest of Sport Aerobics


ARTICLE 4.       AEROSKOOLS / LEVELS STREAM

4.1       THE AEROSKOOLS PROGRAM

AEROSkools is a Sport Aerobics Participation Program, conducted in schools and gymnastic
clubs, that aims to introduce basic Sport Aerobic movement patterns within a fun and challenging
program, culminating in the development of a Sport Aerobics routine that can be entered into a
state or national competition. AEROSkools, therefore, consists of both a participation program and
a supporting event structure.

The program is aimed at school aged children and youths aged between 5 -18 years of age with
both sexes actively encouraged to participate.

The AEROSkools Program aims to provide a grass roots entry level participation program for
school students and their teachers wishing to get involved in Sport Aerobics.
The Program requires no previous knowledge or experience on behalf of either the teacher or
student(s) and provides a sequential program of skill development over four separate levels (i.e.
Level 0, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3).

4.2       THE LEVELS STREAM PROGRAM

DIVISIONS OF COMPETITION

LEVEL      AEROSKOOLS        GYMNASTIC
           COMPETITIONS      COMPETITIONS
0          Nil               Pair (2)
                             Trio (3)
                             Group (4-6)
1          Pair (2)          Individual (1)
           Trio (3)          Pair (2)
           Group (4-6)       Group (3-6)
2          Pair (2)          Individual (1)
           Trio (3)          Pair (2)
           Group (4-6)       Group (3-6)
3          Pair (2)          Individual (1)
           Trio (3)          Pair (2)
           Group (4-6)       Group (3-6)


Level 0
The Level 0 Routine involves the student learning a sixty (60) second “compulsory Sport Aerobics”
routine that focuses on basic Sport Aerobics movement patterns and presentation skills. No
choreography is required on behalf of either the teacher or the student(s). Level 0 is only competed
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Level 1
The Level 1 Routine involves the student learning a “compulsory Sport Aerobics” routine that
focuses on basic Sport Aerobics movement patterns and presentation skills. No choreography is
required on behalf of either the teacher or the student(s).

Level 2
The Level 2 Routine involves the student learning a “compulsory Sport Aerobics” routine that
increases in complexity of choreography, whilst continuing to develop basic Sport Aerobics
movement patterns and presentation skills. This routine allows students to compose their own 32
counts of choreography and incorporate this into the routine.

Level 3
The Level 3 Routine involves the student learning a “compulsory Sport Aerobics” routine that is
more advanced than the two previous Levels and requires students to once again compose 32
counts of choreography within the routine.


4.3        THE AEROSKOOLS/LEVELS KIT

The AEROSkools/Levels Kit is an essential component of the AEROSkools/Levels stream. In an
effort to assist schools and clubs in implementing the program, Gymnastics Australia has
developed two AEROSkools Kits (Level 0 and Levels 1-3) which include:-

      1.     A DVD (illustrating routines)
      2.     A CD containing the music tracks
      3.     A set of choreography notes (a count by count explanation of the movements {arm and
             leg patterns} incorporated into routines)

Additional routines (new Level 0, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3) will be developed annually and
launched at the start of each new school year. This is to ensure that students and teachers
choosing to participate in the Program on an ongoing basis are provided with some variety and
choice, when it comes to selecting routines to develop.


4.4        MUSIC

The choice of music used in the AEROSkools Program allows for different tastes in music, musical
appreciation and musical interpretation in choreography design. The Level 0 track of music is 150
beats per minute while the Level 1 - 3 music tracks are between 152 and 155 beats per minute.

Level 0
   • Boogie Shoes - Available only in Release 09
   • We Like To Party – NEW TRACK Available only in Release 11(TBC)

Level 1
   •         I Believe in the Beat – Available only on Release 08
   •         Disco Inferno – Available only on Release 08
   •         Hot Stuff – Available only on Release 08
   •         I Just Want To Be Happy –Available only on Release 09
   •         Love Shack –Available only in Release 09
   •         Captain Planet - Available only in Release 10
   •         Trouble - Available only in Release 10
   •         Somebody To Love – NEW TRACK Available only in Release 11 (TBC)
   •         We’re All In This Together – NEW TRACK Available only in Release 11 (TBC)
   •         We Got The Beat – NEW TRACK Available only in Release 11(TBC)


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Level 2
   •        This Time I Know It’s For Real - Available only on Release 08
   •        Beat It - Available only on Release 09
   •        Strong Enough - Available only in Release 10
   •        Cruel Summer - Available only in Release 10
   •        Get Shaky – NEW TRACK Available only in Release 11(TBC)
   •        If We Ever Meet Again – NEW TRACK Available only in Release 11 (TBC)
   •        Today Was A Fairy Tale – NEW TRACK Available only in Release 11 (TBC)


Level 3
   •        Let Me Entertain You – Available only on Release 08
   •        Searchin - Available only on Release 09
   •        When The Money’s Gone - Available only in Release 10
   •        In My Head – NEW TRACK Available only in Release 11 (TBC)
   •        According To You – NEW TRACK Available only in Release 11(TBC)


4.5       DVD

The AEROSkools DVD is an important teaching tool that is used by the instructor/teacher to assist
in the teaching of the Levels routines. Each routine is clearly illustrated with the following
breakdown:

      •     Sport Aerobics compulsories are filmed to highlight correct execution
      •     Individual elements are filmed with optional degrees of difficulty
      •     Routine performed facing the camera
      •     Routine performed facing away from the camera
            Note: for copyright reasons the routines in Releases 8 -10 are not performed to the
            recorded music (mute sound).
      •     Routine broken down into small sections of choreography and performed (with voice
            over instructions)
      •     Many of the routines are filmed on the spot or with minimal travel. This allows for teams
            to be creative and move around the competition square as they please. The more travel
            and formations in a routine the higher the intensity and artistic mark.

4.6       CHOREOGRAPHY NOTES

Choreography notes are included for each Level 0, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 routine. For every
8 counts a detailed description of the arm lines, leg lines and some travelling direction is included.
Key words and skills are highlighted to identify particular movements and movement patterns.



ARTICLE 5. COMPETITION RULES AND PROCEDURES

5.1       PURPOSE

The Federation Internationale Gymnastique (FIG) Code of Points, the Gymnastics Australia Sport
Aerobics National and Levels Stream Rules, the AEROSkools Rules and Guidelines and the
Technical Regulations provide governance for Sport Aerobics (AER) Rules and Regulations. The
Technical Regulations provides AER with the competition rules for Australia and should be used in
conjunction with the relevant Code of Points, Gymnastics Australia National & Levels Stream Rules


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and the AEROSkools Rules and Guidelines. These documents are regularly reviewed with the
resultant clarifications and updates published in the AER Technical Bulletins.


5.2     TECHNICAL REGULATIONS 2009 - 2012

The 2009 – 2012 Technical Regulations Part A and Part B (sport specific) can be found on the
Gymnastics Australia (GA) Sport Aerobics Web site: www.gymnastics.org.au. They are reviewed
and updated annually.


5.3     2011 SPORT AEROBICS SELECTION POLICY – PART A, B AND C

The 2011 Sport Aerobics Selection Policy (Part A, B and C) can be found on the Gymnastics
Australia (GA) Sport Aerobics web site: www.gymnastics.org.au


5.4    2011 SPORT AEROBICS CALENDAR - NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
(Please note this calendar is subject to change) November 2010

Date      Camp         Comp   Event                          Location         No. of Gymnasts
JANUARY 2011

FEBRUARY 2011
26-27                  Y      FIG World Series               Aix     Les Selected National
                                                             Bains FRA   Squad Athletes
MARCH 2011

APRIL 2011
22-24                  Y      2011 Suzuki World Cup          Tokyo, JPN       Selected National
                              FIG World Series                                Squad athletes
MAY 2011
14-15                  Y      FIG World Series               Borovets         Selected National
                                                             BUL              Squad Athletes
JUNE 2011

JULY 2011
TBC                           NZ National Championships      TBC        National and
                                                                        Development
                                                                        Squad Athletes
22-23                  Y      2010 ANAC International        Las Vegas, Selected National
                              Championships                  USA        Squad Athletes

AUGUST 2011
6-7                    Y      QLD State Championships                         QLD Registered
                                                                              Athletes
13-14                  Y      VIC State Championships                         VIC     Registered
                                                                              Athletes
17-23                  Y      World University Summer Chenzhen,               Selected Athletes
                              Games                   CHN
20-21                  Y      NSW State Championships                         NSW Registered
                                                                              Athletes
SEPTEMBER 2011

OCTOBER 2011

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3-6                    Y         Sport  Aerobics       National Melbourne         State Teams
                                 Championships
7                      Y         AEROSkools            National Melbourne         All eligible athletes
                                 Championships
NOVEMBER 2011

DECEMBER 2011



5.5     SPORT AEROBICS COMPETITION PATHWAY


5.5.1 2011 PARTICIPATION PATHWAYS/COMPETITION STRUCTURE FOR AUSTRALIAN
SPORT AEROBICS
      1. There will be four separate streams of competition:-

            • Levels Stream
            For athletes and school students whose primary incentive for participating follows the
            four F philosophy (fun, fitness, friendship and fundamentals).
            • National Stream
            For athletes developing their skill level with the aim to compete in the International
            Stream of competition.
            • International Stream
            For athletes who aspire to represent their country in international competitions
            • AeroDance Stream
            For athletes with an interest in dance and developing their skill level.


            The aim of the four streams is two fold:-
            • To create a strong participation base that provides sequential and challenging
               pathways for Sport Aerobics participants
            • To develop and nurture world class athletes with the ability to win medals at
               international events

        2. That athletes/coach choose one “stream” of competition from Levels, National or
           International, at the beginning of the competition year and remain within this stream for
           the calendar year. Athletes may additionally compete in AEROSkools competitions –
           refer to 4.1

        3. Athletes may also compete in the AeroDance Stream as an additional stream of
           competition

        4. Athletes can compete in only one division within their chosen stream

        5. Athletes who compete in the International stream are eligible for National Squad
           selection and subsequent international assignment. Development Squad athletes may
           be considered for National Squad selection pending re-evaluation by the Selection
           Committee.

        6. Athletes participating in this National A and B are eligible for Development Squad
           selection. They may then be considered for National Squad selection pending re-
           evaluation by the Selection Committee.

        7. The 2011 Participation Pathways/Competition Structure will be supported by materials
           which include:-

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            •   Rules
            •   Competition Guidelines

        8. The AER Commission will review the Pathways/Competition Structure annually
           following the National Championships

5.5.2   NATIONAL STREAM

        National B
        Optional routines

        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),
        Teams (3-6 members)

        National A
        Optional routines

        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),
        Teams (3-6 team members)




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5.5.3   LEVELS STREAM

        Level 0
        Compulsory Routines
        Age Groups: age determined in the “year of competition”
        Junior: (10 – 12 years)
        Sub-Junior (7-9 years)
        Minis: (5-6 years)

        Music Length: 60 seconds (+/- 5 seconds)

        Levels Competition Categories: Individuals (1 male or female), Pair (2) and Teams (3-6
        members).

        No competition will be held in Level 0 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.

        Level 1
        Compulsory Routines
        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) and Teams (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.

        Level 2
        Compulsory Routines
        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) and Teams (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.

        Level 3
        Compulsory Routines
        Age Groups: age determined in the “year of competition”

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        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) and Teams (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.

        Notes:

        Routine Requirements for Levels 0 – 3 would be set annually by the AER Commission

        Level divisions are the entry point for the vast majority of Sport Aerobics participants.

        It is assumed that as beginners participants should move through the Levels Stream to gain
        a solid grounding in the compulsories, arm and leg lines and basic choreography.

        Level 0 – 3 routines will follow the current Levels/AEROSkools program.

        In National A and B Divisions routines are Optional and should be constructed using special
        routine requirements that factor in safety and sequential skill development.


5.5.4   INTERNATIONAL STREAM
National                       Optional Routines
Development                    Routine requirements: 2009 – 2012 FIG Code of Points and FIG
                               Age Group Requirements
                               Age (10 – 12 years) – must meet the age requirement in the
                                      year of competition (age at 31st December)

                               Competition Categories:- IM & IW (combined), TRIO

Age Group 1                    Optional Routines
International                  Routine Requirements: 2009 – 2012 FIG Code of Points and
                                      FIG Age Group Competition Rules
                               Age (12 – 14 years) - must meet the age requirement in the
                                      year of competition (age at 31st December)

                               Competition Categories:- IM, IW, PAIR, TRIO

Age Group 2                    Optional Routines
International                  Routine Requirements: 2009 – 2012 FIG Code of Points and
                                      FIG Age Group Competition Rules
                               Age (15 – 17 years) - must meet the age requirement in the
                                      year of competition (age at 31st December)

                               Competition Categories:- IM, IW, PAIR, TRIO
Elite                          Optional Routines
International                  Routine Requirements: 2009-2012 FIG Code of Points

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                               Competition requirements
                               Age (18+) - must meet the age requirement in the year of
                               competition (age at 31st December)

                               Competition Categories: - IM, IW, PAIR, TRIO, AERO DANCE


        Notes:-

        Only those athletes aged 10 and over would be eligible for National Squad selection and
        subsequent international assignment.

        There will be no Group Competition Category at a state or national competition. If a group
        is formed and want to be considered for international representation then a written request
        from the coach must be sent to the AER Commission Selection Committee.

        Routine requirements for International Stream athletes are according to the 2009-2012 FIG
        Code of Points and the FIG International Age Group Competition Structure.

5.5.5   AERODANCE STREAM

        Routine Requirements: GA AeroDance Rules
        Optional routines
        Competition Categories:   Junior       7 to 12 years.
                                  Intermediate 13 to 17 years
                                  Senior       18 years and above

        Age Groups: age determined in the “year of competition”
        Group size:         5 – 10 competitors
        Music Length;       Junior         1’ 30” ± 5”
                            Intermediate 1’ 45” ± 5”
                            Senior         1’ 45” ± 5”


5.6     SPORT AEROBICS AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Sport Aerobics Australian Championships is the official National Championships for Sport
Aerobics, run under the auspices of Gymnastics Australia.

Competition Cycle - The Sport Aerobics Australian Championships is held once every year.


5.6.1   ENTRY CRITERIA
        A.   Number of Entrants
             1)    The number of entrants is determined by the State Association Technical
                   Regulations.

        B.      Athlete Eligibility
                1)      Athletes must abide by the eligibility rules of these Technical Regulations
                        and those of the athlete’s State Association.
                2)      Athletes are entered into the event by competing at the state qualification
                        event, conducted by each State Gymnastic Association. Each State
                        Association is responsible for certifying the eligibility of athletes from its
                        State.



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                3)     Athletes/Teams may enter the Sport Aerobics Australian Championships in
                       any category contested at their state qualification event as per their State
                       Technical Regulations.

State Qualification Event
Athletes/Teams may enter the Australian Championships as per their State Technical Regulations



Sport Aerobics Australian Championships
Preliminary Round of Competition (National A and B, International Stream and AeroDance only)
Only 1 round (final) for Levels divisions


Final Round of Competition


                4)     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.

                       Forms and Releases
                5)     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.


5.6.2   PARTICIPATION CRITERIA
        A.   Age Requirement
             1)    Athletes must be within the age ranges listed in the technical regulations in
                   the year of competition in order to participate in the Sport Aerobics
                   Australian Championships. Proof of age may be requested at the time of
                   competition.
        B.   Residency Requirement
             1)    The athlete must permanently reside in the state for which they have chosen
                   to compete.

5.6.3   MEDICAL ATTENTION

        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.


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5.6.4   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 Agency (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.


5.6.5   ENTRY CHANGES OR SUBSTITUTIONS

        A.      For circumstances beyond the control of the athlete(s), entry or substitutions may be
                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, Trio or Group categories only).


5.7     AEROSKOOLS AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The AEROSkools Australian Championships is the official National Championships for
AEROSkools, run under the auspices of Gymnastics Australia.

Competition Cycle - The AEROSkools Australian Championships is held once every year.

5.7.1   ENTRY CRITERIA

The event program consists of each participating state conducting a State AEROSkools
Championship. The State Gymnastics Associations are responsible for conducting the
AEROSkools State Championships and Gymnastics Australia for the AEROSkools Australian
Championships. The AEROSkools Australian Championship is run in conjunction with the annual
Sport Aerobics Australian Championships.


        AEROSkools State Championships
        Athletes/Teams may enter the AEROSkools State Championships as per the AEROSkools
        Rules and Guidelines



        AEROSkools Australian Championships
        Only 1 round (final) for all divisions of competition


Number of Entries

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

        0-15 teams or trios competing in a division - 3 qualify to compete at the AEROSkools
        Australian Championships
        16-20 teams: 4 qualify

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        21-25 teams:    5 qualify
        26-30 teams:    6 qualify
        31-35 teams:    7 qualify
        36-40 teams:    8 qualify
        41-45 teams:    9 qualify
        46-50 teams:    10 qualify

5.7.2   PARTICIPATION CRITERIA

        A       Students must abide by the eligibility rules of Gymnastics Australia.
        B       Students are entered into the State Championships through their school.
        C       Each school is responsible for certifying the eligibility of students representing the
                school.
        D       Entry forms must be completed and signed by a teacher or school principal. All
                forms must be returned to the event organiser(s) with the appropriate entry fee
                prior to the    competition
        E       Release of Likeness – the parent/guardian of a participating student in an
                AEROSkools event is requested to sign a Release of Likeness form permitting
                Gymnastics Australia or competition organiser(s), or sponsors to film, videotape,
                and/or record the student’s performances and event participation for use in
                television, video, internet, press releases and media.

5.7.3   MEDICAL ATTENTION

        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 school representative 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.

5.7.4   ENTRY CHANGES OR SUBSTITUTIONS

For circumstances beyond the control of the student(s), entry substitutions may be up to 24 hours
prior to the competition. Such circumstances must be submitted in writing and approved by the
competition organisers and/or the Chair of the Panel.

5.8     TIE BREAKING RULE

In case of a tie at any place the tie will be broken based on the following criteria in this order

        1.   the highest total score in Execution
        2.   the highest total score in Artistic
        3.   the highest total score in Difficulty
        4.   the analysis of each judge’s ordinal ranking




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5.9     AWARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS AT AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

International teams attending the Australian Championships are eligible for national championship
awards in all divisions of competition. Residential awards will apply for Australian gymnasts.

Note: 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

5.10 COMPETITIVE          ROUNDS         AND   PERFORMANCE          ORDER        AT     AUSTRALIAN
CHAMPIONSHIPS

        A Performance Order for the Preliminary and Final Rounds (National A, B, International
          and AeroDance Streams) is determined by a random drawing of athletes.
        B 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


5.11    PROTESTS

Protests are prohibited against any score or result with the exception of Extraordinary
Circumstances. It is the responsibility of the athlete to immediately stop the routine if an
extraordinary circumstance occurs. A complaint after the routine has been completed will not be
accepted.


ARTICLE 6.      AWARD GUIDELINES

6.1     AWARDS

        The following AER Awards will be awarded each year:

        •   Senior Athlete of the Year
        •   Youth Athlete of the Year
        •   Coach of the Year
        •   Levels Coach of the Year
        •   Official of the Year
        •   Special Recognition

6.2     PROCESS

        •   The AER Commission will request nominations from the State Associations via the
            Sport Aerobics Technical Bulletin or by email.
        •   The AER Commission may nominate athletes and coaches for the awards.
        •   The AER Commission will be the Selection Committee.
        •   The Selection Committee is required to make a final recommendation to the GA Board.




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6.3     SELECTION GUIDELINES

        The Selection Guidelines are detailed below:


6.3.1   ATHLETE
        • Results of competition performances throughout the year
        • National Championships
        • International competitions
        • History or achievement over a number of years


6.3.2   COACH
        • Active involvement in State/National coaching activities
        • Involvement in coaching state teams
        • Athlete performance at competitions
        • Team performance at competitions


6.3.3   LEVELS COACH
        • Active involvement in State levels coaching activities
        • Involvement in coaching state teams
        • Athlete performance at State and National Levels competitions
        • Team performance at State and National Levels competitions


6.3.4   OFFICIAL
        • Be a FIG Brevet or National Judge and have contributed towards judges’ education.
        • Be involved with the preparation of State or National team members


6.3.5   SPECIAL RECOGNITION
        • Be actively involved in the Sport Aerobics community at a national level
        • Be a volunteer assisting at events, workshops etc at a national level


6.4     STATE ENDORSEMENT

        The State SMC must ensure that all award nominations are endorsed by the State
        Association Executive Director and forwarded to the AER Commission by the required date.


6.5     COMMISSION ENDORSEMENT

        The AER Commission must endorse all award winners prior to the announcement and
        presentation of the awards.




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