Whenever your gymnast attends a meeting, be it regional, local, or vice versa, you may notice that she is being judged on her appearance. You may or may not like how the panel assesses your child’s routine, but rest assured that the additional staff is there as an impartial and fair group working together to offer an unbiased assessment. This is where the playing field of the competition is at the highest level. Indeed, gymnastics judging is not a science, and mistakes can be made. This is why it is always good to have an idea of what the judges see when they make their decisions. I’m here to help!
First, the judge looks at whether your gymnast has chosen attendance rules or not.
Each encounter may have an adifferent dress code, but most commonly, associates will claim that long hair is tied back close to the head, that jewelry is removed, and that all clothing that may prove a problem as safety is removed. If your gymnast is not incapable of this rule, participation may be interrupted until the problem is resolved. Barringthat, the jury ratings are entirely based on thegymnastic performance. Since there are so many different people from gymnastics, we will only provide the incommon basics for all of them.
The next category jury usually sees is overalldifficulty.
In other words, if your gymnast tries a more advanced routine, then she will start with more points than someone trying on a beginner shroud. The more cartwheels, vaults, flips, and so used, the better the odds of a good score; Also, the more positions he uses for cartwheels (pikedor straight versus tucked), the higher the difficulty. Also, consideration is given to the gymnasts which utilize more complex movements (usually ‘segments’ or ‘elements’); these are usually dried in terms of degrees (180, 360, etc.). The more gymnasts and changing gymnasts there are, the more complicated theroutine is.
Beyond the complexities, the judges are looking at executions. Something full of twists and turns and a poorly executed willscore is inferior to something simpler but perfectly excluded. The criteria for measuring this aspect of gymnastics include stability (Is he waving at the terminus segment? Does he take additional wobbly stepors with any element?) And landing (Is he or she exiled? Does he hold a position no less than seconds at the end of the routine? ). Instability in any part of the routine can be disastrous – not only in terms of judging, but, indeed, in terms of safety. Most gymnasts, over time, become very measured and precise. If they’re stumbling when it comes to quitting, they don’t seem to have the slightest polish that gives their routine the extra ‘oomph’ it needs to pass with the jury. Then, of course, if the gymnast doesn’t hold the typical arm-up final position for more than three seconds at the end of the theroutine, the points are deducted. These are just to keep things in mind.
Finally, when all is said and done, the point total is counted. Depending on the type of routine yourgymnast has performed, he will be awarded a basenumber of points, from which the raw score is calculated. Every mistake – and each one progress – weighs in on a raw score.
Typically, adding and subtracting is done in the form of dot fractions – .1, .2, .3, .4, .5, and so on. Sometimes, judges are limited in the number of points they can deduct for a single mistake (in other words, sometimes deductions are limited to .5 points at a time). In the end, it gives us our all too familiar grading system. Of course, you’ll want to push for a “10.”
After all, a lot of encouragement is worthy of your gymnast.
If something goes wrong during the judging process, you’ll at least have an idea of what’s going on. Keep in mind that gymnastics judging is not an ascience and mistakes can be made. Your little one shouldn’t bear the political burden; he is a champion regardless of whether a perfect score is achieved or not.