Club and Regional Competition

Details of the Club and Regional Routine Requirements

In the British Gymnastics Regional series there are 7 levels of competition, starting at Club Level 1 up to Regional Level 4.  At each level gymnasts perform 2 routines.

Routines are made up of 10 linked moves. The first routine is made up of 10 compulsory elements which must be performed in the right order, without interruptions.  The second routine, sometimes known as the ‘vol’ is made up of 10 moves of the gymnast’s choice (within the limitations of the level at which they are competing.)

Below are the compulsory routines for Club Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Club Level 1

  1.  Front landing
  2.  To feet
  3.  Straddle jump
  4.  Seat landing
  5.  To feet
  6. 1/2 twist jump
  7.  Tuck jump
  8.  Pike jump
  9.  Back landing
  10.  To feet

Club Level 2

  1. 1/2 twist to front landing
  2. To feet
  3. Straddle jump
  4. Seat landing
  5. 1/2 twist to seat landing
  6. 1/2 twist to feet
  7. Tuck jump
  8. Pike jump
  9. Back landing
  10. 1/2 twist to feet

Club Level 3

  1. Full twist jump
  2. Straddle jump
  3. Seat landing
  4. 1/2 twist to seat landing
  5. 1/2 half twist to feet
  6. Pike jump
  7. Back landing
  8. 1/2 twist to feet
  9. Tuck jump
  10. Front somersault (tucked)

The compulsory routines are scored out of 10 for execution, with up to a 0.5 deduction per move based on how well the gymnast performs the element.  They are also scored out of 10 for HD (horizontal displacement) based on where the gymnast lands each move on the trampoline.

Second routines are scored out of 10 for execution and HD. The tariff, based on the difficulty of each move is also added to the execution and HD score to achieve the final score. Each level is subject to a tariff cap.

Deductions can also be made at the end of the routine based on how stable the gymnast is when they have finished their last move. Gymnasts should stand still for 3 seconds after the last move to demonstrate stability.

For the Regional Levels, Time of Flight is also added to create the final score. Simply put, the higher the gymnast jumps, the more points are added to their score.

Below are details of the Regional Level routines:

Regional Level 1

  1.  Back somersault (tucked)
  2.  Straddle
  3.  Seat landing
  4.  1/2 twist to feet
  5.  1/2 twist jump
  6.  Pike jump
  7.  Back landing
  8.  1/2 twist to feet
  9.  Tuck jump
  10.  Front somersault (piked)

Regional Level 2

  1. Back somersault (straight)
  2. Straddle jump
  3.  Back somersault (tucked)
  4. Barani (tucked)
  5. 1/2 twist jump
  6. Tuck jump
  7. Back somersault to seat landing (tucked)
  8. 1/2 twist to feet
  9. Pike jump
  10. Front somersault (piked)

Regional Level 3

  1. Back somersault (straight)
  2. Barani (straight)
  3. Straddle jump
  4. Back somersault (piked)
  5. Barani (piked)
  6. Tuck jump
  7. Barani (tucked)
  8. Back somersault (tucked)
  9. Pike jump
  10. Front somersault (piked)

Second Routines

A gymnast’s second routine is developed in partnership with their coach.  They look to maximise tariff without compromising form.

At Level 1 the second routine must achieve a minimum tariff of 1.6, (the equivalent of repeating the first routine) and each move has a maximum tariff of 0.6 (e.g. back somersault in the piked or straight shape or a Barani.)

The minimum overall tariff for Level 2 is 3.0 with a cap of 0.7 per move.

The minimum overall tariff for Level 3 is 4.1 with a cap of 0.8 for gymnasts competing in the 9 -10 and 11 – 12 age groups or 1.1 for gymnasts aged 13 and over. This means that only gymnasts competing at Level 3 who are older than 13 are allowed to perform double somersaults.

Failure to achieve the minimum tariff incurs a 2.0 penalty.

Additionally, at Levels 2 and 3 gymnasts are only allowed to include 1 body landing in their second routine. Performing more than 1 body landing will be deemed as an interruption, and scoring will cease.