Sports Essentials

Women's Artistic Gymnastics - Level 4 2019-2027

On this page you'll find instructions and videos for Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, and Floor Exercise.

VAULT INSTRUCTIONS

Any vault in the FIG Code of Points—Start values are listed in the current FIG Code of Points
For Special Olympics vaults over a mat turned sideways, any standard manufactured 5’X10’ mat may be used.

Special Olympics Vaults:

Start value | Vault

1.0 | Handstand Onto Stacked Mats (32” Or Higher)—Flat Back
1.6 | Handstand Onto Table—Flat Back Onto Stacked Mats (minimum height even with table)
1.4 | Handspring Over Stacked Mats (32” Or Higher)

Additional vaults over stacked mats will receive 1.4 for the handspring, plus the following points:

0.1 | Each ¼ turn (For example: ¼ on—¼ off start value is 1.6: 1.4 for the handspring plus 0.1 for each ¼ turn)
0.2 | Each ½ turn (For example: ½ on—½ off start value is 1.8: 1.4 for the handspring plus 0.2 for each ½ turn)

SAFETY NOTE: Per FIG, vaults with a lateral landing are not allowed. (For example—a handspring on, 1/4 off is not allowed.)

VAULT

Onto Stacked Mats

Vault Handstand Onto Stacked Mats - Women - Level 4

VAULT

Onto Table

Vault Handstand Onto Table - Women - Level 4

VAULT

Over Stacked Mats

Vault Handspring Over Stacked Mats - Women - Level 4

UNEVEN BARS INSTRUCTIONS

*Spotter required

Gymnasts may use additional mats, spotting block, or a springboard to mount.

Elements in the routine may be performed in any order, using these composition guidelines:

  • 8 elements (4 on high bar & 4 on low bar).
  • Any FIG value skills or Recognizable Gymnastics Skills
  • Must include a bar change within the routine.
  • Safety note: On high bar, it is recommended that swinging dismounts release swinging away from the low bar. If, because of the order of skills, the gymnast must release swinging toward the low bar, the coach must be in a position to stop the gymnast from hitting the low bar.
  • Must include these Special Requirements:

Value | Requirement
0.5 | Cast above 45°
0.5 | Circling element (forward or backward)
0.5 | Additional circling element (same element can receive credit twice if performed once on low bar & once on high bar)
0.5 | Swinging element or additional circling element (same circling element cannot receive credit a third time)

Difficulty | 10.0
Execution | 10.0
Max. Score | 20.0

BALANCE BEAM INSTRUCTIONS

Must Be Performed on High Beam

*Spotter required

*Maximum Time = 1:30

  • Optional Choreography
  • 8 elements
  • Any FIG value skills or Recognizable Gymnastics Skills
  • Must include these Special Requirements:

Value | Requirement
0.5 | Acro element with hand support (can be a dismount)
0.5 | Dance element (jump/leap)
0.5 | Balance element (with leg extended front, side, or back at 90°)
0.5 | Turn (minimum 180° on 1 foot)

Difficulty | 10.0
Execution | 10.0
Max. score | 20.0

FLOOR EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS

*Maximum Time = 1:30

  • Optional Choreography
  • 8 elements
  • Any FIG value skills or Recognizable Gymnastics Skills
  • Must include these Special Requirements:

Value | Requirement
0.5 | Acro element (forward, sideways or backwards)
0.5 | Acro element with flight
0.5 | Dance series or passage (minimum 2 different skills, one must be a jump/leap)
0.5 | Turn (minimum 360° on 1 foot)

Difficulty | 10.0
Execution | 10.0
Max. Score | 20.0