Rules and Regulations: Trampolining (Open)

Last updated: November 7, 2022

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TRA 1 The London Youth Games Trampolining Competition will be run in accordance with British Gymnastics rules.

TRA 1.1 Should any rules listed below contradict those outlined by British Gymnastics, these rules will supersede those.

TRA 1.2 It will be at the sole discretion of the Competition Director as to the application of these rules, and any subsequent decision made as a result will be final.

TRA 2 Age Category

TRA 2.1 The following age groups and respective minimum/maximum date of births will apply to the London Youth Games Trampolining Competition;

Age Category Oldest DOB Youngest DOB
U17 01/09/2005 26/02/2016

TRA 2.1. Competitors are not permitted to enter this competition if they are ineligible. No exceptions will be made.

TRA 2.2 It is the responsibility of competitors/parents/team managers/local authority staff to ensure all competitors details are entered correctly at the time of submission, and that they are eligible to compete for their borough under the London Youth Games Games Rules, and in accordance with the age groups and membership criteria outlined for the competition.

TRA 2.2.1 In the instance a competitor is found to be ineligible, they will be disqualified from the competition entirely, and the borough will receive a points penalty as per the Games Rules.

TRA 3 Squad Size Boroughs are permitted to enter a maximum of 3 competitors per competition tier and gender i.e. 3 competitors in Aspire Girls, 3 competitors in Aspire Boys, 3 competitors in Higher Girls, 3 competitors in Higher Boys, 3 competitors in Para Category 1 Girls, 3 competitors in Para Category 1 Boys, 3 competitiors in Para Category 2 Girls and 3 competitiors in Para Category 2 Boys.

TRA 3.1 Boroughs are permitted to bring all 3 competitors entered in each competition tier and gender to the event on the day.

TRA 3.2 If boroughs have more than 6 Para competitors, please contact London Youth Games to see if they can be accommodated.

TRA 4 Para Category

 TRA 4.1.1 Competitors participating in the Para Category will compete the assigned aspire tier routines outlined below in TRA 5.1.1 & TRA 5.1.2

TRA 4.1.3 The Para Category will be non-scoring.

TRA 4.1.4 Verbal or visual assistance by a coach is permitted during the competition routine and will not result in any penalty points.  

 TRA 4.1.5 Some participants may present with a medical condition that in some cases may be linked to disability and will either need to seek medical advice through their GP prior to participation or should not participate in trampolining. This includes, but is not limited to;

  • Detaching Retina
  • Confirmed Atlanto Axial Instability (common in those with Down’s Syndrome)
  • Rodded back
  • Brittle bones
  • Dwarfism

Please refer to the British Gymnastics – Health, Safety & Welfare Guidance if you have any concerns around participation in this event.

TRA 4.1.6 Competitors will be split in to two categories based disability profiles identified in the Gymnastics Classification form

  • Category 1: Learning disability profiles 39-42a
  • Category 2: Physical and sensory profiles 1-38 and 42b

TRA 4.1.6.1 LYG reserve the right to combine Para categories due to low numbers however medals will be awarded separately as per the competition classes outlined.

TRA 5 Competition Tiers Competitors must compete a compulsory exercise and a voluntary exercise as per the competition tier routine requirements outlined below;

 TRA 5.1 Aspire Tier & Para Category:

TRA 5.1.1 Competitors competing in the Aspire Tier & Para Category must compete the below compulsory exercise for which they will receive scores in execution, horizontal displacement and time of flight:

1.      Straddle jump

2.     Seat landing

3.     To feet

4.     Tuck jump

5.     Half twist jump

6.     Pike jump

7.      Seat landing

8.     Half twist to feet

9.     Tuck jump

10.  Full twist

 

TRA 5.1.2 Aspire & Para Category athletes must compete one of the below voluntary exercise routines for which they will receive scores in execution, horizontal displacement, time of flight and difficulty

 

LG Novice BG Club 1 BG Club 2 BG Club 3
1.       Straddle jump

2.      Seat landing

3.      To feet

4.      Tuck jump

5.      Half twist jump

6.      Pike jump

7.       Seat landing

8.      Half twist to feet

9.      Tuck jump

10.    Full twist

0.40 difficulty score

1.       Front landing

2.      To feet

3.      Straddle jump

4.      Seat landing

5.      To feet

6.      Half twist jump

7.       Tuck jump

8.      Pike jump

9.      Back landing

10.    To feet

0.50 difficulty score

1.       Half twist to front landing

2.      To feet

3.      Straddle jump

4.      Seat landing

5.      Half twist to seat landing

6.      Half twist to feet

7.       Tuck jump

8.      Pike jump

9.      Back landing

10.    Half twist to feet

0.80 difficulty score

1.       Full twist jump

2.      Straddle jump

3.      Seat landing

4.      Half twist to seat landing

5.      Half twist to feet

6.      Pike jump

7.       Back landing

8.      Half twist to feet

9.      Tuck jump

10.    Front s/s (T)

1.20 difficulty score

TRA 5.1.3 The competition will use the BG/FIG 2022-24 Code of Points

5.2 Higher Tier

TRA 5.2.1 Competitors completing in the Higher Tier must compete the below compulsory exercise for which they will receive scores in execution, horizontal displacement and time of flight:

1.      Back s/s (T)

2.     Straddle jump

3.     Seat landing

4.     Half twist to feet

5.     Half twist jump

6.     Pike jump

7.      Back landing

8.     Half twist to feet

9.     Tuck jump

10.  Front s/s (P)

TRA 5.2.2 Athletes will receive scores in execution, horizontal displacement, time of flight and difficulty. There are no prescribed voluntary routines for Higher athletes however they must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum degree of difficulty: 1.6.
    • If a competitor fails to meet the minimum degree of difficulty then they will receive a 2.0 penalty per complete (10 element) exercise.
  • Degree of difficulty per element is capped at 1.1

TRA 6 Clothing & Equipment

TRA 6.1 Clothing Attire The event will adopt the British Gymnastics Clothing Attire At Events Policy.

6.1.1 Boys compulsory dress is as follows:

  • Sleeveless or short sleeved leotard*
      • Gymnastics shorts or gym trousers in a single colour*

*This does not need to match other athletes in your team

      • Socks or gymnastics shoes
      • Long hair should be tied back

6.1.2 Girls compulsory dress is as follows:

      • Leotard or unitard may be worn with or without sleeves (must be skin tight)*

*This does not need to match other athletes in your team

      • Socks or gymnastics shoes
      • Long hair should be tied back
      • Optional dress:
        • Long tights, leggings or gymnastics shorts may be worn
        • Suitable head covering (gymnasts may wear alternative competition attire in accordance with their particular faith, belief or religion (including head coverings) with the proviso that the Lead Coach or Coach has assessed the risk associated with this and has taken any suitable mitigating action(s), where applicable, to ensure the highest standards of safety are upheld. The element of risk should be explained to the gymnast and parent/guardian and every attempt to control the risk should be adopted. Further safety information can be found in the British Gymnastics Health & Safety Guidance: Safe Coaching.

TRA 6.2 Equipment Trampoline beds will be Eurotramp 4x4mm and/or Rebound Product string beds. It is the Team Managers responsibility to ensure your athletes are familiar with this equipment.

TRA 7 Memberships Each competitor and coach must hold a valid British Gymnastics Membership to compete in this competition.

TRA 7.1 Membership numbers will be collected at squad nomination and validated by British Gymnastics prior to the competition.

TRA 7.1.1 It is the responsibility of competitors/parents/team managers/local authority staff to ensure all competitor and coach details are entered on time and correctly at  submission. It will be at the discretion of LYG to withdraw competitors if valid memberships are not provided.

TRA 7.2 Each team must be accompanied throughout the competition by at least one lead coach who must hold a minimum of British Gymnastics Gold Membership and must be qualified to the level of skills being performed by their competitors.

TRA 7.2.1 A team will not be allowed to warm up or compete unless an adequately qualified coach has signed in and is present in the competition arena.

TRA 8 Officials Each team must provide one British Gymnastics qualified judge. Judges may be used in any capacity and must be available all day. Trampoline judge courses are provided by British Gymnastics and can be found: https://www.british-gymnastics.org/courses/search/judging

TRA 8.1 It is not permissible for one judge to officiate for more than one borough.

TRA 8.2 If a borough does not nominate a suitably qualified judge at the time of online entry, they will be invoiced by London Gymnastics £100 to cover the costs of a replacement judge.

TRA 8.3 In the event of a borough arriving at the competition without their nominated judge or a suitably qualified replacement, the organisers reserve the right to withdraw the borough from the competition.

TRA 9 Scoring Overall borough results will be across both genders. The Para Category will be non-scoring (refer to TRA 4.1.3). All other competition tiers are eligible to contribute to a boroughs overall score for the event, but only the top 2 highest scores (across both compulsory & voluntary routines) will be combined out of each competition tier and gender to give an overall borough total.

TRA 9.1 The scores of a boroughs top 2 competitors in each competition tier and gender are combined to create a score e.g 20.714 + 30.826 + 28.221 + 28.959 = 108.73. The highest scores will be ranked first, and the lowest scores ranked last.

TRA 9.1.1 In the instance a borough does not have two competitors in a competition tier, the score of the competitor will be added to the equivalent of the score of the lowest-placed in that competition. Examples below:

  • The Aspire men has 30 competitors take part on the day, with the lowest score being 29.58 for the compulsory routine & 6.65 for the voluntary, totalling 36.23.
  • A borough only has one competitor taking part in Aspire men.
  • This competitor scores 33.80 and 24.25 giving them a total of 58.05.
  • The borough score for that competition tier would be calculated as follows: 58.05 + 36.23 = 94.28
  • If this borough had no competitors competing in one of the competition classes they are still eligible for the overall borough score, however would receive a 0 score for that competition.

TRA 9.2 The total score of each competition tier as outlined above will be added together to give an overall borough score (Aspire Men + Aspire Women + Higher Men + Higher Women). The borough with the highest score accumulated across each competition tier and gender will be deemed the winner.

TRA 9.2.2 In the instance that two or more borough teams eligible for a podium finish accumulate a score that is equal the next highest placing score across the four competitions will be used to determine the higher placed team, and this will continue until a clear 1st, 2nd & 3rd place team can be found. All other equal scores will be ranked as such for the purposes of the Jubilee Trophy.

TRA 9.3 Teams arriving after the competition starts will be deducted two points unless previous notification has been given to the Competition Director. The decisions of the Competition Director are final.

TRA 10 Medals & Trophies Medals and trophies will be awarded as follows;

TRA 10.1 Individuals who place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in each respective competition tier, per gender, will be awarded medals.

TRA 10.2 Overall Borough Teams who receive the top final respective positions will be awarded medals (refer to TRA 9.1 for more details on scoring).