Springfit are delighted to welcome gymnasts from all our venues and other local clubs and classes to compete in our fun and friendly Floor and Vault gymnastics competition on SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER

The event is open to recreational level gymnasts of all abilities and experience aged 5 and above. You can enter at any one of six different ability grades. See below for details.

For your own copy of the invitation letter with further details which you are able to print for your records, please CLICK HERE.

It will be held in the Sports Hall at Oakwood Sports Centre, Horley RH6 9AB running from 2pm to approximately 6pm. Individual start times will be confirmed via email and final programme published prior to the event.

Grade 1-3 competitors are likely to start at 2pm, with grades 4-6 starting around 4pm. This is subject to change dependent on entries received, so please only use this as a guide at this point.

Warm up’s will take place 15 mins prior to the start of the competition rounds.

What to wear:

Girls – Club leotard. Black or jade velour shorts may also be worn if desired. Bare feet.
Boys – Club T-shirt and black or white P.E. shorts. Bare feet.

*** We appreciate leotards can be expensive and have pleasure in offering an affordable alternative for Springfit members. Please click here for details.***

Entry Fee:

£14.00 and you must do both floor and vault (scores will be added together to achieve final score). Payments to be made at www.springfit.org/event-payments only.

Includes a certificate of achievement for taking part and medals for the first three placings. Please note: Payments are non-refundable, and the closing date is 12th November 2016 or when we receive 60 entries – whichever is first. Spectators will be asked to pay a small fee to contribute towards hosting the event – £2.00 for adults and £1.00 for children.

FLOOR ROUTINE – will consist of 10 elements (15 for grade 6) comprising forward, backward and sideways
moves, jumps and balances. You are invited to compete at any one of six different grades. Please speak to your
coach for advice about which grade is most suitable to enter at, but as a guide we recommend:
Grade 1 or Grade 2 recommended for beginners who train up to 1.5 hours per week. Age 5 +
Grade 3 or Grade 4 recommended for those who train up to 3.5 hours per week
Grade 5 or Grade 6 recommended for those established in advanced/squad classes or training 3.5hrs + per week.
Please click the links above to view the criteria which you can print to help you practice.

TIME LIMIT: 1½ minutes (2 minutes for Grade 6).

FLOOR SIZE: 7m x 8m approx. Non-sprung.

MUSIC: optional (no lyrics)

One of the following to be performed on the horse/box broadways:
Squat on straight jump off   Tariff 8.00
Squat through                         Tariff 9.00
Straddle over                           Tariff 9.00
Handspring                              Tariff 10.00
Handspring ½ off                   Tariff 11.00
Handspring full off                  Tariff 12.00

Vaulting box heights:
Grades 1 to 3 (born 2009 and later) – 3 HIGH (75cm)
Grades 1 to 3 (born 2008 and earlier) – 4 HIGH (100cm)
Grades 4 to 6 (born 2009 and later) – 4 HIGH (100cm)
Grades 4 to 6 (born 2008 and earlier) – full 125cm high

Two attempts are allowed. Gymnasts should not attempt too difficult a vault as the deductions for poor execution
will more than outweigh the higher tariff. Please speak to your coach for advice on which vault to perform.
Vault heights can be adjusted but incur a 0.2 point deduction if lowered. There is no deduction if raised.

For further information on judging criteria please contact us and we would be happy to advise.

Results and scores can be viewed and downloaded from our competition results page HERE.

All clubs or organisations competing are required to provide one official per five participants who may be required to help with judging, refreshments, spotting, marshalling, registration or other important aspects of running the event. If you wish to submit a bulk entry of more than five gymnasts, please contact the office using the details at the top of this page to arrange this.

If any parents or adults are available to help out by providing a support role at the event, please get in touch and we should be able waive the entry fee for your child in return for your help.

The competitions really are a fun day with a great atmosphere. There are medal presentations at the end of each round, and every competitor gets a certificate of achievement to take home.

On many occasions a professional photographer will be there offering the chance for parents to take home a memento of their child’s day.

If we receive four or more entries from adults, we will make an adults section.

The competition is now full and the entry form has been removed.

Good luck to everyone taking part. Our next competition is the Acro & Tumbling competition in March. We hope to see you along then.