Floor and Vault Competition.

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 19TH NOVEMBER 2017. 

The event is open to recreational level gymnasts of all abilities and experience aged 6 and above. You can enter at any one of six different ability based floor routine grades and choose any two vault passes to perform.

A copy of the invitation letter with further details which you are able to print for your records, is available to download and print Here.

INFORMATION:

Where is the competition: 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 1:30pm, with grades 4-6 starting around 3:30pm. 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 around 20 mins prior to the start of the competition rounds.

What to wear: Girls – Club leotard (or Black/Red leotard with Club Transfer). Black or jade velour shorts may also be worn if desired with bare feet. Boys – Club T-shirt and black or white P.E. shorts. Bare feet.

Entry Fee: £14.00 and you must do both floor and vault (scores will be added together to achieve final score). This 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 3rd November 2017 or when we receive 60 entries – whichever is first.

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 6 +
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 note: TIME LIMIT: 1½ minutes (2 minutes for Grade 6), FLOOR SIZE: 7m x 8m approx. Non-sprung and MUSIC: optional (no lyrics)

Vault: Two 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

Box Heights: Grades 1 to 3 (born 2010 and later) – 3 HIGH (75cm), Grades 1 to 3 (born 2009 and earlier) – 4 HIGH (100cm), Grades 4 to 6 (born 2010 and later) – 4 HIGH (100cm), Grades 4 to 6 (born 2009 and earlier) – full 125cm high

Other information: Two vault attempts are allowed. The best score will be chosen and the other score discarded. Gymnasts can choose which skill is performed right up until the moment they are due to perform (it can be changed at the last minute).

Gymnasts should not attempt too difficult a vault as the deductions for poor execution will more than outweigh the higher tariff.

Vault heights can be adjusted but incur a 0.2 point deduction if lowered. There is no deduction if the vault is made higher.

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

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.