Winter Gymnastics Competitions!

Competition Dates

The Tumbling and Vault Competitions will be held on Sunday 19th November 2023 at Oakwood Sports Centre in Horley.

The deadline to enter the competitions is midday on Friday 10th November 2023 so be quick!

 

The goal of the competitions is to be a fun day with a great atmosphere. There are medal presentations and every competitor receives a Certificate of Achievement for taking part. 

On many occasions, a professional photographer can be present to capture the action and parents can take a memento home of their child’s day if they want to!

Competitors who achieve a Gold Medal are required to compete at the next grade up in any future competitions. Exceptions can be made if there is only one competitor in a category.

 

 

The Latest Programmes and LIVE Scores!

This is where you can see the latest programmes and the LIVE scores for the Competitions, as they happen on the day!

Who Can Enter?

  • Who: Members who are aged 6 and over at the time of the events
  • Class Level: Beginners’ Gymnastics and higher

 

Invitation emails will be sent out to eligible members at least 6 weeks ahead of the events when they are available on the website to book!

If a member becomes eligible to enter the competition (meets the criteria to enter) after the first announcement, they should speak to their Head Coach to see if it is appropriate to enter and if so, at which grade. 

How much is it?

Each event is run separately from each other so anyone wishing to compete will need to enter the ones they want to attend.

  • Tumbling Competition: £18.00 per person
  • Vault Competition: £18.00 per person

Competitors can choose to do one, or both competitions but we must receive entry via our online store in order for their name to appear on the program for the event. 

All competitors receive a certificate for participation and medals are awarded to the top 3 placings in each category.

Please note: payments for the competition are non-refundable and entries cannot be made after the closing date (noted above)

We welcome spectators to cheer and clap along at their amazing skills. These are charged at £2 per adult and £1 per child, which is payable on the day. This helps us fund the event.

 

Where is it?

Our Gymnastics Competitions are held at Oakwood Sports Centre in Horley in their HUGE Sports Hall so we have plenty of space for competitors ad lots of spectators to cheer them on!

Address:

Oakwood Sports Centre,

Smallfield Road

Horley

RH6 9AE

Timings:

The events will run one after the other on the same date but aim to run between 12.30pm and 5.30pm. Timings for the events can change, depending on the number of competitors that enter so we will always send out more approximate timings in the week before the event, once entries have been received and all added to the program for the day!

What to wear!

The judges need to be able to see the correct form when assessing the skills being performed, so the clothing worn can be really helpful with this!

Leotards are the best and we have these available through our online store. You can also wear your own!

If you aren’t comfortable in a leotard, we recommend a t-shirt and shorts that aren’t too baggy. Plain colours such as black and white are better as patterns can be distracting when judges are trying to watch lots of skills being performed very quickly! 

Being barefoot is necessary.

Tumbling Competition

Below are ALL of the details you will need for the Tumbling Competition.

If you are unsure about anything, you should have a quick chat with your Head Coach to clear things up!

Tumbling Guidelines:

  1. From Grade 3 and up, all tumbles must be executed with a running approach.
  2. The approach run must not be executed more than three times and the exercise is considered to have started once the first element has been initiated.
  3. The tumbler should finish with their body vertically at the end of the tumble run.
  4. All tumble runs must finish with a two-footed lading and should be static. No rebound jump is permitted.
  5. No steps are permitted between the tumbling elements. A step between elements is regarded as a stop and terminates the run. 
  6. Each level consists of three runs which must be performed in the order shown.
  7. Each tumble run consists of a number of elements which must be performed in the order shown.

Vault Competition

Below are ALL of the details you will need for the Vault Competition. There are different things to take into account, including vault height, age and difficulty Grade. 

If you are unsure about anything, you should have a quick chat with your Head Coach to clear things up!

The Vault – a ‘layered’ piece of equipment with several sections, making a solid box structure and featuring a suede top.

One attempt of each skill is allowed.

Gymnasts should not try to attempt a grade that is too difficult for them as the deductions for poor execution can be greater.

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

Other useful bits of info:

  • Any other clubs that Springfit may invite to take part too are required to provide ONE official per FIVE entrants. The official may be required for judging, assisting with the refreshments stand, spotting, marshalling, welcoming and registration or other aspects of the day to keep things running smoothly!
  • If any parents/guardians are able to assist on the day in a supporting role, please get in touch at info@springfit.org to let us know. If you are able to help out, you will need an Enhanced DBS Certificate but we will be able to waive the entry fee for your child in return for your assistance.