Athlete Regulations

Athlete Level Progression 

Athletes must progress through the level system in accordance with the relevant Gymsport levels progression policy and guidelines and/ or technical Regulations. It is the responsibility of the coaches and club to recognise their gymnast’s ability and to progress their athletes according to the relevant sport progression policies so as to not knowingly or unknowingly compete within a group where the skill and result of a competitor(s) is disproportionality skewed in their favour due to an overwhelming proficiency of the routines and a failure by the club to observe the eligibility of such a gymnast for progression in competition level. Similarly, a gymnast should never be disadvantaged in competitive gymnastics by premature advancement in level, or advanced in level beyond their preparation and ability to safely perform the skills and/or competition elements. Clubs should check these rules prior to entering athletes into an event. 

 

Athlete Behaviour 

All athletes must adhere to the GNSW Codes of Behaviour. Athletes participating in competitions and events of any kind must show respect to all judges, coaches and officials. Displays of poor temperament or unsportsmanlike behaviour either by word or gesture will result in technical deduction, or in extreme cases, disqualification and / or possible disciplinary action. Any athlete not abiding by these guidelines may be removed from the event, and not allowed to take part, or continue to take part in the event. 

Once the competition has commenced, athletes may not leave or communicate with any person off the competition floor without the approval of the floor manager. 

LINK: GNSW Codes of Behaviour

 

Athlete Attire 

All gymnasts attending GNSW event/competition must be suitably attired and adhere to all rules and regulations set down by the Sport’s Gymsport Committee Technical Regulations. 

  • Athletes must wear club uniform at all GNSW events.  

  • Athletes must wear the correct competition attire according to the rules and regulations set out in the Gymsport Technical Regulations and/or outlines in the FIG Code of Points.  

  • NSW State uniform & Australian Team Uniform (past or current) is not permitted.  

  • Athletes not correctly attired may not be allowed to take part in the competition. 

Please refer to the Gymsport ALP or Gymsport Regulations Section for further specifications on Athlete Attire Requirements. 

LINK: ACRO Regulations

LINK: AER Regulations

LINK: GfA Regulations

LINK: MAG Regulations

LINK: RG Regulations

LINK: TRP Regulations

LINK: WAG Regulations