Women's Artistic Gymnastics Club Judge

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Women's Artistic Gymnastics Club Judge

Women's Artistic Gymnastics Club Judge

Women’s artistic gymnastics is an exciting discipline to judge. Competitors perform amazing routines made up of dynamic skills, choreography, and apparatus techniques.

Throughout this course you will learn the roles and responsibilities of a judge, how to judge, and how to arrive at a fair score. Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to judge at club and regional competitions as a member of the judging panel.

Becoming a judge is a great way to get involved with your local gymnastics club and help in the development of the sport. Anyone interested in women’s artistic gymnastics is eligible to take this course but you’ll need to be familiar with the discipline.

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Who is this Aimed at:

Any individual that would like to judge as part of the judge panel at club and some regional level competitions.

Pre Requisites:

Each discipline has the age requirement of 14 years old at club level.

Note: In some circumstances if you have previously competed at senior international level you may be able to start the judging pathway at National judge qualification, as you will already possess knowledge of FIG/UEG rules and routine composition. This is at the discretion of the Technical Committee for your discipline and they must be contacted in the first instance.

Please access the following link for all your pre-course information: Pre-course information

What To Expect:

An informative course focused on the technical elements of judging. Throughout the course you will gain the ability to judge skills, apply deductions to performance and skills and understand the various judging levels.

Delivery Method:

Each course is classroom based and consists of the following number of days:

Acrobatics, Men’s Artistic Gymnastics, and Double Mini Trampoline – 1 day

Rhythmic – 1 ½ days

Aerobics, Team Gym, Tumbling, and Trampoline – 2 days

Women's Artistic Gymnastics - 4 days

Do I Need To Bring Participants:

No participants are required.

What Resources Are Included:

Sport specific resources.


£50 per day.


  • Gain a club judge qualification
  • Identify the components of scoring
  • Recognise basis body shapes
  • Recognise technical faults within individual skills as part of the E panel
  • Recognise and apply deductions to individual skills as part of the E panel
  • Gain confidence to judge under the supervision of regional and above judges

Theory Delivery:

  • Basic structure of the FIG Code of Points (CoP)
  • A, B and common C elements from the FIG CoP
  • Practical judging
  • Basic symbols up to C level
  • Knowledge of compulsory and voluntary levels and NDP club grades

Assessment Method:

Practical – includes observations of participants completing their skills/routines and making the appropriate deductions

Theory - includes multiple choice and written question

How Long Until I Am Fully Qualified:

On completion of both the practical and theory assessments

When Is My Assessment:

Acrobatics, Aerobics, Men's Artistic, Team Gym, Trampoline, DMT and Women's Artistic– at the end of the final day of the course

Tumbling – within twelve weeks of the course

Rhythmic – the theory assessment is within four weeks of the course and the practical assessment is to be arranged by the learner within twelve weeks of the course (side judge at a controlled competition)

PLEASE NOTE: From time to time the FIG can change the COP throughout the cycle in each discipline. Should this happen between the course and a learners assessment or re-assessment, learners will be required to sit the assessment under the new COP. Should this happen and a learner has any concerns regarding the changes then they must contact the course organiser prior to the assessment.

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