Women's Artistic Gymnastics Regional Judge

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Women's Artistic Gymnastics Regional Judge

Women's Artistic Gymnastics Regional Judge

The course will qualify you to judge regional level women’s artistic gymnastics competitions.

You will build on your club level skills and qualification further developing your understanding of the responsibilities of a judge.

Becoming a regional judge will allow you to take part in a wide range of competitions. You will be able to lead the judging panel at club and regional competitions.

You will need to have already completed a Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Club Judge qualification. Please note: A club award must be held for 1 year before moving to Regional, and a Regional award held for 2 years before moving to National.

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Who is this Aimed at:

Club judges that would like to develop their knowledge within judging as part of the E panel at regional level competitions within their chosen discipline, while also getting involved within the various panels such as D and E panels.

Pre Requisites:

Each discipline has the age requirement of 18 years old. You are required to have Club/County/Regional/Zonal (Cycle 13) to enrol onto a regional course (dependent on the discipline).

We strongly recommend that you have judged a minimum of 3 Club/County/Grades competitions per year since holding the Club award.

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 and artistic elements of judging gymnastics. Throughout the course you will gain the ability to judge floor and apparatus skills, and be able to deduct points from skills as part of the D and E panel. You will also gain an insight into the role and responsibilities of the D panel.

Delivery Method:

Each course is theory based and consists of the following amount of days:

Rhythmic – 1 day

Acrobatics – 1 day

Trampoline - 2 days

Double Mini Trampoline - 2 days

Men’s Artistic, Team Gym – 2 ½ days

Aerobics, Women's Artistic – 4 days

Do I Need To Bring Participants:

No participants are required.

What Resources Are Included:

Sport specific resources.


£50 per day


  • Gain a regional judge qualification
  • Gain confidence to judge at local and regional competitions as part of D and E panels
  • Recognise technical faults within skills/routines
  • Recognise artistic faults within skills/routines
  • Recognise the role and responsibility of the D judge and how the D score is calculated

Learner must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the course

  • Learner must hold one of the following awards:
  • Womens Artistic - Regional Judge - Cycle 12
  • Womens Artistic - Club Judge - Cycle 12
  • Womens Artistic - Club Judge - Cycle 13
  • Womens Artistic - Regional Judge - Cycle 13
  • Womens Artistic - National Judge Cycle 13
  • Womens Artistic - Club Judge - Cycle 14
  • Womens Artistic - National Judge Cycle 12

Theory Delivery:

  • Basic FIG Code of Points (CoP) plus principles of connection value
  • A, B and C and common D elements from the CoP
  • Practical judging
  • Espoir rules
  • Age group levels
  • Compulsory levels
  • Club grades

Assessment Method:

Practical – includes observations of participants completing their skills/routines and making the appropriate deductions (E and A or D panel)*

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:

Aerobics, Acrobatics, Men’s Artistic, Team Gym, Trampoline, Double Mini Trampoline and Women's Artistic – on the last day of the course

Rhythmic – on the day of the course

Tumbling – three months after the course

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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