TeamGym - British Gymnastics

Entry Information & Rules

Entry to the venue

All competitors and nominated coaches will be allowed free entry to the competition venue. Each club should nominate all coaches they wish to attend the competition on the entry form. All coaches must be current members of BG linked to the relevant club (a coach can be linked to more than one club) hold a current enhanced BG CRB and a SPC certificate which is attached to their BG record.
Level one / Assistant coaches may assist in the Warm Up area and help supervise gymnasts in the Main Arena.

British Gymnastics (BG) membership and qualifications
  • Gymnasts and coaches membership will be checked against the BG membership database.
  • Gymnasts must ensure they have a minimum of Bronze BG Membership. Failure to do so will result in the gymnast being unable to compete.
  • Coaches at level one / assistant must hold at least Silver membership. Any higher qualifications will require Gold membership.

Coaching qualifications

  • The GfA TC is to reinforce the rule that coaches that work on the competition arena must be qualified to the level of the gymnast and ensure that their gymnasts are prepared both emotionally and physically for the competition.
  • A copy of the coaching syllabuses will be made available to members of the GGTC at competition and any unsafe gymnastics or skills performed will be brought to the attention of the coach. It will therefore be the coaches responsibility to ensure the safety of the gymnast, and any resultant injury or claim.
The GfA TC expects that good discipline and behaviour, which is a mark of gymnastics, is followed to at all Regional Competitions, to ensure that all enjoy the event and it can run in a timely manner.

  1. For the safety of your gymnasts please ensure that coaches with long hair tie it back and jewellery is removed as per BG jewellery policy.
  2. Appropriate clothing that has club name, colours or logo on is very useful to competition marshalls as it helps us identify your club. Coaches should wear suitable clothing for coaching, i.e. Tracksuit, Jogging Trousers – full length, Polo shirt or T-shirt, Sweatshirt and trainers.
  3. Mobile phones should be turned off when in competition areas (Main Arena and Warm Up hall)
  4. Coaches must ensure that their language and behaviour, is, at all times, appropriate to the sport, taking into account the ages of most gymnasts. 
  5. A designated place is now provided to allow coaches to consume refreshments. Coaches are not permitted to eat, drink or chew whilst in the arena but water may be drunk and plastic bottles placed in the bins provided.
  6. Seating is provided for all gymnasts and coaches. Please sit and enjoy the competition and you will be directed to where you need to go by the Marshalls. Coaches are responsible for the behaviour of their gymnasts at all times. The gymnasts may be nervous so make sure you have brought enough coaches to look after them.
  7. Some children may need to leave the arena to go to the toilet during the event. Please ensure the marshalls are informed then they can tell the competition organiser.


  1. Your support in ensuring spectators are enjoying the competition is much appreciated. Please remind people supporting your club to ensure they do not ‘save’; seats with bags / clothing and that cheering, clapping etc is of a nature which is supportive for all gymnasts regardless of their club.
  2. Video cameras should be kept in the spectator area and only used to record performances of gymnasts from your club.
  3. Following the BG photography policy, all flashes must be turned off, for the safety of competitors. Anybody failing to comply with this rule may be asked to leave the competition arena. During medal presentation once the gymnasts have finished competing then flash may be used.


  1. Gymnasts will be led by competition marshalls at all times and should walk neatly following their lead.
  2. All competitors are expected to enter the arena ‘smartly dressed’, as per the GfA competition rules, in either their club leotard or tracksuit.
  3. Body piercing or the wearing of jewellery is as per BG policy.
  4. Gymnasts will have a designated area in Warm Up to leave their belongings. Jewellery, phones etc should not be left here.
  5. Gymnasts may drink water in the arena but may only consume food for medical reasons with prearranged permission from the competition organiser.

Competition dates:


Date: SUNDAY 22nd NOVEMBER, 2015
Venue: East London Gymnastic Centre. 
Entries Open: Friday 2nd October
Entries Close: Friday 16th October at 2.00pm
Cost: £8 per gymnast
Full Rules can be found on the event page 


Competition Weekend ONE:
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February
Girls: White, Silver, Gold, Gold Plus & Platinum Levels
Boys: White Level
Further details and rule booklet here

Competition Weekend TWO:
Saturday 5th March and Sunday 6th March
Girls: Blue & Bronze Levels
Boys: Blue, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Gold Plus & Platinum Levels
Further details and rule booklet here


Saturday & Sunday 25th& 26th June

Saturday & Sunday 9th& 10th July

Latest Event Information For latest event information including Entry Forms, Rules and Results can be found on the Find an Event link.

All competition entries are now to be made online.