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ACORDING TO ; PAGE 53 FROM GYM CANADA

CHAPTER VIII

COMPETITION APPARATUS & AUXILIARY INSTALATIONS

REG. 8.1 NORMS FOR JUNIOR AND SENIOR APPARATUS

Reg. 8.1.1 Rope

Material: Hemp or similar suitable
Material Length: Proportionate to the height of the gymnast
Thickness: Uniform diameter or reinforced in the center (i.e. progressively thicker)
Ends: Both ends may have 1 knot, but cannot have handles. The ends, may be wrapped with an anti-slip material in a length corresponding to the width of a hand
Color: Any color provided it is of a visible color.

Reg. 8.1.2 Hoop

Material: Wood or plastic  Weight: Minimum 300 grams
Diameter: Inner diameter must be between 80-90 cm
Shape: Not prescribed (i.e. round, flat-surfaced, etc.)
The hoop may be wrapped in an even manner with tape, respecting the inner diameter dimensions
Color: Optional

Reg. 8.1.3 Ball

Material: Rubber or plastic, antistatic Weight: Minimum 400 grams Diameter: 18-20 cm
Color: Optional

Reg. 8.1.4 Clubs

Material: Wood, or plastic Length: 40-50 cm
Weight: Minimum 150 grams per club
Shape: Form similar to that of a bottle with a body (thick end), neck, and a head (small end).
The head may be wrapped in an anti-slip material respecting the diameter dimensions.
The neck may also be covered with adhesive tape.
Color: Optional

Reg. 8.1.5 Ribbon

Material: Satin or similar material
Weight: Minimum 35 g without the stick (for Senior competitors)
Width: 4-6 cm
Length: Senior Competitors – Total length: 7 m in one piece.
The end at which the ribbon is attached to the cane is folded and doubled in a length of 1m
Finished ribbon is minimum 6 m long
Color: Optional

Stick

Material: Wood, bamboo, plastic or fiberglass
Shape: Cylindrical, conic. The bottom end of the stick may be covered in an adhesive, non-slip tape for a maximum length of 10 cm
Length: 50-60 cm
Color: Optional, may be wrapped in Fixture Material Cord, nylon-thread or similar item, or moveable ring resp.a swivel
Length: 7 cm maximum

Reg. 8.2 NORMS OF APPARATUS FOR JUNIOR COMPETITORS RIBBON

Material: Finished ribbon is minimum 5 m long. The end of the ribbon attached to the stick is folded and doubled for 1 m and stitched down both sides. At the top, a reinforcement of 5 cm is permitted. This extremity may end in a cord or have a small eyelet to permit attachment to the stick.
All other apparatus norms are the same as for the seniors.

Reg. 8.3 NORMS OF APPARATUS FOR PRE-NOVICE AND NOVICE GYMNASTS

Pre-Novice and Novice gymnasts are permitted to compete with the following apparatus:
Ribbon: minimum 5 m in length
Hoop: Pre-novice29- minimum 70 cm in diameter, weight minimum 200 grams
Novice - minimum 75 cm in diameter, weight minimum 200 grams.
Ball: minimum 16 –20 cm in diameter, weight minimum 300 grams
Clubs: minimum 36 cm in length, weight minimum 100grams per club
Note: For PAGU competition, the size of the clubs are to be confirmed

Reg. 8.4 NORMS OF APPARATUS FOR PROVINCIAL STREAM GYMNASTS

Ball Level 1, 2, 3 Minimum 14 to 16 cm in diameter weight 270-400 grams
Level 4, 5,6 Minimum 16- 20 cm in diameter weight minimum300 grams
Hoop level 3 Minimum 70cm in diameter Weight minimum 200 grams
Level 4 Minimum 75cm in diameter Weight minimum200 grams
Level 5-6 Minimum 80cm in diameter Weight minimum300grams
Group: Minimum 70cm in diameter Weight minimum 200 grams
Clubs Level 5, 6 Length: 40-50 cm Weight: minimum 150 grams per club
Ribbon Level 4 minimum 4 m.
Level 5-6 minimum 5 m.

Reg. 8.5 APPARATUS CONTROL

a) Instrument for the measurement of the ball's diameter being between 16 and 20 cm.
b) 1 cm hole for checking the diameter of the ribbon stick.
c) Laboratory scale for measuring weights of ball, clubs, ribbon, and hoop.
d) Measuring tape for the measurement of the length of the ribbon, stick, clubs, and the hoop diameter.
Amended December 2002.

* From Rhythmic Gymnastics Ontario

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* 2013 NATIONAL STREAM PROGRAM – as of Sept. 28

PRE NOVICE  9 & 10 years of age
 
FREE – ROPE – BALL                                        
•Maximum 5 body difficulties
•Free – same as provincial
•Follow Junior rules COP 3.1.1 – 3.1.6
 
GROUP – ROPE  
•3 difficulties with exchange
•3 difficulties without exchange
•Follow Junior rules COP – 5.  Pages 40 – 41
 
NOVICE 10 – 12 years of age
 
FREE – HOOP – BALL – CLUBS  (refer to 2012 R & R for club size)
•Maximum 6 body difficulties
•Follow Junior rules COP 3.1.1 – 3.1.6
 
GROUP – BALL
•3 difficulties with exchange
•4 difficulties without exchange
•Follow Junior rules COP – 5.  Pages 40 – 41
 
JUNIOR FOLLOWS FIG PROGRAM 13 – 15 years of age
 
2013 – 2014                      HOOP – BALL – CLUBS – RIBBON               
                                                                                                  GROUP -              5 HOOPS
 
                                                                                                  GROUP -              10 CLUBS
 
2015 – 2016                      ROPE – HOOP – BALL – CLUBS                    
                                                                                                  GROUP -              5 RIBBONS
 
                                                                                                  GROUP -              5 BALLS
 
SENIOR FOLLOWS FIG PROGRAM 16 & up
 
2013 – 2014                      HOOP – BALL – CLUBS – RIBBON                
                                                                                                  GROUP -              10 CLUBS
 
                                                                                                  GROUP -              3 BALLS & 2 RIBBONS
 
2015 – 2016                      HOOP – BALL – CLUBS - RIBBON                 
                                                                                                  GROUP -              5 RIBBONS
 
                                                                                                  GROUP -             6 CLUBS & 2 HOOPS

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National Senior 3:  2 Balls & 1 Ribbon
 
National Senior 4:  2 Balls & 2 Ribbons     National Senior Development:  3 Balls & 2 Ribbons


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One routine with voice is allowed but not compulsory.
Choice:  Apparatus of choice (does not include “Free”) One set of awards will be given for choice apparatus.
All-Around is the total of three routines.
National Stream Athletes: National Stream Individuals from the previous year, must enter Category “C” (age appropriate level; Level 4C, 5C or 6 C) Returning athletes younger than Level 4C must enter the age appropriate “B” category

Individual Provincial Stream Gymnasts may challenge one age level up but cannot move back during the year or the following year.

2013 GCG PROVINCIAL STREAM GROUP #5 as of Sept. 28

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 All Groups follow Junior Group Requirements:  COP 5 – Pages 40 - 41
 
GCG PROVINCIAL PROGRAM GROUP RULES:
 Group Composition & Eligibility:
 Athletes may compete in a group one age level up from the level they compete as individuals (excludes Pre Novice
 •An athlete cannot compete in both Provincial Group of 3 & 4 and a Provincial Group of 5 in the same competitive season.
•An athlete cannot compete in both a Provincial Group and a National Group of any type in the same competitive season unless they move up from a Provincial Group to a National Group.  They cannot then move back to a Provincial Group in the same season.
•An athlete may compete in one Provincial or National Group, AND one AGG Group in the same year.
 
Body Difficulties:
 •Balanced use of body groups

 
Senior Groups:
 •Senior group routines may either be single apparatus or mixed apparatus routines.  
 
 Awards:
 •Groups will continue to compete, & awards given, as groups of 3 and 4 as one competition & set of awards, & groups of 5 as another competition and set of awards, regardless of the apparatus chosen
•Senior Group:  Senior provincial groups will be awarded as groups of 2 and 3 as one competition and set of awards, & groups of 4 and 5 as another competition and set of awards, regardless of the apparatus chosen.
 
* All informations come from Rhythmic Gymnastics Ontario


OLD Équipments Spécifications and Rules
    (Check with your coach and judges in your local area)
 For information purposes only. As rules governing the Specs involving equipment are sometimes changed or amended or even different in certain areas, it is highly recommended that you check with your respective Federation or Governing Body prior to entering any competition. All equipment used in competition do not need to be F.I.G. approved, on the other hand, they must meet the required standards, as all equipment is usually checked prior to and sometimes during each competition. Kindly inform us of any changes or omissions so that we can effect the necessary changes

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