Team Gym is an exciting Gymnastics for All program that can be used for displays at school fetes/Club Open days or as a competition event for teams of gymnasts, aged 5 years and over, providing an opportunity for performances on 3 different apparatus. Team Gym competitions and championships are held regularly in the UK and Europe and are developing in the USA.
Team Gym competitions exhibit gymnastic skills in three different disciplines; Floor, Tumbling and Single Mini Tramp. It is common for the performance to demonstrate effective teamwork, good technique in elements and spectacular acrobatic skills. Characteristics of a Team Gym competition include team spirit and a friendly atmosphere which captivates spectators, media and sponsors.
Team Gym competition consists of three different disciplines. In each discipline the number of gymnasts is between 6 and 12.
Is performed on a full floor area and to music. It emphasises is on based on good and smooth teamwork with expressive presentation. Floor is a unity that consists mainly of gymnastic elements. The choice of elements must suit the level and maturity of the team as well as the music.
A congruent and good technical performance, properly linked movements, certainty of execution and synchronization as well as expressive presentation is pursued.
Teams perform tumbling series on a long tumbling lane with good "streaming" i.e. consecutively and close to each other.
The Tumble routine is performed to music. Each team performs two different rounds. Each series must consist of at least two different acrobatic elements, without intermediate steps.
Single Mini Tramp
Teams perform skills on the Tramp with good streaming. The Tramp routine is performed to music. Each team performs four different passes – 2 single runs and 2 synchronised runs.
1. A team consists of 6-12 members, all apparatus are accompanied with Music
2. Teams are classified as:
3. Each section is divided into three divisions based on difficulty:
4. There are three apparatus at Team Gym Events
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Event Guide - for Clubs and Member Associations
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It is highly recommended that if you are running a Team Gym program that you attend a Team Gym workshop for a better understanding of routine construction and judges evaluations sheets.
The format of the workshop is in 2 parts:
Part 1 – Coaches workshop – addressing requirements and how to write a routine
Part 2 – Judges Workshop – how to use the judges sheets, score system and what to look for in a routine.
All coaches who attend the workshop and pass the judges exam will be eligible to judge at competitions.
Team Gym Score Sheets