Gymnastics Basic Rules For Kids
A gymnast must be in proper attire to practice and compete in gymnastics.
Women must wear leotards, and men must wear tight shorts with no loose fitting clothes.
No shoes, gum or jewelry is allowed after entering the gym.
Although gymnasts are often on a gymnastics team, it is an individual sport.
When beginning in a competition, the first thing you must do is salute the judge.
The gymnast must stay in-bounds throughout the entire routine.
It is important to hit 180 degrees in a split or else points will be deducted from your score.
Other common deductions include swinging arms after landing, bent arms or legs, incomplete
splits, toes not being pointed, and loss of balance.
After finishing the routine, the gymnast must stick the landing.