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- Gymnastics level 1, 2 and 3 balance beam routine has a time limit of 30 seconds
- Gymnastics level 4 balance beam routine has a time limit of 50 seconds
- Gymnastics level 5 balance beam routine has a time limit of 1 minute and 5 seconds
- Gymnastics level 6 balance beam routine has a time limit of 1 minute and 10 seconds
- Gymnastics level seven balance beam routine must be a minimum of 30 seconds and a maximum of 1 minute 20 (80 seconds)
- Gymnastics level 8, 9 and 10 minimum of 30 seconds maximum of 1 minute and 30 seconds (90 seconds)
Ten seconds before your time is up the person timing will either ring a bell or say “warning.” Once your time is up you will either hear a bell ring again or the person timing say “time.” If you go over time you will receive a 0.10 deduction from your average score. If you are a level 7-10 and your routine is shorter than 30 seconds you will receive a 2.00 point deduction from your final score plus a deduction for whatever is missing in your routine. The time for a beam routine will began as soon as the gymnast takes off from the mat or springboard. And the time ends as soon as the gymnast lands on the mat after her dismount. If the gymnast falls during her beam routine the person timing will stop the time once the gymnast makes contact with the floor. The time will restart as soon as the gymnast makes her first move to continue her beam routine. The gymnast only has 30 seconds to remount the balance beam after she falls off. This time will be timed separately; this means there must be two stop watches. The person timing will notify the gymnast when she has 20 seconds and also 10 seconds remaining to remount the beam. If she doesn’t remount the beam within the time limit the balance beam routine will be terminated. Within the 30 second fall time a gymnastics coach is allowed to coach and talk to the gymnast without receiving any deduction. During the fall time the gymnast may perform a skill on the mat but will receive a 0.20 deduction.
Gymnastics is a great sport for people of all ages. No matter how young or old you may be, gymnastics will benefit your life in one way or another. Those that aren’t very skilled or have no interest in gymnastics competitions can join a recreational gymnastics program.
A good recreational gymnastics program should be designed to accommodate and teach children of all ages and skill level. It should help each and every gymnast build strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, fitness, balance, confidence, special awareness, etc. Along with teaching them the basics gymnastics skills to more advance skills.
All of this should be taught in a fun and safe atmosphere by including games and activities into the USAG based gymnastics program.
The recreational gymnastics program is designed to be a fun and challenging program that will enhance the participants athletic ability. The newly enhanced physical attributes will help each person become a better athlete no matter what sport they choose to play.
I have seen countless number of gymnasts do a near perfect routine and not score as high as they thought they would. Their disappointment and agony shows as tears start rolling down their cheeks. Then they ask that famous little question, “what did I do wrong?”
It is not so much that they did something wrong, they usually are just missing the WOW FACTOR in their floor routine and beam routine.
Keep in mind, a judge may see the same gymnastics routine 100s of times. In all honesty they get a little board and want to see something that stands out. You can’t just hit your routine, you got to leave a mark and a good impression on the judges by giving them the WOW FACTOR they are looking for.
What is a WOW FACTOR? A wow factor is going to be something that wows the judges. A little extra spice in your routine that get the judge’s attention and makes your floor routine and beam routine stand out. This means you cannot just go through the motions of your routine.
Every judge wants to see a tight, clean, flawless routine, but this won’t get a gymnast the high score they are striving for. There is more to a routine than that. Presentation and showmanship is very important when competing. This means every gymnast must finish every skill, stay in releve, have full body extension, keep their chin up, smile constantly and go all out on every skill. They must show a great amount of confidence and enthusiasm and not look timid or afraid. This will grab the judges attention and give them the wow factor they have been looking for!
You need to practice the way you compete. Going through the motions during practice and a meet is not good enough. You need to give it 110% on every skill and every beam routine and floor routine. This will give the judges the wow factor they want to see and will set you apart from the rest of the gymnasts.
Give the judges and audience a gymnastics routine to remember!!! GO GET THEM GIRLS!!
Every gymnast gets nervous no matter how old, talented or experienced they may be. Nervousness is completely normal, especially before a big gymnastics meet. Many people see being nervous as a negative thing, but it isn’t as long as you know how to control it. Here are a few tips that will help eliminate unnecessary nervousness before a gymnastics meet.
- Make sure you know your routine. You should have practiced your routine so many times that you know it inside and out. You should be able to perform it mentally and physically without having to think or try to remember what comes next. If you know your routine by heart you will be so much calmer and can focus on form and precision instead of memorization!
- Be prepared. One of the worst things is when you get to a meet and go to warm up your bar routine and realize you don’t have your gymnastics hand grips. Or you are ready to compete floor and don’t have your music. You must be prepared! You should pack your gymnastics bag the night before the meet. Make a list of things you need for a gymnastics meet and keep it in your bag at all times. Before every meet get the list out and go over it. This will cut down on a trip back home, to the gym or to a pro shop to get what you need. It will also eliminate stress and panic.
- Know your destination. Make sure you know exactly where the gymnastics meet is located. MapQuest or GPS it before you leave your house. Make sure there are no roads closed or detours. Showing up late to your gymnastics meet is a very stressful way to start and could negatively affect the rest of your competition
- Find out where everything is. Once you get to your destination scope it out some. Make sure you locate the bathroom, water fountain, athletic trainer, pro shop, concession, etc. Knowing where things are ahead of time will give you one less thing to worry about later.
You will always be nervous to degree no matter what you do. But these are a few important tips that will eliminate unnecessary nervousness and will allow you to feel more comfortable and be able to relax to some degree. The more you prepare ahead of time the less you have to worry about and can focus on your gymnastics meet!
Hope this helpsJ
Nervousness and anxiety are extremely normal in artistic gymnastics. Especially when it comes to the balance beam. By far, balance beam is the event that almost every gymnasts get the most nervous about. The thought of tumbling 4 feet over the ground on a 4 inch beam can be very scary. It doesn’t matter how much experience you have, you will still get nervous when it’s your turn to compete your balance beam routine. There are a few things you can do as a gymnast to eliminate anxiety and nervousness.
Cutting down you anxiety before you compete balance beam at a gymnastics meet is not something that comes easy. It takes a lot of practice! But in the end it is worth it.
Competing a balance beam routine is way different than being at practice and performing it. You could do your balance beam routine in practice a thousand times and never get nervous and then go to a gymnastics meet and fall apart once you mount the beam. The question is, how can you eliminate your anxiety and nervousness at a gymnastics meet?
You can eliminate nervousness by competing! But the problem is there is not enough meets in a season to get a lot of experience from. This means you need to create situations that will help you train and prepare for a gymnastics meet other than practice and competition.
You can start by performing your balance beam routine while there are loud progressive/cheerleading classes in the gym, or when a birthday party is going on. You can also try turning up music really loud while practicing your gymnastics beam routine. Invite friends and family to watch and encourage them to talk and cheer while you are on the beam. While all this is going on you need to try to focus and tune everything out. Another good way to practice is to go to as many small/fun gymnastics meets as possible.
Just remember if you fall off beam your anxiety level will rise, this is not a good thing. So don’t rush it, take a deep breath and even a short pause if needed. It is better to get a small deduction for going over time or for pausing in your routine than to receive a deduction for a fall. Plus once you fall it is much harder to get back up and finish without letting your anxiety get the best of you.
The hardest thing about beam isn’t the gymnastics dance, skills, turns, jumps, or leaps that are in the routine, it is the mental inclinations the gymnast’s have. The main reason girls shake on beam and get so nervous is because they are head cases. This is by far the hardest thing to get over! The only things that can help with mental inclinations is practice, practice, practice.