The goal of Unified Artistic Gymnastics (UAG) and Decathlon is to open all events in the sport of gymnastics to any participant regardless of gender or sex. Broadly speaking, under Unified Gymnastics a gymnast may compete in any combination of events from among the ten available Artistic Gymnastics apparatus (WAG: Vault/Uneven Bars/Balance Beam/Floor, MAG: Floor/Pommel Horse/Rings/Vault/Parallel Bars/High Bar). The gymnast may combine any level of WAG with any level of MAG (but must stick to a single level within each discipline). Decathlon is now a special subcategory of Unified Gymnastics for those wishing to compete all 10 apparatus in a single competition (aka: Super All-Around) and is still restricted to the High Level (MAG Modified NCAA and WAG Level 9) and Low Level (MAG Modified Developmental and WAG Level 8) combinations due to logistical constraints. Please see the link below for a detailed description of the rules regarding this new format:
Awards & Qualification
All participants will be eligible for finals and awards with the following exceptions:
- Male* gymnasts cannot contribute to the team score on WAG vault in prelims or finals. Male gymnasts are not eligible for individual event finals in WAG vault.
- A single gymnast may only compete in all-around finals for one discipline. For any gymnast registered for all-around in both disciplines, they must select during registration in which discipline they would prefer to compete all-around if they were to make finals in both.
- Gymnasts may not qualify for more than 6 individual event finals.
- Male gymnasts cannot displace Female athletes from qualifying for WAG floor. If participation warrants, a separate awards category for Male participants on WAG floor will be created.
- Gymnasts may only compete in one level per discipline.
- Gymnasts may only compete for a single club.
- Gymnasts may only compete for a single team (this means that gymnasts scores will only count towards a team score in their primary discipline).
*See Definitions section below for definitions of Male and Female
In prelims, gymnasts will compete their WAG events in one session and their MAG events in another session. The order of sessions does not matter and sessions may be performed on same or different days.
If a gymnast is participating for finals in both disciplines, it is the responsibility of the gymnast to be present when they are required to compete. No exceptions will be made for rotation schedules, and no judges will be delayed due to a gymnast competing in the other discipline. If the gymnast’s rotation ends and they have not competed, they will receive a score of 0.0 for that event.
The NAIGC offers TWO levels of gymnastics decathlon:
- High Level Decathlon: MAG Modified NCAA and WAG Level 9
- Low Level Decathlon: MAG Modified Developmental and WAG Level 8
Your Decathlon score will be 5*WAG All-Around + MAG All-Around.