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NAIGC Women’s meets are encouraged to use level 9, level 8, level 7, and developmental rules.

Level 9

NAIGC Women’s Level 9 will use JO (Junior Olympic) skill values (from the 2018-2022 JO Code of Points) and Level 9 requirements. There will be no difficulty restrictions, including no limit to the number of Ds or Es. Judges should use both level 9 and level 10 bonus to the advantage of the gymnast. Ds and Es will be given additive value of 0.1 and 0.2 respectively and recognized in connection value. New level 10 E bonus will be applied. This includes E release on bars, flight on beam, or acro on floor, with the addition of a 10.0 start value. The additional +0.1 will be earned per event if completed, not reflected in start value.  On bars, level 9 connection bonus will be used as this is to the advantage of the gymnast. All composition deductions will be used per USAG.

Level 8

NAIGC Women’s Level 8 will use JO (Junior Olympic) skill values (from the 2018-2022 JO Code of Points) and Level 8 requirements. Difficulty restrictions are summarized as: All A and B skills allowed. All C level dance allowed on floor and beam. All allowable C’s on uneven bars include: Cast handstand half pirouette, clearhip/back stalder/pike sole circle (toe on) to Handstand or half pirouette. One additional C level skill other than those indicated above may be performed. Each unallowable element will deduct -0.5. All composition deductions will be used per USAG.

Level 7

NAIGC Women’s Level 7 will use JO (Junior Olympic) skill values (from the 2018-2022 JO Code of Points) and Level 7 requirements and level 7 difficulty restrictions. Note that this includes the 1 minute and 20 second time restriction for beam.


NAIGC Women’s Developmental will use skills from all USAG codes: Xcel, JO, and Compulsory. This level is designed for newcomers to the sport of gymnastics. The specific requirements can be found here. Each event will require 6 skills, with a maximum of 1 B acro skill. All B dance is allowed.

Safety Note: As per the NAIGC safety and equipment standards: The gymnast is expected to include in her exercise only elements which she can perform with complete safety. Judges and other officials should permit greater safety measures to be taken than those listed here if doing so is necessary for a gymnast’s safety.

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More resources will be provided for each event and level in the near future.


Please Note

Although the FIG Code of Points can be found online (under Code of Points, WAG for Women’s Artistic Gymnastics), these are not consistent with the FIG JO Code of Points. The FIG Code of Points on this website outlines Elite rules and skill values, not Junior Olympic rules and values. A JO Code of Points may be purchased through the USAG website.

The full women’s rules document can be found here.

Training Advice and Rules Questions
If you’re looking for more training advice or rules explanations, check out the NAIGC Skills and Drills Facebook group to get gymnastics tips from your fellow NAIGC gymnasts and certified judges.

For those gymnasts interested in competing all ten events, see our new Decathlon division! Email nationals@naigc.org directly if you wish to participate in the Decathlon or have any questions.

Please contact rules@naigc.org with questions, comments, changes, etc.