New Judges

Ordering a Uniform


Practice Judging requirements:

Before judging a USAG sanctioned meet in Tennessee, new compulsory judges are required to either:

1)      Practice Judge two sessions at Judges Cup or other meets with another experienced judge

2)      Judge video/live gymnasts with another experienced judge – Compulsories: 6 routines per event/per level (3-5)

3)      Or a combination of the number 1 and 2.

Each judge must have a higher rated official sign off on his/her practice judging sessions and send one copy each to Kerma Headrick and Sibby Lane.

Before judging a USAG sanctioned meet in Tennessee new level 7/8 and 9 or 10 judges must practice judge at least 8 gymnasts/event/level at a USAG sanctioned meet. Each judge must have a higher rated official sign off on his/her practice judging sessions and send one copy each to Kerma Headrick and Sibby Lane.

Click below for the forms.

2015 TN-Practice-Judging-Optionals

2015 TN-Practice-Judging-Compulsories


How to Become a Judge

Eligibility:

1.)  Entry levels are 4/5 and 6/7/8.  At these levels anyone can begin their judging careers.
2.)  Level 9 rating:  This rating can be first achieved if you were a level 10 gymnast.
3.)  Level 10 rating:  This rating can be first achieved if you were a college gymnast that competed in a post-conference meet or if you were a former national elite gymnast.

Materials:

1.)  To purchase materials go to http://usagym.sportgraphics.biz/c-17-rules-jo-materials.aspx.
a.) Compulsory testing only (levels 4/5):  order the Women’s JO Compulsory Book
b.) Optionals 6/7/8 through 10:  order the Women’s JO Code of Points

Compulsory ratings:
1.) The test is over the level 4/5 routines.
a.)  learn all the major elements and their values
b.)  learn all of the deductions in the grey boxes
c.)  learn the order of the major elements
d.)  learn all of the deductions in the back of the compulsory book

Compulsory test:
1.)  The test is only over the 4/5 routines; 50 questions
2.)  10 questions on the general deductions
3.)  10 questions per event
a.)  10 questions vault
b.)  5 questions on level 4 bars, 5 questions on level 5 bars
c.)  5 questions on level 4 beam, 5 questions on level 5 beam
d.)  5 questions on level 4 floor, 5 questions on level 5 floor

Optional test:
1.)  The level 6/7/8 test is as above with the exception that you will have to take a practical exam (film).  The film is judged using the level 8 rules. There are 5 routines per event plus 1 practice routine.  You are not tested on level 6 rules.
2.)  Learn all of the general deductions
a.)  learn the special requirements for both level 7 and level 8
b.)  learn the specific event deductions for both levels
c.)  learn the B value part elements in the Code of Points

LEVEL 9: The tests are only on the Level 9 information.  The film is as level 7/8.  Written exam is
50 questions, 10 questions general, 10 questions per event.
a.)  learn the special requirements for level 9.
b.)  learn the specific event deductions
c.)  learn the B-C value part elements in the Code of Points

LEVEL 10:  Follows the Level 9 testing.
a.)  learn the special requirements for level 10
b.)  learn the specific event deductions
c.)  learn the C-D-E elements in the Code of Points

General Information:

1.)  Testing is through USAG on their website.  You can test anywhere that you wish to test.  Go to http://usagym.org/pages/education/pages/judging/.

2.)  After receiving your rating and before you are assigned to a meet the following must be completed:
a.)  Membership to USA Gymnastics
b.)  Safety certification through USA Gymnastics
c.)  Background check through USA Gymnastics
d.)  Membership to NAWGJ through NAWGJ.org


NAWGJ – How Do I Become a Judge?