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5.3 DIFFICULTY

Element pool & values (SEE APPENDIX III)


A. STRUCTURE

The element pool (see Appendix III) is divided into 4 groups.
 
GROUP A        Dynamic Strength Elements
GROUP B        Static Strength Elements
GROUP C        Jumps and Leaps Elements
GROUP D        Balance and Flexibility Elements
 
The difficulty level is ranked from 0.1 to 1.0 point.
 
Difficulty elements are optional; however, at International events (Senior), difficulty elements with the value of 0.1 and 0.2 will not be considered as difficulty elements.
 
For Age Group, refer to Appendix V
 

Groups

Element Families

Base Elements

GROUP A
Dynamic Strength Elements

PUSH UP
EXPLOSIVE PU
EXPLOSIVE SUPPORT
LEG CIRCLE
HELICOPTER

PU, WENSON PU
A-FRAME, CUT
HIGH V, REVERSE CUT
LEG CIRCLE, FLAIR
HELICOPTER

GROUP B
Static Strength Elements

SUPPORT
V-SUPPORT
HORIZONTAL SUPPORT

STRADDLE SUPPORT, L-SUPPORT
V-SUPPORT, HIGH V-SUPPORT
WENSON SUPPORT, PLANCHE

 

GROUP C
Jumps & Leaps Elements

STRAIGTH JUMP
HORIZONTAL JUMP
BENT LEG(S) JUMP
PIKE JUMP
STRADDLE JUMP
SPLIT JUMP
SCISSORS LEAP
SCISSORS KICK
OFF AXIS JUMP
BUTTERFLY JUMP

AIR TURN, FREE FALL
GAINER,
TUCK, COSSACK
PIKE
STRADDLE, FRONTAL SPLIT
SPLIT, SWITCH
SCISSORS LEAP
SCISSOR KICK
OFF AXIS ROTATION
BUTTERFLY

GROUP D
Balance & Flexibility Elements

SPLIT
TURN
BALANCE TURN
ILLUSION
KICK

SPLIT, FRONTAL SPLIT, VERTICAL SPLIT WITH TURN,
TURN, TURN WITH LEG AT HORIZONTAL
BALANCE TURN
ILLUSION
HIGH LEG KICKS


B. NEW DIFFICULTY ELEMENTS

  • Classification of new difficulty elements can ONLY be made by the FIG Aerobic GymnasticsTechnical Committee who will evaluate them once per year. Applications must be sent to the FIG Secretariat. They must be received in writing and accompanied by a video before 15th of January.
     
    Difficulty elements submitted for evaluation must:
  • have written description
  • be filmed from two camera angles (from the front and the side)
  • meet the minimum requirements
  • be performed on a competition surface or a landing mat no higher than 15 cm.
  • If the above requirements are not met, FIG the Aerobic Gymnastics Technical Committee will refuse to classify the difficulty elements.
     
    Notification of the classification will be given to the applying member federation before 30th March.
     
    The FIG Aerobic Gymnastics Technical Committee will publish the New Elements in the News Letters once per year only.

C. DIFFICULTY REQUIREMENTS

  • A maximum of 10 difficulty elements are allowed for IW and IM.
  • A maximum of 9 difficulty elements are allowed for MP/TR/GR.
 
All Categories:
  • A maximum of 9/10 difficulty elements from different families from the element pool (App.3) including 1 element from at least 3 groups from the element pool.
  • A maximum of 3 difficulty elements from Group C landing in Push Up and or split position
 
Mixed Pairs, Trios and Groups:
  • All competitors must perform same elements at the same time or consecutively, in the same or different directions, without any physical contact with other partner
 
  • If the competitors in MP ot TR perform different family elements at the same time (MP &TR):
    • No value for the elements
    • One element will be counted in the total number of the elements allowed.
 
  • If only 1 competitor in MP or 1 or 2 competitor(s) in TR perform an element :
    • No recognition of the element
    • The element will not be counted in the total number of the elements allowed.
 
For GROUP category: 2 different elements AT THE SAME TIME (max. 1 time in the routine)
  • The competitors may perform up to two different difficulty elements at the same time:  the element of the lowest value will receive the difficulty value.
 
  • If the competitors perform MORE THAN ONE TIME two different difficulty elements:
  • No value of the elements
  • No deduction
    • One element will be counted in the total number of the elements allowed.

D. FUNCTION

  • The D- judge is responsible for evaluating the difficulty elements of the exercise and determining the correct Difficulty score. The D-judges are obligated to recognize and credit each element that is correctly performed according to the minimum requirements.
     
    Elements not meeting minimum requirements and/or elements with a fall, will not receive the value.
     
    The D- Judges:
  • Record the whole routine (all difficulty elements and the lift)
  • Count the number of difficulty elements and give the values.
  • Apply Difficulty deductions.
  • Evaluate the lift in agreement with the Chair of Judges panel
  •  
    The two judges must compare their scores and deductions to ensure that they are in agreement and then send one score. In the case of an irreconcilable difference, they will consult Chair of Judges Panel.

E. CRITERIA

  • Recording the difficulty elements:
  • All difficulty elements performed must be written down using the FIG shorthand shown in Appendix III, (Difficulty Tables / Element Pool and Values), irrespective of whether or not the minimum requirements as described in App. II are met.
  •  
  • Evaluating the difficulty elements
    • The value is set according to Appendix III, provided the element meets the minimum requirements as stated in Appendix II.
    • A value is given only to the first 9/10 difficulty elements performed.
  •  
  • Combination of difficulty elements
  • Two or three elements can be combined directly without any stop, hesitation or transition.  The 2 or 3 elements may be from the same or different groups but must be from different families. They will be counted as 2 or 3 elements. These 2 or 3 elements cannot be repeated.
  • If these 2 or 3 elements meet the minimum requirements:
  • Combination of 2 elements will receive an additional value of 0.1 point.
  • Combination of 3 elements will receive an additional value of 0.2 points.
  • If one of these 2 or 3 elements don’t meet the minimum requirements, the combination will not receive any additional value.
  •  
  • Combination of acrobatic elements with difficulty elements:
  • Acrobatic element(s) may be combined with difficulty element(s). If the difficulty element(s) meets the minimum requirement, an additional value will be given.
  • If the acrobatic element is performed with a fall, the combination will not receive the additional value.

EXAMPLES OF COMBINATIONS OF ACRO AND DIFFICULTY ELEMENTS:

  • ACRO + DIFF or DIFF+ ACRO = additional value of 0.1 point
  • ACRO + DIFF + ACRO = additional value of 0.2 point
  • DIFF + ACRO + DIFF = additional value of 0.2 point
  • ACRO + DIFF + DIFF = additional value of 0.2 point
  • DIFF + DIFF + ACRO = additional value of 0.2 point
  • ACRO + ACRO + DIFF = NO ADDITIONAL VALUE + DEDUCTION
  • DIFF + ACRO + ACRO = NO ADDITIONAL VALUE + DEDUCTION
 
MAXIMUM 3 ELEMENTS CAN BE COMBINED (ACRO AND OR DIFFICULTY ELEMENTS).
A deduction will be applied if more than 3 elements are combined.
 
Reminder: combination of 2 ACRO elements is not allowed (CJP deduction).


Maximum 2 combinations of 2/3 elements are allowed.
All competitors (MP, TR, GR) must perform the same combination of 2 or 3 elements AT THE SAME TIME in order to receive the value of the elements and an additional value for the combination.
 
In case of the competitors perform :

• A COMBINATION OF ELEMENTS NOT AT THE SAME TIME
  • No value of elements, no additional value for combination
  • No deduction
  • Elements will be counted in the total number of the elements allowed.
• MORE THAN 2 COMBINATIONS OF ELEMENTS AT THE SAME TIME :
  • The elements will receive the value if they meet the minimum requirements
  • No additional value for combination
  • No deduction
  • Elements will be counted in the total number of the elements allowed.

DIFFICULTY DEDUCTIONS (-1.0 pt / each time):

More than 9/10 difficulty elements - 1.0 per element
More than 3 difficulty elements in landing to push up  and/or to split position (Group C) - 1.0 per element
Repetition of an element - 1.0 per element
Combination of more than 3 elements (acro or difficulty elements - 1.0 per element
Less than 3 groups performed - 1.0 per missing group

SCORING

  • Difficulty elements will get a value according to their difficulty level. (see Appendix III, Difficulty Tables / Element Pool & Values)
  • All difficulty elements and combinations that have received a value will be added together and the total will be divided by:
  • 2 points for IM, IW, MP, TR (men) and GR (men)
  • 1.8 point TR (women or mixed) and GR (women or mixed)
 
This will be the results in the D- score, given in 3 decimal points.
 
All deductions made are added together. The total will be divided by 2, resulting in the deductions of the D- judges. The deductions are therefore given to two decimal points.