These rules apply to BSGA Gymnastics competitions for 2019-20.
There are some differences for Trampoline competitions – please see the Trampoline Rules for those.
❏ Teams must be uniformly dressed. Males can wear leotards or polo shirts with shorts. Females can wear leotards with or without shorts or polo shirts with shorts. If shorts are worn the whole team must wear identical shorts, they must be plain and free from diamantes and names, a small manufacturer’s logo is the only acceptable visible marking on the shorts, found on the lower left leg of the shorts, not on the waist band. Shorts in breach of these rules will incur a 0.3 deduction from the individual gymnast’s final score.
❏ Mixed teams must have the same colour scheme and complimenting designs. A deduction of 1.0 from the final team score will be incurred if teams are not uniformly dressed.
❏ Gymnastics slippers or socks may be worn.
❏ Female leotards: the neckline of the front and back must be proper, that is no further than half of the sternum and no further than the lower line of the shoulder blades. Leotards may be with or without sleeves; shoulder strap width must be a minimum of 2cm. The leg cut of the leotard cannot extend beyond the hip bone and cannot exceed the horizontal line around the leg, delineated by no more than 2cm below the base of the buttocks. Indecent leotards will incur a 0.3 deduction from the individual gymnast’s final score.
❏ Body bandages (and sports bras) must be skin coloured. Visible underwear or coloured bandages will incur a 0.3 deduction from the individual gymnast’s final score.
❏ Jewellery may NOT be worn. Any jewellery will incur a 0.3 deduction from the individual final score. Skin coloured plasters maybe worn over piercing if they can not be removed.
❏ Hair must be neat and tidy. If a ponytail or plait can pass in front of the face then it is required to be in a bun. Fringes must be kept out of the eyes through clips or products this applies to both males and females. Inappropriate hair will incur a 0.3 deduction from the individual gymnast’s final score.
❏ Sponsors: a sponsor’s logo may appear on a leotard or polo shirt if it is in a discreet location and does not distract from the gymnast.
❏ If make up is worn it needs to be natural in appearance and not excessive. Painted nails on fingers or toes is not allowed and will incur a 0.3 deduction from the individuals final score.