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Gymnastics

Dru Heffington

Dru Heffington

Director of Gymnastics

AAU Gymnastics follows the requirements and routines from USA Gymnastics.  There are a few modifications to USAG requirements which are included in the document here.  Arizona follows the national AAU rules for all competitions.
2018 -2019 AAU National Gymnastics Program Routines & Modifications

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NEW {03/15/2019} AAU XCEL SILVER & GOLD BARS MODIFICATION
The following modification deductions will be applied to Xcel Silver and Gold uneven bars in the AAU National Program. 
AAU XCEL SILVER BARS MODIFICATION
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: CAST TO MINIMUM OF 45 DEGREES BELOW HORIZONTAL
Special Requirement WILL be awarded the following execution deductions:
*Below 45 degrees: 0.05 – 0.2
CLARIFICATIONS XCEL SILVER BARS:
*Only one cast/skill needs to fulfill SR.
*General execution deductions may apply to all skills. Total deductions cannot exceed the value of the SR.
* If hips do not leave the bar in any cast performed, then SR is not rewarded.

{POSTED 03/15/2019}

AAU XCEL GOLD BARS MODIFICATION
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: A SKILL FINISHING IN A CLEAR SUPPORT (NOT MOUNT OR DISMOUNT)
Special Requirement WILL be awarded the following execution deductions:
· *1 – 45 degrees below horizontal: 0.05 – 0.15
· *46 degrees or more below horizontal: 0.20 – 0.30
CLARIFICATIONS XCEL GOLD BARS:
· *Only one cast/skill needs to fulfill SR.
· *General execution deductions may apply to all skills. Total deductions cannot exceed the value of the SR.

The following modification deductions will be applied to Xcel Silver and Gold uneven bars in the AAU National Program. 

 

AAU NATIONAL RULES FOR BOYS 2019 - 2020

AAU Gymnastics Releases New Boy’s Gymnastics Program!

AAU Gymnastics is excited to announce that we have a new opportunity for boys to compete! Three of our great members have created a program to allow boys to compete more frequently and allow our boy’s gymnastics program to grow nationwide. Please see pertinent program rules and contact information for the leaders of the program. We’re looking forward to seeing this added program continue the AAU tradition for #sportsforallforever!

AAU Gymnastics National June 2019

June 2019 – Orlando, Florida
 
It was an experience unlike any other – our largest AAU Gymnastics National Championships were held in Orlando Florida in June 2019 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. 2700 athletes competed in the competition which included Levels 1-8 as well as all Xcel and Open Optional levels.
 
Of the athletes competing, there were over 25 Arizona gymnasts including district director Dru Heffington in the ladies division. All athletes, families, and coaches reported having a great competition and a very memorable experience!
 
Nationals truly is a one of a kind experience, complete with an amazing organization being supported by every penny, nickel, dime and dollar and an awesome night with an athlete celebration for everyone to let loose!
 
This year, AAU Gymnastics chose the organization Girls On The Run to support with donations. Gyms from all over the country who came to compete had decorated shoeboxes with various takes on the organization supported. They collected everyone’s loose change and brought it with them! Athletes had the opportunity to sign a banner and additional donations were taken during the competition. AAU Gymnastics matched those donations dollar for dollar helping us give over $5500 to this great organization!
 
All athletes, families, and coaches were invited to the free athlete celebration, which included an opportunity for the athletes to march in by district and be recognized by the audience. There was special music, Polynesian dancers, a fire dancer and even a special appearance by the one and only Mickey Mouse! It was great to have athletes participate in the celebration including one athlete leading everyone in the competition pledge and one lighting the torch at the end of the ceremony! It’s estimated that about 6000 attended the celebration – it was electric in there!
 
You’ll find some great pictures here of the competition, the AAU Cares booth, the awards, and the athlete celebration. We look forward to seeing you in Savannah, Georgia in June 2020 for another unbelievable Nationals experience!