Gymnastics

Dru Heffington

Dru Heffington

Director of Gymnastics

Email: druheffington@gmail.com

Phone: 615-423-4099

Dru Heffington is a lifetime fan of the sport of gymnastics. She began training in gymnastics at age 3 and continued through age 12, competing for several years. After over 20 years away from the sport, she returned to training as an adult in 2012. She chuckles when she remembers her first practice as an adult gymnast “I couldn’t even do a forward roll. Seriously, I couldn’t even do a forward roll!” Her first amazing experience competing as an adult gymnast was with AAU Gymnastics in Georgia in January 2013 (about 22 years after her last competition). She continues training and competing in gymnastics and loves the opportunity that AAU provides for athletes in all sports and especially all ages. Dru has served as the District Sports Director for AAU Gymnastics in Arizona since moving to the state in 2014. Sports for All Forever is truly amazing and offering opportunities for all to participate in an active lifestyle is her mission!

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.

AAU GYMNASTICS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
AAU CONSIDERATIONS FOR HOSTING DURING COVID RECOVERY R.1

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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
Judging Certification Link

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Qualification Requirements for National Championship

The national AAU requirement to compete at the National AAU Gymnastics Championship is competing at the District Championship in your district. Please see the gymnastics events page for information on the Arizona District Championship.

Arizona District Championship

 

2018 -2019 AAU National Gymnastics Program Routines & Modifications

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June 2021 – By Dru Heffington, AAU Arizona Gymnastics District Director

Athletes from AllStarz Gymnastics, Inspirit Gymnastics and several of our Adult Gymnasts have enjoyed competing this spring! Your Arizona AAU gymnasts have recently competed in the Western Regional Championships in April and the Arizona District Championships in June. These have been wonderful opportunities for our athletes to participate in the sport of gymnastics and we look forward to offering even more quality competition opportunities to our athletes next season.
 
We want to wish all of our amazing Arizona AAU Gymnasts the best as they head to the AAU National Championships in Georgia June 23-27!