Philosophy – Level 4 gymnastics is designed to be an introductory level of gymnastics competition. It is our intention to host meets with a positive approach for the gymnasts. In order to focus on a positive experience and reduce the gymnast to gymnast score comparison, we will flash ONLY the color of the ribbon for the level each gymnast has achieved (see Score Range and Ribbon Color designations below). Scores may be written on the Coach’s Level 4 Score Record only if the coach requests them from the judges. As there is no All-Around or Team Score in this level there will be no totals in these categories. (Note: The following Ribbon Breakdowns should be printed in each meet program for the parents)
Results, Scoring & Awards – No scores will be flashed in this level. After the judge comes up with his score, he will then select the appropriate ribbon. (See charts below) The ribbons will be given to the gymnast at the end of the competition with his certificate.
Level 4 – Score Range and Ribbon Color Tables
Competitive Uniforms – The philosophy behind this level is to keep the high costs of competition to a minimum. Gymnasts compete in T-shirt and shorts ONLY Gymnasts may go bare foot on all events, but may wear socks on Pommel horse, Rings, P-Bars and High Bar. No warm-up uniforms or competition whites are permitted Only a team T-shirt with sleeves and shorts are allowed for March in! There will be a 1.0 uniform deduction per occurrence for an out of compliance uniform.
Invitational Meets: – The Region 1 Board has voted to have all clubs in the Region use the Level 4 scoring and philosophy at their invitational meets including the score ranges and customized ribbons. Please make sure to include the information regarding the ribbons and uniforms to al clubs so that they are aware of the program. It is recommended that in addition to the ribbons and certificate that invites should provide an additional participation award for the Level 4 athletes (i.e.: Trophy, Customized medal, Ribbon holder, etc.)