National AAU Gymnastics Handbook 2012-2013 – Revised 10/04/12

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AAU National Rules Clarifications

AAU National Rules for Modified Optional

  • Novice beam and floor: the jump does not need to be 45 degrees; it can be any jump

  • Novice beam: no "B's" are allowed; exception: if the split jump is 130-180 degrees and becomes a "B", it will be allowed without 1.0 deduction for unallowable elements

  • Intermediate and Advanced floor and beam: the leap/jump series can be any of the following: leap/jump; jump/leap; Leap/leap; or jump/jump

  • Air-o-board can be used for all vaults at any level through open division with the exception of Yurchenko vaults. It cannot be used for Yurchenkos.

Clarifications are from Debbie White, National Rules Chairperson

You can contact Debbie White for any woman's rules or judges questions at