Compulsory, Xcel & Optional Updates

WOMEN’S JR. OLYMPIC & XCEL PROGRAM UPDATE – APRIL 2017


March 13, 2017

How and When Changes are made to USA Gymnastics  Programs (JO and Xcel) 

The national committees (JO, Xcel, and TC) meet in May each year. They consist of your elected national and regional committee chairs (about 10 people each - see charts on page 4-11 of R & P).

At these meetings, they review the success and problems of the previous season.  They address problems and issues brought to them and their state chairs by the membership. They do their best to address these problems with changes to the program for the upcoming season.  These annual changes are effective August 1, at the start of the new season.  Any changes made after, or outside of this annual meeting, and there are very few, are made to address immediate safety concerns. The exception being the evaluation of new skills being performed by athletes in competition during the season.  Those are assigned a value by the Regional Technical Committee Chair and readdressed at the end of the season at the annual national committee  meetings. Any updates to the iCodes or revised pages to the printed Codes during the year are a result of individuals finding errors or contradictions in the Codes, which are corrected as quickly as possible to avoid misunderstanding of information. These corrections never involve a change, only a error that was missed in the proofing process.


August 31, 2016

  • Link to the current Women's Rules & Policies
  • Most recent updates to Rules & Policies
    • page 42 - 6b - capitalize I in if
      Page 63 B e. - Judges should be provided a 30 minute break time between scheduled sessions.
      Page 68 d bullet – removed Etc.
      Page 68 e.6.e. - Removed the reference to Level 4.
      Page 85 2.b. - Added sentence explaining the two-way tie for 7th.
      Page 89 6.a. - change form to from
      Page 94 b. - bullet change bars to bar - high bar slider
      Page 100 e. - Judges should be provided a 30 minute break time between scheduled sessions.
      Page 109 N 2.g. - change page 102 to 106
      Page 110 3. - Change page 105 to page 109
      Page 113 I. - Updated the explanation of the bid process.
      Page 118 IV - first line change for use to used
      Page 119 I. B.2.b. - fixed the grammar in the sentence
      Page 199 II.E. - fixed the grammar in the sentence
      Page 120 TOPS - fixed the grammar in the sentence


July 28, 2016


August 1, 2015:
Region 3 Floor Music Approval Form (Please complete this form and submit it along with a copy of the music for approval).


Posted 8/12/15


Posted 7/23/15


Posted 6/9/15


Posted 3/19/15


Posted 3/10/15


Posted 1/22/15

JO Compulsory & Optional Flipbook Errata

2015 Revised Errata to the current Flipbook


Posted 12/1/14

Revised Floor Exercise - Clarifications on additional matting for floor exercise


10/22/14: Revised Floor Exercise - Clarifications on additional matting for floor exercise


Posted 9/6/14

JO Codes Updates (Appendix Items & Errata)

1.       Appendix items that need to be updated:

a.       L9 Vault Value chart
b.      L9/10 Cheat sheet
c.       L6-8 Cheat Sheet
d.      L6-8 Scoresheet
e.      Vault scoresheet
f.       Optional Requirement chart
g.      Beam Symbols
h.      Floor symbols

2.      Errata (this is all-inclusive with the latest changes at the top.)

Posted 7/31/14


Posted 6/10/14

Tech Committee Minutes (May 2014)


Posted 5/8/14

JO Compulsory Program 2013-2021 Replacement Pages

Differences in the Compulsory Routines


Posted 3/3/14


Level 3 Floor Music Clarification

Pro Members,

The re-mixed version of the Level 3 violin music is now available on iTunes for $0.99.  Please be aware this re-mix is NOT required to purchase.  It is the same song you received with your original purchase.  The intensity of the violin note that occurs during the handstand bridge kick over has been reduced.  You may continue to use the original version with no repercussions.  iTunes has replaced the original version with the re-mixed version.  It can be found on iTunes listed as Level 3 violin.  Hopefully, this clears up some of the confusion.  

Thank you,

USA Gymnastics

Dear Pro Members, 
After receiving much feedback from the community, the JO Committee has  "re-mixed" the Level 3 Violin version of the Floor music.  This version is available through Itunes for $0.99.

Thank you!
USA Gymnastics



Posted 2/27/14

2017 USA Brevet & National Judges Course Eligibility Forms


Posted 2/5/14


Posted 9/6/13